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19 June 2013

Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is just the latest virus with the potential to morph into an epidemic. HIV, Malaria, SARS, and H1N1 have made headlines while scientists struggle to create vaccines for these variable and evasive viruses. Read about FRED, a vital system enabling scientists to stay one step ahead of future epidemics, and ultimately inform policy makers on intervention and mitigation strategies.


Horizon 2020, the European Commission’s next funding cycle, is set to launch in January 2014. With less than a year to go, you may be wondering: what is Horizon 2020? What makes it different to the frameworks that preceded it? And what are the implications, both for the e-infrastructure projects themselves and the researchers who benefit from them? e-Science Briefing’s Stefan Janusz gives an overview of the road ahead...


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This issue marks the 10th anniversary of iSGTW. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our readers and all those who have contributed to the publication over the last decade.