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  1. Why Evidence Matters

    Interview with Professor Dame Anne Glover

    17.01.18 | AcademiaNet member Professor Anne Glover recently gave a talk at the International Science Festival in Heidelberg titled “Why evidence matters”. We spoke to her about her time as Chief Scientific Advisor to the Scottish Government and to the President of the European Commission as well as the role evidence takes in political decision-making.

  2. Professor Mette Birkedal Bruun awarded grants worth 7 Mio €

    15.01.18 | Theologist Prof Mette Birkedal Bruun obtained two research awards in late 2017: the Carlsberg Foundation Research Prize and a grant from the The Danish National Research Foundation. The additional funds will allow her to run a new centre of excellence for basic research, focusing on privacy as well as expand her work on medieval monasticism.

  3. Dealing with sugar withdrawal

    10.01.18 | If a cell encounters a stress situation, it reacts immediately to ensure its survival. AcademiaNet member Prof Anne Spang and her research group at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel have investigated how a shortage of sugars affects vital processes in the cell. Their work has now unearthed a new survival factor, called Puf5p.

  4. Professor Petra Döll awarded 1.9 Mio € in DFG funds

    08.01.18 | AcademiaNet member and hydrologist Professor Petra Döll has every reason to be pleased right now: Her research group at the Goethe University Frankfurt will benefit from German Research Foundation (DFG) funds totalling € 1.9 million. Using this award, she and her team will explore global freshwater system in greater depth.

  5. The roots of violence

    27.12.17 | For most people a bit of healthy aggression can give them a competitive edge, but in some it can spill over into violence. Now, scientists – including AcademiaNet member Barbara Franke - are hoping to unravel why.

  6. Economist Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln wins Leibniz Prize

    22.12.17 | The AcademiaNet member will receive the prestigious award, worth 2.5 Mio €, from the German Research Foundation (DFG).

  7. "Knowledge will always have a purpose"

    AcademiaNet Interview with Dr Lena Ström

    20.12.17 | Lena Ström studies DNA repair mechanisms in yeast and mammalian cells. Her work can be described as “basic" science – research that primarily serves as knowledge generator, and that does not yet have direct medical or technological applications. AcademiaNet spoke with Dr Ström about basic science and her field of research.

  8. Studying the molecular clockwork

    AcademiaNet Interview with Professor Martha Merrow

    14.12.17 | This year's Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology went to three chronobiologists: Michael W. Young, Michael Rosbash and Jeffrey C. Hall. The award has put a spotlight on an exciting, yet rarely discussed, field of research. We spoke with Professor Martha Merrow from the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, who researches circadian clocks in different organisms. She told us about the inner clock of cells, how chronobiology could help us live healthier and the problem some individuals' chronotype.

  9. 24 AcademiaNet members receive ERC Consolidator grants

    06.12.17 | This year's call sees more female recipients than last year, and nearly a quarter of them are AcademiaNet members.

  10. "Even the best antiviral treatment is not a cure"

    AcademiaNet Interview with Professor Marie Larsson

    01.12.17 | On 1 December 2017, the 30th World AIDS Day took place to raise awareness of one of the most destructive epidemics in human history. Despite major advances in HIV treatment in the last decades - which have greatly improved the life expectancy of infected individuals - the disease is far from being eradicated. Professor Marie Larsson from Linköping University in Sweden studies how HIV affects the cells of the immune system and renders individuals more vulnerable to infections by other viruses.

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