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DFG To Set Up 32 New Postgraduate Research Groups - First "Virtual Research Group"

...gap in funding and promotion, as about 50 of these programmes which have a nine-year duration will expire next year. The new postgraduate research groups include: Biosciences 'Bone substance and loss of structure: integration of cell function, biomechanics, clinical aspects and therapy'; Hamburg'Biochemistry of...

Leibniz Prize Winners 1999 - Most Highly Endowed German Promotional Prize For Ten Scientists

...isthe project director of various European working programmes and also a reviewerfor the most renowned learned journals such as NATURE, SCIENCE and the EMBOJOURNAL. Professor Dr. Volker Mosbrugger (45), Paleontology, University of Tübingen (DM 1.5 million) It was only after he had graduated in biology and b...

One Way Traffic: Max Planck Scientists Idendified Genes Involved In Transporting An Important Plant Growth Factor

...rve as powerful new targets forherbicide-screening programmes that improve old herbicides by rational design....

DFG approves 14 new research training units

... doctoral candidates work in co-ordinated research programmes that are usually of an interdisciplinary nature. Currently, around ten percent of all doctoral candidates in Germany do their PhDs at Research Training Units. On completing their courses, they are as a rule more comprehensively qualified and are on a...

DFG to launch 21 new priority programmes

... the DFG Senate's spring session. The new priority programmes were selected from 54 applications and are to be s...of promoted priority projects to 129. The priority programmes aim at bringing together scientists and scholars from various research institutions and research are...

Winners of the DFG Bioinformatics Initiative

...ing carried out. Already, there are bioinformatics programmes in France, the United Kingdom and the United States. The DFG's Committee and Senate wanted the competition to give an impulse to the universities and research institutions to enhance existing potentials in order to boost their attractiveness by offer...

Pandas use sexy smells to attract partners

...are ready for mating. Lindburg says that breeding programmes might be more successful if the animals were allowed to explore each other's enclosures and exchange scents before actually meeting. Fewer than 30 per cent of male pandas in captivity try to mate with females they encounter. But Stuart Chapman, inte...

DFG establishes 23 new graduiertenkollegs (university graduate training programmes)

...arly distinguished in teaching and research. These programmes are acquiring an increasingly international character. At present, around ten per cent of all doctoral students in Germany are working for their doctorates in Graduiertenkollegs. The graduates from these groups are normally more broadly qualified tha...

Killer virus

... created a human version of the virus, vaccination programmes would be of limited use. Alibek, who now works on developing novel treatments for anthrax for the defence contractor Hadron in Virginia, says this highlights the drawback of working on vaccines against bioweapons rather than treatments. "I'd say ...

European Parliament calls for action in epilepsy

... intended to be a platform on which local epilepsy programmes can be built. The three key recommendations highlighted for change have a European focus and are achievable goals based upon the public health remit of the European Parliament. John Bowis continues, 'For maximum impact, the White Paper must be take...

Beyond global warming: Where on Earth are we going?!

...y three large international global change research programmes - the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme ... is one of the world's leading scientific research programmes studying changes to the global environment. The overall goal of IGBP is to describe and understand t...

Trouble in paradise? 'Natural' pest control requires careful planning, Science authors conclude

...the biocontrol agents released in early biocontrol programmes have left the agricultural habitats in which they were released, and turned to attacking native species, Memmott noted. However, no agents released post-1945 were found in the web, suggesting that biocontrol may be much safer today than in the past. ...

Land wont soak up carbon indefinitely say top scientists

...cent increase in tree growth through reforestation programmes and improvements in forest management. As a forest re-grows after disturbance or through active planting programmes, significant amounts of CO2 are absorbed. However, once a forest matures, the amount of CO2 absorbed is roughly equal to the amount r...

Prizes awarded in the 2002 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Programme

...to a non-academic audience with exhibitions, radio programmes and publications. Prof. Dr. Reinhold Kliegl (48), cognitive psychology, University of Potsdam (1.5 million Deutschmarks) Reinhold Kliegl studied psychology at the University of Regensburg and the University of Colorado at Boulder, USA. He was awa...

Advance warning of storms and cyclones with new technique

...organised by the major global environmental change programmes during PrepCom4 of the WSSD. As a result scientists will be able to provide storm warnings weeks earlier than is currently possible. The work of Dr Wheeler and his colleagues is contributing to a major international research effort, supported by th...

Smallpox vaccines

...ere, and with what success, during the eradication programmes of the 1960s and 1970s. Two vaccines were used widely during this time. One was developed by the Lister Institute in Britain, the other by the New York City Board of Health. Last year, as fears grew that terrorists would try a smallpox attack, the U...

Clinical services must catch up

...ay will be one of a team who will develop training programmes for healthcare professionals and clinical services to patients. Tele-medicine is another potential opportunity to maximise limited resources. Dr Mackay has been exploring the feasibility of consultations via live television links with families at hi...

Geoenvironmental Research Park is launched

...nability. In this way the Park will be involved in programmes of research, application, and development for problems dealing with environmental sustainability not only on the GRP site but also on other satellite sites throughout Wales. A fully equipped laboratory will be housed on site and this and other facili...

Initiative launched for computer science

... been won over for a career in Germany. Attractive programmes for junior scientists and scholars are necessary to staff higher education lecturer positions that are soon going to become vacant in computer science. According to careful estimates, at least 110 chairs that were set up in this subject area between ...

Health benefits of training mothers in developing countries to exclusively breastfeed for 6 months

...entation of straightforward community-based health programmes to promote exclusive breastfeeding for six months after childbirth, conclude authors of a study in this week's issue of The Lancet. The WHO recommend exclusive breastfeeding until six months of age for infants in less-developed coun-tries; previous r...

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