What would Slovak researchers study if they were given a blank cheque?

Slovakia spends only around 0.9 percent of GDP on research and innovation.

Slavomír Adamčík of the SAV’s Centre for Plant Biology and Biodiversity says that microorganism research can distinguish and identify soil quality. (Source: Pexels)

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For a long time in Slovakia, science has been underfunded and Slovak scientists have repeatedly called on governments for greater support.

The question of what scientists would research if they had enough funds is something people do not often hear about. Therefore, the Sme daily asked some of them exactly that.

The question was as follows: “With an unlimited amount of money and resources, what would you like to research?”

Juraj Gregáň

Geneticist

I do not like to think about projects that are not real. But in this case, I can say exactly what I would do. I would build a new science institute.

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