(August 19th, 2014) Fortune-telling animals are a phenomenon whenever 22 men meet on a grass field during an international tournament. For this year’s World Cup, scientists in Dresden tested the prophetic ability of some of their research subjects, including, flies, yeast and zebrafish.more...
(August 14th, 2014) Open access publishing has broken the barricades in Science, allowing better access to invention and discoveries. The new journal Winnower gives a whole new dimension to transparency in academic publishing - all the way from submission to reviewing, rejection and retraction.more...
(August 11th, 2014) Since 2010, Anjana Nityanandam has shared her inner thoughts, experiences and feelings that come with being a postdoc. Here are her latest insights into the world of a research scientist that many are probably all too familiar with.more...
(August 6th, 2014) Public databases are full of genomic data from mice, worms but also human patients. Jan Korbel and Ewan Birney share their opinion on anonymisation and handling of the new wave of big data.more...
(June 30th, 2014) The ineffectiveness of antibiotics and the spread of infectious diseases are to some extent manageable but there’s one health threat that cannot be escaped: Aging. George Garinis, Björn Schumacher, Lene Rasmussen and Gerald de Haan spoke about their projects for a healthy long life.more...
(July 25th, 2014) Wouldn't it be great to be one step ahead of vicious viruses causing influenza, Aids and West Nile fever? Italian physicist, Vittoria Colizza, uses computational epidemiology to understand and stop epidemic outbreaks. She told us all about it during ESOF2014.more...
(July 23rd, 2014) Our weapons against pathogenic bacteria are becoming increasingly blunt. It’s time to talk openly about how to avert this threat to human health. During the ESOF conference, Anne Glover, Henrik Wegener and Birgitta Normark shared their opinions and ideas.more...
(July 8th, 2014) Every two years, researchers from all areas of science get together to share their knowledge, ideas and experience at the EuroScience Open Forum, ESOF. This year, meeting participants travelled to beautiful Copenhagen. LT reporter, Karin Lauschke, was on-site.more...
(July 3rd, 2014) Last month, the International Vienna Biocenter Summer School commenced for the fifth year. 20 lucky undergraduate students from around the world were selected out of nearly 2000 applicants to spend ten weeks at the school and gain valuable research experience and skills.more...
(July 1st, 2014) While most of their colleagues will be spending their summer walking around in flip-flops and eating ice cream, three researchers from the Czech Republic, Poland and Belgium will be ditching their beachwear and going North to study life in the Arctic.more...
(June 27th, 2014) Whenever you think it’s finally over, the notorious Séralini study on GM-fed rats surfaces again. Just a few days ago, a new chapter started. Environmental Sciences Europe re-published the paper.more...
(June 24th, 2014) Some governmental spending seems more like a massive waste of money than a good investment into a country’s future. A recent study suggests that every pound given to cancer research is money well spent.more...
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Celebrating the 50th Issue
of Lab Times
|Nobel Prize winner Tim Hunt|
...about the future of research and public perception of science
|Altmetrics specialist Martin Fenner|
...about alternative metrics and information overload
|EMBO Director Maria Leptin|
...about being an active researcher and directing EMBO
|ERC Vice-President Carl-Henrik Heldin|
...about the work of the ERC and research funding in Sweden
|CNIO Director MarÍa Blasco|
...about telomerase in ageing research and being a researcher in Spain
|EPFL President Patrick Aebischer|
...about big science and moulding a Swiss research institute
|Statistics expert John Ioannidis|
...about bias in science and how to measure quality of research
|Former MPI-CBG Director Kai Simons|
...about current and past problems of doing research
|Computer scientist Ross King|
...about the automation of science
|Technology transfer specialists Klementina Österberg and Lorna Fletcher|
...about the Swedish way of technology transfer
|Purinergic signalling discoverer Geoffrey Burnstock|
...about the importance of individuality and creativity in science
|Single cell genomics expert Sarah Teichmann|
...about the benefits and prospects of single cell genomics