26. May 2008

New treatments for viral and other diseases by blocking genes

The elusive goal of developing effective treatments for viral diseases such as AIDS and influenza has been brought closer by dramatic progress in the ability to interfere with viral genetic machinery. The stage was set for a coordinated European effort to accelerate research and stimulate... [more]

8. May 2008

A successful Chairs’ Day ensures high organisational standard of ESF Research Conferences

Chairs and Conferences Unit

Eighteen leading scientists selected to chair upcoming ESF Research Conferences attended a Chairs’ Day organised by the Conferences Unit to explore and discuss the different aspects of running their international conferences. Understanding the conference format and objectives, managing its budget,... [more]

14. April 2008

ESF Conferences to cooperate with Africa

Conference chairs

Pushing the frontiers of infectious disease research: from basic to translational science The European Science Foundation (ESF), the International Council for Science (ICSU) and the Network of African Science Academies (NASAC), together with the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, the... [more]

11. April 2008

ESF Conference probes water’s mysterious interactions at molecular level

Some of the most challenging problems in science concern the behaviour of the most commonplace compound on the planet’s surface - water. But some of the mysteries are now being unravelled by the latest analysis and imaging techniques in an unfolding story that was presented at a recent conference... [more]

14. February 2008

EDemocracy research requires all-inclusive approach, conference told

Research into eDemocracy must become more interdisciplinary, collaborative and comparative if it is to sufficiently analyse the role and impact of technology in democratic processes, heard delegates of a recent European Science Foundation (ESF) research conference on eDemocracy.EDemocracy is the... [more]

4. December 2007

ESF Conference examines into insect’s immunity system

The long-held idea that only vertebrates have sophisticated adaptive immune systems that can protect them for life against many pathogens after being infected by them just once has been revised in recent years. It turns out that many insects also have a form of immune memory that protects them... [more]

29. October 2007

Exploring Common Values for the Third Millenium

From 31 October to 4 November, leading scientists from 27 nations will meet in Vadstena, Sweden to discuss concepts of human dignity and its importance for current moral and political dialogues. The conference  “Pathways of Human Dignity: From Cultural Traditions to a New Paradigm” is... [more]

25. October 2007

Not Just Humans Benefit from Animal Biotechnology

Laboratory animals are the source of major discoveries and breakthroughs in biology, not just in tackling disease but also unravelling fundamental molecular processes. Delegates at a recent research conference organised by the European Science Foundation (ESF) and Wellcome Trust heard how... [more]

17. October 2007

ESF, VR, FORMAS sign MOU to promote Global Environmental Change Research

The European Science Foundation (ESF), the Swedish Research Council (VR), and the Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (FORMAS) have agreed to join forces to promote Global Change Research through an international, interdisciplinary conference series.... [more]

1. October 2007

Research Integrity conference in Lisbon tackles fraud, falsification, plagiarism

The issues of fraud, falsification and plagiarism in science were the topics of discussion at the first World Conference on Research Integrity. About 300 concerned scientists, scientific managers, policy makers and science press from 52 countries gathered in Lisbon last month to analyse and share... [more]