Some plants that are considered bee-friendly may negatively affect the development of these insect`s larvae. The plants that produce pollen unsuitable for wild bees include lavender, poppy, sunflower, oilseed rape and maize, according to the research of Dr. Michał Filipiak from the Jagiellonian University.
In order to build smaller electronic devices, we must be able to study how electric current flows through objects made of a few or several dozen atoms. A team from the Jagiellonian University in collaboration with researchers from Spain, France and Singapore has developed a method to study the transport of electrons in such small objects.
Two Polish scientists: physicist Prof. Marek Kuś and electronics engineer Dr. Grzegorz Kasprowicz have been nominated to the group of twelve strategic advisers called Quantum Flagship. This flagship scientific initiative of the European Commission has a budget of 1 billion euros. Its goal is to develop quantum technologies.
Scientists from three academic centres want to develop an innovative cell therapy that will allow to treat congenital immunodeficiency disorder called neutropenia. Due to neutropenia, approx. 3,000 children a year are unvaccinated in Poland. Effective diagnostics could change this.
Professor Marcin Pałys, rector of the University of Warsaw, was elected member of the Board of the European University Association last week. EUA represents more than 800 universities in 48 countries. The organization plays a crucial role in the Bologna Process and influences EU policies on higher education, research and innovation.