16. October 2008

Man's best friend recruited in the hunt for disease genes

For centuries man has had a uniquely close relationship with dogs – as a working animal, for security and, perhaps most importantly, for companionship. Now, dogs are taking on a new role – they are helping in the hunt for genetic mutations that lead to diseases in humans.“Dogs get very similar... [more]

13. October 2008

Unpicking the complexity of human diseases

Impressive advances in our understanding of the genetic basis of disease were outlined at the 3rd ESF Functional Genomics Conference in Innsbruck, Austria [more]

18. September 2008

European research effort FUMINOMICS tackles dangerous mould

Ubiquitous fungus Aspergillus fumigatus poses an increasing threat to patients with compromised immune systems [more]

19. June 2008

European Science Foundation aims to strengthen regenerative medicine

14 Member Organisations* of the European Science Foundation have launched a key initiative to keep Europe at the forefront of regenerative medicine; broadly defined as the development of stem cell therapies to restore lost, damaged, or ageing cells and tissues in the human body.Stem cells are the... [more]

17. March 2008

Ten Questions with Descartes Prize laureate Dr. Eric Wolff (British Antarctic Survey), member of the EPICA Team

1. What does winning the Descartes Prize mean to you and EPICA (European Project for Ice Coring in Antarctica)? Winning the Descartes Prize is a great recognition of the work of the EPICA team.  It shows that the science that has come out of it is interesting and important for climate... [more]

12. March 2008

ESF’s European ice core project EPICA receives prestigious Descartes Prize for Collaborative, Transnational Research

The research project EPICA (European Project for Ice Coring in Antarctica), one of the European Science Foundations most successful and longest running Research Networking Programmes, is one of this year’s winners of the Descartes Prize for Research. The Descartes Prize for Research was awarded to... [more]

22. February 2008

ESF to launch 15 Research Netowrk Programmes in 2008

The European Science Foundation announced that all 15 ESF Research Networking Programmes (RNP), which were recommended from the 2006 Call and subsequently forwarded to Member Organisations for consideration for à la carte funding in the course of 2007, will be launched in 2008. As 132 proposals... [more]

19. February 2008

Roger Jowell, the founder of the European Social Survey, gets knighted for contribution in social science

Professor Roger Jowell, the co-founder and director of the European Science Foundation (ESF)- conceived European Social Survey (ESS), was recently awarded a knighthood by the Queen of England for his contribution to the social science field. The ESS was the first methodologically consistent study... [more]

15. February 2008

European Neuroscience and Society Network tackles neurosocieties head-on

The neurosciences have such a wide-ranging influence on so many areas of life that a new concept of the community has developed called “neurosocieties.”  To bring this community together, the European Neuroscience and Society Network (ENSN), funded by the European Science Foundation (ESF), has... [more]

7. January 2008

Examining the European economy from a historical perspective

Is the single European market in people, goods, money and ideas a new development? Or are we merely reassembling something that existed a century ago? Appropriately, the European Science Foundation is supporting the researchers who aim to find out. GlobalEuroNet, the Globalizing Europe Economic... [more]