The FNR is pleased to announce that the 12th edition of the Science Festival in Luxembourg will take place from 7 to 10 November 2019. Anyone with an idea for a workshop or show is invited to submit proposals. The deadline has been extended to Friday, 1 March 2019.
To highlight early-career researchers across the world, the FNR is running a social media and website campaign, and is actively looking to hear from PhD or Postdoc researchers with a connection to Luxembourg. This is an opportunity for early-career researchers to showcase their work, and inspire students who may be considering a career in research.
The annual Alpbach Summer School will take place from 16 – 25 July 2019 in Tyrol, Austria. The 2019 theme is ‘Geophysics from Space using Micro- or Nano-Satellite Constellations’. Registrations are now open for science and engineering students and graduates (Master, PhD and Postdoc level), with the FNR providing financial support for selected PhDs and Postdocs. Deadline to apply is Sunday, 31 March 2019.
The Mathematics Department at the University of Luxembourg is organising the lecture series ‘Mathematics, Science and Technology’, which aims at sharing the most recent developments of mathematics and their applications in the Luxembourg scientific community. The next lecture takes place on Tuesday, 26 February 2019.
Professor Erik Proper has been FNR PEARL Chair at the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) since 2010. There he leads a team of scientists who create enterprise models to strategically advise decision-makers and develop new business areas.
Prof Rejko Krüger has been FNR PEARL Chair at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCBS) of the University of Luxembourg since 2014. There he leads a team of scientists working on new approaches for the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of Parkinson’s disease. Rejko Krüger also works as a medical practitioner at the Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg (CHL).
An international team of researchers, including scientists from the University of Luxembourg’s LCSB, have identified the genetic cause of a severe novel childhood disease. The findings provide a solid basis for investigations into therapeutic strategies that could delay or prevent the onset of this rare, but deadly disease.
Results of public research should be accessible to everyone, but the reality is different: Publishers lock scientific publications behind paywalls and make huge profits in doing so. In his capacity as President of Science Europe, FNR Secretary General Marc Schiltz and is at the head of an initiative that wants to abolish the paywalls.