Polish Academy of Sciences in cooperation with the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA) and Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs invites to participate in a workshop entitled “African Swine Fever – the Role of Science Advice”. The workshop will take place on 6 June 2019.
The Institute for Human Sciences (Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen, IWM) and Polish Academy of Sciences are inviting researchers to take part in „ERC Mentoring Initiative” workshop in Vienna on 14-15 June 2019. The event is supported by Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education.
The European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities (ALLEA), the European University Association (EUA) and Science Europe issued a joint statement on the urgent need to back commitments to academic freedom and university autonomy with solid actions. The three partners, representing a vast section of Europe’s research and higher education system, maintain that academic freedom and institutional autonomy are of fundamental importance and value to society.
Researchers from the PAS Institute of Organic Chemistry have developed a way to create peptide nanocapsules, in which chemical reactions will take place. Such organic nanoreactors can facilitate production of compounds that are difficult to obtain.
Small amounts of methane are sometimes released from the below the surface of Mars, show the results of analyses of an international team. Researchers – including a Polish scientist – have identified a possible source of methane on Mars and determined where the gas in that source comes from.
On April 2 2019, at the Nencki Institute, 9 Warsaw scientific institutions signed an agreement to establish, and run a PhD school in cooperation with each other. It will be the Warsaw PhD School in Natural and BioMedical Sciences (Warsaw-4-PhD). The school will commence its activities in October 2019, and will offer interdisciplinary education in 4 scientific disciplines: biological, chemical, physical and medical sciences.
The Commission has recently opened a Call for Expression of Interest for serving on the European Innovation Council (EIC) Pilot Advisory Group.
The importance of work and religion decreases in the life of Poles, and the role of friends and free time continues to increase, studies of sociologists show. Polish attitudes approach those found in Western societies, sociologist Prof. Mirosława Marody comments for PAP.
Societies with high level of satisfaction are those in which tolerance and mutual trust dominate. However, none of these attitudes brings satisfaction directly, and people with such views are no happier than prejudiced people, according to the psychological research conducted by Dr. Jakub Kryś.
At the initiative of Prof. Andrzej Górski, Ordinary Member of the Academy, on 25 March 2019 Polish Academy of Sciences hosted delegates of the USA National Institutes of Health: F. Gray Handley, M.S.P.H., Associate Director for International Research Affairs, Joseph Campbell, Ph.D., Office of Biodefense Research Resources and Translational Research Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases and Joyelle Dominique, M.S., M.B.A., Regional Officer, Europe and Multilateral Affairs Office of Global Research.
Since clearcutting was completely banned in the Tuchola Pinewoods (in the 18th century) and pine monoculture was introduced, the forest is more susceptible to disturbances such as: insect outbreaks, fires or windstorms – report scientists from the Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization of the Polish Academy of Sciences.
Studies on the antioxidant effect of vitamins and minerals are already passé! Research on plant antioxidants is now in fashion. These are the conclusions from the meta-analysis of almost 300,000 scientific publications on antioxidants.