TWAS Plus - Vol. 2 - No. 3 - July 2016  
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TOP STORY  Eminent scientists from UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's Scientific Advisory Board met in Trieste, Italy, 24-25 May to work on policy papers in climate, food security, indigenous science and other areas. The meeting was co-hosted by four international organizations based in Trieste: the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP); the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP); the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB); and TWAS. More
NEWS

Mohamed Hassan, TWAS's first executive director, returns temporarily following Executive Director Romain Murenzi's move to UNESCO.

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OPPORTUNITIES

TWAS offers hundreds of PhD and postdoctoral fellowships to scientists from the developing world. Deadlines: 31 August and 15 September.

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OWSD

Nominations are open for the Elsevier Foundation awards for early-career women scientists, in engineering, innovation and technology. Deadline: 1 September.

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NEWS

A new TWAS monograph shows how ICIMOD uses science cooperation and diplomacy to build stronger communities across the Himalayas.

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EVENTS

Food security is essential for stable, peaceful countries, TWAS Vice President Moctar Toure of Senegal said at a congress in Naples, Italy.
 

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IAP

Over 130 academies of science and medicine join in the new InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) to increase their impact on policy, education and health.
 

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OPPORTUNITIES

Are you planning a scientific event in a developing country? TWAS offers support for workshops, meetings and symposia. Deadline: 31 July.
 

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OPPORTUNITIES

Professors and researchers can build ties and strengthen collaborations worldwide through TWAS's exchange programmes.

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NEWS

Surveillance and communication are key to addressing dangerous viral infections in the future, says Brazilian science leader Hernán Chaimovich.

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NEWS

With TWAS support, entomologist Joseph Mwangangi has become a leading malaria researcher and adviser to Kenya's government.
 

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NEWS

More than 40 scientists met in Trieste to explore how TWAS's research grants shaped their careers. See their stories in the new film "That First Spark".

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"Science and everyday life cannot and should not be separated."

Rosalind Franklin
pioneer in the discovery of DNA structure

                        
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