ceres’ Director Prof. Dr. Christiane Woopen has been appointed by two renowned Science Academies as a new member. The North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts (AWKNRW) elected her for the class of humanities, and the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW) has chosen her for the bioscientific-medical class. The Academies’ membership recognizes scientists who have exhibited outstanding achievements in their field. Its members maintain scientific exchange among themselves, and with research and cultural institutions in Germany and abroad. In addition, they assume advisory tasks for policy and the public.