(Over)medicalization of Childbirth as a Public Problem: Material Trajectories, Public Controversies and Institutional Changes – HYPMEDPRO
During the last decades, public criticism of « overmedicalized » childbirth has gained weight in many geographies. Sometimes publicised within denounciations of « obstetrical violence », such criticism has catalyzed the emergence of alternative knowledge and practices as well as regulatory and even institutional changes. This research program tackles these new dynamics in an international perspective, by focusing on five countries with different medical cultures and histories.
- epigenome, transcriptome, chromatin architecture – Three dimensional crop responses to heat stress: a case study on wheat – 3DWheat
Due to climate change, heat stress is going to become a major source of yield loss in Europe in the coming years. There is thus urgent need for the elucidation of cellular mechanisms involved in heat
2016 BTR project – RTB2016
The BTR program with 15,000 m2 of clean room facilities distributed in seven national facilities and a task force of about 400 researchers brings a strong support to the R&D activities in micro & nano
3D photostructuring at submicon scales of functional magnetic nanocomposite materials – PhotoMagnet
PHOTOMAGNET proposal proposes to develop new sol-gel matrices incorporating Magnetic Nanoparticles (NPM) homogeneously dispersed and which are photostructurable in 3D structures of sub-micron resoluti
: Cavities for Optical Clocks – CaOC
Optical lattice clocks (OLCs) have progressed rapidly since the initial proposal in 2002, they now outperform even the best microwave clocks realizing the current definition of the SI second, as well
A Corpus-based Macro-Syntactic Study of Naija (Nigerian Pidgin) – NaijaSynCor
NaijaSynCor takes an exhaustive and in-depth look at the structure of Naija (Common Nigerian Pidgin) in Nigeria today. Spoken by educated Nigerians, it has been proved by Deuber (2005) to develop in Lagos as a discrete language, separate from Nigerian English. This study proposes to assess whether this holds true for the rest of Nigeria where Naija is spoken by over 75 million speakers. It examines diachronic, diatopic, diaphasic, diastratic, and genre variation.
A New Database Service for Interactive Exploration on Big Data – AIDE
Today data is being generated at an unprecedented rate. Despite the phenomenal data growth, the human ability to comprehend data remains as limited as before. Therefore, the “Big Data” era is faced wi
A THERMOdynamic framework for modelling MICrobial growth and community dynamics – Thermomic
Microbes are the most abundant living forms on earth and constitute «the microbial engines that drives earth biogeochemical cycles«. However, existing ecosystem models have today exhibit only limited abilityies in to predicting microbial dynamics and require the calibration of multiple population specific empirical equations. In contrast, we build on a new kinetic «Microbial Transition State« (MTS) theory of growth derived from first physical principles.
A comparative and transnational history of migration policies towards exiles and refugees in nineteenth-century Europe (1815-1870) – AsileuropeXIX
In 19th-century Europe, political exile began to emerge as a form of mass migration and political commitment. In order to tackle that major shift, the research project focuses on the 1830s-1870s, a time period which was a crucial for the gradual definition of political exile and asylum, but also for the implementation of new policies towards foreign victims of ideological repression.
A computable account of human image reconstruction from natural scenes – ACCURATE
Our brain does not reconstruct images by simply putting together small elements to make bigger elements and ever more complex elements in a bottom-up fashion. Instead, our evolving interpretation of t