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  1. Find and further the outstanding female scientists

    AcademiaNet Interview with Philip Campbell

    15.11.17 | Female scientists are not only underrepresented in academia, but also in terms of articles they publish in scientific journals. Nature journals' Editor-in-Chief Philip Campbell talkes about how to change this.

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  2. Society's Problem with Parity

    AcademiaNet Interview with Professor Polly Arnold

    07.11.17 | 

    This week we celebrate Marie Curie's 150th birthday. Since her time as a scientist, the situation for women in science has changed a lot. Nevertheless, only a minority of science professors today is female. AcademiaNet spoke with Professor Polly Arnold who is the producer of "A Chemical Imbalance" and a strong fighter for women in science.

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  3. A new role for exosomes in type 2 diabetes

    02.11.17 | In healthy people, a type of exosomes – tiny structures secreted by cells to allow intercellular communication – prevent clumping of a protein that leads to type 2 diabetes. In patients with the disease, these vesicles don’t have the same ability. These are the results of a new study by AcademiaNet member Professor Pernilla Wittung Stafshede.

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  4. "Female academics tend to be too passive"

    AcademiaNet Interview with Professor Marlies Knipper

    27.10.17 | 

    Marlies Knipper, Professor of Molecular Physiology at the University of Tübingen, is determined to do her part to bring about gender equality. She has organised a Club of AcademiaNet scientists who meet regularly to discuss challenges they face and to further their knowledge on topics that are relevant today. We talked to Prof. Knipper about what motivates her to stand up for women, and which actions she would like to see more of from fellow academics.

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  5. Scientists at the University of Bremen uncover that flowering plants can have three parents

    18.10.17 | A research team led by AcademiaNet member Prof Rita Groß-Hardt has uncovered rare events of polyspermy in plants.

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  6. "Science means relevance."

    13.10.17 | Interview with Anne Glover, Vice-Principal External Affairs & Dean for Europe, University of Aberdeen, Former Chief Scientific Adviser to the President of the European Commission

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  7. Eva Hevia wins Corday-Morgan Prize 2017

    04.10.17 | The AcademiaNet member is honoured for her contributions to the field of chemistry.

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  8. "… so they can have families and still become scientists."

    Interview with Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, President of the European Research Council

    28.09.17 | Women are seriously underrepresented in key positions within the scientific world. Throughout the EU only 21% of professorships with the highest endowments are held by women; in some EU countries this proportion is even lower. We talked to Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, President of the ERC, about women in science and AcademiaNet.

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  9. Proof of Concept: ERC awards grants for innovation

    22.09.17 | Fifty-one ERC grant holders receive top-up funding to explore the commercial or innovation potential of the results of their EU-funded frontier research. Among them are five AcademiaNet members.

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  10. Spinning like a spider

    AcademiaNet interview with Anna Rising

    11.09.17 | AcademiaNet welcomes its 2500 member this week – Dr Anna Rising from Karolinska Institutet and Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. To celebrate, we called Dr Rising and chatted about her research on spider silk, her start-up company Spiber Technologies and life as a woman in science.

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