FEBS Network Corner - October

Wednesday, 17 October 2018 09:58
The FEBS Network platform was launched a year ago as a new online international forum for scientists working in the molecular and cellular life sciences (https://www.febs.org/news/the-febs-network-is-one-year-old/).  It provides opportunities to share advice, news and insights, and to connect and collaborate. The platform initially focused on ‘channels’ of expert content for targeted general audiences, such as early-career scientists, university teachers or registrants interested in science and society issues.  Other scientists join the community as 'Users' creating a profile page presenting their interest and posting content. Such content will also be featured on the network in 'Latest from all the community'. Enlarging support for its members during the first year FEBS has opened private ‘rooms’ as support and extension for FEBS community groups and FEBS-supported meetings. See the post ‘Welcome to the FEBS Network’ for a longer introduction to the platform. Here some recent publications of the FEBS Network: How to finish…

Offener Brief zur Unterstützung des FWF

Tuesday, 28 August 2018 01:31
an den Herrn Bundespräsidenten und die für Forschung & Entwicklung zuständigen Mitglieder der Österreichischen Bundesregierung Herrn Bundespräsident Univ. Prof. Dr. Alexander Van der Bellen Herrn Bundeskanzler Sebastian Kurz Herrn Vizekanzler Heinz-Christian Strache Herrn Bundesminister Univ. Prof. Dr. Heinz Faßmann Herrn Bundesminister Ing. Norbert Hofer Herrn Bundesminister Hartwig Löger Frau Bundesminister Mag. Dr. Margarete Schramböck                                                                                                                                                            Wien, im August 2018   Sehr geehrter Herr Bundespräsident, sehr geehrter Herr Bundeskanzler, sehr geehrter Herr Vizekanzler, sehr geehrte Frau Minister, sehr geehrte Herren Minister! Im Regierungsprogramm heißt es: „Wissenschaft und Forschung sind Voraussetzungen echter Persönlichkeitsentfaltung in einer Gesellschaft und Basis für eine positive Zukunft unseres Heimatlandes“, und weiter: „Ziel der Bundesregierung ist es, das österreichische Wissenschafts- und Forschungssystem zu einem der wettbewerbsfähigsten der Welt zu machen. Dafür müssen wir gerade als kleines Land im Hochschulsektor strategische Schwerpunkte setzen“. Eine entscheidende Voraussetzung zur Erreichung solch ambitionierter Absichten ist die solide finanzielle Ausstattung der kompetitiven Forschungsförderung…

FEBS Network Corner - July

Thursday, 12 July 2018 11:26
What's new at FEBS? The following article recommendations have been compiled especially for ÖGMBT members: FEBS Letters celebrated its 50th anniversary this year, and highlights from this celebration and a virtual issue of this journal can be seen at https://network.febs.org/channels/1687-spotlight/posts/36060-50-years-of-molecular-life-sciences-with-febs-letters Please note, that some contributions are labeled „community exclusive“. To get access to these you have to register with the FEBS network, which is for free with no strings attached. Brooke Morriswood contributed once again a delightful and witty article https://network.febs.org/channels/723-early-career-scientist/posts/35947-the-patron-saint-of-science-writing Short list of educational resources can be viewed at https://network.febs.org/channels/724-educator/posts/35998-free-and-fun-online-educational-resources-for-students-and-educators   The FEBS Network is a new initiative from FEBS to support molecular and cellular life scientists, drawing on recent developments in digital technologies for online communities. The project is at an early stage of development and we encourage you to enjoy exploring its potential and contributing to our long-term aims of creating a valuable resource in the biosciences…