North America Analysis – July 2019

Welcome to the July 2019 edition of North America Analysis, which features a wide range of insightful content on policy issues with a special focus on biology

The highlight of this publication is Editor Jonathan Miles’ interview with Juan Meza at the National Science Foundation about the launch of four new centres to bring mathematical perspectives to the biological search for the Rules of Life. We find out that collectively, the centres will produce a new generation of scientists equipped to tackle questions that cannot be answered today.

Another fantastic article comes from Jim Siegrist, Associate Director for High Energy Physics in the Office of Science, U.S. Department of Energy. In his absorbing piece, he details how the organisation is building for discovery, using the excellent example of their High Energy Physics program. We learn that the organisation works with partners around the world: “to create truly world-leading instruments to tackle some of the biggest questions in science.”

So, we’ve had some brilliant biology and physics content but we also include compelling analysis on chemistry here. We are very honoured to include insight from Carol Bessel and Melissa Olson from National Science Foundation’s Division of Chemistry (CHE), who reveal the organisation’s goal of advancing basic chemical research while also developing a globally competitive workforce.

I hope you enjoy reading the main high-profile pieces in July 2019’s North America Analysis. Please contact me if you have any ideas for future articles, or perhaps you’d like to provide feedback on this edition.

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