Sofja Kovalevskaja Award winner Dr Angelo Di Bernardo from the University of Cambridge to establish a new research hub in the field of superconducting spintronics at the University of Konstanz's Department of Physics.
Prestigious grants from the USA go to two Bernese researchers: the biomedical scientists Marianna Kruithof-de Julio and Robert Rieben were the only researchers in Switzerland to receive a grant under two 'Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs', which primarily support research in the USA. This underlines the unique quality of medical research at the University of Bern.
Geologists @UniJena and partners are researching at the Grimsel rock laboratory materials and systems that are foreseen as a geotechnical barrier in a possible repository. The Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi) is financing the 'KOLLORADO-e3' project with around one million euros over the next three years.
A team of researchers lead by Brittany Dugger of UC Davis Health has been awarded a $3.8 million grant from the National Institute for Aging (NIA) to help define the neuropathology of Alzheimer's disease in individuals of Mexican, Cuban, Puerto Rican, and Dominican descent. The five-year grant will fund the first large-scale initiative to present a detailed description of brain manifestations of the Alzheimer's disease using artificial intelligence and machine learning.
Catherine Robert, UTA assistant professor of educational leadership and policy studies, is developing a database with information about Texas certified educators who have engaged in sexual misconduct during the last two decades (1999-2019).
Landos Biopharma, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of first-in-class oral therapeutics for patients with autoimmune diseases, announced the successful completion of its $60 million Series B financing round. The financing was co-led by RTW Investments and Perceptive Advisors (Perceptive Xontogeny Venture Fund and Perceptive Life Sciences Fund), and joined by additional new investors, including Osage University Partners and entities affiliated with Paul Manning.
In light of the human toll of hurricanes, a Colorado State University team is working to minimize those losses. With $194,000 in National Science Foundation support through the agency's Rapid Response Program (RAPID), they are designing a self-reliant, local, resilient electric system for Tallahassee that can better withstand the next Category 5 hurricane.
Within its 'Life' programme, the Volkswagen Foundation is funding a joint project by Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU), Max Planck Institute for Coal Research in Mülheim/Ruhr and Université de Strasbourg. In the coming five years, a team at the Institute of Molecular Evolution led by Prof. Dr. William Martin will recreate chemical conditions in the Earth's crust four billion years ago to study the central role of inorganic catalysts for the emergence of life.
The philosopher Wolfgang Spohn, Professor for Philosophy and Philosophy of Science at the University of Konstanz from 1996 until 2018 and now retired, has been awarded a Reinhart Koselleck Project by the German Research Foundation (DFG) in the amount of EUR 500,000. Its intent is to revise and improve standard decision and game theory.
Luis R. Martinez, Ph.D., associate professor of biological sciences at The University of Texas at El Paso, will investigate the basis for Cryptococcus neoformans, a fungus that invades the central nervous system (CNS).