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Alma Dal Co wears a blue shirt and red necklace and uses a pointer to examine a component of a laboratory machine.
Microbial Ecologist Alma Dal Co Dies in Diving Accident
At 33, Dal Co had already founded her own microbial ecology lab at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland.
Microbial Ecologist Alma Dal Co Dies in Diving Accident
Microbial Ecologist Alma Dal Co Dies in Diving Accident

At 33, Dal Co had already founded her own microbial ecology lab at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland.

At 33, Dal Co had already founded her own microbial ecology lab at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland.

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a middle-aged male scientist wearing a white lab coat points at a computer screen while a younger woman scientist also wearing a lab coat looks on.
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Andrew Pelling shares how pursuing knowledge for its own sake breaks down interdisciplinary barriers and lays the foundation for ground-breaking research.
A Scientific Figure of Speech
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Iris Kulbatski, PhD | Jul 11, 2022 | 1 min read
Beate Peter shares how her “scientific bilingualism” is the driving force behind her philosophy of science.
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Explore new areas and delve deeper into burning scientific questions with digital books.
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Small research groups tend to beat large collaborations when it comes to producing innovative projects and breakthrough discoveries.
Interdisciplinary Research Attracts Less Funding
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An analysis of Australian Research Council data reveals grant proposals that integrate a broad array of academic fields are less likely to be funded.  
Turning Data into Discovery
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To make the most of the current data deluge, we must reward interdisciplinary researchers who identify and apply the most appropriate analysis methods.
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