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2014-04-10 23:23:53

Organization Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Empowering Women in the Technology Industry FAIRFAX, Va. (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 Women In Technology (WITSM), the premier organization contributing to the success of professional women in the Washington, D.C.-area technology community, today announced the winners of the 15th annual Leadership Awards. The awards honor leading female professionals who have excelled as mentors, exemplified unique vision as well as embodying the WIT mission. Winners...

2014-04-03 04:20:52

CAMBRIDGE, England, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GBP19.5M raised to drive development of best-in-class fully human VH antibody fragment therapeutics Crescendo Biologics Limited (Crescendo) today announces it has raised a further GBP2m ($3.3m), from EMBL Ventures, in a final close of its Series A financing. Originally announced in December 2013, the Series A now totals GBP19.5m. It was led by Imperial Innovations and included new...

Listening For Rosetta
2014-01-20 08:22:40

On Monday 20 January, ESA’s comet-chasing spacecraft Rosetta will wake up from 31 months of deep space slumber. ESA will streaming live from ESOC, Darmstadt, Germany, with full coverage of the day’s historic events as they unfold, starting at 09:15 GMT (10:15 CET) Rosetta’s computer is programmed to re-establish contact with Earth on 20 January, starting with an ‘alarm clock’ at 10:00 GMT. Immediately afterwards, the spacecraft’s startrackers will begin to warm up, taking...

2014-01-02 12:21:53

Prof. zgur Bar Akan of Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Koc University, has been awarded the European Research Council's (ERC) 1,8 million Euro research grant ISTANBUL, January 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- European Research Council (ERC) provides funding for the world's top researchers and their groundbreaking projects. The funding programme has received 3680 applications from across Europe this year, and the project of Prof. Ozguer BarI Akan from Koc...

Flickr Group 'Your ESO Pictures' Reaches 1000 Photos
2014-01-02 07:11:26

ESO In February 2011 we opened a Flickr Group, called “Your ESO Pictures” to encourage people to share their photos that revealed interesting aspects of ESO. Visitors to our sites often say that it is a life changing experience and we were curious to know what impresses them most. The initiative proved to be very popular, recently passing the 1000 photos milestone, for which we would like to thank all our Flickr friends! Many of the photos shared with us became Pictures of the Week...

2013-12-11 12:29:10

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The European Commission presented for the first time today calls for Proposals under Horizon 2020, the European Union's new 80 billion euro research and innovation program, which runs from 2014 to 2020. Worth more than 15 billion euros over the first two years, the funding is intended to help boost Europe's knowledge-driven economy, and tackle issues that will make a difference in people's lives. International cooperation is a priority in...

2013-12-11 04:20:54

LONDON, December 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Transfer of complete patent chemistry collection to public domain advances drug discovery. Digital Science [http://www.digital-science.com ], a division of Macmillan Science & Education, is donating the SureChem collection of >15million chemical structures from world patents into the public domain through the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI). It is the first time a world patent chemistry collection has been...

Rob Ivison Is Next ESO Director for Science
2013-12-09 19:29:17

ESO The ESO Council, at its meeting this week in Garching, has approved the appointment of Rob Ivison as the next ESO Director for Science. Ivison will take up his post on 31 March 2014. Ivison is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh's Institute for Astronomy, based at the Royal Observatory Edinburgh, and holds an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council. He has a strong and broad track record in astronomy, with expertise covering optical, infrared,...

2013-12-02 00:20:07

First EMBO workshop in Singapore marks new milestone in Singapore-Europe cooperation in life sciencesSingapore, Dec 2, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - A*STAR's Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN) will host Singapore's inaugural European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO) workshop on Complex Systems in Immunology from 2nd to 4th December 2013. The 3-day event will bring together researchers from Europe and Singapore to discuss and share the latest insights in...

Spectacular Stellar Landscape Painted With Young Stars
2013-11-13 13:50:28

[ Watch The Video: Zooming in on the Star Cluster NGC 3572 ] ESO Astronomers at ESO have captured the best image so far of the curious clouds around the star cluster NGC 3572. This new image shows how these clouds of gas and dust have been sculpted into whimsical bubbles, arcs and the odd features known as elephant trunks by the stellar winds flowing from this gathering of hot young stars. The brightest of these cluster stars are much heavier than the Sun and will end their short...