Past events

  • 73rd ICREA Colloquium - Managing an ERC grant, or how to prevent a research dream to become an administrative nightmare

     

    Speakers: Prof. Victoria Reyes (ICREA at ICTA-UAB) and Prof. Iñaki Ruiz (ICREA at CSIC-IBE)

    When: 20th of December 2016 at 6pm

    Where: ICREA, Pg. Lluís Companys 23, 6th floor

     

    Abstracts:

    ​Victoria Reyes

    The European Research Council (ERC) provides funding opportunities for innovative, groundbreaking ideas at the frontier of science. Moreover, ERC encourages high-risk research, which often implies the use of unconventional methodologies and approaches. A researcher obtaining an ERC research grant might find that the administrative rules at the host institution do not easily allow the execution of a risky research program, a situation that might jeopardize the innovative nature of the research.  Based on the management of an ERC Starting Grant, in this presentation I explore ways in which the researcher can negotiate a more flexible management so to ensure the successful execution of the grant.

     

    Iñaki Ruiz Trillo

    I will quickly present my experience in managing an ERC grant in two different host institutions (UB and UPF), and my negotiations with a third one (CSIC). I think the most important point to avoid problems is to have a good communication channel with both the administration at your institution and with the ERC officer.

    The ICREA colloquia are a great way to learn about remote fields of research from our best experts. We usually have two speakers, who offer their opinions on the same subject from very different angles. Open to all ICREAs and their guests. There’s wine and munchies at the end, please book in advance!

  • Jornada sobre “Lliçons de les Immunoteràpies del càncer per al tractament del VIH”

     

    L’Institut de Recerca de la Sida IrsiCaixa organitza la jornada “Lliçons de les Immunoteràpies del càncer per al tractament del VIH”  dins del programa ‘Cross-roads en recerca clínica aplicada en sida’. El coordinador d’aquest programa és el Professor d’Investigació ICREA a l’IrsiCaixa Javier Martínez-Picado.

    La sessió tindrà lloc el dimarts, 13 de desembre, a la Facultat de Medicina i Ciències de la Salut – Bellvitge Aulari Campus Bellvitge (c/ de la FeixaLlarga, s/n., Hospitalet de Llobregat). L’entrada és lliure i inclou un dinar de còctel previ i una copa de cava a la finalització de l'acte.​

    Programa:

    Sessió 6: “Lliçons de les immunoteràpies del càncer per al tractament del VIH”

    14h – 15h: còctel dinar

    15h – 16h30: sessió

    Moderador: Dr. Manel Esteller. ICREA Research Professor. Director del programa d’Epigenètica i Biologia del Càncer de l’Institut d’Investigació Biomèdica de Bellvitge. Professor de la UB.

    Ponents:

    - Cancer Immunotherapy and HIV. Dr. Rafael Rosell. Director, Cancer Biology & Precision Medicine Program. ICO – IGTP / HUGTiP. Associate Professor of Medicine UAB.

    - The promise of checkpoint inhibitors for the immunotherapy of viral infections. Dr. Andreas Meyerhans. ICREA Research Professor at the UPF Infection Biology Group. Dept. of Experimental and Health Sciences. UPF.

    - Col·loqui amb els assistents.

    16h30: copa de cava

  • “Envellir, una malaltia?” ICREA – CCCB Debates

     

    The last cycle of debates by ICREA Research Professors offered four talks on ageing and disease entitled 'Envellir, una malaltia?'

    Free entrance, but usually very full!

    Tuesday the 8th of November 2016, 18:30pm
     “L’envelliment del cervell i les seves teràpies”
    Miguel Chillón (ICREA at UAB and VHIR)

    Auditorium of the CCCB

    Further information at L’envelliment del cervell i les seves teràpies

    ​To watch the video please go to video

     

    Tuesday the 15th of November 2016, 18:30pm
    “Poden els humans regenerar els seus òrgans?”
    Maria Pia Cosma (ICREA at CRG)

    Auditorium of the CCCB

    Further information at Poden els humans regenerar els seus òrgans?

    ​To watch the video please click on video

     

    Tuesday the 22nd of November 2016, 18:30pm
    “Parkinson”
    Miquel Vila (ICREA at VHIR)
    Auditorium of the CCCB

    Further information at Parkinson

    To watch the video please click on video

     

    Tuesday the 29th of November 2016, 18:30pm
    “Patologies de l’envelliment: Alzheimer”
    Elena Galea (ICREA at UAB)
    Auditorium of the CCCB

    Further information at Patologies de l'envelliment: Alzheimer

    ​To watch the video please click on video

  • 72nd ICREA Colloquium - Objective Chance and Quantum Randomness

     

    By: Antonio Acín (ICFO) and Carl Hoefer (UB)

    When: 27th September 2016, 18:00h

    Where: ICREA, Pg. Lluís Companys 23, 6th floor

     

    Abstracts:

    Antonio Acín

    What can and cannot be said about randomness using quantum physics

    It is usually said that quantum physics is, contrary to classical physics, intrinsically random. The intrinsic randomness of quantum physics follows from the fact that it is possible to observe correlations among quantum particles for which there exists no classical and deterministic model. The observation of these correlations, however, requires some assumptions about the setup. In particular, it requires some initial randomness, which makes the whole argument apparently circular.

    We discuss how it is possible to relax this circularity and conclude that an intrinsic form of randomness with no classical analogue does exist in the quantum world.

     

    Carl Hoefer

    Laws, Chance and Quantum Randomness

    The laws of nature could be indeterministic, in the sense that they simply fail to be deterministic.  There are numerous examples of determinism-failure even in classical physics.  A different idea entirely is that of irreducibly probabilistic laws of nature:  laws whose contents are, or entail, putative objective probabilities or chances for events. 

    In my work I raise concerns about how well we understand the notion of an irreducible probabilistic law in general. I will explain some of these philosophical concerns, and how they motivate interest in the Bohmian approach to quantum physics.  I will also discuss the relation between Bohmian quantum mechanics and the theoretical and experimental results of physicists such as Acín, Gisin, Colbeck and Renner.

     

    The ICREA colloquia are a great way to learn about remote fields of research from our best experts. We usually have two speakers, who offer their opinions on the same subject from very different angles. Open to all ICREAs and their guests. There’s wine and munchies at the end, please book in advance!

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