An overview of the latest COST news releases.

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31 August 2012 | General
COST’s new Action Plan

The COST CSO has agreed to prepare an action plan to support young promising teams in the field of research and innovation and contribute to widening pan-European participation.

17 August 2012 | General
World Humanitarian Day

Every day humanitarian aid workers help millions of people around the world. World Humanitarian Day is celebrated on 19 August 2012 – it is a global celebration of the spirit of people helping people. Two COST Actions in the COST Domain for Individuals, Societies, Cultures and Health (ISCH) are of great significance to humanitarian issues.

12 July 2012 | General, FPS
Genetically Modified Trees Could Play Important Role In Combatting Climate Change, But Unified Policy and Regulation Approach Requirement To Address Public Concerns

12th July 2012 – Genetically Modified Trees (GMTs)plantations could play an important role in mitigating climate change and environmental pollution, but public concerns about the need and safety of genetically modified organisms requires the development of a unified approach in terms of policy and regulation for the environmental impact assessment and the safe development and practical use of GMTs according to speakers at a session organised by COST Action FP0905 ‘Biosafety of forest transgenic trees’ which took place today at the Euroscience Open Forum in Dublin.

09 July 2012 | General, FA
This summer brings Olympic Games, health and food

Every four years, summer brings us the Olympic Games where athletes attempt to follow the Olympic motto ‘higher, farther and faster’. Watching the spectacle, one cannot help but wonder how they keep a healthy mind in a healthy body. One COST Action may have the answer…

09 July 2012 | General, CMST
Developing new therapies for cancer, infectious and virus-related diseases

COST Action CM1105 ‘Functional metal complexes that bind to biomolecules’ partners with a symposium on platinum coordination compounds and invites representatives from other COST Actions to submit an abstract for the conference.

09 July 2012 | General
COST Action BM0905 underpins proposal for a Marie Curie Initial Training Network on Tourette Syndrome (TS)

TS-EUROTRAIN will be structuring European Training capacities for neurodevelopmental disorders.

05 July 2012 | General, BMBS, CMST, ICT
Personalised Medicine: Better Healthcare for the Future - COST Conference Highlight Video Available

Are you interested in Personalised Medicine but were not able to attend this high level conference? Or maybe you attended and are curious to see how the camera captured the spirit of the event? Go through the event's highlights and catch a glimpse of the topics discussed and sessions organised!

28 June 2012 | General, FPS, ICT
COST's Green Engineering Camp

From 2 to 6 July, Plitvice National park in Croatia will be the scenic backdrop for a collection of innovative, bottom-up ideas using Green ICT in real life applications, especially related to current and future challenges in the European forest sector.

20 June 2012 | General
COST at the Euroscience Open Forum

Europe’s largest interdisciplinary, pan-European general science meeting takes place in Dublin, Ireland, from 11 to 15 July 2012. COST joins this global gathering of Nobel laureates, leading researchers, policy makers, business leaders and international media.

11 June 2012 | General, CMST
Call for Abstracts - International Meeting on Atomic and Molecular Physics and Chemistry (IMAMPC 2012)

The third edition of IMAMPC promotes high-quality research by young scientists from a wide range of disciplines in Atomic and Molecular Physics and Chemistry. A call for abstracts is open until 30 June 2012.

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