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Living on the Edge? – Neanderthals and Denisovans in Central Asia | Virtual ASciNA Talk

By Monika Trebo | January 12, 2021

Title: Central Asia and Siberia have for a long time only played a very limited role in discussions of modern human origins. These areas were seen as peripheral to our story, that was thought to mostly have taken place in Africa, Europe and Eastern Asia. Speaker: Dr. Viola is a paleoanthropologist focusing on the biological and cultural interactions between different hominin groups in the Late Pleistocene. This Virtual ASciNA Talk is being organized by the Toronto & South-Central Canada chapt
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COVID-19 Infection Externalities and Public Health Strategies: Pursuing Herd Immunity or Containment?

By Monika Trebo | November 25, 2020

Title: COVID-19 Infection Externalities and Public Health Strategies: Pursuing Herd Immunity or Containment? Speaker: Anton Korinek is a Professor at the University of Virginia, Department of Economics and Darden School of Business as well as a Research Associate at the NBER, a Research Fellow at the CEPR and a Research Affiliate at the Oxford Future of Humanity Institute Centre for the Governance of AI. Our 6th Virtual ASciNA Talk is being organized by the Washington DC chapter.
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The future of cities in a post-pandemic world - Virtual ASciNA Talk

By Monika Trebo | November 9, 2020

Title: The future of cities in a post-pandemic world. Speaker: Petra Hurtado, PhD, Research Director at the American Planning Association. The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted how we live, work, play, and move around our cities and communities. Additionally, it has changed how planners think about and prepare for the future, while navigating uncertainty. Thomas Wallner and the Midwest & Chicago Chapter will be hosting the 5th ASciNA Virtual Talk on November 20, 2020, 8AM Pacific
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Angelika Amon 1967 - 2020

By ASCINA | November 4, 2020

The community of Austrian Scientists and Scholars in North America is mourning the loss of a dear member, Angelika Amon, who passed away on October 29 at the young age of 53 after a long battle with cancer.
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ASciNA Award Preisträger 2020

By Monika Trebo | September 17, 2020

Die ASCINA Preisträger 2020 sind Daniel Schramek in der Kategorie „Junior PI"; Martin W. Breuss und Thomas Pölzler wurden in der Kategorie „Young Scientist" ausgezeichnet. Die vom Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Wirtschaft mit einem Preisgeld von 10.000 Euro bzw. je 7.500 Euro dotierten Preise werden vom Netzwerk „Austrian Scientists and Scholars in North America" (ASCINA) ausgeschrieben und durch eine vom Wissenschaftsfonds FWF beschickte internationale Fachjury begutachtet.
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ARIT 2020 | ASciNA Award Verleihung

By Monika Trebo | September 6, 2020

Am Donnerstag, 17. September 2020 um 9:00 Uhr PDT / 12:00 Uhr EDT / 18:00 Uhr MEZ, wird der Austrian Research and Innovation Talk (ARIT) um ersten Mal virtuell stattfinden. Traditionell werden dabei die ASciNA Awards 2020, sowie die Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Poster Awards verliehen.
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Where, What, When? Using fluorescence to map cell-to-cell interactions in the emerging field of Spatial Biology

By Monika Trebo | July 21, 2020

ASciNA Virtual Talk by Clemens Duerrschmid, Ph.D. ( Chapter South West) scheduled for Thursday, August 27, 11am CST. Dr. Duerrschmid, Technical Application Scientist, Akoya Biosciences, will speak about his academic work in cardiovascular immunology and his current role at Akoya Biosciences. Akoya Biosciences offers multiplex immunofluorescence solutions to detect up to 40 biomarkers on intact tissue sections.
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Nachruf Heinz Mühlmann

By ASCINA | July 12, 2020

Die Ascina Greater Boston Community gibt mit Trauer bekannt, dass eines ihrer langjährigsten Mitglieder, Heinz Mühlmann, im Juni 2020 von uns gegangen ist.
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Development and applications of a SARS-CoV-2 antibody test.

By Monika Trebo | July 6, 2020

ASciNA Virtual Talk by Dr. Daniel Stadlbauer (Chapter Greater NYC) scheduled for Thursday, July 16, at 12:00 EST. Dr. Stadlbauer will describe his role in developing a serological enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for the screening and identification of human SARS-CoV-2 seroconverters. This assay does not require the handling of infectious virus, ...
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Neural signals of social craving following acute social isolation in the human brain

By Monika Trebo | June 20, 2020

ASciNA Virtual Talk by Livia Tomova, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow in Cognitive Neuroscience, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Boston Chapter) scheduled for Jun 30, 2020 @ 03:00 PM Eastern Time. When people are forced to be isolated from one another, do they crave social interactions in the same way a hungry person craves food? Positive social interactions in and of themselves may be basic human needs, analogous to other basic needs like food consumption or sleep. If so, the absence ...
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