Our board

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Mostafa Moonir Shawrav

Chair

Mostafa is the Chair of MCAA. Earlier, he was Vice Chair and managed the internal governance & sponsorship. He led the organization of MCAA GA & AC 2019 in Vienna. He is also a founding…

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Fernanda Bajanca

Vice Chair

Fernanda is Vice Chair of the MCAA. She is an active member since 2016, coordinating first the MCAA/EuroScientist policy webinars series, followed by the MCAA campaign for the ESOF 2018. From October…

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Valentina Ferro

Vice Chair

Valentina Ferro has been an active member of MCAA since her first year in the ITN program PHOQUS. By founding and chairing the Scotland chapter, she had the opportunity to meet and engage with other…

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Francesco Sanna

Treasurer

Francesco graduated in Italy from the faculty of Aerospace Engineering and, despite he was a researcher in applied physics at the national Dutch national center of research, he …

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Marina Rantanen Modeer

Secretary

  Marina Rantanen Modeer is the secertary of the MCAA since April 2020 and was previously the chair of the German chapter. Marina received an MSc degree in Mechanical Engineering from…

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Alexandra Dubini

Ordinary Member

Dr. Alexandra Dubini is a distinguished researcher at the University of Córdoba, UCO, Spain. She completed her PhD at the University of East Anglia, United Kingdom and then worked 10 years as a…

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Esther Hegel

Ordinary Member

Esther is the current Chair of the MCAA Benelux Chapter and will be working on internal governance, non-profit partnerships and events with a focus on bridging science and business. She pursued her…

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Donata Iandolo

Ordinary Member

I am a researcher and I come from a small town in Southern Italy. I am currently based in France where I work as a senior postdoctoral fellow. My major research interest lies at the interface…

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Ana Lopes

Ordinary Member

Here is Ana Lopes, since 2006 Biological Engineer by Minho University, and since 2014 Master in Organic Agriculture by Ponte de Lima Agrarian School. My field work done in between, merged my…

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Sara Ricardo

Ordinary Member

I am a life scientist field with 15+ years academic research and leadership experience in London (PhD), New York (Post-Doc) and Barcelona (Junior PI). I am based in Barcelona since…

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Karen Stroobants

Ordinary Member

I am a policy adviser at the Royal Society of Chemistry, and advise on regulation related to research environments, researcher careers and environmental policy. I previously worked on the research…

OUR WORKING GROUPS

Bridging Science and Business

33 MEMBERS

CHAIR: PAVLO BAZILINSKYY

Career Development

44 MEMBERS

CHAIR: GáBOR KISMIHóK

Communication

122 MEMBERS

CHAIR: VALERIE BENTIVEGNA

Genders, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion - GEDI (former Gender Equality and Diversity for Mobile Researchers in Science - GEMS)

33 MEMBERS

CHAIR: MAGDALINI THEODORIDOU

Information and Data Access

4 MEMBERS

CHAIR: MARCO MASIA

Management

46 MEMBERS

CHAIR: MOSTAFA MOONIR SHAWRAV

Policy

67 MEMBERS

CHAIR: STéPHANIE GAUTTIER

Research Funding

19 MEMBERS

CHAIR: CHRISTIAN WEBER

Surveys

10 MEMBERS

CHAIR: STEFAN MOL

OUR 33 CHAPTERS

The MCAA has promoted the creation of Chapters in different geographic regions as a way of facilitating communication with its members and engaging them in the development of the Association. MCAA Chapters:

  • Encourage local networking and establish mutually-beneficial relationships between the MCAA and its alumni within a defined geographic zone;
  • Initiate activities that add value to the Alumni network and input to the general body;
  • Recruit, attract, support and facilitate connections between MC fellows and alumni;
  • Sponsor and support activities that will enhance the image of MCAA.
  • Join a chapter in the region you live in.

If there is not a chapter in your area, what about starting one?

There are also several ‘Regional Groups’ that are not ‘official’ MCAA Chapters, but which provide similar local networking opportunities; these can be found in the ‘General Interest’ category under the ‘Groups’ tab in the top navigation menu.

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African Chapter

126 MEMBERS

CHAIR: TEMILOLA OLUSEYI

Argentinian Chapter

84 MEMBERS

CHAIR: VIRGINIA HELENA ALBARRACIN

Austrian Chapter (MCA3C)

86 MEMBERS

CHAIR: VERONICA NABBOSA

Baltic States Chapter

33 MEMBERS

CHAIR: INGA ZAITSEVA-PäRNASTE

Benelux Chapter

422 MEMBERS

CHAIR: ELVIRA BOMBINO

Bulgaria Chapter

72 MEMBERS

CHAIR: MAYA DIMITROVA

Chile Chapter

12 MEMBERS

CHAIR: ALEJANDRO TAPIA PIZARRO

China Chapter

112 MEMBERS

CHAIR: CHENGJUN YU

Croatia Chapter

86 MEMBERS

CHAIR: DRAGOMIRA MAJHEN

Cyprus chapter

32 MEMBERS

CHAIR: THOMAIDA POLYDOROU

Czech Chapter

52 MEMBERS

CHAIR: JULIE KOVářOVá

Danish Chapter

170 MEMBERS

CHAIR: MARIA SALUD CAMILLERI RUMBAU

France Chapter

280 MEMBERS

CHAIR: THOMAS BONNARD

German Chapter

696 MEMBERS

CHAIR: SCOTT HARRISON

Greek Chapter

135 MEMBERS

CHAIR: EIRINI PAPAGEORGIOU

Hungarian Chapter

81 MEMBERS

CHAIR: PETRA DUNKEL

Indian Chapter

356 MEMBERS

CHAIR: PRAVEEN KUMAR

Ireland Chapter

243 MEMBERS

CHAIR: BARRY HAYES

Israeli Chapter

67 MEMBERS

CHAIR: SHARON SZNITMAN

Italy Chapter

414 MEMBERS

CHAIR: RICCARDO BIONDI

Middle East Chapter

17 MEMBERS

CHAIR: MOHAMMEDWESAM AMER

North America Chapter

261 MEMBERS

CHAIR: CRISTINA BLANCO SíO-LóPEZ

Norway Chapter

41 MEMBERS

CHAIR: DEEPAK PALAKSHA

Polish Chapter

140 MEMBERS

CHAIR: ROHAN SOMAN

Romanian Chapter

57 MEMBERS

CHAIR: ANDRADA LAZEA-STOYANOVA

Russian Chapter

39 MEMBERS

CHAIR: BORIS VORONIN

Southeast Asia Chapter

115 MEMBERS

CHAIR: JENNY LIND ELMACO

Spain-Portugal Chapter

532 MEMBERS

CHAIR: JOAQUIN CAPABLO

Sweden Chapter

66 MEMBERS

CHAIR: DANIEL YAR HAMIDI

Swiss Chapter

121 MEMBERS

CHAIR: THEODOTA LAGOURI

Turkish Chapter

95 MEMBERS

CHAIR: C. CEYHUN ARSLAN

United Kingdom Chapter

691 MEMBERS

CHAIR: STEFAN BAUER

Western Balkans Chapter

104 MEMBERS

CHAIR: RADENKA KRSMANOVIC WHIFFEN