The famous German edutainer, science journalist, moderator and scientist Mai Thi Nguyen-Kim (Quarks & Co., schön schlau, maiLab) will give a keynote talk Friday 24 May, 12h30-13h30 @Belval, Halle des poches à Fonte. Join the inspiring talk about why Science and Youtube are a perfect fit and register now!
The FNR seeks to recruit a Science Programme Manager with a strong interest in Research, Science communication and public outreach, and Science Policy. The position is on a permanent full-time contract (CDI) and has an application deadline of Tuesday, 28 May 2019.
The University of Luxembourg Incubator is organising its 2nd International Summer School on Knowledge-Driven Innovation and Entrepreneurship from 1 – 5 July 2019. Interested participants should register as soon as possible.
The FNR is pleased to announce the third Call for the PSP-Flagship scheme, a strand of the Promoting Science to the Public (PSP) programme, specifically aimed at supporting long-term science outreach activities with lasting impact. Deadline for applications is Friday, 20 September 2019, 14:00 CET. Interested institutions are invited to contact the FNR well before the submission deadline to discuss their proposal idea and verify that they are eligible for the scheme.
The FNR’s INTER Mobility programme enables exchange between researchers based in Luxembourg and abroad. We speak to Dr Spero Paravantis from the University of Luxembourg about his six-month research stay UC Berkeley in the United States and the tremendously positive effect the exchange continues to have on his research.
Silvia Girardi is a sociologist with an interest in studying policies that aim to contrast poverty. As part of her joint PhD at Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER) and KU Leuven, the Italian national looks at the social policies that support low-income households in Luxembourg, taking the perspectives of the citizens on the receiving end, and the social workers involved in implementation.
Why can our bodies defend itself against some diseases but not others? This is something Carole Lara Veiga de Sousa has always been eager to understand. In the framework of her PhD at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) and Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH), the Portuguese national took at closer look at the microglial cells – immune cells in the central nervous system – and what impact they have on the brain’s ability to fend of infections.
Adham Ayman Al-Sayyad is a PhD researcher working on multidisciplinary cross-border project. In our article, we explore the Egyptian national’s research around the topic of laser beam joining; why his next step post-PhD would be to spend some time working in industry to understand his research topic from new angles; and his passion for bridging cultures to bring people together.