2019 Sustainability Seminar Series to address climate change

first_imgEnvironmental and climate change experts will share their research at the University’s 2019 Sustainability Seminar Series, sponsored by the Notre Dame Office of Sustainability along with the Kellogg Institute for International Studies and the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, the University announced in a press release Thursday.The series commenced Feb. 8 with biology professor Jennifer Tank’s presentation titled “The Indiana Watershed Initiative: Fighting for Freshwater Using a Translational Approach.” Tank’s research primarily involves understanding the contributions of small streams in removing nitrogen from the water near farmlands, which would otherwise pollute areas further downstream. Her research was featured as part of the University’s “What Would You Fight For?” series in 2015.Political science and peace studies professor Patrick Regan will lead “Climate Vulnerability: Measurement and Implications for Knowledge” on March 22 in 1050 Jenkins Nanovic Hall. Regan is also the associate director of the Environmental Change Initiative for ND-Gain, a group exploring the effects of climate change through the view of human social behaviors and adaptations. Paul Kempf, senior director of utilities and maintenance at the University will speak at “Notre Dame Goes Greener: An Energy Infrastructure Update” on April 5. The two departments are responsible for all heat and power at the University, as well as the general maintenance of Notre Dame’s campus. The two remaining seminars will both take place from noon to 1 p.m. and are open to the public, the release said. Editor’s Note: A former version of this article misnamed Paul Kempf as Patrick Kempf. Tags: Climate change, climate vulnerability, sustainability, sustainability seminar serieslast_img read more

GSK to develop plant-based COVID-19 vaccine with Canada’s Medicago

first_imgThe world’s largest vaccine-maker GSK has put its vaccine booster technology to work in a potential new COVID-19 shot, to be developed with a Canadian biopharmaceutical company backed by tobacco company Philip Morris.Rather than developing its own vaccine in the global race to combat the pandemic, GSK has instead focused on contributing its adjuvant technology to at least seven other global companies, including Sanofi and China’s Clover.The latest deal, with Canadian firm Medicago, uses plant-based technology that differs from GSK’s other coronavirus-partnerships and boosts the London-listed company’s chances of finding a successful candidate and scaling production relatively quickly. There are no approved vaccines for the respiratory illness caused by the new coronavirus, but 19 vaccines are being trialled in humans globally and some treatments, such as Gilead’s remdesivir, have been approved in certain regions.Medicago’s approach, already used in a flu vaccine awaiting Canadian approval, takes the leaves of a plant as bioreactors to produce one of the three spike proteins of the novel coronavirus, the S-spike, which can be then used in the vaccine with GSK’s adjuvant.GSK said on Tuesday the companies aimed to make their vaccine available in the first half of next year and produce about 100 million doses by the end of 2021. An early-stage human trial of three different dosage levels is expected to begin in mid-July.Adjuvants, or efficacy boosters, are added to some vaccines to increase the immune response with the aim of achieving more lasting immunity against an infection.Medicago, headquartered in Quebec City, Canada, is privately owned. PMI has a 33% stake, and Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma holds the remainder.PMI has said it is evaluating options for its stake in Medicago. It was not immediately available for further comment.Topics :last_img read more

PKL 2019: Haryana Steelers qualify for playoffs with a stellar win

first_img The playoffs for PKL 2019 are scheduled from October 14 to October 19. The matches will take place at EKA Arena in Ahmedabad. PKL 2019 playoffs will feature two eliminators (October 14) and two semi-finals (October 16). The finals will be on October 19, after a two-day rest. Top six teams will qualify for the playoffs. According to the PKL standings, Bengal Warriors, Dabang Delhi KC and Haryana Steelers have already qualified.Also read | PKL | Bengal Warriors Vs Dabang Delhi KC: Match Preview And Team NewsAs per PKL 2019 standings, the third-ranked team and sixth-ranked team will play the Eliminator 1. The fourth-ranked team along with the fifth-ranked team will play the Eliminator 2. For the semi-finals, The Eliminator 1 and Eliminator 2 will face the first-ranked team and second-ranked team respectively. The winners of both semi-finals will play in the finals two days later. Written By Last Updated: 30th September, 2019 11:17 IST PKL 2019: Haryana Steelers Qualify For Playoffs With A Stellar Win Since Haryana, Delhi and Bengal have already qualified for the playoffs, PKL 2019 finals are fast approaching. Here are all the details you need to know. SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE Devika Pawar center_img PKL 2019: Haryana Steelers qualify after defeating Fortunegiants at home legHaryana Steelers registered a big win against Gujarat Fortunegiants (38-37) on Sunday, September 29. Captained by Dharmaraj Anna Cheralathan, the team has fought to secure a spot in the playoffs. Vikash Kandola (153 raid points) and Sunil (46 tackle points), have guided Haryana Steelers through each victory. Just a day before, Steelers had lost (30-37) to UP Yoddha.Also read | Telugu Titans Vs Bengal Warriors: Pro Kabaddi League HighlightsPKL 2019: Bengal and Delhi head the leadBengal Warriors and Dabang Delhi KC have dominated PKL 2019 with their stellar performances. On September 29, Delhi won their last game with Pune with a massive margin of 20 points (60-40). Bengal Warriors, on September 25, prevailed over Telugu Titans with a score of 40-39. Bengal Warrior’s skipper Maninder Singh (192 raid points), and Dabang Delhi KC’s Naveen Kumar (241 raid points) are the top performers. Baldev Singh, Mohammad Esmaeil Nabibakhsh, Ravinder Pahal and Joginder Narwal are other players who have their A-game on.Also read | Telugu Titans Vs Bengal Warriors: Maninder Guides Warriors To VictoryAlso read | PKL 2019: Desperate Puneri Paltan Face Dabang Delhi K.C. At Panchkula First Published: 30th September, 2019 11:17 IST COMMENT #PKLPlayoffs, HERE WE COME 💥ऐसेही बढ़ते चलेंगे हम आगे, आपके सपोर्ट के संग ❤ #HARvGUJ #ShaanSeSteelers #HaryanaSteelers pic.twitter.com/DcRYRjhDgQ— Haryana Steelers (@HaryanaSteelers) September 29, 2019 FOLLOW USlast_img read more