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The University of Twente appoints Prof Ian Gibson as Professor of Design Engineering and scientific director of the Fraunhofer Project Center

Enschede, Netherlands, 05-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Twente appointed Prof Ian Gibson as Professor of Design Engineering. He will also be the scientific director of the Fraunhofer Project Center on the UT campus. Until recently, Ian Gibson (55) was … Read the full press release

University of Liverpool to provide world-leading maths education with new specialist maths school

LIVERPOOL, 05-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The University has received approval from the Department of Education to establish a specialist maths school which will provide world-leading maths education for young people from all backgrounds who have a passion for mathematics. The … Read the full press release

University of Warwick scientists develop tagging device to view proteins inside human cells

Scientists develop tagging device using Ferritin Proteins can be viewed on the nanoscale COVENTRY, 05-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Scientists at the University of Warwick have created a new way to view proteins that are inside human cells. Using Ferritin, a … Read the full press release

Professor Kerstin Krieglstein appointed new rector of The University of Konstanz

The University of Konstanz has a new rector: Professor Kerstin Krieglstein, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Freiburg, was elected on 3 July 2018 by a strong majority of the Senate and University Council to become the successor of … Read the full press release

University of Bristol developed new VR cloud-based tools to accelerate nanotech research and drug discovery

Scientists at the University of Bristol have developed new virtual reality (VR) cloud-based tools to help academics and industry progress new drugs, materials and boost the teaching of chemistry. BRISTOL, 03-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — A joint team of computer science and … Read the full press release

University of Dundee honoured with Research Project of the Year and the Enhanced Student Learning Awards at the Herald Higher Education Awards

DUNDEE, 03-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — We have won Research Project of the Year and the Enhanced Student Learning Awards at the Herald Higher Education Awards, held last night in Glasgow. Professor Ghulam Nabi’s work on prostate cancer research was named Research … Read the full press release

University of Dundee names Professor Andrew Atherton as its new Principal and Vice-Chancellor

DUNDEE, 03-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Dundee has appointed Professor Andrew Atherton as its new Principal and Vice-Chancellor. Professor Atherton is currently Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Enterprise at Lancaster University and is an expert in SME policy and China. At … Read the full press release

Trinity’s Professor John Boland awarded an Outstanding Researcher Award from the Intel Corporate Research Council

DUBLIN, 03-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Professor John Boland, Principal Investigator in AMBER and Trinity’s School of Chemistry, has been awarded an Outstanding Researcher Award from the Intel Corporate Research Council (CRC). It is the fourth time the award has been given … Read the full press release

KTH and Karolinska Institutet: AI can contribute to increased understanding of how prostate cancer develops

Researchers at KTH and Karolinska Institutet have concluded that AI can contribute to increased understanding of how prostate cancer develops, and even improve clinical diagnosis and treatment of the disease. STOCKHOLM, 28-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Every cancer tumor is unique, … Read the full press release

Evonik opens new application technology laboratory for fiber composites and electronics in Geesthacht

ESSEN, 25-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — In mid-May, the new application technology laboratory for fiber composites and electronics at the Geesthacht location was put into operation. “Thanks to the new laboratory, we can support our customers even faster and better than … Read the full press release

U.S. FDA approval for Shire’s first submission for its new plasma manufacturing facility near Covington, Georgia

New facility will add 30% capacity to Shire’s internal plasma manufacturing network once fully operational Expanded capacity supports continued strong growth of Shire’s leading immunoglobulin portfolio and further strengthens ability to deliver complex therapies for rare immune-mediated conditions DUBLIN, 25-Jun-2018 … Read the full press release

Students from the International School of Manila, Philippines, and R.N. Podar School in Mumbai, India are CERN Beamline for Schools 2018 winners

GENEVA, 25-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — High-school students from the International School of Manila, Philippines, and R.N. Podar School in Mumbai, India, are the winners of the 2018 Beamline for Schools competition. In September, they will carry out their proposed experiments at CERN1 together with professional researchers. … Read the full press release

Continental and the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) announce partnership

Continental expands its AI network through a collaboration with the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence Technology company benefits at all levels, for example, in knowledge management, material flow, and software and product development AI-based software and machine learning enable … Read the full press release

Deutsche Telekom installs smart beehives at its headquarters in Bonn

Deutsche Telekom gives bees a connected home IoT and sensors help prevent bee deaths Digitalization makes an important contribution to ensuring the survival of the species BONN, 22-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Deutsche Telekom now has its first two smart beehives … Read the full press release

RemoveDEBRIS spacecraft launched into orbit from ISS to carry out Airbus designed-and-built active debris removal experiments

Airbus net, vision based navigation, and harpoon experiments will deploy in orbit TOULOUSE/ STEVENAGE/ BREMEN, 21-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The space debris removal technology mission RemoveDEBRIS, led by the Surrey Space Centre (SSC) at the University of Surrey, has been … Read the full press release

Eni and ICS Maugeri expand partnership in toxicological emergency research, prevention and treatment to over 70 countries

