University of Neuchâtel

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Location: Neuchâtel - North Romandie
Avenue du Premier-Mars 26, 2000 Neuchâtel

Affiliation: swissuniversities


Chemistry - Jul 17

Since the dawn of time, humans have used plants to heal themselves. But it wasn't until the 18th century that we began to understand that this healing power came from certain specific compounds: active ingredients. In a collective work for the general public entitled 'Plantes soignantes' (Healing plants), the contributions of two biology researchers from the University of Neuchâtel, Emmanuel Defossez and Sergio Rasmann, retrace the major stages in this quest, the potential of which remains largely unexplored

Environment - Jun 12

Pre-emptively decorating endangered black rhinos to protect them from poaching. A doctoral student in biology at the University of Neuchâtel (UniNE) has studied the impact of this measure on the animals' behavior in ten nature reserves in South Africa. Vanessa Duthé presents her analysis today in the leading scientific journal PNAS, as part of the Black Rhino Conservation Project she initiated

Social Sciences

The sociological study Moving Market Places focuses on the daily life of those who run stalls in mobile markets in four countries (Spain, United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Switzerland). Two anthropologists from the University of Neuchâtel (UniNE) took part in the study. Based on numerous interviews with vendors in Neuchâtel and Zurich, their contribution notes the diversity of skills required for this profession, as well as the importance of the 'local' label to attract customers

Environment - May 15

Bad news for Swiss agriculture: several species of insect pests would find an advantage if the climate continues to warm up. This is one of the findings of geographer Léonard Schneider, a PhD student at the joint chair of applied climatology at the University of Neuchâtel and the Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL. His PhD aims to model the impact of global warming in Switzerland on pests. He publicly defended his thesis on May 12.

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