SDSC Projects Information Day 2020

This year’s information session about the Swiss Data Science Center activities took place on Monday, May 18th as a Webinar. Additionally, to the call for projects to collaborate, exciting new projects that the SDSC is/was starting in 2020 and an overview of one of our poster-child collaborations from our first call were presented.

All talks were recorded and can be seen here

IMPROVING SPECIES BIODIVERSITY ANALYSES AND CITIZEN SCIENCE FEEDBACK THROUGH MACHINE LEARNING

Biodiversity analyses in an Era of global changes

In order to conserve and manage biodiversity, we need an improved understanding of essential biodiversity drivers and improved predictions of resulting biodiversity patterns in space and time. Patterns and processes behind biodiversity are of utmost importance to mitigate potential threats from global change and support conservation decisions. Read more here

Oxford–AstraZeneca vaccine joins others with promising interim data

by Anthony King, 24 November 2020

Cheap and fridge-stable candidate at least 60% and up to 90% effective at preventing disease

Interim results from phase 3 trials of the Covid-19 vaccine from the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca suggest it will provide good protection, although there are large differences between performance of the two tested dosing regimens. Read more

Pfizer–BioNTech vaccine gains emergency approvals in US, Canada and beyond

by Anthony King, 14th December 2020

UK begins vaccinating vulnerable populations after early authorisation

The UK has begun vaccinating vulnerable populations, following emergency approval of Pfizer–BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine on 2 December. But the move has prompted political clashes in Europe and the US. Meanwhile, the vaccine has also been approved for emergency use in Canada, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the US. Read more here.

The Confederation supports SwissCollNet and its digital platform of natural science collections for research

The federal government is promoting an improved access to natural science collections with a total amount of CHF 12.37 million until 2024. The digitised collections provide unique data for climate, biodiversity or agricultural research, for example. To this end, the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) has launched the Swiss Natural History Collections Network, SwissCollNet, to collaborate with museums, universities, and botanical gardens in laying the foundations for the digitisation and long-term management and use of the collections. Read more here

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