The non-celebrities among Swedish research funding bodies
Sweden has many private foundations that fund research, but who are really the persons behind the funding? And how do the foundations allocate their prizes and grants? Curie has taken a closer look at some of the foundations.
Women must fight harder to succeed in academia
Women who want to have careers in academia still encounter greater obstacles than men, but the differences are decreasing. The perception of women leaving academia more than men is not true, according to a new report from the Swedish Research Council.
Veterinary medicine provides support during pandemic
Veterinary medicine and human medicine are usually considered to be “worlds apart”, but during the corona pandemic, these worlds have met. When a COVID test is analysed, it actually does not matter much whether the sample is from a human being or a cat.
“We want to reduce the cost of publication”
Hundred per cent open publication, lower costs and a transparent pricing model. That is SUHF’s goal for the agreements between Swedish HEIs and scientific publishers that are to replace those that terminate in 2024. A newly appointed inquiry will produce the strategy for achieving this.
“Communicating science contributes to democracy”
Why is science communication important, and what role does it play in society? Sarah Davies, who researches the area, wants to encourage all who spend time communicating science to take a step back and reflect on this question. “It’s important to look at the whole, and to realise that science communication contributes to creating a robust and democratic society.”
Tomas uses images in almost everything he does
Six years ago, his picture of a giant virus was chosen as one of that year’s best scientific images by the journal Nature. Now, he and his colleagues have made a major breakthrough in the process of obtaining a picture of an individual protein. “Images are unbeatable when it comes to communicating things such as the structure of proteins,” says Tomas Ekeberg, a biophysicist.