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  1. “We’re now living on a permanently polluted planet”

    15.10.20 | Environmental historian Dr. Simone Müller talked to AcademiaNet about the roots of global unequal trade with hazardous waste material and what the personal and structural issues are that need to be solved to drive towards a sustainable future.

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  2. Dr. Kathrin Rousk awarded €1.5 million ERC Starting Grant

    08.10.20 | The funding will be used to investigate the vital process of nitrogen fixation in understudied, pristine environments.

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  3. Gabriele Rippl and Anna Fontcuberta i Morral to join the SNSF National Research Council Presiding Board

    01.10.20 | The two AcademiaNet members will help supervise and coordinate the work of the National Research Council.

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  4. Françoise Combes awarded the 2020 CNRS Gold Medal

    24.09.20 | The expert in galaxy evolution is honoured with the highest research award in France.

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  5. On the significance of cortisol: Insights from Prof. Nina Henriette Uhlenhaut

    17.09.20 | The numbers of Covid-19 cases are increasing worldwide. But in comparison to the beginning of the pandemic we are not completely clueless anymore—first treatment options for some of the most severely ill have emerged and surprisingly one of the drug candidates is an old friend: steroids in the form of Dexamethasone. We spoke with Professor Nina Henriette Uhlenhaut from the Technical University Munich and the Helmholtz Center in Munich, Germany, who researches what these steroids do in the body and why they have so many side-effects.

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  6. Riitta Hari receives Finnish Academy of Sciences Honorary Prize

    10.09.20 | The physician and brain researcher was recognised for her life’s work.

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  7. Five AcademiaNet members achieve lifetime EMBO Membership

    03.09.20 | Chosen for their outstanding achievements in the life sciences, the women join the likes of Nobel Prize winners, Dorothy Hodgkin and Ada Yonath.

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  8. Archaeology has to change: Prof. Natascha Mehler and the Hanseatic League

    27.08.20 | When thinking of the Hanseatic League what comes to mind usually are the iconic buildings in the Hanseatic cities in Germany and along the Baltic Sea. But only few people know that the Hanseatic League also went to a different region: the North Atlantic and the Northern islands. Prof. Natascha Mehler from the University of Tuebingen focuses on this rather unique aspect of the Hanseatic League in her research. We spoke with her about her newest project and the situation of women in academic archaeology.

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  9. Madhavi Krishnan awarded the RSC Corday-Morgan Prize

    20.08.20 | The physical chemist received the prize for her invention of the “field free” trap of a single colloidal particle.

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  10. Dame Caroline Dean awarded a 2020 Royal Medal

    13.08.20 | The medal will be presented to the plant geneticist by Queen Elizabeth.

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