(30.07.15) The DFG has presented recommendations for “Developing Clinical Research at German University Hospitals between 2015 and 2025” (available in German). The DFG Permanent Senate Commission on Key Questions in Clinical Research, chaired by DFG Vice-President Professor Dr. Leena Bruckner-Tuderman, approved these recommendations. They include dependable career paths in clinical research, targeted long-term investments in infrastructures and the staff associated with these, scope for research and a plea for open-topic funding for knowledge-driven research.
What Does Clinical Research at Universities in Germany Need?
The DFG Presents Recommendations for Developing Clinical Research / Plea for Open and Free Competition for Funding and Dependable Career Paths
DFG Names Recipients of Eugen and Ilse Seibold Prizes 2015
Jurist Miyoko Motozawa and Political Scientist Gesine Foljanty-Jost to Receive Award for Contribution to Japan-Germany Relations
(16.07.15) Professor Miyoko Motozawa, a specialist in family and social law, and Japanologist Professor Gesine Foljanty-Jost have been chosen as the winners of the 2015 Eugen and Ilse Seibold Prize of the DFG. They receive the award for their many years of successful and dedicated scientific work, which has made a significant contribution to academic exchange and mutual understanding between Germany and Japan.
The DFG's Annual Press Conference in Berlin
Re-elected President Strohschneider: "Continue with Successful Ventures, Address Urgent Problems" / Proposals for Further Development of the Excellence Initiative
(09.07.15) The DFG names a substantial increase in basic funding for higher education institutions, continued dedicated support for top-level research and the improvement of career prospects for young researchers as the key challenges for the research system, the research community and research policy in Germany. Re-elected DFG President Professor Dr. Peter Strohschneider and Secretary General Dorothee Dzwonnek expressed their views at the annual press conference in Berlin.
The First DFG App: The Digital World of Microbes
Tablet Compendium on Infection Research / Up to Date, Entertaining, Interactive
(09.07.15) The DFG has presented its first German-language app for mobile devices at its annual press conference in Berlin. The “MenschMikrobe” app is an entertaining compendium based on scientific facts about infection research.
DFG President Peter Strohschneider Re-Elected
Peter Strohschneider will serve another term as President of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. The 59-year-old professor of medieval German language and literature was re-elected by the General Assembly of the DFG on Wednesday 1 July 2015 in Bochum.
Nine New Research Units, One New Clinical Research Unit
This was decided by the Senate of the DFG at its session during the 2015 Annual Meeting. The research collaborations will offer researchers the possibility of pursuing current and pressing issues in their research areas and establishing innovative work directions.
Leibniz Lecture by Martin Krönke: ”Clinical Trials of rVSV Ebola Vaccine in Africa and Europe”
About 80 scientists and researchers attended a Leibniz Lecture by Martin Krönke (University of Cologne) on ”Clinical Trials of rVSV Ebola Vaccine in Africa and Europe” at the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto. The German Consulate in Toronto and the DFG jointly organized the lecture and both German Consul General Walter Stechel and DFG North America Office Director Max Voegler provided opening remarks.
Young Indian scientists participated in 65th Lindau Nobel Laureates Meeting 2015
16 young Indian scientists participated in the 65th Lindau Nobel Laureates Meeting 2015 held from 28th June to 3rd July 2015 in Lindau, Germany. Selected by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), the group of young scientists attended this Interdisciplinary meeting including interesting talks and one-on-one interactions with nearly 65 Nobel Laureates and around 650 researchers from around the globe.
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