In memoriam Hans Kahlmann (1937 - 2014) - First chairman of CRAF

On September 3, 2014 Hans Kahlmann passed away at the age of 76 years.

Careers: Virtual mobility can drive equality

At the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF2014) in June, scientists, policy-makers and the public discussed 'virtual mobility'.

In memoriam Kostas Nittis

We are very sad to announce that the former Chair of the European Marine Board, Professor Kostas Nittis, passed away on 30 July.

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European Social Survey Round 8 Questionnaire Module Call

The call for proposals from multi-national teams - to design modules for the European Social Survey (ESS) Round 8 questionnaire - has now opened. ESS...

GRAPHENE Flagship Competitive Call now open

The GRAPHENE Flagship Project consortium will be extended with new partners demonstrating complementarities to carry out specific research tasks...

Research Networking Programme CONGENOMICS - Call for short visit grants

The ConGenOmics programme is a European network platform for the exchange of knowledge and facilities in the context of conservation genomics. By...

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Press Releases

Forecasting the development of breakthrough technologies to enable novel space missions

A new report, Technological Breakthroughs for Scientific Progress (TECHBREAK), has been published today by the European Science Foundation.

ESF’s 40th birthday – A celebration of 40 years of European Science

On 15-16 May 2014, the European Science Foundation (ESF) holds a celebratory event in Strasbourg to commemorate its 40 years of scientific networking...

Scientists begin Mars exploration in a deep mine

This week, twenty European scientists will gather at Boulby mine in the UK to begin testing technologies for the exploration of Mars and hunting for...

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Upcoming Conferences

ESF-EMBO Symposium

Bacterial Networks (bacnet15)
Sant Feliu de Guixols, Spain, 9.5 - 14.5 2015. (closing date: 8. February 2015)

ESF-EMBO Symposium

Be There Or Die? The Role Of The Microenvironment In B Cell Behaviour In Health And Disease
Sant Feliu de Guixols, Spain, 16.5 - 21.5 2015. (closing date: 15. February 2015)

ESF-EMBO Symposium

Symbiomes: Systems Biology of Host-Microbiome Interactions
Polonia Castle Pultusk, Poland, 5.6 - 10.6 2015. (closing date: 7. March 2015)

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Recent Developments

ESF was recently commissioned by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) in Portugal to set up review panels and implement the first stage of the 2013 Research Units evaluation. The independent evaluation delivered by ESF, its panel members and expert peer reviewers was performed in line with the highest international standards. Further details.

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Synthetic Biology in Europe

Watch this 30 mn documentary showing current developments in the field of synthetic biology in Europe produced by the ESF EUROCORES EuroSYNBIO programme. More about the programme here.