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Why does Heterocyclic Chemistry matter?

Professor Colin J Suckling of University of Strathclyde explores the reasons why Heterocyclic Chemistry matters in the world today
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Understanding the rich history of life in America

Deborah Thomas from Library of Congress reveals the astonishing resource created by The National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) and what it reveals about everyday life in America
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Building bridges between research and society in Portugal

Joana Camilo, Executive Director, Creating Health outlines how Universidade Catolica Portugesa (UCP) is a leading research university
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Protecting your innovation, research and development

Gary Townley, Business Manager at the UK Intellectual Property Office outlines the importance of protecting your innovation and research through Intellectual Property protection.
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Germany’s High-Tech Strategy 2020: Setting the stage

Federal Research Minister Johanna Wanka highlights the strengths of Germany’s High-Tech Strategy to Open Access Government Germany is one of the world’s smaller countries in terms of population size and yet we are the fourth largest industrial nation. This high ranking in the global competition would not be possible without...
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Death on the Nile: Burials on Sai Island

Professor Julia Budka considers the potential of funerary archaeology for reconstructing life in New Kingdom Nubia, particularly on Sai Island A well preserved Pharaonic settlement like Sai Island offers rich data of various quality and character to recreate a snapshot of everyday life in the New Kingdom Upper Nubia (c....

EUA Director warns the EU Structural Fund is ‘not working’

The EU Structural Fund, a loan aimed at bringing industry and academics together, is not achieving its goal… European University Association (EUA) director Thomas Estermann has warned the EU Structural and Investment Fund (ESFI) is failing. The ESFI fund, which is a loan system aimed at bringing industry and academics together,...

European universities participate in innovation project

A new €3.7m project will see seven European universities investigate the role higher education facilities have to play in pushing innovation and regional development. The Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Spain will join six other universities on a four year project into the role of universities in innovation and regional...

The importance of Open Science for Europe’s universities

The European University Association (EUA) and its Expert Group on ‘Science 2.0/Open Science’ are supporting universities in Europe in the transition to Open Science. Here, Lidia Borrell-Damián, Director of Research and Innovation explains to AG how. Open Science is critically changing the way scientific research is being conducted, accessed and utilised...

The gender gap in academic leadership

Despite some progress, women are still underrepresented in positions of academic leadership across the world. Colette Fagan, Professor, Deputy Dean and Vice Dean for Research at the University of Manchester asks why The situation has improved since the 1970s but across the world women still occupy only a minority of academic...

Finding your motivation for exercise

Paule Miquelon, professor at Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, is studying the self-regulation of physical activity behaviour – specifically, how the quality of motivation influences the adoption and maintenance of such activity. Engagement in regular physical activity is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Research shows regular exercise to...

Settlement archaeology in Egypt and Nubia

Julia Budka, Professor of Egyptian Archaeology and Art at LMU Munich sheds light on the missing link to a more direct understanding of Pharaonic culture. Egyptological research has been traditionally focused on the evaluation of texts and funerary remains, resulting in a biased view of Ancient Egypt. The present knowledge...

Language Acquisition Research Group, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

We are an interdisciplinary research team based in Montreal, comprising researchers from McGill University and from the Université de Montréal.  Our current focus is on Neurocognitive perspectives on the acquisition, loss and processing of language, funded by a team grant from the Fonds de recherche du Québec  - Société...
Biological Control Fire Ants

The hurdles of Biological Control to control the Red Imported Fire Ant.

Guadalupe Rojas, Juan. A. Morales-Ramos, Jian Chen, Michael Grodowitz, and Margaret Allen discuss the hurdles of Biological Control to control the Red Imported Fire Ant. The red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta, is one of the most successful invasive ants and it is regarded as one of the world’s worst invasive...

Industrial biotechnology workshops start academia–industry collaborations

Profile by Alison Parkin, the University of York and Jon Lloyd, University of Manchester A key aim of the Metals in Biology network, one of thirteen UK government-funded Networks in Biotechnology and Bioenergy, is to bring together scientists from academia and industry to work together more effectively. With this remit,...

It’s all around us – Heterocyclic chemistry

No surprise that the public interest is readily attracted through the media to the latest fashions in science and it’s good that there is a continual stimulus of discoveries and inventions to whet the practical and intellectual appetites. Behind all the innovations the basic rules of the chemical and...

Peptides control organ loss in plants

Have you ever wondered why the petals fall off your tulips after a week in a vase? Why trees drop their leaves in the autumn? Why fruit fall to the ground when ripe? And why farmers suffer losses when seeds are shed before harvesting time? My research group at...

Glycol – a rare resource

Areas of Expertise: We have developed a globally unique purification method whereby we purify used glycol so that it can be re-used. In this manner, we will save the Earth’s resources since glycol is extracted from crude oil and is a non-renewable resource. In addition, glycol is a scarce commodity since...

A number one funding source for Russian basic science

Alexander Khlunov, Director of the Russian Science Foundation (RSF) gives an overview of how the Foundation supports research throughout the country The Russian Science Foundation (RSF) was launched in November 2013; its operation is governed by a special federal law. Incorporated as a foundation, RSF proves a more flexible and...

Can TB be eliminated altogether?

Dr Masoud Dara, Senior Advisor at the World Health Organization explains the challenges of tackling TB to Editor Laura Evans, and why antibiotic resistance is such a problem… According to the World Health Organization, infectious diseases are caused by ‘pathogenic microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi. Such diseases...

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