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VIB is leading partner in new European alliance in biomedical research

As life sciences become increasingly dependent on technology, research centres create separate “core facilities” with innovative and cutting edge technologies, to serve their own institute. From now on “Core for Life”- members will share the fast-evolving technologies and expertise from their core facilities at European level.

This will allow them to maximize resources and best practices to produce excellent science. Core for Life members today are CRG (Spain), VIB (Belgium), EMBL (Germany), FGCZ (Switzerland), MPI-CBG (Germany) and VBC-CSF (Austria).

 VIB is one of the initiators of this alliance.

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TED of the Month: Mark Shaw – One very dry demo

Mark Shaw demos Ultra-Ever Dry, a liquid-repellent coating that acts as an astonishingly powerful shield against water and water-based materials. At the nano level, the spray covers a surface with an umbrella of air so that water bounces right off. Watch for an exciting two-minute kicker.

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UGent and ArcelorMittal are looking for a Scientific Researcher

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As part of a research project of the Department of Industrial Management of the Faculty of Engineering Sciences and Architecture with the company ArcelorMittal in Zelzate, we have an immediate opening for a Scientific Researcher. It is a contract for 2 years, but this can be extended. The salary is based on the UGent scales, but can be adjusted based on specific knowledge and experience of the candidate.

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Accio organises summer course ‘pop-up school of creativity’

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This one-week summer course will develop your knowledge and skills in regards to the application of conceptual creative thinking. “We will explore creative ways of finding solutions by viewing problems as opportunities with a focus on profit and non-profit”, says Lieven Desomviele from Accio. Accio is an initiative from the Arteveldehogeschool and its goal is to stimulate creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship among its students, alumni and employees.

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