Wednesday, September 19. 2012ResearchGate Digital Team in News
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Today marks a pretty exciting day for all of us here at ResearchGate HQ. We’re welcoming our two millionth member to the network and we couldn’t be happier about it.
Rafael Luque (right) and Rick Arneil Aracon at a conference in Hong-Kong, where they presented their findings
Rafael Luque, Professor of Organic Chemistry at Universidad de Córdoba in Spain, signed up to ResearchGate in September 2008, and found an unlikely co-author in Rick Arneil Aracon, a graduate of Xavier University, Philippines. Together, they developed a highly efficient, eco-friendly and low-cost catalyst for biofuels made from corn cob residues. In September 2013, Rick will join Rafael’s lab in Cordoba as a PhD student.
Orazio Romeo, a mycologist from the Università degli Studi di Messina in Italy and Emmanuel Nnadi, microbiologist at the University of Jos in Nigeria also met in a topic discussion on the network. Together they discovered the first occurrence of a pathogenic yeast in Nigeria. Emmanuel visited us at our headquarters when he was in Berlin for a conference this summer.
David Chau is one of our most recent users. He stumbled into a discussion that had a huge impact on his current project. Through ResearchGate, he managed to connect with colleagues from different departments within his university and, as a result, gain access to equipment for the experiments he was conducting. He is now working on an innovative technique to detect tiny quantities of water in biological samples. Sadly, we can’t tell you more… There could very well be a patent pending.
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