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KFPE Newsletter July
  • 02.07.2018
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KFPE Newsletter - July 2018

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Elevator Pitch Context Alfatoxin
  • 02.07.2018
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Do you have Disruptive Food/Non-Food Solution for an Aflatoxin-Free Food System?

Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), in collaboration with Sight and Life Foundation, Mars, Incorporated and Postharvest Loss Alliance for Nutrition (PLAN), is inviting ideas from students and young professionals who can design an innovative product, service, technology, application or approach for reducing or eliminating exposure to aflatoxin-contaminated foods and feed.
Copyright, J. Pelikan, SwissTPH Basel
  • 27.06.2018
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African scientists launch their own preprint repository

Open-science advocates have launched the first preprint repository aimed exclusively at African scientists. AfricArXiv seeks to improve the visibility of African science by helping academics to share their work quickly with other scientists, as well as with policymakers, entrepreneurs and medical staff.
Two new RFI reports published
  • 27.06.2018
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Two new Research Fairness Initiative (RFI) reports are out

Two brand new RFI reports were published in June 2018 - one coming from Université Alioune Diop de Bambey (Senegal) and one from the Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical (Portugal).
Human Migration - Nature's Special
  • 21.06.2018
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Human Migration - Nature's Special Issue

For World Refugee Day, revisit Nature’s special issue examining the facts around migration.
  • 07.06.2018
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EDCTP launches €118 million investment

The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) published its 2018 calls for proposals after approval of its 2018 work plan. The eleven calls represent an overall investment of €118 million in clinical research and research capacity in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • 05.06.2018
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Call for Internship Scholarships in China

ETH Zurich as the Leading House for the Bilateral Science and Technology Cooperation Programme with Asia is launching this call
seed money ASEAN
  • 01.06.2018
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Call for Seed Money Grants with ASEAN Member States

The goal of the current seed money call is to establish and strengthen scientific collaboration between Swiss researchers and colleagues in one of the partner countries.
Women in Odisha, India, where in 2014 the Dongria Kondh forest tribe won a lawsuit to stop a bauxite mine from opening. Credit: Sanjit Das/Panos Pictures (via Nature)
  • 30.05.2018
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The global south is rich in sustainability lessons that students deserve to hear

A Western bias limits progress, so educators must share how communities in the developing world manage environmental change, argues Harini Nagendra.

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