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The new corona virus – reactions of leading European researchers

The new corona virus – reactions of leading European researchers

At a time of dramatic news of widespread infections in China from the new corona virus, COVID-19, virologists in the top European institutes are intensively working to understand more about the novel disease.

A Scientist's Opinion : interview with Prof. Maurice Whelan about Animal testing

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Professor Maurice Whelan about animal testing

Animal testing, a scientist’s opinion Interview with Maurice Whelan, head of EURL ECVAM (European Union Reference Laboratory for alternatives to animal testing (EURL ECVAM) at the JRC (Joint Research Centre of the European Comission) in Ispra, Italy. How do you think progress is going on reducing animal use for scientific purposes, and what is the ...

A Scientist's Opinion : interview with Pierfranco Conte about Animal testing

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Professor PierFranco Conte about animal testing

Animal testing, a scientist’s opinion Interview with Professor PierFranco Conte, Full Professor of Oncology at the University of Padova and Director of the Division of Medical Oncology 2 at the Istituto Oncologico Veneto in Padova. In your opinion, why is animal use for scientific purposes still so common place? Are animal models still essential for ...

A Scientist's Opinion : interview with Dr Jason Johnson about Animal testing

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Dr Jason Johnson about animal testing

Animal testing, a scientist’s opinion Interview with Dr Jason Johnson, British Heart Foundation Senior Research Fellow, Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Pathology, and leads the Laboratory of Cardiovascular Pathology at Bristol Medical School, University of Bristol. As a scientist, in general do you find that the 3Rs concept is something that is routinely thought of when ...

A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Radu Prodan

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Radu Prodan about the future of Social Media Networks

The future of Social Media Networks, a scientist’s opinion Interview with Radu Prodan, ARTICONF project coordinator and Professor at the Institute of Information Technology, University of Klagenfurt, Austria, about the need to create smart, decentralised social media networks. What are the main problems with current social media networks? Social media today does not live up ...

A social scientist’s opinion: Interview with Kate Orton-Johnson

A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Kate Orton-Johnson about the sociological context of digital technologies

The sociological context of digital technologies, a scientist’s opinion Interview with Kate Orton-Johnson, Programme Director of the Masters in Digital Sociology at the University of Edinburgh and ARTICONF project partner, about the importance of considering social and cultural aspects when developing new digital technologies. How did you get involved in the ARTICONF project? A colleague ...

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Aroon Hingorani about re-engineering pharmaceutical research

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Aroon Hingorani about re-engineering pharmaceutical research

Re-engineering pharmaceutical research, a scientist’s opinion Interview with Aroon Hingorani, Professor of Genetic Epidemiology at University College London. Could you speculate what you think are the biggest causes of drug failure? It is well recognised that the number one cause for drug failure is a lack of efficacy of the drug in the intended indication, ...

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Dr Denis Lacombe about re-engineering pharmaceutical research

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Dr Denis Lacombe about re-engineering pharmaceutical research

Re-engineering pharmaceutical research, a scientist’s opinion Interview with Dr Denis Lacombe, Director General of the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC). Can you tell me a bit about the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC)? We are a non-governmental, not-for-profit organisation established for 60 years, focusing on survival and ...

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Dr Síle Lane about re-engineering pharmaceutical research

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Dr Síle Lane about re-engineering pharmaceutical research

Re-engineering pharmaceutical research, a scientist’s opinion Interview with Dr Síle Lane, head of international campaigns and policy at Sense About Science. Undisclosed clinical trial results are unfortunately common - how does this impact progression in research and treatment? When results from clinical trials aren’t published it means the same research can get repeated unnecessarily. This ...

A scientist’s opinion Interview with Vesa Ruuskanen about microbial protein

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Vesa Ruuskanen about microbial protein

Microbial protein, a scientist’s opinion Interview with Vesa Ruuskanen, post-doctoral researcher at LUT REFLEX research platform. The idea of producing “food from air” was developed by NASA and the Soviets. What was exactly the discovery of Finnish scientists that made this Neo Carbon Food project possible? In our previous Neo Carbon Food energy project we ...