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2015-08-05
Russia puts private science funders on „foreign agents” list.

Russia puts private science funders on „foreign agents” list.

A new law in Russia allows to create and execute a blacklist of so called “undesirable” organizations, whose principals can be sentenced to a fine or prison. Dmitry Zimin - Russia’s only private funder of scientific research – has announced a closure of his Dynasty Foundation after being labeled by t... Read more
Tags russia , Science Founding , Science policy , Dynasty Foundation
European H1N1 influenza vaccine may trigger narcolepsy

European H1N1 influenza vaccine may trigger narcolepsy

Flu pandemic in 2009 and related vaccination have left an undesirable stigma throughout Europe. More than 1300 people who received a vaccine called Pandemrix has developed narcolepsy. ... Read more
Tags pandemic , flu , influenza , H1N1 , narcolepsy , vaccine , vaccination , Pandemrix
2015-07-20 to 2015-07-23
Temperature swings more deadly than AIDS

Temperature swings more deadly than AIDS

Scientists warn, that ongoing climate changes could became one of the most effective killers of elderly people. The greatest hazard are not hot summers and cold winters, but sudden temperature jumps.... Read more
Tags climate change , temperature
Reverdia Lead Partner In BioSuccInnovate Consortium

Reverdia Lead Partner In BioSuccInnovate Consortium

Reverdia has joined the consortium ADMIT BioSuccInnovate, an innovative Climate-KIC initiative funded by the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT), along with the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) at Aberystwyth University and other European partners. Th... Read more
Tags biotechnology , collaboration
Record drop in regulated animal use in U.S. research

Record drop in regulated animal use in U.S. research

Good news for animal rights supporters is a noticeable trend in reduction of the use of animals covered by Animal Welfare Act (AWA). This Act describes any live or dead cat, dog, hamster, rabbit, nonhuman primate, guinea pig, and any other warm-blooded animal determined by the Secretary of Agricultur... Read more
Tags Animal Welfare Act , laboratory animals , animal rights
Need leadership skills? Ask a golden shiner fish!

Need leadership skills? Ask a golden shiner fish!

It appears that a leadership training does not necessarily need to consume a lot of money. Need a leadership mentor? Meet Notemigonus crysoleucas, a golden shiner.... Read more
Tags golden shiner , leadership , behaviorism
2015-07-13 to 2015-07-14
Preview of plant pathogens

Preview of plant pathogens

In the Department of Plant Protection and Biotechnology at the Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology UG&MUG, a subject of a particular care is potato, one of the major players in European kitchen and economy. Currently ongoing projects are focused on pectolytic plant pathogens of Pectrobacterium a... Read more
Tags plant protection , gene expression , potato , plant pathogens , wet rot , blackleg , Dickeya , Pectrobacterium
Microbiologists united once again - this time in Gdansk

Microbiologists united once again - this time in Gdansk

6th International Weigl Conference on Microbiology took place 8-10 July 2015 at the University of Gdansk, Poland. This biennial event is a result of Polish-Ukrainian cooperation and the tribute to Prof. Rudolf Weigl.... Read more
Tags conference , microbiology , Weigl , Gdansk
Think Asia. invest Thailand

Think Asia. invest Thailand

If you wish to set up an operation in Thailand, your best contact point is the Office of the Board of Investment (BOI), which operates under the Prime Minister's Office and is the principal government agency for encouraging investment. The BOI also acts as Thailand's marketing arm and actively promot... Read more
Tags biotechnology , Thailand , BOI
2015-06-29 to 2015-07-05
Cornelius exclusively brings swiss Iingredient to the UK

Cornelius exclusively brings swiss Iingredient to the UK

Cornelius is an independent European manufacturer and distributor of branded and own brand speciality chemicals, raw materials and ingredients supporting new product development in Health & Nutrition, Care Products and Industrial markets.Speciality chemicals distributor and manufacturer Cornelius is ... Read more
Tags healthcare , chemicals
2015 BIO International Convention

