On Tuesday, 7 May 2019, the FNR and Sense about Science are hosting a workshop on the topic ‘How (scientific) evidence should be used in the political decision-making process’, more concretely by Members of the European Parliament. Citizens and researchers who are interested in taking part should register as soon as possible.
The FNR is pleased to announce that the second edition of the Science Communicator Networking Event will take place on Thursday, 23 May 2019 at Hotel Novotel Luxembourg Kirchberg. Registrations for science communicators are open until Tuesday, 23 April 2019, 14:00.
You want to communicate about your research or your passion of science through a web video? If you are motivated to learn to produce your own science web video, join us for a thrilling two-day training on Friday and Saturday 24 & 25 May 2019. Organised by the FNR, in cooperation with Wissenschaft im Dialog, this workshop will give you all insights and tools on how to produce your own science web video. Before moving on to practice, a keynote talk by the famous German edutainer, science journalist and scientist Mai Thi Nguyen-Kim (Quarks & Co., schön schlau, maiLab), will launch the event.
Thursday, 18 April 2019, 10:00 – 11:00. University of Luxembourg, Maison de la Biomédecine, Room 15A (ground floor). Topic: ‘Noncoding RNAs in Gamma-Herpesvirus biology and AIDS malignancies’
Senior Postdoc Sebastian Scheer’s thirst for understanding how biological systems work led him to dive into the world of immunology research. After moving from Germany to Canada, the Luxembourg national got the chance to set up his group leader’s new lab in Australia, where his research revolves around the T cell, a key player in the shaping of immune responses.
Postdoc Damien Brevers has a passion for studying self-control abilities in humans. Having spent time in Belgium and the US building expertise in areas including clinical psychology, sport psychology and brain imaging, the Belgian national has just joined the University of Luxembourg and embarked on a project looking at gambling addiction in the age of online betting.
From 25 – 29 March 2019, the 9th edition of Chercheurs à l’école took part in schools across Luxembourg, involving more than 100 researchers and science communicators. The FNR spoke to a handful of the researchers who took part about why they took part and why it is important to inspire the next generation.
What is the connection between the gut of a termite and renewable energy? What binds them is anaerobic digestion, the process by which microorganisms break down biodegradable material without oxygen. We speak to four young researchers in the Biosystems and Bioprocessing Engineering group at the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) about how understanding the termite gut could help unlock the full potential of anaerobic digestion, and the associated benefits for green and cleantech.