CEXS-UPF: A week for the scientific dissemination

CEXS-UPF: A week for the scientific dissemination

News from CEXS-UPF

From 13 to 24 November the 20th Science Week is celebrated in Catalonia, coordinated by the Catalan Foundation for Research and Innovation (FCRi) with the Department of Economy and Knowledge.

This year, the Pompeu Fabra University actively participates by offering to students from high school, university and training several talks and guided tours around the facilities used by the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences and the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (IBE, CISC-UPF).

On 18 November from 10:00 to 12:00 h, Dynamical Systems Biology Lab organizes a tour in which new horizons of biology will be explored throughout the concepts of systems biology and synthetic biology.

In parallel, the same day, same time, Ferran Casals, researcher of the research group in Evolutionary Systems Biology , will deliver a lecture entitled " Genomics: sequencing the haystack", where he will give an overview of the knowledge we have gained as a result of sequencing the human genome, from a better understanding of our evolutionary history to know what the molecular mechanisms of disease are.

The Language Evolution Lab also opens its doors to unveil what we know so far about the evolution of language in humans and how it works in the brain. The tour is offered on 19 November from 10:00 to 12:00 h.

On 20 November at 10:00 h, the Cell Signaling research group offers a talk in which will be explained the mechanism of adaptation of mammalian and yeast cells when changes in the salt concentration of the medium occur. The lectures will be accompanied by experimental demonstrations and a subsequent visit to the laboratory.

Finally, on 24 November at 18:00 h will take place the first of the scientific coffees on rare diseases organized by Fina Lorente, director of the campus del Mar of the UPF, and Gema Revuelta, director of the Studies Center of Science, Communication and Society (CCS-UPF). This first session, to be held on the campus Ciutadella of the UPF, will focus on neuromuscular impairments, and is part of the "Progressing with and for you: Scientific Coffees about Rare Diseases" cycle, taking place throughout course 2015-2016.

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