Author: Valeria Becattini

Experimental twin research: Personality differences from day one after birth despite identical genes and identical environment According to current knowledge, personality is determined by genetic predisposition and environmental influences. If genetically identical individuals grow up under identical conditions, are these individuals completely identical? So far, twin studies have reached their limits in answering this fundamental question.

In order to foster integration between different projects belonging to many different disciplines, some groups of SCIoI members working on different topics have been organising bi-weekly integration hackathons where researchers come together and brainstorm ways to maximise interactions between their projects. This has proven very successful: for example, in our latest hackathons in the month of August,

The Cluster of Excellence SCIoI aims to support Ukrainian scientists continuing their scientific work in Germany and start new collaborations. An active participation of the fellows in SCIoI research groups and networks is intended. During the funding period, SCIoI supports the fellows in the preparation of project proposals for the acquisition of third-party funding.  Who can be supported? The

We are excited to announce that Nicolas Roth has received a SCIoI Research Grant to continue working on his project for an extra six months, fully funded by SCIoI! Congratulations from the whole cluster! These grants aim to give excellent PhD students the opportunity to apply for an additional six months of salary and consumables for their