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Sweden to host 1.3 billion Euro research center

The world's most powerful neutron source should be built in Lund, Sweden, it has been announced by EU Research Ministers. At a meeting in Brussels last night (28 May), seven countries voted in support of Lund's bid to host the European Spallation Source (ESS), with a further two voting with the...

EMBO pioneers pension plan for internationally mobile postdoctoral researchers

...f the private pension plan for awardees of the fellowships. The 4.3 million euro EC funding will allow EMBO to award 35 percent more long-term fellowships a...age researchers. The EMBC support allows for incentive contributions of 100 euro per month during a two-year fellowship for each EMBO Fellow enrolled in the...

Growing Demand for Rapid Screening and Detection Systems Pushes the European Maritime Security Market, Finds Frost & Sullivan

...//www.aerospace.frost.com ), Maritime Security Market Assessment-European Union, finds that the market is expected to have total revenues of more than euro 240 million from 2008 to 2015. In this research, Frost & Sullivan's expert analysts examine the following markets: screening and detection systems...

Double success for Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia scientists working on chromosome segregation

...some segregation and accurate cell division, has just earned him a paper in Nature Cell Biology and a prestigious EMBO installation grant, of 50,000 euro per year, for a maximum of five years. Lars Jansen moved from California to the Instituto Gulbenkian de Cincia (IGC), in Portugal, last year to hea...

'Platforms in space' to help businesses

...ell as having the potential to reduce hospital admissions." G-STEP will exploit innovation opportunities made available by the flagship 1.4 billion euro EC/ESA Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) programme. The GMES programme applies data from satellite, aerial and ground-based earth ...

Accolade for solar-hydrogen project

... and photoreaction engineering, in the Energy Technologies Research Institute (ETRI) and in the Faculty of Engineering, is co-coordinating the 920,000 euro project which is being carried out in collaboration with Patras University in Greece. Energy from the sun will be collected through a nano-structured ...

SVOX Acquires Speech Processing Unit of Siemens AG, Expands Into Speech Recognition and Speech Dialog

...y, reliability and internationality. In fiscal 2008, Siemens had revenue of euro 77.3 billion and a net income of euro 5.9 billion (IFRS). Further information is available on the Internet at: w...

12 outstanding young scientists named as EMBO Young Investigators

... neurobiology field - provide a platform to start new collaborations or exchange PhD students between labs. EMBO Young Investigators receive 15,000 euro per year directly from the member state where their laboratories are located. Additional support is provided by EMBO for networking activities and sma...

Cleaning heavily polluted water at a fraction of the cost

...works great," says Professor Racys. "We couldn't believe the results the first time. It has a high capacity, processing 160 m3 per hour. The cost is 1 euro for every 3.5 litres. Effectively it's 10 or 20 times better than what else is available." But that's not the end of it. The purity of the end wate...

Entrust Expands Relationship with Slovenia, Implements Second-generation ePassport Solution

... gross national product of approximately $48 billion. As the first of the 10 new members to join the European Union in 2004, Slovenia also adopted the euro as its official currency in January 2007, making it the 13th country to join the European monetary union. Slovenia was also the first among new EU mem...

EMBO recognizes German zoologist for public communication

...esearch focus is honeybee biology and specifically the principles of disease resistance. Juergen Tautz will receive the discretionary prize of 2,500 euro at the 7th Annual ELSO Meeting in Nice, France, on 1 September 2008. ...

Prominent German biologist wins EMBO Communication Award

...views and numerous book reviews. His focus is the speciation, genetics of phenotypic innovations and comparative genomics of fish. A prize of 5,000 euro and a handcrafted medal will be presented to Axel Meyer at the 7th Annual ELSO Meeting in Nice, France, on 1 September 2008. ...

Scientists in Hungary and Portugal get research boost

...ates participating in the scheme include Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Poland, Portugal and Turkey. Each scientist receives 50,000 euro annually for three to five years to help them establish their groups and themselves in the European scientific community. Grantees are integrated into...

James Briscoe awarded 2008 EMBO Gold Medal

...ramme, then in its first year and now renowned for its scientific excellence. James Briscoe will receive the EMBO Gold Medal and an award of 10,000 euro on 6 September 2008 at the EMBO Members Workshop, Frontiers of Molecular Biology, in Tampere, Finland. ...

BBVA Foundation Awards for Biodiversity Conservation

...base" United States researchers Harold Mooney and Peter Raven, regarded as the architects of the modern science of Biodiversity, share the 500,000 euro prize in the category of Scientific Research in Ecology and Conservation Biology According to both scientists 60% of the services that ecosystems ...

European membrane expertise to focus on new treatments for human diseases

... A new 15 million euro project led by the University of Leeds aims to find novel treatments for many human diseases by bringing together the leading European experts in memb...

Systems biologist finds novel solutions to fundamental biological problems

...in Physics at the Hebrew University (1995) for research on statistical mechanisms of learning. The 2008 FEBS/EMBO Women in Science Award of 10,000 euro will be presented to Naama Barkai on 2 July 2008 at the 33rd FEBS Congress and 11th IUBMB Conference in Athens, Greece where she will present a specia...

Record Attendance at the 2007 National Ergonomics Conference and Exposition

...cal order): the AdjusTable(R) by Accuposture Systems, Ltd. a first-time exhibitor; the Fitwork(TM) Walkstation by Details a Steelcase Co.; Trackbar by euro Office Americas; and the Ntune Seating System(TM) by Neutral Posture, Inc. Neutral Posture has won multiple Attendees' Choice Awards since the program...

EMBO Installation Grants help 9 scientists set up in Europe

...tes participating in the scheme include Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Poland, Portugal and Turkey. Each scientist receives 50,000 euro annually for three to five years to help them establish their groups and themselves in the European scientific community. Grantees are integrated into...

Mental disorders are disorders of the brain

... Health Economic Costs Mental disorders rank as number one in terms of direct and indirect health economic costs, with a total estimated cost of euro 294.719 billion. The vast majority of cost is not due to treatment costs, but rather due to indirect costs, which marks the loss of productivity as a...

Diminishing dinosaur steps saved by laser and laptop

...n-going project - run in conjunction with Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona - is being led by palaeontologist Dr Phil Manning, who received a grant of euro 9,000 from the Consorci Ruta Minera to fund the laser scanning. The computer modelling for the project was done by Dr David Hodgetts, a senior le...

First-time analysis reveals millions of Europeans left at risk from influenza

...in and UK would require an additional 1.52 billion euro but this would result in an estimated savings of 39.45 million euro of reduced primary care visits and a further saving of 1.59 billion euro in reduced hospitalisations. "This analysis co...

Harmful Algal Blooms monitored from space in Chile

... was responsible for 73 paralytic poisonings and two deaths. In 2004, more than 1500 cases of poisonings occurred resulting in an estimated 30 million euro yearly loss. And in 2005, more than 10 000 cases were document, including one death. Just like plants on land, algae employ green-pigmented chloro...

Do the Europeans turn ill sitting up so late?

...ity of life.Sleep loss may also predispose individuals to conditions such as burn-out and cardiovascular diseases. The EU has granted a 4,4 million euro funding for this research project from the Marie Curie 6th Framework Program. In addition to Finland there are partners from UK, Belgium, Germany and ...

Census of Marine Life explorers surprised by diversity, density of Arctic creatures

...) at which it was found. Research in the Southern Ocean is the most expensive in the world. The recent ANDEEP III expedition by icebreaker cost one euro per second. The Antarctic Census will also harmonize with efforts by BirdLife International to track and understand the migration of albatross, 19 ...
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