2015 BIO International Convention

The international BIO convention took place in 15-18 of July in Philadelphia, PA, in the heart of the U.S. biopharma industry. ... Read more
Tags biotechnology , BIO convention
The right temperature worldwide

The right temperature worldwide

The LAUDA exhibition presence at ACHEMA 2015 is right at the heart of the future. This family company demonstrates its innovative capacity as a worldwide leading manufacturer of constant temperature equipment and installations with a whole range of new devices.... Read more
Tags germany , innovations , ACHEMA 2015 , LAUDA
Acceleration! The origin of world class science  in Gdansk

Acceleration! The origin of world class science in Gdansk

On 25th of June 2015 during the inauguration conference in Gdansk Science and Technology Park a ceremonial opening of Gdansk Life Sciences Center was held. The Center aims to accelerate the most interesting concepts in biology and biotechnology and develop projects for commercialization. Thanks to a ... Read more
Tags selvita , Gdansk Science and Technology Park , Gdansk Life Sciences Center , Polpharma , Svanvid , Pomeranian Special Economic Zone
2015-06-18 to 2015-06-21
DHL expands ColdChain network services for life sciences and healthcare sector in Europe

DHL expands ColdChain network services for life sciences and healthcare sector in Europe

DHL Freight, the road freight specialist within Deutsche Post DHL Group, integrates three additional certified Life Sciences & Healthcare Competency Centers to its LTL (less than truckload) ColdChain network. With new stations in Lyon, Milan and Madrid, DHL is further extending its services for tempe... Read more
What's new in European microbiology? Highlights from FEMS Congress 2015

What's new in European microbiology? Highlights from FEMS Congress 2015

6th Congress of Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS) took place 7th to 11th of July in Maastricht, Netherlands. Just as the previous meeting, the conference gathered over 2 thousands of participants from all over the world. The wide subject range allowed everyone find something sui... Read more
Tags conference , microbiology , FEMS , CRISPR
2015-06-03
12th Baltic Network Conference – registration is open

12th Baltic Network Conference – registration is open

The conference registration and submission of the abstracts for the 12th Conference of Baltic Antiviral Network "Viral infections of the regional significance" is already open. The event will take place in Moscow, October 3-5 2015. The organizing committee is looking forward to hosting numerous key-n... Read more
Tags conference , viral infections , Baltic Antiviral Network
2015-05-25
The biggest event of the life science sector - BioForum 2015

The biggest event of the life science sector - BioForum 2015

Wroclaw in Western Poland has become the center of life science sector for two days. From 20th to 21st of May, numerous guests, including bio-tech companies, technology parks, investors and students had the opportunity to network and discuss the burning issues of this rapidly developing field of scie... Read more
Tags bioforum , conference , biotechnology industry , bioforum 2015
2015-05-18 to 2015-05-24
Warsaw Innovation Days

Warsaw Innovation Days

Warsaw Innovation Days (WID) taking place from 8 to 30 June 2015 are the opportunity to exchange ideas and build innovative interdisciplinary solutions for science, technology and business. ... Read more
Tags Warsaw Innovation Days , Warsaw
XXI Biotechnology Summer School

XXI Biotechnology Summer School

Biotechnology Summer Schools (BSS) are the tradition of the Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology UG&MUG in Gdansk. For 21 years the meetings join fun with science, gathering students and scientist in outdoor lecture sessions given by eminent speakers from all over the world. XXI BSS will took pla... Read more
Tags Biotechnology Summer School
2015-05-11
“Heart-on-a-chip” proposed as a potent tool for drug screening

“Heart-on-a-chip” proposed as a potent tool for drug screening

Lack of models properly reflecting human organism environment for the analysis of drug safety and efficiency is an ongoing issue. Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, have come up with “heart-on-a-chip” model that can serve as a tool for testing cardiovascular medications.... Read more
Tags heart , chip , drug screening , cells , animal model