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What's happening in Sci4Dev this week? 13/10/2017

The Call To Action international conference to accelerate efforts to tackle AMR takes place this week in Berlin
12 October 2017

Announcements and News

  • Dept for Exiting the EU published a paper on‘collaboration on science and innovation: a future partnership paper’ which outlines the UK’s objectives for an science and innovation agreement with the EU –
  • Head of Wellcome Trust, Prof Jeremy Farrar,  has called for clarity on plans for regulating medicines after Brexit,to minimise the UK’s risk of losing its leading position in drug research and development - BBC
  • UKCDS blog by BEIS’ Katie Beckett on Sharing benefits from research and development of genetic resources – UKCDS
  • Wellcome Trust, the UN Foundation and the UK, Thai and Ghanaian governments have organised The Call To Action international conference to accelerate efforts to tackle AMR this week in Berlin. Follow today’s updates hereUN Foundation
  • BBSRC Discovery of a gene that turns fungi into pathogens presents a target for fungicides that could bring relief to arable farmers, vegetable growers and people - BBSRC
  • Wellcome Trust funded research has led to the creation of the world’s largest malaria database, whose results should be a 'wake-up call' - Wellcome Trust
  • BBSRC and MRC funded study has discovered new insights into a molecule which is part of the body’s tissue repair system and could help treat non-healing wounds and injuries, such as diabetic foot - BBSRC
  • ESRC Festival of Social Science celebrates fifteen years this November, with more than 300 free events across the UK – ESRC




Reports and events


Other news and interesting links

  • In light of World Mental Health Day and Rosbash and Young being awarded a Nobel Prize for their insights into how the body's internal clock works, a podcast on biological clocks and their relationship with mental health – Mosaic Science. Download through iTunes or SoundCloud
  • How to be happy: academics advise on what brings joy at work – Times Higher Education
  • Has Universal Development Come of Age? - IDS
  • Blog: A guide to REF2021 for development researchers – The Impact Initiative   
  • A new guide to help universities accelerate action on the SDGs-SDSN
  • Emma Rosen