TWAS Plus - Issue No. 4 - November 2015
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TOP STORY  What are key science issues for the next three decades? In a special issue of the TWAS Newsletter – "The Next 30 Years" – 26 TWAS Fellows, Young Affiliates and other leading thinkers share ideas on environment, health, science diplomacy, higher education, agriculture and other issues that will shape the future. More
EDITORIAL

Among eight key science goals, TWAS should work to advance women and expand South-North cooperation, writes Academy President Bai Chunli.

 

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OPPORTUNITIES

TWAS-UNESCO associateships give experienced professors a chance to build research collaborations in the South. Deadline: 1 December.

 

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EVENTS

The TWAS Arab Regional Office annual meeting will explore the green economy and sustainable development, 16-17 December in Egypt.

 

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NEWS

2014 was a year of growth and impact for TWAS. Explore our dynamic new Annual Report for details on the Academy's work, from training to science policy.
 

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NEWS

Turkish-born neuroscientist Aziz Sancar is TWAS's 16th current Nobel laureate. His research on how DNA repairs itself is shaping new cancer treatments.

 

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OPPORTUNITIES

TWAS provides financial support for the organization of scientific workshops, symposia and meetings in the developing world. Deadline:
1 December.

 

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IAP

A group convened by IAP attended the World Science Forum in Budapest to promote the involvement of young scientists in global policy-making.
 

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NEWS

Science for sustainable development will be a key focus when researchers and policymakers convene in Vienna for the TWAS General Meeting.
 

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OPPORTUNITIES

TWAS and the German Research Foundation offer postdoctoral scientists three-month cooperation visits to German institutes. Deadline: 31 March 2016.
 

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EVENTS

Young scientists will explore research ethics in developing countries at BioVisionAlexandria.NXT in Alexandria, Egypt.
Deadline: 1 January 2016.
 

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NEWS

Genetically modified crops may reshape global agriculture in years to come, African research leader Segenet Kelemu said at Trieste Next 2015.

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"Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.”

Marie Curie

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