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How past health crises can lead us through the current pandemic

17/01/2022 11:48

Crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic have a major impact on our healthcare system. Maternal, newborn, child, adolescent and older people’s health (MNCAAH) are particularly affected. How did healthcare providers and governments ensure essential services during the COVID-19 outbreak, and how did they do it during previous disease outbreaks, natural disasters and humanitarian emergencies? A scoping literature review by the Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) in Antwerp and the World Health Organisation (WHO) draws lessons from the past.

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With EOS- Excellence of Science the FWO and the FNRS invest more than €121 million for 37 new research projects.

20/12/2021 15:36

The FWO, together with its French-speaking counterpart F.R.S.-FNRS, has allocated funding of more than €121 million to 37 research projects within the framework of the second edition of the Excellence of Science programme (EOS).

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six research projects in the field of bioeconomy awarded

20/12/2021 15:28

The FWO has approved the funding of six research projects in the field of bioeconomy. The FWO is proud to present the selected projects, which will receive total funding of three million euros. Encouraging bioeconomy research is one of the guidelines of the ‘bioeconomy policy plan’, which Flemish Minister for science policy Hilde Crevits presented earlier this year.

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Pupils from minority backgrounds more likely to experience negative relationships with teachers

23/09/2021 08:59

Pupils from Muslim minority backgrounds are more likely to have a negative relationship with their teacher and experience feelings of reject…

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The Fund Suzanne Duchesne supports a total of three postdoctoral research projects with 70,000 euros.

29/09/2021 08:04

The Fund Suzanne Duchesne, which is managed by the King Baudouin Foundation, awards 70,000 euros in the form of special bench fees to three selected FWO postdoctoral researchers.

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13 top researchers are coming to Flanders

30/04/2021 16:33

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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