COST Stories

This section focuses on COST results mainly in terms of Actions and Domains.

The case studies reflect the impact COST has on European research, people and markets.

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Personalised healthcare: a gateway to truly individualised medical treatments

Medical treatments are already personalised, in that patients are assessed before a suitable treatment is selected for them. But did you know that a large portion of treatments are ineffective being applied to the wrong community of patients? Or that conventional drug therapies currently in use do not take into account individual genetic variations and differences in response to drugs?

How Genomics Can Help Farmers

COST scientists turn to genomics – digging for solutions to beat plant parasites, helping farmers protect their valuable crops.

What’s in a Word? Today’s Meaning of Innovation


Innovation is fundamental to improving our economies. Supporting innovation is a top priority for COST, building science networks across borders to boost Europe's research potential.

Experts Forecast 2030 in the Wake of the Digital Revolution

Workshop at Foresight

In early April, COST gathered ICT specialists from top Universities, scientific institutions and leading industries. This was the first of a series of workshops looking at the effects of technology on our lives in 20 years time.

COST Training Day in Bulgaria

COST recently organised a training day in Bulgaria’s capital Sofia on 3 and 4 February 2009. Some 150 participants picked up valuable information, ready for the March and September 2009 Open Call collection dates.

Short-Term Missions, Long-Lasting Results

COST strives to support European scientists in their networking activities. Short-Term Scientific Missions (STSMs) allow scientists to learn from an institution or laboratory in another COST country - a concept of particular interest to young scientists.

COST Showcases its Support for Technology at ICT 2008

New Robot Dog

A robot dog that analyses human behaviour and a user-friendly system for classifying digital media drew crowds to the COST stand at ICT 2008. This year's edition took place in the French city of Lyon from 25 to 27 November 2008.

Getting a First Foot in the Door

There continues to be a lack of opportunity for Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) to be independent and set up their first research groups. An issue close to its heart, COST gives reason to encourage the next generation of researchers.

ESOF2008 Spells Success for COST

COST stand at the ESOF2008 exhibition

COST showcased its contribution to the European Research Area (ERA) at this year’s EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF2008) in Barcelona.

Widening Frontiers

COST Brings Australia, New Zealand and Europe Closer Together

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