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13 top researchers are coming to Flanders

26/03/2021 07:58

The flagship of the FWO, the Odysseus programme aims to encourage excellent researchers who have built up a career outside Flanders, to come and work in Flanders and establish themselves within the Flemish research community.

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Asteroid dust found within the dinosaur-killing crater

25/02/2021 09:01

Sixty-six million years ago, a catastrophic mass extinction completely reshaped life on our planet. The (non-avian) dinosaurs vanished from…

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Supercomputers show their added value to Flemish research, in academia and industry

08/02/2021 10:41

On January 14th, the EuroHPC’s LUMI kick-off in Belgium took place. LUMI is planned to become one of the world’s mightiest supercomputers end of this year. A perfect moment to have an update on the impact of the Flemish Supercomputer Center (VSC).

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VUB scientist Mathieu Vinken coordinates prestigious European research into animal-free methods for testing chemical substances

05/02/2021 16:52

Prof. Dr. Mathieu Vinken, pharmacist-toxicologist affiliated with the Department of Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences of the VUB, will be responsible for the general coordination of the “ONTOX” project for a period of 5 years from 1 May 2021 onwards. The “ONTOX” project is looking for innovative methods to evaluate the safety of chemical substances without using laboratory animals. 

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A study on ‘vaccine hesitancy’ in Belgium could boost the effectiveness of a COVID-19 vaccination campaign

19/11/2020 13:18

In a new study, researchers at the Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) in Antwerp investigate the reason why people are reluctant to be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.

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One of the world's most powerful supercomputers, LUMI, will take Flemish research and competitiveness to a next level

21/10/2020 11:43

EuroHPC is bundling European resources to develop high-quality exascale supercomputers for processing large amounts of data. One of the pan-…

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Belgian scientists find link between climate change and the emergence of new pathogens

22/09/2020 16:44

While all eyes are on COVID-19, a virus that only reached humans some 18 months ago, microbes thousands of years old are lying dormant around the world. These are at least as harmful and at least as difficult to combat - and leishmaniasis is one of them.

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Laureates FWO-Excellence prizes

24/06/2020 15:22

The Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO) has today announced the five laureates of the FWO Excellence Awards. Every five years, an international jury awards a prize worth €100,000 to eminent scientists in recognition of their research careers. The prizes are also known as the ‘Flemish Nobel Prizes’. The Excellence Award in Exact Sciences has a female laureate for the first time. 

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Ghent University engages Atos to build third Tier1 VSC supercomputer supporting research in Flanders

22/06/2020 09:39

Ghent University has engaged Atos in a 6-year contract for a value of over 10 Million Euro to deliver the next Tier1 supercomputer for the Flemish Supercomputer Center VSC.

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The FWO allocates 322,000 euros to research in ALS thanks to bequest

21/06/2020 07:59

Today, on World ALS Day, the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO) has allocated 322,000 euros to research aimed at improving the understanding and treatment of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). The money comes from a bequest left to the FWO by Mr. Van Eyck, who had explicitly requested that the money be spent on research into this neurological disease.

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