The Young Academy of Europe Prize is awarded annually to mid-career professionals in recognition of their outstanding achievments and contributions to key areas of the YAE. In honor of the YAE Founding Chair André Mischke, it was named “André Mischke YAE Prize for Science and Policy” in 2019.
By awarding the prize to Gergely, the YAE acknowledges internationally leading academic research, management and policy-making.
Gergely Toldi is a senior lecturer at the Liggins Institute, University of Auckland, working in neonatal medicine and innovative research in immunology and the field of flow cytometry. His achievments have been recognized by numerous awards and honours including the Zondek-Prize (2008), his selection for the Scholar Program of the International Society for the Advancement of Cytometry (2012) and the Junior Prima prize in Hungary (2015). His research focuses on early life development of the immune response and understanding the immunological background of complications effecting preterm and term neonates as well as pregnant women. Gergely is also co-chair of the ‘Widening European participation’ thematic mission of the Academia Europaea Budapest Knowledge Hub.
During his time as a member of the GYA from 2016 to 2021, he worked as a consultant neonatologist at Birmingham Women’s Hospital, UK. At the GYA, Gergely contributed to the 2019 Declaration on the Guiding Principles of Young Academies, and was a founding member of the Hungarian Young Academy in 2019. Furthermore, he was involved in sessions on science communication at the World Science Forum in Budapest in 2019. He was also part of the group of early- and mid-career researchers working towards the establishment of the UK Young Academy in 2022.
You can read the full press release about this year’s YAE prize winner here. The prize will be awarded at the joint annual AE/YAE meeting in Barcelona, Spain, in October 2022.