Researchers’ Days 2018: Thousands discover science and research

The FNR would like to thank everyone who participated in and visited the 2018 Researchers’ Days – the largest edition so far: Over two days, around 6,500 visitors of all ages streamed to the Rockhal to discover science workshops and science cafés. Xavier Bettel, Luxembourg’s Prime Minister, also visited.


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Researchers develop game to help children learn to count and contribute to science in the process

As part of a research project to better understand the human mind, a research group at the University of Luxembourg, led by FNR ATTRACT Fellow and experimental psychologist Prof Pedro Cardoso-Leite, has developed a game to help children learn to count. The game is a research tool in itself: the goal is to help children learn by understanding how they learn.


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Job opportunity: Administrative Assistant (CDD)

The FNR is seeking to recruit an Administrative Assistant on a 50 – 75% basis on a 12-month temporary (CDD) contract. Deadline to apply is Tuesday, 15 January 2019.


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INTER Mobility: Launch of Call 2019-1

The FNR is pleased to announce a new INTER Mobility Call for proposals. Deadline for applications is 20 January 2019, 14:00 CET.


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Study reveals caesarean birth impacts child’s immune system

When a child is born by vaginal birth, important immune system-stimulating bacteria pass from the mother to the baby, which could explain why babies delivered by caesarean are more prone to diseases linked to the immune system. This important discovery was made by a team of researchers in a study led by FNR ATTRACT Fellow Associate Prof Dr Paul Wilmes from the LCSB at the University of Luxembourg.


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FNR ATTRACT Fellows – the people behind the science: Stan Schymanski

Dr Stan Schymanski is passionate about nature and the outdoors, so much that he shaped his education and career around it. At the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), the biologist studies various aspects of how plants interact with their surroundings. We spoke to the German national about dual science careers, understanding plants, and what it’s like to be a scientist studying the effects of a changing climate.


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Shedding light on how colon cancer develops and progresses

Researchers at the University of Luxembourg have discovered a molecular mechanism that is responsible for the spread of cancer cells in the body and the development of metastases in patients with colon cancer. Their findings, published in ‘Cancer Research’, could help to develop treatments that inhibit tumor growth.


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From flood prediction to deep brain stimulation

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) has shown particular effectiveness in treating symptoms associated movement disorders, but uncertainty still looms over the most effective spots to target, and surgeons need a more automated way of testing the implanted electrodes. As part of his AFR PhD project at the Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg (CHL), computer scientist Dr Andreas Husch developed innovative image-based computational approaches to aid DBS, which are already being used by scientists across the world.


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INTER MOBILITY

Deadlines:
Sunday 20 January 2019 14:00 CET (or first working day thereafter)

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RESCOM: SCIENTIFIC EVENTS

Deadlines:
Sunday 20 January 2019 14:00 CET (or first working day thereafter)

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Ongoing

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Latest videos

FNR PEARL Chairs: Prof Louis Chauvel – How socioeconomic inequality threatens social democracy

Introducing FNR ATTRACT Fellows: Stan Schymanski (biologist)

FNR PEARL Chairs: Prof Paulo Esteves Veríssimo: Cyber Solutions for Critical Information Infrastructures

FNR PEARL Chairs: Prof Conchita D’Ambrosio: How inequality and economic insecurity affect wellbeing

FNR PEARL Chairs: Prof Michel Mittelbronn – towards a better understanding of neurodegeneration and brain tumours

FNR PEARL Chairs: Prof Rejko Krüger – connecting fundamental research and clinical care

Introducing FNR ATTRACT Fellows: Pedro Cardoso-Leite (experimental physchology)

FNR PEARL Chairs: Prof Henderik Proper – Enterprise Modelling – Making the Abstract Tangible

FNR PEARL Chairs: Prof Jens Kreisel – unlocking the secrets of smart materials

Introducing FNR ATTRACT Fellows – Alex Redinger (physics / solar cells)

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