Tagged: public

[Open] Science Sunday — 22-11-09 - Building blogs of Science

Fabiana Kubke Nov 22, 2009

Roaming through the web, I found great stuff this week that shows the value of an ‘Open’ attitude in science. The Rutherford Medal, New Zealand’s top science prize, was awarded to Professor Peter Hunter from the Bioengineering Institute. Peter Hunter is also one of the minds behind the Physiome Project, “…a worldwide public domain effort to provide [...] … Read More

Open Science Sunday — 15.11.09 - Building blogs of Science

Fabiana Kubke Nov 15, 2009

An article entitled University Public-Access Mandates are Good for Science by David Shulenburger was published in PLoS Biology this week. It is a great read, and a topic I feel passionate about. As the article states: “Not many taxpayers know what university faculty are doing. In fact, not many university administrators or even other faculty know [...] … Read More

Marsden 2009-III: Last but not least…. - Building blogs of Science

Fabiana Kubke Oct 20, 2009

These are the last three neuroscience projects funded by the Marsden Fund of the Royal Society on their last round that I will talk about. For a full list of recipients you can visit their site. Maurice Curtis from the University of Auckland will examine the source of the stem cells that make up [...] … Read More

Open Science Sunday — 18.10.09 - Building blogs of Science

Fabiana Kubke Oct 18, 2009

Starting tomorrow, Monday 19th to the 23rd of October the world celebrates its first international Open Access Week. To celebrate, I have removed the brackets from my title. As stated in their website: Open Access is the principle that all research should be freely accessible online, immediately after publication, and it’s gaining ever more momentum around [...] … Read More

Marsden 2009-II: So much to learn from synapses - Building blogs of Science

Fabiana Kubke Oct 14, 2009

These are three more interesting neuroscience projects funded by the Marsden Fund of the Royal Society on their last round. Johanna Montgomery from the University of Auckland will study what happens during development to determine what synaptic connections are maintained and which are eliminated After neurons are born in the embryo they need to make connections (synapses) [...] … Read More

Marsden 2009-I: An eye on the birds and the bees - Building blogs of Science

Fabiana Kubke Oct 08, 2009

The projects funded by the Marsden Fund of the Royal Society are out, and there are many interesting neuroscience projects that were funded this year, which I will tell you about over the next few days. Here are the first three. Ben Thompson, from the University of Auckland will try to teach an old brain new [...] … Read More

Deaf Awareness Week - Building blogs of Science

Fabiana Kubke Sep 22, 2009

Deaf Awareness Week runs from the 21st to the 27th of September this year. Deaf Awareness Week has been running since 2004, and this year’s theme is ‘Tender Ears’, focusing on the risks that can lead to hearing loss in childhood and during life. Hearing impairment affects 450,000 New Zealanders. According to the National Foundation [...] … Read More