Mangala Srinivas (Asst. Prof., Dept. of Tumor Immunology), was elected as Chair of the Young Academy of Europe (YAE), at their Annual Meeting in Barcelona. The YAE is a pan-European initiative of outstanding young scientists for networking, scientific exchange and science policy. The YAE is organized as a bottom-up initiative of a dynamic and innovative group of recognized European young scientists and scholars with outspoken views about science and science policy. Members provide input and advice from a younger generation’s perspective – a vital requirement to shape EU-wide Science Policy for the prospering of science in Europe for future generations.