Volker ter Meulen
Leopoldina Immediate Past President, InterAcademy Partnership President & IAP for Science Co-Chair
Volker ter Meulen is a physician. His research focused on pathogenic aspects of viral infections, in particular infections of the central nervous system. As the Leopoldina’s President from 2003‐2010, he intensified the international collaborations of the academy. It was during his presidency that the Leopoldina, one of the oldest science academies in the world, became Germany’s National Science Academy in 2008. Since 2013, Volker ter Meulen has served as Co-Chair of IAP for Science (formerly the InterAcademy Panel) and is currently also the President of the InterAcademy Partnership; he will hold both positions until April 2019. He continues to chair the European Academies’ Science Advisory Council’s Biosciences Programme, and continues to actively support the GYA and the NYA movement globally.