The Academy of Science of South Africa expresses condolences on the passing of former President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela on Thursday 5 December 2013.
Mr Mandela will be remembered as the iconic leader of the struggle against apartheid and a father to the South African nation. His memory will continue to be an example of strong leadership and patriotism.
The Academy of Science of South Africa holds him in particularly high regard as the Patron of the launch of the Academy in May 1996.
The Public Understanding of Biotechnology (PUB) programme, an initiative of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), is celebrating a decade of existence in 2013. This is an important milestone for the first communication programme on biotechnology in the country.
The Indian Department of Science and Technology has instituted the Jawaharlal Nehru Science Fellowship in order to promote cutting-edge scientific research in centres of excellence in India. Eminent scientists of any nationality desirous of carrying out research in Indian institutions for a period of 12 months in a three year duration would be enabled by this Fellowship Scheme. Nominations of eminent scientists for this Fellowship are invited.
Trieste, Italy, 18 November 2013 - IAP – The Global Network of Science Academies, and the InterAcademy Medical Panel (IAMP) today issued a Joint Statement on ‘Antimicrobial Resistance: A Call for Action’.
In the Joint Statement <<http://www.interacademies.net/IAP_IAMP_Nov2013.aspx>>, IAP and IAMP highlight the critical role that antimicrobial (including antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and antiparasitic) drugs play in today’s medical practices, but also that there have been dramatic increases in the number of pathogens developing resistance to these drugs.
The Sydney Brenner Fellowship, administered by The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) and supported by the Oppenheimer Memorial Trust, is awarded for post-doctoral studies in the molecular and cellular biosciences conducted at an advanced level in South Africa.
The AU-TWAS Young Scientists National Award aims to recognise and reward the scientific achievements of young researchers working in Africa.
The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) recognised top South African scientists at its prestigious Annual Awards Ceremony held in Pretoria on 23 October 2013.
The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) inaugurated 32 new Members this week, swelling its numbers to 426, all of whom are recognised as among South Africa’s top scholars and scientists.
The British Academy is pleased to invite nominations for the 2014 Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize for Transcultural Understanding. This major, new international prize, worth £25,000, was established last year to reward “outstanding academic achievement in transcultural understanding” and is designed to illustrate the interconnected nature of cultures and civilizations. Further details are available at http://www.britac.ac.uk/prizes/Nayef_Al-Rodhan_Prize.cfm.
The Royal Society, in partnership with the Department for International Development (DFID), will open the first round of applications for Programme Grants as part of its Royal Society – DFID Africa Capacity Building Initiative in November 2013. Applications will be invited in three priority areas:
- Water & Sanitation
- Renewable Energy
- Soil-related Research
DFID, ACU and AAS Launch £4.85 million Climate Impacts Research Capacity Building Programme in Africa
The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) and the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) are pleased to invite you and/or your institution to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) for a new fellowship scheme and institutional capacity strengthening programme that will enhance research into the impacts of climate change.
The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) invites all life scientists working in research and diagnostic facilities to take part in a nationwide survey. This survey investigates life scientists’ perceptions of:
• excellence in practices
• bioethics and biosafety/biosecurity provisions within institutions
• science policymaking
• current regulations and oversight of life science activities in South Africa
ROYAL SOCIETY OF SOUTH AFRICA and THE ACADEMY OF SCIENCE OF SOUTH AFRICA
INVITE YOU TO A FREE PUBLIC LECTURE BY
Professor Jacquie Greenberg, Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Division of Human Genetics, University of Cape Town
entitled ‘From the Bench to Beasts to the Bedside: the story of the potential use of patient stem cells to model genetic disease in South Africa’
Climate Change: The State of the Science
Saturday, 28 September 2013
13:00-15:00 CET/11:00-13:00 GMT/07:00-09:00 EST
World’s science academies stand ready to provide expert advice to help define post-2015 agenda for global development
TRIESTE, ITALY – IAP – The Global Network of Science Academies, which comprises 106 science academies from both developed and developing countries, responded to the UN-established High Level Panel’s post-2015 agenda for global development and stressed the pivotal role of science in defining the agenda’s priorities. The world’s science academies stand ready to provide expert guidance to the panel and the international community as they further develop the agenda and take action to implement it, said IAP in a statement.