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What's happening in Sci4Dev this week? 29/09/2017

28 September 2017

Announcements and News

  • UKCDS announces the Chair of the new HMG Strategic Coherence of ODA-funded Research (SCOR) Board, Professor Peter Piot - UKCDS
  • UKRI Board members have been announced by Science Minister, Jo Johnson – gov.uk
  • Brexit researchdeal has been struck between the UK and US, which aims to make it easier for researchers to travel, collaborate and share facilities - BBC
  • Wellcome Trust has launched the Together Science Can campaign - a global campaign to unite researchers and institutes around the world to protect vital international scientific collaboration - Wellcome Trust
  • Innovate UK has announced a new £7.3m production unit at Oxitec, which will help battle mosquito-borne diseases – gov.uk
  • UN Foundation and Wellcome Trust have published a report during the UN General Assembly on the progress made in global antimicrobial resistance (AMR) fight - CIDRAP
  • WHO announced that measles no longer endemic in 79% of the WHO European Region, and has been totally eliminated for the first time in the UK - WHO

 

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Other news and interesting links

  • Scientists, supported by EPSRC, have made a crucial step towards unlocking the “holy grail” of computing – microchips that mimic the way the human brain works to store and process information – Exeter University
  • Getting African researchers involved in climate science – SciDevNet
  • Every childhood vaccine may go into a single jab - BBC
  • Blog on the biggest challenge in bringing Southern research to bear on global issues - INASP
  • Emma Rosen