Breakthrough initiatives at the Academy

Breakthrough initiatives at the Academy

Jamie Drew of Breakthrough Initiatives visited Wigner Research Centre for Physics. Mr. Drew is Chief of Staff and Program Director for the Breakthrough Initiatives. His visit in mid August was aimed at strengthening cooperation and building new ties in Hungary.

Non-allergenic bread could be just around the corner – Hungarian researchers played an active role in the pioneering scientific discovery

Non-allergenic bread could be just around the corner – Hungarian researchers played an active role in the pioneering scientific discovery

Wheat is a major staple cereal grain consumed worldwide that provides a major source of high-quality nutrition to humankind. However, for a small subset of the population, a range of wheat components, principally proteins, are associated with a number of important medical illnesses that can affect patient health and quality of life and, in some cases, can be life-threatening.

EASAC: we need cheaper solar panels and better quality batteries in “Smart Villages” EASAC: we need cheaper solar panels and better quality batteries in “Smart Villages”

EASAC: we need cheaper solar panels and better quality batteries in “Smart Villages”

This summary of key findings and recommendations of the Smart Villages Initiative over the period 2014–2017 is intended to inform policy-makers and development organisations in the European Union concerned with rural development in Africa, Asia and Latin America. It draws on a detailed report of the findings (Holmes, 2017), which in turn provides links to the wealth of underpinning material generated by the Smart Village Initiative’s engagement programmes and research over the 3-year period

Breakthrough in IT needed for practical usage of 3D organ models Breakthrough in IT needed for practical usage of 3D organ models

Breakthrough in IT needed for practical usage of 3D organ models

There is more and more evidence that 3D tissue and organ models better reflect a given part of living organisms than traditional 2D systems. However, an analysis of experimental data gained from 3D model systems is still in its infancy. Considerable IT development is needed for reliable imaging and data analysis.

Interview with Ádám Török in HVG on 20 July 2018 – A summary Interview with Ádám Török in HVG on 20 July 2018 – A summary

Interview with Ádám Török in HVG on 20 July 2018 – A summary

On 17 July Hungary’s parliament approved an amendment ensuring that the Academy’s 28 billion HUF budget for research will be put under direct control of the Ministry of Innovation and Technology (ITM) headed by László Palkovics. The exact details of this budget transfer had not been defined, and the Government’s objectives had not been revealed either.

Science: Hungarian academy president vows to keep fighting for independence as government takes control 
Science: Hungarian academy president vows to keep fighting for independence as government takes control

Science: Hungarian academy president vows to keep fighting for independence as government takes control

Today, Hungary’s parliament approved an amendment that makes it legally possible to transfer a large part of the budget of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA) in Budapest to the country’s newly established Ministry of Innovation and Technology (MIT). The vote is the first step in a process that may bring almost €88 million of MTS’s €124 million annual budget under direct control of MIT; the next step is a parliamentary vote on the science budget itself on Friday. The government’s proposal is widely expected to pass.

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