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Vacancy: Chair of Innovation in the Life Sciences (Global Food Security)

The University seeks to appoint a world-leading scholar to the Chair of Innovation in the Life Sciences (Global Food Security). The Chair will be located in the Subject of Science, Technology and Innovation Studies, in the School of Social and Political Science. We welcome applications from candidates including those with specialism in agricultural innovation systems, international development, and life sciences innovation. [13 Jul 2017]

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Vacancy: Research Fellow (DIAL)

A part-time Postdoctoral Research Fellow is required for the ESRC-funded “Diagnostic Innovation and Livestock” project led by Dr Ann Bruce to chart the conditions that can foster, and hinder, the better use of diagnostics for livestock diseases. An understanding of the science, and ability to engage with the technical content, of antimicrobial resistance, diagnostics and treatment, and experience of qualitative research methods are essential. [13 Jul 2017]

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STIS PhD Student Awarded Prestigious Emerging Space Leaders Grant

Matjaz Vidmar, a 2nd year STIS PhD student, has been awarded one of the prestigious Emerging Space Leaders Grants by the International Astronautical Federation (IAF). [16 Jun 2017]

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New book from Antti Silvast: Making Electricity Resilient

Making Electricity Resilient: Risk and Security in a Liberalized Infrastructure -- Antti Silvast [08 Jun 2017]

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Conquering Outer Space – Is it Science or Fiction?

As part of this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, STIS PhD student and innovation researcher, Matjaz Vidmar, and STIS Visiting Fellow and acclaimed science fiction author, Pippa Goldschmidt, are to debate the future of human activity beyond the Earth in a show titled: Outer Space – The Next Empire? [05 Jun 2017]

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New volume on "Dolly at Roslin: A Collective Memory Event"

Download this new publication from Miguel Garcia-Sancho and Dmitriy Myelnikov for free at the link below. [31 May 2017]

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Dr Eugénia Rodrigues taking part in Pint of Science event in Edinburgh

Dr Rodrigues will be giving a talk on "How citizens are transforming science as we (used to) know it" on 16th May at Moriarty's Bar, 161 Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH3 9AA (the event starts at 7.30pm). [11 May 2017]

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Tim Squirrel wins EUSA student tutor award

Tim Squirrell, a PhD student in Science, Technology, and Innovation Studies, has won the 2017 EUSA Teaching Award for the Best Student Who Tutors. [28 Apr 2017]

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Scientists at work