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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.» Read more
With EOS- Excellence of Science the FWO and the FNRS invest more than €121 million for 37 new research projects.
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).
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.» Read more
Pupils from Muslim minority backgrounds are more likely to have a negative relationship with their teacher and experience feelings of reject…» Read more
The Fund Suzanne Duchesne supports a total of three postdoctoral research projects with 70,000 euros.
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.» Read more
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.» Read more
Sixty-six million years ago, a catastrophic mass extinction completely reshaped life on our planet. The (non-avian) dinosaurs vanished from…» Read more
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).» Read more
VUB scientist Mathieu Vinken coordinates prestigious European research into animal-free methods for testing chemical substances
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.» Read more
A study on ‘vaccine hesitancy’ in Belgium could boost the effectiveness of a COVID-19 vaccination campaign
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.» Read more