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Borrowing nature's brightest idea

Photosynthesis is the unique natural process that converts energy from sunlight into chemical energy. Understanding the photochemical reactions behind this essential phenomenon has the potential to deliver new sources of green energy as well as instruments that detect environmental pollution and food contamination.

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06 October 2016
COST Action member awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016

Prof Bernard L. Feringa, participant in the COST network Emergence and Evolution in Complex Chemical Systems, has received together with Jean-Pierre Sauvage and Sir J. Fraser Stoddart the Nobel Prize for developing the world’s smallest machines.

22 September 2016
GenderSTE, a platform supporting future UN standards in sustainable urban development

The COST-funded policy network genderSTE has been developing case studies that connect policy and practice and show the importance of gender balance in fields like science, transport and environment, all linked to the United Nations sustainable urban development goals.

22 September 2016
Strengthened intergovernmental support for COST in Bratislava

High-level representatives of the COST Member States and Cooperating State, as well as from the European Commission reconfirmed their commitment to the programme at the COST Ministerial Conference in Bratislava on 22 September. The conference was held under the auspices of the Slovak EU Presidency.

21 September 2016
Two-time Pulitzer-winning journalist Sheri Fink to keynote at Disaster Bioethics Action conference

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Physician and New York Times correspondent Sheri Fink will be presenting her views on the ethical dilemmas that disasters raise at the final conference of Disaster Bioethics Action at Dublin City University on 3-4 October.

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Open Call

The next collection date is set for 7 December 2016, 12:00 noon (CET).

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Strategy Corner

This section features the work of the COST Committee of Senior Officials (CSO), including the policy-driven Targeted Networks. read more


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