How do we involve citizens in the sustainability transition? When do they start participating? What solutions could reliably count on wide public support and how do we find these? What implications could such an approach have for governmental practices? What barriers do sustainable solutions encounter at the institutional level and how could these be overcome?
By synthesizing the results of twelve different research projects, Joop de Kraker and René Kemp (Maastricht Sustainability Institute) try to provide answers to questions like these.
Researchers using the DataHub storage services now have the opportunity to make a dataset openly available via DataverseNL. From now on you can copy (parts of) a dataset from DataHub to DataverseNL with just one push of a button.
Pure and associated services, such as the Research Publications portal, are completely renewed. Pure was not available for weeks due to the cyber attack but has been back online since Monday 17 February. Preparations continued during the downtime so that the previously planned migration could be maintained without additional inconvenience for users.
Food scientist Alie de Boer from the UM campus in Venlo is among the final five talented researchers who have a chance of winning the New Scientist title ‘Science Talent of the Year’.
From 10 to 15 September 2018, the cross-border and multidisciplinary Euregio Summer School in the Meuse-Rhine Euroregion was organised for the first time. 45 students from higher education institutions and representatives from knowledge institutes in the Euroregion came together with one goal: to develop visions of the future on the theme 'Improving inclusive Mobility in the Digital Age' in the Meuse-Rhine Euroregion.
Principal components analysis (PCA) is a common unsupervised method for the analysis of gene expression microarray data, providing information on the overall structure of the analyzed dataset.
Chris Evelo (ELIXIR Netherlands) is the new co-leader of the ELIXIR Interoperability Platform, replacing Barend Mons, the Head of Dutch ELIXIR Node. Evelo joins Helen Parkinson (EMBL-EBI) and Carole Goble (ELIXIR UK) in leading the Interoperability Platform.
MaCSBio's director of education Bert Smeets has been interviewed for the Dutch serie: 'Research Loont' (translation: 'Research pays off') about the unraveling of genetic causes of hereditary metabolic disease among children.
Neurogenesis is the process by which new neurons are generated from neural stem cells and progenitor cells which takes place continuously throughout our life. In this work the interdisciplinary team with Gökhan Ertaylan of MaCSBio has been collaborating, uncovers a function for Prox1 gene that functions as an inducer of neuronal differentiation.
Michelle Moerel from MaCSBio has been on the most famous educational tv-show for kids in The Netherlands ( Het Klokhuis ) to explain how the human brain works.
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