The Drive for More Female Engineers—Interview with Dr. Katalin Balazsi

International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) is a celebration of the work that women engineers do every day. The observance aims to encourage women to participate in engineering and related fields. INWED was first established in 2014 by Women’s Engineering Society (WES) as a national event. In 2017, it expanded to be international. WES itself […]

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Hydrogen Sulfide, as an Endogenous Neuromodulator: The First 25 Years—An Interview with Hideo Kimura

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the publication of Professor Hideo Kimura’s classic paper [1], where he proposed that hydrogen sulfide (H2S) biosynthesis in the brain may serve as an endogenous neuromodulator. This paper stimulated the interest of many scientists to explore the biological roles of H2S, which, in previous centuries, was almost exclusively […]

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Insulin Resistance in the 2020’s: An Interview with Dr. Amedeo Lonardo

We had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Amedeo Lonardo (Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Modena, Modena, Italy) who collaborates with Metabolites as an editorial board member and also edits a topical collection entitled Insulin Resistance in the 2020's. He is also a member of the Italian Association for the Study of the Liver (AISF) and has published […]

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Interview | New species of harlequin toad (Atelopus) described, raising concerns for its conservation

An Interview with Rafael F. Jorge from Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia, Brazil. Today we wanted to discuss with Rafael F. Jorge about his recently published paper in Diversity, where Miquéias Ferrão, Albertina P. Lima, and himself describe a new species of Atelopus from the lowlands of Central Amazonia in the region of Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil. […]

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MDPI Awards: recognition and funding for scientific advancement

Since MDPI’s award scheme was set up in 2016, a total of 550 prizes have been granted. In order to acknowledge the talent of the academics who publish in our many journals, and with a view to inspiring and supporting the academic community, we allocate these awards to outline the impacts that various individual works […]

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Meiofauna Life on Loggerhead Sea Turtles—Diversely Structured Abundance and Biodiversity Hotspots That Challenge the Meiofauna Paradox

This interesting article, written by Jeroen Ingels, Yirina Valdes et al., and published in Diversity in May 2020, has contributed to increasing knowledge about the relationship between sea turtles and the meiofauna on its carapaces. The main topics of this research have attracted the social and other media attention, being in the top 5% of […]

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Designing a Sustainable Future – An Interview with Max Bergman

Prof. Dr. Max Bergman seeks answers to key questions on the challenges set out by the UN sustainable development goals (SDGs). He is one of the Chairs of the 8th World Sustainability Forum (WSF) that will take place 14–19 September 2020 in Geneva, Switzerland. The WSF is an event that “encourages participants to go beyond […]

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Women in Science: Interview with Sylvia Beyer, researcher and guest editor in Social Sciences

In a previous post, we looked at the under-representation of women in research in our interview with Neus Feliu, from the University of Hamburg. We continue this series of interviews with female researchers with Silvia Beyer, who works as a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and guest edits the Special Issue of Social Sciences called “Women in Male-Dominated Domains”. 1. […]

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Women in Science: Interview with Neus Feliu, researcher and guest editor in Nanomaterials

Why are there fewer women than men in science? Female scientists are under-represented in research, being only a third of researchers globally. Despite the progress in gender equality during the last decades, advances have been slow and there are still disparities around the world. We want to initiate a series of interviews with female researchers […]

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World Sustainability Awards Winners – A Short Interview

The second World Sustainability Awards were presented during the 7th World Sustainability Forum in Beijing, China on 19 September 2018. These awards recognized the winners’ outstanding contribution to sustainability and were evaluated by a selected committee consisting of seven members. Dr. Mathis Wackernagel and Dr. Zhifu Mi were the joint recipients of the 2nd World […]

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