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  1. ERC Proof of Concept Grant for Prof. Rita Groß-Hardt

    06.08.20 | The biologist receives the ERC Proof of Concept grant from the European Research Council (ERC). In the TriVolve project, the scientist and her team, in collaboration with the plant breeder KWS, want to establish three-parent crosses as a new breeding strategy for the agriculture of the future.

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  2. Q&A with Prof. Sandra Luber

    27.07.20 | A career path doesn’t always have to be straight. Professor Sandra Luber, theoretical chemist from the University of Zurich, is proof that even if you come to your field in a round-about way, you can succeed—as her numerous awards attest to. What would she say to a young researcher now? It pays to stick to the things that interest you.

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  3. Prof. Erin Schuman awarded first ever ALBA-FKNE Diversity Prize

    23.07.20 | The world-leading neuroscientist was given the award for outstanding contributions to diversity in the brain sciences.

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  4. Anja Boisen wins € 2.4 million grant to develop table-top drug monitoring device

    16.07.20 | Leading nanotechnology and health tech researcher, Prof. Anja Boisen, has secured DKK 18 million (€ 2.4 million) for her project on therapeutic drug monitoring from the BioInnovation Institute (BII) in Denmark.

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  5. Cell biologist Dr. Anne-Kathrin Classen awarded DFG Heisenberg grant

    09.07.20 | The support from the German Research Foundation (DFG) is worth 500,000 €.

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  6. Four AcademiaNet members among Royal Society Fellows and Foreign Members elected this year

    02.07.20 | The accolade has been called the scientist equivalent of the lifetime achievement Oscar.

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  7. “It’s a social norm that keeps girls out of science”

    25.06.20 | Only about one third of students in STEM subjects are female. We spoke with Dr. Anne-Marie Imafidon who founded STEMettes to help young girls and women engage with STEM subjects. She is a strong supporter of young girls and women and a role model for many aspiring to have a career in science.

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  8. Tiina Sikanen granted the Academy of Finland Award for Scientific Courage

    18.06.20 | The pharmaceutical chemist was chosen for her multidisciplinary work on microchip biotechnology.

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  9. Women are simply less visible

    11.06.20 | Why are so few women awarded a Nobel Prize? The reasons are manifold and hinder female researchers at all stages of their careers. Countermeasures are only slowly taking effect.

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  10. Anja Groth awarded Queen Margrethe II’s Prize for Science

    04.06.20 | The professor of chromatin biology will receive 100,000 DKK (13,500 €) for her work on epigenetics.

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