At the international conference “Ensuring the Future of Nematology” from May 4 to May 9, 2014, in Cape Town, South Africa, 56 young researchers discussed the latest findings and difficulties in dealing with nematodes. Nematodes are microscopic worms that can either be beneficial or detrimental to plant health and might have a huge impact on future food security. In the first part of this blog entry, we already talked to researchers Caro and Bruno about their projects. We also spoke... Read more
ABOUT Anja Feldmann
Anja Feldmann studied Journalism in Dortmund and Slavic Studies at the Ruhr-University Bochum. After extended periods in Russia and Japan, she worked as a business editor for dpa and Reuters. In 2002 she moved to China and worked for the DAAD in a high-level partnership with Tongji University in Shanghai. On her return, she joined the newly established research communications at BASF SE in 2008, where she deals among other things, with the use of social media in science and research.
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Early stage researchers investigate bio indicators during upcoming Nematology Conference in South Africa
A tiny worm might play a huge role for Global Food Security in the future: mostly seen as a vermin, certain nematodes (*) have what it takes to become useful and beneficial. During the next two weeks, we will highlight student research projects to find out more about the multicellular and versatile worm and the people who devote their scientific interest to it. ... Read more
In 2012, BASF received the French Pierre Potier Award for its research on metal organic framework or MOFs: thanks to a new manufacturing process it is possible for the first time to produce MOFs on industrial scale - that is several tons - and without using solvents. Our own Manuela Gaab explained the workings of MOFs in an earlier blog entry. But who is behind these mysterious frameworks with their sponge-like surfaces? Manuela talked to the forefather of MOFs, Omar M. Yaghi... Read more
The world is flat. Thomas Friedman and Konstantin Novoselov came to this stunning conclusion independently of each other. The former being a three time Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling author on how advances in technology and communications accelerate globalization. The latter -- a Russian physicist in Manchester who together with Andre Geim won the Nobel Prize in 2010 for the experimental study and isolation of a two-dimensional carbon crystal with a simple scotch-tape from ordinary graphite, a material used over... Read more