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The Rank Prize Funds: Post-Graduate Studentships
Applications from supervisors are invited for a Rank Prize Nutrition Fund Post-Graduate Studentship in Human Nutrition, to start in October 2018. UK Institutions ONLY.
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Rank Prize Funds Nutrition Committee
Vacation Studentships 2017
The Rank Prize Funds will be again be offering vacation studentships commencing in the Summer of 2017. A total grant of UK 250 pounds per week for 10 weeks) together with up to UK 500 pounds for consumables (the proposed amount should be justified on the application form) will be available for students to assist in research projects in the fields of human nutrition, animal nutrition and crop husbandry. Topics should be within the remit of the Committee. Supervisors already actively engaged on appropriate projects can download the guidelines and application form from the news section on the website www.rankprize.org.
Closing date for applications will be midnight on 8th Feb 2017.
Science Policy Newsletter â a weekly round-up of policy headlines and
16 August 2017
âAlarmingâ rise in early deaths
of young adults in the north of England â study
Finding highlights the need for increased investment in the north, warn
experts, as research into mortality rate reveals the widening north-south
UK named as world's largest legal
A new trade analysis reveals the scale of Britainâs role in the international
New policies needed to stop
invasive plants jumping the garden fence
Gardening brings pleasure to millions of citizens, has well-recognised health
benefits and contributes significantly to the retail economy. However, some
of our most invasive alien plant species worldwide have jumped the garden
fence to now threaten native biodiversity.
Climate and energy
'Dodgy' greenhouse gas data threatens Paris accord
Anger over 'untrue' climate change claims
Exiting the EU
Brexit relocation of EU medicines
regulator 'will hit UK researchers hard'
Amsterdam says in its bid to house the EMA that two of Britainâs top research
agencies would lose much of their business
Brexit: Scientist behind one of
the century's most important discoveries set to leave UK over EU exit
Nobel Prize-winning physicist Andre Geim considers taking research elsewhere
as international student applications plummet
Research funding and
higher education policy
NERC discards two topics for
The Natural Environment Research Council has decided against offering Â£20
million for programmes on improving the resilience of UK peatland and
designing future landscapes.
UK's bioscience base receives
Â£16.6 million Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund investment
BBSRC has received an additional Â£16.6 million from the governmentâs flagship
Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) to develop new agricultural
technologies and industrial bioprocesses to underpin a more successful
Science should be taught like art
or music: grab a test tube and have a go
Science is not just for boffins. If we can get our minds around football
statistics, we can handle scientific enquiry â starting in primary school
The human cost of the pressures
of postdoctoral research
A paper on conformal algebra has recently caused a stir on social media. Not
because of the science, but rather the heartfelt plea in the acknowledgements
A real step change for fair
It wonât have escaped your notice that there will be a new regulator in
higher education from next April, or that one of the roles the Office for
Students will assume will be regulating fair access to higher education in
Ecologists protest Australiaâs
plans to cut funding for environment-monitoring network
Scientists say the move will reduce the countryâs capacity to predict future
Scientist steps down from South
Korea government position over criticism of her role in stem cell scandal
Budget cuts fuel frustration
among Japanâs academics
Funding trouble at flagship research centre reflects a broader malaise in the
countryâs scientific priorities that must be addressed.
Professor Sir Michael will return
as Chair for a second term
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency announced the
re-appointment of Professor Sir Michael Rawlins as its Chair yesterday for a
further 3 years.
UK-India Newton-Bhabha Fund joint
call on pulses and oilseeds
Call status: Open
Application deadline: 24 October 2017, 16:00 BST/15:00 GMT
Reducing the use of animals in
research: apply for SBRI funding
Up to Â£2.7 million is available to UK SMEs across 3 challenges to replace,
refine and reduce the use of animals.
The economics of higher education,
further education and vocational training - Lords Committee inquiry
The House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee inquiry into Life Sciences and
the Industrial Strategy is ongoing. The RSB response to this consultation is
currently in draft. Comments related to the consultation are welcomed from
RSB members- please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closes 14 September 2017
The future of UK Life Sciences -
Lords Committee inquiry
The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee inquiry into Life
Sciences and the Industrial Strategy is ongoing. The RSB response to this
consultation is currently in draft. Comments related to the consultation are
welcomed from RSB members- please contact email@example.com.
Closes 15 September 2017
Managing common infections:
guidance for primary care
Public Health England has launched this open consultation, which seeks views
on updated antibiotic guidance for primary care on the management and
treatment of common infections.
Closes 11:45 on 21 August 2017
Call for evidence and briefing
note: EEA-workers in the UK labour market
The Migration Advisory Committee has launched an open contultation on the
economic and social impact of the UK's exit from the EU.
Closes 11:59 on 27 October 2017
Fish sauced? Goldfish turn to alcohol to survive icy
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We are honoured to announce that The Association of Applied Biologists has been named as a Collaborator at the 9th International Conference & Exhibition on Metabolomics & Systems Biology, which is going to be held from August 29-30, 2017 in Prague, Czech Republic. The conference is based on the theme- Inclination towards the arena of Metabolomics research to explore the recent advancements and new methodologies that can be applied to the research to take Metabolomics and Systems biology one step further.
The Association of Applied Biologists is an international professional society for all those working, studying or interested in applied biology.
The Association was founded in 1904 and is a registered charity (No. 275655). Our mission is:
"To promote the study and advancement of all branches of Biology and in particular (but without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing), to foster the practice, growth and development of applied biology, with a focus on the application of biological sciences in the production of food, materials and energy, and for the maintenance and improvement of earth's environment".
We deliver this charitable mission through the publication of scientific journals in applied biology, the organisation of conferences in a range of related subject themes, the formulation and dissemination of policies to promote the discipline, the production of a newsletter and the provision of services for members.
We have approximately 800 members across the world and many libraries subscribe to our publications.
We welcome all those who are interested in applied biology.
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