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  1. "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.

  2. 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.

  3. "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

  4. Eva Hevia wins Corday-Morgan Prize 2017

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

  5. "… 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Professor Dame Anne Glover is Elected as the New RSE President

    07.09.17 | AcademiaNet member Dame Anne Glover will start her appointment as president of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in April 2018. She will supersede another AcademiaNet scientist, current president Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell.

  9. Into oppression, for God and false promises

    AcademiaNet interview with Susanne Schröter

    01.09.17 | Of late, an increased number of young women is joining radical Islam and departing for Syria to support the so-called Islamic State (IS). Leaving an, in our eyes, liberal world, they voluntarily enter a system of total surveillance and oppression. Professor Susanne Schröter addresses the motives of these young women and investigates what will await them there.

  10. ERC Starting Grant for Caroline Gutjahr

    24.08.17 | The AcademiaNet scientist secures a 1.5 Mio. € grant to support her research on mycorrhiza.

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