Núria Montserrat and Javier Martínez-Picado speak with Cristina Sáez about the state of research aiming to find a cure for COVID-19
ICREA Research Professors Núria Montserrat (IBEC), expert in the new strategies of regenerative medicine, and Javier Martínez-Picado (IrsiCaixa), expert in HIV research, will speak with the journalist Cristina Sáez about the state of research aiming to find a cure for COVID-19.
The event, which has been jointly organized by ICREA, will be broadcasted online via the CCCB website on Wednesday 3rd of June at 18:30 pm.
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''A conversation with Ricard Solé and Núria Jar - Virus, Ecosystems and Pandemic: The Challenge of Understanding Complexity"
ICREA Research Professor Ricard Solé (@ UPF) will participate in CCCB’s Debate ‘A conversation with Ricard Solé and Núria Jar - Virus, Ecosystems and Pandemic: The Challenge of Understanding Complexity’.
The event, which has been jointly organized by ICREA, will be broadcasted online via the CCCB website on Wednesday 20th of May at 18:30 pm.
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90th ICREA BREAKFAST COLLOQUIUM - Please dispose after use: Designing sustainable single-use sensing devices in a circular economy
Speakers: ICREA Research Professor Neus Sabaté & Dr. Juan Pablo Esquivel, CSIC Tenured Scientist (both from Institut de Microelectrònica de Barcelona - CSIC)
When: 21st of January 2020, 9:00h
Where: Hotel Catalonia Plaza Catalunya, Bergara, 11, 08002 Barcelona
Since the beginning of our century, we have got used to throwing away our electronic devices and replace them with much modern and updated versions every couple of years. This has a tremendous environmental impact that is often disregarded. One of the components that is incorrectly discarded is also one the most hazardous: the battery. The most alarming factor is that batteries use and consumption is expected to rise significantly in the following years due to the growth of small-sized portable appliances in the internet-of-things scenario.
In view of this perspective, tightened environmental laws and increased provisions for recycling infrastructures (primary battery collection and processing) are urgently needed. However, this scenario is not conducive in the short-term in developing economies due to the high cost and complexity of implementation. Indeed, this may not be environmentally sustainable even for developed economies either; building-up costly and energy-consuming recycling plants to take care of the batteries generated along the linear “take-make-dispose” path followed traditionally since the early days of industrialization entails a huge waste of natural resources, energy and labour. In this sense, the re-thinking of energy sources together with the electronic components that will be powered in a way that fits into a circular economy appears to be a promising path to meet the technological needs of current society without compromising future generations.
The talk will address the solutions proposed by Sabate and Esquivel to supply sustainable energy to small-sized electronic products and to develop digital sensing devices with minimal electronic content as an example of the new generation of sustainable devices to come.
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. They are open to all ICREAs and their guests.
AdvCompBio - A conference to promote women's research in computational biology
The international congress Advances in Computational Biology - Fostering collaboration among women scientists, one of the activities within the programme Bioinfo4Women of the BSC, will be held in Barcelona on the 28th and 29th of November 2019.
All the speakers will be women but the event, an affiliated conference of the International Society of Computational Biology (ISCB), will be open to everyone. Mar Albà is one of the organisers, Núria López-Bigas will chair one of the track sessions, and Natasa Przulj will be one of the keynote speakers, the three of them are ICREA Research Professors. Click on committees & keynote speakers for further information.