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What's happening in Sci4Dev this week? 27/10/2017

26 October 2017

Announcements and News

  • DEFRA have announced a new centre for sustainable aquaculture which aims to unlock solutions to global food security –
  • BBSRC is supporting research into precision agriculture, using drones, satellite data and robotics which together with advances in genomics, crop and livestock breeding, offer unprecedented opportunities to revolutionise farming systems - BBSRC
  • EPSRC has announced that Professor Philip Nelson will serve as Executive Chair for six months - EPSRC
  • ESRC has announced Professor Jennifer Rubin as their new CEO and Executive Chair Designate - ESRC
  • Putting Children First conference took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia this week, with calls for action for policymakers, researchers and NGOs to identify solutions for fighting child poverty and inequality in Africa - ESRC
  • MRC scientists have developed a tiny cantilever that can weigh individual cells, which has enabled them to detect that a cell stops growing after catching a virus - MRC
  • The International Council for Science (ICSU) and the International Social Science Council (ISSC) have voted to create a new merged organisation called 'International Science Council'  - ICSU-IDSSC
  • EPSRC-supported project with UK and US researchers has used machine learning techniques to predict earthquakes – Cambridge University
  • Wellcome Trust and Gates Foundation have launched new research project to track and document the global burden of disease associated with AMR - CIDRAP



Reports and events

Other news and interesting links

  • Why do people choose to live in disaster areas? - SciDevNet
  • The WHO public health approach to HIV treatment and care: looking back and looking ahead - The Lancet
  • New test promises quick anaemia detection in the field - SciDevNet
  • Small ventures, big hopes: the second in a series of three 'stories of change' on artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM), we find out how miners and communities in Tanzania are turning small mines and quarries into responsible businesses and coming together to tackle the environmental impact of mining - IIED
  • Emma Rosen