Shaping the Potential for Global Environmental Governance
International Global Change Research Conference in Bonn, 9-13-October 2005
Global environmental change has led to increased risks for many and worsened existing inequities, in some cases leading to conflicts. The numbers of environmental refugees are on the rise. Who is responsible for climate change, and who, in turn, suffers most from it? How do individuals and communities cope with environmental stresses, and what is their response? What is the role of institutions and organizations, and could global environmental governance improve the situation? How can societies and individuals consumption patterns and lifestyle dynamics be adjusted towards sustainability?
These are just a few among many questions asked in global change research. With this years focus on the theme of "Global Environmental Change, Globalization and International Security," the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change Research Community will hold their 6th Open Meeting at the University of Bonn from 9 to 13 October 2005. This conference will bring together international global change experts from a broad range of disciplines to discuss their research results on human causes, consequences and responses to global environmental change - the `Human Dimensions´ - and to develop a forward-looking action plan that links human dimensions research into contemporary policy debates on future actions of the global community. With 600 expected participants, this conference is not only one of the largest conferences in the Bonn region this year, but also the worlds largest social science event on global change issues.
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Many pathogens use certain sugar compounds from their host to help conceal themselves against the immune system. Scientists at the University of Bonn have now, in cooperation with researchers at the University of York in the United Kingdom, analyzed the dynamics of a bacterial molecule that is involved in this process. They demonstrate that the protein grabs onto the sugar molecule with a Pac Man-like chewing motion and holds it until it can be used. Their results could help design therapeutics that could make the protein poorer at grabbing and holding and hence compromise the pathogen in the host. The study has now been published in “Biophysical Journal”.
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