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  1. ‘The fourth wave may hit us harder than the last’

    03.12.21 | What’s it like to be an expert on viruses during a deeply politicised pandemic? We spoke to one of Germany’s busiest pandemic pundits, Professor Melanie Brinkmann, about personal drive, hate mail, and her hopes for the future.

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  2. Nadine Akkerman: ‘Women’s letters have been ignored for a long time’

    25.11.21 | Dr Nadine Akkerman from the University of Leiden spends her time breaking cipher codes to read the secret letters of 17th-century women. We asked her about her new book on Elizabeth Stuart and about why women made excellent spies during the English Civil War.

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  3. Three AcademiaNet members secure Humanities and Social Sciences funding from the Swedish Research Council

    17.11.21 | The funding for the three members totals over 16 million Swedish Kronor, or 1.6 million euro.

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  4. Anne Glover awarded the 2021 Society for Applied Microbiology Fellowship

    11.11.21 | The prize was given for Prof Dame Glover’s role in developing microbiology as a field and discipline

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  5. Susanne Rau: »Religious groups profited from urban developments«

    03.11.21 | Professor Susanne Rau from the University of Erfurt researches the reciprocal formation of religion and urbanity. AcademiaNet spoke with her about the ongoing interdependence of the two concepts as well as her most recent research around the rise and fall of European fairs.

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  6. Charlotte Munch Jacobsen’s microalgae project awarded 6 million DKK by the IRFD

    25.10.21 | The food scientist will optimise protein-rich microalgae for industrial production in Denmark

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  7. Michela Massimi and Niki Vermeulen secure funding from the Royal Society of Edinburgh

    14.10.21 | The grants are part of the £1.8 million RSE Saltire Research Awards.

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  8. Flaminia Catteruccia becomes Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator

    08.10.21 | The immunologist plans to use the accompanying funding to develop new and better antimalarial drugs.

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  9. Uta Frith: ‘The ability to reflect on our thoughts – I call it the human superpower’

    27.09.21 | What is it about humans that makes us so good at social interaction and what happens when it goes wrong? We spoke to Emeritus Professor of Cognitive Development Uta Frith DBE about her upcoming book What Makes Us Social and what she’s learned from a long career at the forefront of autism and dyslexia research.

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  10. Madeline Lancaster awarded 2021 Vallee Scholarship

    24.09.21 | The biologist is recognised for her work on cerebral organoids or ‘mini-brains’, grown from human pluripotent stem cells and used to model human brain development.

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