TWAS Plus - Vol. 5 No. 1 - January 2019
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TOP STORY  How can humanity produce more crops, and more nutritious crops, to feed a global population that will approach 10 billion by 2050? At the 28th TWAS General Meeting, TWAS Prize winner Ismail Cakmak of Turkey (photo), showed that soil micronutrients can increase plant tolerance to stress and improve human health. Chinese researcher Zhang Dabing explained why controlling the number and size of rice flowers could lead to richer harvests.  More
NEWS

Mohamed Hassan, who guided TWAS's growing impact during a quarter-century as TWAS's executive director, has been elected as the Academy's sixth president.

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OPPORTUNITIES

Call opening: Postdoc scientists from sub-Saharan Africa can visit a German research institute for three months under the TWAS-DFG programme.

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IAP

Findings from a three-year project on food, nutrition security and agriculture are summarized in the latest IAP global perspective publication.

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NEWS

Pollutants in the environment and toxic substances in cosmetics must be carefully tracked, TWAS Young Affiliates urged at the TWAS General Meeting.

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NEWS

From Africa to India, stem cells are increasingly used to restore eyesight, scientists reported at the TWAS General Meeting.

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OPPORTUNITIES

Don't miss it! The call for TWAS Research Grants for individuals and groups opens 28 January, with funds available to promising scientists and projects.

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NEWS

Introducing new plant species as a strategy to make sandy soil richer may provide better crop yield, says TWAS-Al-Kharafi Prize winner Lydie-Stella Koutika.

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NEWS

Water-absorbing gels have promising applications in many different fields, explained TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize winner R.A. Mashelkar at the TWAS General Meeting.

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GenderInSITE

Gender equality can be a transformative force in science and innovation. How far are we from achieving it? A new study provides interesting insights.

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OPPORTUNITIES

The Chinese Academy of Sciences and TWAS offer the opportunity to spend up to four years in China to earn a doctoral degree. Deadline: 31 March.

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OWSD

Five winners of OWSD-Elsevier Foundation awards for women scientists will be honoured in Washington, D.C., on 16 February.

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OPPORTUNITIES

Threatened scholars can continue their work in safety with fellowships from the Institute of International Education's Scholar Rescue Fund. Apply by 27 January.

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"Science in Exile", a film from TWAS, explores the stories of four scientists displaced by war. If your organisation would like to screen it, please email scienceinexile@twas.org.

"Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world."
Louis Pasteur, French biologist, microbiologist and chemist renowned for his discoveries of the principles of vaccination.

                        
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