HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
European Science Foundation's Forward Look reaches out beyond the endless frontiers

Forward Look exercise on Nanomedicine. The Forward Look exercise has been considered as an important source of inspiration for the European Commissions Strategic Research Agenda of the European Technology Platform on Nanomedicine and has left impactful marks on the ECs Seventh Framework Programme calls.

Three of the more recent Forward Looks topics are focused on developments and challenges in the natural sciences. These Forward Looks have all included some typical foresight methods, such as scenario building, road mapping, interactive workshops or key word analysis. In the Forward Look Nanomedicine, a SWOT analysis (evaluating the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats for Europe in an international context) was used to structure the current state of affairs and future developments.

The Forward Looks final reports, as the one on Nanosciences and the Long-term Evolution of Information Technology (NSIT), typically develop science policy recommendations and strategies at the European level. These reports are aware that the Forward Look is part of a broader policy-making process needing coherent and comprehensive recommendations, and their conclusions take into account the opportunities and weaknesses of the current structures and dynamics of the European Research Area. Moreover, the priorities suggested by these reports are more explicit in the sense that they are not just seen as new emerging themes but as frameworks to coordinate the dynamics of these specific fields at an international level.

In the Forward Look Systems Biology a plea is made to create a European road map to develop the Grand Challenge on Systems Biology for Europe.

The current invitation for significant Forward Look topics, pronounced by the ESF in July 2007, is expected to initiate once more foresight exercises at the highest scientific level with European relevance.

Impacts of former and present Forward Looks

'"/>

Contact: Christoph Ettl
cettl@esf.org
33-388-767-154
European Science Foundation
8-Aug-2007


Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6

Related biology news :

1. The UAB heads a European research project on proteases and pathological processes
2. Journalists can register now for ECCO 14 -- the European Cancer Conference
3. Climate changes brews trouble for marine life in European Seas, Marine Board-ESF report says
4. Early Europeans unable to stomach milk
5. European launch of International Polar Year 2007-2008
6. IDIBAPS participates in European Network on antibiotic resistances and hospital infections
7. European approval of HIV drug darunavir will provide a potent new option with Fuzeon
8. European launch of International Polar Year 2007-2008
9. European Federation of Biotechnology and Elsevier announce launch of biotechnology journal
10. Putting a face on the earliest modern Europeans
11. European Union outpaces United States on chemical safety

Post Your Comments:
(Date:7/24/2014)... leads to conflict among people around the world, a ... Health & Ecosystems: Analysis of Linkages (HEAL) Program Director ... tackle global biodiversity decline. , The harvest of wild ... and provides protein for more than a billion of ... that today,s unprecedented loss of wildlife, is bringing with ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... Invertebrate numbers have decreased by 45% on average over ... doubled, reports a study on the impact of humans ... the enormous benefits invertebrates such as insects, spiders, crustaceans, ... pollination and pest control for crops, decomposition for nutrient ... published in Science and led by UCL, ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... 24, 2014 Some sticky research out of York ... a certain species of toxic grass fungus: moose saliva ... Biology Letters , "Ungulate saliva inhibits a grassendophyte ... to red fescue grass (which hosts a fungus called ... slower fungus growth and less toxicity. , "Plants have ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):New study draws links between wildlife loss and social conflicts 2Invertebrate numbers nearly halve as human population doubles 2Invertebrate numbers nearly halve as human population doubles 3Moose drool inhibits growth of toxic fungus: York U research 2
(Date:7/23/2014)... and Russian Quantum Center at Skolkovo) and Mario ... the Institute of Physics in Bratislava, Slovakia) have ... particles passing through an amplifier and, conversely, when ... provided in an article published in the journal ... Quantum entangled particles are considered to be the ...
(Date:7/23/2014)... Ill. , July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... (SNA™) constructs as gene regulatory and immunotherapeutic ... has joined AuraSense Therapeutics, executive leadership ... 11. Prior to joining AuraSense ... and Chief Financial Officer of Cellular Dynamics ...
(Date:7/23/2014)... 23, 2014  Having the right people at the ... accelerating business growth and achieving clinical and operational goals. ... Leadership Summit, July 20-22, 2014, in San ... executives and healthcare experts discussing how partnerships have positively ... President & Chief Executive Officer of Cape Regional Medical ...
(Date:7/23/2014)... Israel , July 23, 2014 ... a portfolio company of Trendlines Agtech , ... of Israel,s leading agricultural ... , Valentis,s technology combines nanocrystalline cellulose ... pulp waste, with additional nanoparticles to produce highly ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Scientists find way to maintain quantum entanglement in amplified signals 2Scientists find way to maintain quantum entanglement in amplified signals 3Scientists find way to maintain quantum entanglement in amplified signals 4AuraSense Therapeutics Appoints Biotechnology Veteran David S. Snyder as Chief Financial Officer 2MSC and Cape Regional Medical Center Partner to Improve Cost, Quality and Outcomes 2Valentis Nanotech Signs MOU to Integrate Technology in Thermoplastics Production 2
Cached News: