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Quentin Libois/Orange snow in the Pyrenees, after the Saharan dust deposition events in February 2021
18 Dec 2023

What we lose if snowfall disappears

Marie Dumont’s journey into snow research was inspired by her upbringing in the French Alps, surrounded by the great outdoors. At the age of 16 years, a Mont Blanc expedition with her father became a defining moment. Following this experience, she knew that she had two…
Marie Dumont’s journey into snow research was inspired by her upbringing in the French Alps, surrounded by the great outdoors. At the age of 16 years…
Marie Dumont’s journey into snow research was inspired by her upbringing in the French Alps, surrounded by the great outdoors. At the age of 16 years, a Mont Blanc expedition with her father became a defining moment. Following this experience, she knew that she had two…

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Curbing the cell stress response
31 Jan 2024

Curbing the cell stress response

A common thread in health issues like cancer, obesity and neurodegenerative diseases is chronic inflammation, which worsens these conditions. Seamus Martin is researching pathways to develop targeted interventions to suppress stress-induced…
A common thread in health issues like cancer, obesity and neurodegenerative diseases is chronic inflammation, which worsens these conditions. Seamus Martin is researching pathways to…
A common thread in health issues like cancer, obesity and neurodegenerative diseases is chronic inflammation, which worsens these conditions. Seamus…
A common thread in health issues like cancer, obesity and neurodegenerative diseases is chronic inflammation, which worsens these conditions. Seamus Martin is researching…
A common thread in health issues like cancer, obesity and neurodegenerative diseases is chronic inflammation, which worsens…
When minds diverge
27 Nov 2023

When minds diverge

Is neurodevelopment diversity a disorder to be treated or an identity to be respected? ERC grantee Kristien Hens challenges stigma, exploring first-hand experiences for a richer, more nuanced understanding.
Is neurodevelopment diversity a disorder to be treated or an identity to be respected? ERC grantee Kristien Hens challenges stigma, exploring first-hand experiences for a richer, more…
Is neurodevelopment diversity a disorder to be treated or an identity to be respected? ERC grantee Kristien Hens challenges stigma, exploring first…
Is neurodevelopment diversity a disorder to be treated or an identity to be respected? ERC grantee Kristien Hens challenges stigma, exploring first-hand experiences for a…
Is neurodevelopment diversity a disorder to be treated or an identity to be respected? ERC grantee Kristien Hens challenges…
Connectivity in the ancient world
20 Nov 2023

Connectivity in the ancient world

The eastern Mediterranean was among the earliest ‘global’ markets in human history. Philipp Stockhammer explores ancient food practices and social connections during the Bronze Age, offering valuable insights for today’s world.
The eastern Mediterranean was among the earliest ‘global’ markets in human history. Philipp Stockhammer explores ancient food practices and social connections during the Bronze Age,…
The eastern Mediterranean was among the earliest ‘global’ markets in human history. Philipp Stockhammer explores ancient food practices and social…
The eastern Mediterranean was among the earliest ‘global’ markets in human history. Philipp Stockhammer explores ancient food practices and social connections during the…
The eastern Mediterranean was among the earliest ‘global’ markets in human history. Philipp Stockhammer explores ancient…
DiCED
25 Oct 2023

How technology is reshaping political campaigns

Digital technology is changing the way political parties campaign for power and influence. Rachel Gibson is researching how social media and artificial intelligence bring about shifts in electoral strategies and the consequent reshaping of democracy.
Digital technology is changing the way political parties campaign for power and influence. Rachel Gibson is researching how social media and artificial intelligence bring about shifts…
Digital technology is changing the way political parties campaign for power and influence. Rachel Gibson is researching how social media and…
Digital technology is changing the way political parties campaign for power and influence. Rachel Gibson is researching how social media and artificial intelligence bring…
Digital technology is changing the way political parties campaign for power and influence. Rachel Gibson is researching how…
Helping the heart to heal itself
29 Sep 2023

Helping the heart to heal itself

Electrical impulses that occur naturally in the heart could one day be used to detect and repair irregular heartbeats known as arrhythmias. Pioneering research led by Daniël Pijnappels aims to replace more invasive treatments, improve patients’…
Electrical impulses that occur naturally in the heart could one day be used to detect and repair irregular heartbeats known as arrhythmias. Pioneering research led by Daniël Pijnappels…
Electrical impulses that occur naturally in the heart could one day be used to detect and repair irregular heartbeats known as arrhythmias…
Electrical impulses that occur naturally in the heart could one day be used to detect and repair irregular heartbeats known as arrhythmias. Pioneering research led by Daniël…
Electrical impulses that occur naturally in the heart could one day be used to detect and repair irregular heartbeats known…
cultivation of cyanobacteria
19 Jul 2023

Harnessing plant power

Can plants be redesigned to boost their productivity? Three scientists are delving into the possibilities. By finding a balance between plant efficiency and ecological preservation, their research promises to advance sustainable agriculture.
Can plants be redesigned to boost their productivity? Three scientists are delving into the possibilities. By finding a balance between plant efficiency and ecological preservation,…
Can plants be redesigned to boost their productivity? Three scientists are delving into the possibilities. By finding a balance between plant…
Can plants be redesigned to boost their productivity? Three scientists are delving into the possibilities. By finding a balance between plant efficiency and ecological…
Can plants be redesigned to boost their productivity? Three scientists are delving into the possibilities. By finding a…
Drug delivery
07 Jul 2023

Boosting drug delivery to beat cancer

With the support of multiple ERC grants, Triantafyllos Stylianopoulos embarked on a journey to unravel the complexities of drug delivery to tumours. His pioneering research holds the potential to open new avenues in the fight against cancer.
With the support of multiple ERC grants, Triantafyllos Stylianopoulos embarked on a journey to unravel the complexities of drug delivery to tumours. His pioneering research holds the…
With the support of multiple ERC grants, Triantafyllos Stylianopoulos embarked on a journey to unravel the complexities of drug delivery to tumours…
With the support of multiple ERC grants, Triantafyllos Stylianopoulos embarked on a journey to unravel the complexities of drug delivery to tumours. His pioneering research…
With the support of multiple ERC grants, Triantafyllos Stylianopoulos embarked on a journey to unravel the complexities of…
Wildfire Recovery: Lessons from Animals
31 May 2023

Wildfire recovery: Lessons from animals

How do animals rebound from wildfires and what can we learn from their recovery techniques? By studying the resilience of animals, Verónica Policarpo seeks to identify valuable insights that could enhance strategies for recovering from such…
How do animals rebound from wildfires and what can we learn from their recovery techniques? By studying the resilience of animals, Verónica Policarpo seeks to identify valuable…
How do animals rebound from wildfires and what can we learn from their recovery techniques? By studying the resilience of animals, Verónica Policarpo…
How do animals rebound from wildfires and what can we learn from their recovery techniques? By studying the resilience of animals, Verónica Policarpo seeks to identify…
How do animals rebound from wildfires and what can we learn from their recovery techniques? By studying the resilience of…
Modelling Text as a Living Object in Cross-Document Context
24 May 2023

Artificial intelligence for living texts

While existing AI tools help people search and extract information from texts, the technology still is basic. Iryna Gurevych is developing advanced AI tools for what she calls "living texts" — texts that dynamically evolve through revisions over…
While existing AI tools help people search and extract information from texts, the technology still is basic. Iryna Gurevych is developing advanced AI tools for what she calls "living…
While existing AI tools help people search and extract information from texts, the technology still is basic. Iryna Gurevych is developing advanced…
While existing AI tools help people search and extract information from texts, the technology still is basic. Iryna Gurevych is developing advanced AI tools for what she…
While existing AI tools help people search and extract information from texts, the technology still is basic. Iryna Gurevych…
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