scilog - Project of the week
How Cancer Cells Defend Themselves Against Radiotherapy
Cancer stem cells are a cell type that was previously little known. They are resistant to irradiation and prevent the effective treatment of many types of cancer. A research group from Innsbruck has now identified two genetic mechanisms that produce this radioresistance.
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The cooperation agreement between the Italian province of Alto Adige (South Tyrol) and the FWF is bearing fruit: the researchers Hannes Schuler (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano) and Christian Stauffer (BOKU Vienna) are the first bilateral team to receive joint project funding. In their project, the researchers from Bolzano and Vienna are using genome analysis to explore new ways of protecting fruit trees from the damage wrought by apple proliferation disease. The province of South Tyrol and the FWF are each investing nearly EUR 300,000 in the cooperation project.
In addition to close international cooperation in the SARS-CoV-2 urgent funding programmes, the Austrian Science Fund FWF has set up a further cooperation project with Switzerland: the FWF is participating in the coronavirus research programme run by the Swiss National Science Foundation. Researchers from Austria can form teams with colleagues from Switzerland and jointly initiate research projects.
A statement by members of the Austrian Alliance of Science Organisations on the role of science and research in the Corona crisis
Young Independent Researcher Groups: Four Interdisciplinary Research Teams Break New Scientific Ground
For the second time, the Austrian Science Fund FWF has approved research projects totalling EUR 8.6 million for innovative and interdisciplinary cooperation between excellent postdoc teams.
Several organisations support cutting-edge research through the FWF and thus help kick-start research projects for a better future. Currently, researchers can submit promising project proposals within the framework of four calls.