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15 February 2019
What road would bring an American researcher to Europe and keep her there? Juleen R. Zierath, Professor of Physiology at the Karolinska Institutet tells us her story, and that of her research to prevent diabetes.
8 February 2019
In order to achieve equal access and participation in science, the United Nations declared 11/2 the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. We took this opportunity to speak with Isabelle Vernos, a member of the ERC’s Scientific Council since 2011 and Chair of the ERC’s Gender Balance Working Group, about what the ERC has done to support female researchers.
1 February 2019
Romania has recently started its 6 month presidency of the Council of the EU. We take this opportunity to interview Mihnea Costoiu, Rector of the University Politehnica of Bucharest (UBP).
25 January 2019
All decisions we make as humans are subject to implicit bias - simply a distortion in our thinking process, a cognitive shortcut we take to come to a decision. It comes in many forms, but all have the consequence of error prone decisions. It can be difficult to avoid implicit bias as it often operates outside our immediate awareness, hence it is also known as unconscious bias.
24 January 2019
România a preluat de curând președinția rotativă a Consiliului Uniunii Europene. În acest context am profitat de această ocazie și am avut un interviu cu rectorul Universității Politehnica din București, domnul Mihnea Costoiu.
18 January 2019
Have you ever wondered what a grant proposal evaluator is looking for in a successful application? An evaluator for the ERC's Proof of Concept (PoC) grants gives her views. Maria Moura Oliveira is Director of technology commercialisation at the University of Porto and has been a member of the PoC peer review panel for the past five years.