San Donato Milanese, 18-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Eni and ICS Maugeri have signed an agreement to expand their partnership in toxicological emergency research, prevention and treatment to all the countries where Eni operates. The partnership is already active in Italy … Read the full press release

University of Liverpool and Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust appoint Professor Gregory Lip to lead new Liverpool Centre for Cardiovascular Science

LIVERPOOL, 18-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Liverpool and Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust have appointed Professor Gregory Lip as part of a new initiative to establish an internationally-leading Centre for Cardiovascular Science in the Merseyside … Read the full press release

Dr. Christina Marrongelli to lead World Congress on Pharmacology & Chemistry of Natural Compounds

Marrongelli selected for her expertise in Botanical Drug Development LONDON, 15-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — As a leading expert in her field, Dr. Christina Marrongelli, PharmD has been chosen by the World Congress on Pharmacology & Chemistry of Natural Compounds to … Read the full press release

University of Warwick to receive £1.2 million in funding to support its pioneering research in improving UK crops

New funding to develop scientific breakthroughs in crop research and innovation COVENTRY, 15-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Warwick is set to receive £1.2 million in funding to support its pioneering research in improving the resilience, sustainability and productivity of … Read the full press release

University of Konstanz computer scientists create automated game analysis tool for football match broadcasts

KONSTANZ, Germany, 15-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Football on TV: A pass to the left, a gap in the defence, an open striker at the edge of the penalty area. Suddenly, the picture freezes. Lines and diagrams appear between the players. An … Read the full press release

UZH Space Hub holds its first research flight campaign at the military airfield in Dübendorf

Research goes airborne: The UZH Space Hub is holding its first research flight campaign from 11 to 13 June. An airbus performing parabolic flights will take off from the military airfield in Dübendorf. In addition, a blimp will be used … Read the full press release

TU/e: EuroTech Universities Alliance welcomes École Polytechnique as its fifth member

The EuroTech Universities Alliance, a network of European universities in science and technology which TU/e is part of, welcomes École Polytechnique as its fifth member. The prestigious French institution officially joined during the Technical University of Munich’s 150th anniversary symposium. … Read the full press release

University of Birmingham: ground-breaking research will be conducted into the very early stages of the development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

A thousand people are needed for ground-breaking research being carried out by the University of Birmingham into an incurable lung condition. BIRMINGHAM, 12-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Supported by the British Lung Foundation, Dr Elizabeth Sapey and Professor Robert Stockley, will be … Read the full press release

Dr Emmanouela Gbandi appointed as the Solving Kids’ Cancer Senior Trials Coordinator for Neuroblastoma at the University of Birmingham’s Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit (CRCTU)

University of Birmingham researchers are leading the way with a ground-breaking role to enable more children with the rare cancer neuroblastoma to access potentially life-saving clinical trials more quickly. BIRMINGHAM, 12-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — In the first dedicated position focusing on … Read the full press release

University of Dundee Professor Bob Steele awarded a CBE in HM The Queen’s Birthday Honours list for his work on the treatment of colorectal cancer

DUNDEE, Scotland, 11-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Professor Bob Steele, of the University of Dundee, has been awarded a CBE in HM The Queen’s Birthday Honours list for his work on the prevention, early detection and treatment of colorectal cancer. Professor Steele … Read the full press release

Royal Philips and Singapore Institute of Advanced Medicine Holdings open Advanced Medicine Imaging (AMI) center at Biopolis research hub in Singapore

First phase of Singapore’s Advanced Medicine Imaging Center provides accurate and timely diagnosis of cancer, plus an education center for medical training and scientific research collaborations New treatment innovations, including radioisotope and proton beam therapies, will be made progressively available … Read the full press release

Philips Ingenia Elition performs MRI exam times up to 50% faster with no compromise in image quality; receives clearance from U.S. FDA

With first U.S. commercial installation at Hennepin Healthcare, the Philips Ingenia Elition performs MRI exam times up to 50% [1] faster with no compromise in image quality AMSTERDAM, 11-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in … Read the full press release

Royal Philips to acquire EPD Solutions, an innovator in image-guided procedures for cardiac arrhythmias

AMSTERDAM, 11-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG; AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire EPD Solutions, an innovator in image-guided procedures for cardiac arrhythmias (heart rhythm disorders). EPD’s cardiac … Read the full press release

TU Delft raises two positions in the new QS World University Ranking; the highest-ranking Dutch university

Delft, The Netherlands, 08-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — TU Delft is ranked in  52nd position in the new QS World University Ranking that has been published on 6 June, a rise of two positions compared with last year. This places the university  among … Read the full press release

AstraZeneca and MedImmune present results from Phase III clinical trial of moxetumomab pasudotox in patients with hairy cell leukaemia

Trial meets the primary endpoint of durable complete response Majority of patients who had a complete response had no evidence of any remaining detectable cancer cells Phase III clinical trial results served as basis for recent US FDA regulatory submission … Read the full press release