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2019: DK+ Workshop with the Centre for Doctoral Studies

A joint worshop of the DK+ with the Centre of Doctoral Studies of the University of Vienna took place on May 9-10th, 2019.

The first part of the workshop, conducted by Lucas Zinner (Head of the Research Services and Career Development Department of the University), focused on topics relevant to the current and future research life of the students, academic or not, such a responsible conduct in research and research ethics.

For the second part of the workshop we were very excited to host Gareth O'Neill, the outgoing president of Eurodoc (European Council of Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers), the body who together with the Marie Curie Alumni Association (MCAA) and Young Academy of Europe (YAE) was instrumental in shaping the Plan S for Open Science in Europe. During the second day, Gareth informed us on various aspects of Open Science and Open Data, and discussed how scientists can take back control of access to scientific publications.

More information on the workshop program as well as pictures can be found here.





2019: ÖAW Workshop "Nitrogen - A Cross-Cutting Environmental Challenge"

The Climate and Air Quality Commission of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW), led by Wilfried Winiwarter together with the DK+ is organizing a workshop dedicated to nitrogen and its reactive compounds in terms of environmental impact and climate.

Nitrogen, in all its diverse forms, is of great importance in all environmental spheres - living organisms, soil, air and water. As proteins, nitrogen is an indispensable part of our diet. On the other hand, we are becoming increasingly aware of its harmful effects in drinking water or as an air pollutant and greenhouse gas.

This workshop aims to address the connections between human nutrition and the environmental impact of anthropogenic nitrogen use, as viewed by experts from agricultural, environmental and systems sciences.

Chair: Christa Schleper

Wednesday February 27th, 2019, 14:00-16:00

Theatersaal, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Sonnenfelsgasse 19, 1010 Vienna

Event invitation and ÖAW webpage




2016: Kickoff Meeting of the DK+

The kickoff meeting of the DK+ took place on the 29th and 30th June 2016 at the Konrad Lorenz Institute in Klosterneuburg.

In the context of this meeting, we had the pleasure of hosting talks from two prominent N-cycle researchers:

Prof. Lisa Stein (University of Alberta), talking about Nitrous Oxide production by ammonia-oxidizing bacteria and archaea, and Prof. Jan Willem Erisman (Professor of Integrated Nitrogen Studies, VU University of Amsterdam) talking about the modifications on the N-cycle caused by humanity, and the impacts on biodiversity and ecosystems. 

The full program of the kickoff meeting can be found here

Image gallery (coming soon)



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