Próximas actividades

  • 78th ICREA Colloquium - The HIV/AIDS pandemic: from molecules to populations

     

    Speakers: Prof. Javier Martinez-Picado (IrsiCAIXA) and Prof. Jordi Casabona (CEEISCAT)

    When: 31st October 2017, 18:00h

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

    Abstract:

    The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a retrovirus that can lead to Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), a condition in humans in which the immune system begins to fail, leading to life-threatening opportunistic infections.

    HIV/AIDS is a global health problem: over 70 million people have been infected with HIV, 35 million have died and 36.7 million people currently live with the disease. This infectious disease has been frantically studied for more than 30 years, resulting in remarkably effective chemotherapies. However, present therapies are not curative with the associated hassle that this represents. Moreover, extensive programs to improve prevention, early diagnosis and worldwide access to antiviral therapies progress slowly, and the development of an effective vaccine remains elusive.

    This colloquium will focus on current basic research and public health challenges.

    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!

  • “After the end of the world”: next ICREA-CCCB cycle of debates

     

    This November we will be having a new cycle of debates, with significant changes in format and orientation. We hope this new approach is even better at stimulating debate and the generation of ideas. This cycle of debates coincides with a new inauguration by CCCB of the same title and is focused on the impact of global warming on the immediate future of our civilisation. No less than 8 ICREA Research Professors will participate in the debate, which promises to be one of the highlights of 2017:

    Tuesday 7th: Canviar el planeta, with Ricard Solé (@ UPF) and Patrizia Ziveri (@ ICTA-UAB)

    Tuesday 14th: Clima extrem i noves malalties, with Xavier Rodó (@ ISGlobal) and Frederic Bartumeus (@ CEAB-CSIC)

    Tuesday 21st: L’adaptació de les societats, with Viki Reyes (@ ICTA-UAB) and Paula Casal (@ UPF)

    Tuesday 28th: Economia, conflicte i migracions globals, with Giorgos Kallis (@ ICTA-UAB) and Pau Baizán (@ UPF)

    All talks will be moderated by journalist Mercè Folch and they will be held at the CCCB at 18:30h. Mark the dates!

  • 80th ICREA Colloquium - Archaeology and Colonialism: multiple perspectives

     

    Speakers: Prof. Margarita Díaz-Andreu (UB) and Prof. Sandra Montón Subías (UPF)

    When: 23rd January 2018, 18:00h

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

    Abstract:

    ICREA Research Professors Margarita Díaz-Andreu and Sandra Montón Subías will briefly expose how Archaeology has come a long way from its origins as a colonial discipline to a more recent self-criticism and scrutiny in the wake of anti, post- and de-colonial thought. Beyond archaeologists' explicit unapologetic collaboration with colonialism during the 19th and most of the 20th centuries, an exploration of the effect of colonialism in archaeology reveals a myriad of other aspects in which archaeology became deeply entangled with what at first sight could be considered as a mere political and economic practice. Their own archaeological projects in the Mariana Islands (western Pacific) and the history of archaeological practice will be brought to illustrate some of the issues raised.

    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!