08.06.17 | A molecular biologist by training, Annika Guse first ventured into the area of marine biology in 2013. With her research on sea anemone Aiptasia, she has quickly made a name of herself in the field. We talked with her about corals, symbiosis and her fieldwork in Japan.
25.05.17 | A study co-authored by AcademiaNet scientist Sylvia Knapp has revealed the extent to which the very first breath of life determines the development of the immune system in the lungs. The results of Knapp and her colleagues not only provide novel insights into the immunological environment of the lungs immediately after birth - they also illustrate the delicate balancing act that lungs must negotiate between excessive inflammation and susceptibility to infection. The authors’ study is published in the journal Cell Reports.
18.05.17 | The European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) User Organisation has awarded the title of Young Scientist 2017 to AcademiaNet researcher Amélie Juhin for her experimental and theoretical studies of resonant X-ray scattering and X-ray dichroism.
AcademiaNet interview with Professor Dame Athene Donald
11.05.17 | Award-winning researcher, champion of women in science and prolific blogger: Professor Dame Athene Donald has much to say about the role of science in society, the importance of science communication and gender equality in academia. Donald is a Professor of Experimental Physics at the University of Cambridge. She studies soft matter physics and its applications to synthetic and biological systems.
03.05.17 | In a new study, a team led by AcademiaNet scientist Caroline Hill has illuminated some of the key molecular steps involved in switching genes on and off during early embryonic development. Their results, reported in the journal eLife, shed new light on the question of how signals from the cellular surface are translated into changes in gene expression.