Young researchers of great renown and even greater potential explain the main points of their research projects. These range from nano-photonics, metastasis and therapies against cancer to dinosaurs in the Pyrenees, artificial photosynthesis, the financial debt crisis and the fight against certain infectious diseases.
CERCA-Agency for the Research Centres of Catalonia and the Residence for Researchers organize the talk series "Stars of research to help build the future" aiming to bring to the general public the research which is carried out in their centres.
The program is based on the new talents of Catalan research, key roles in the process of building the knowledge society.
All lectures are free and begin at 6:30 PM (except for the inaugural conference on 18 February).
Wednesday 18 February (at 19:00h)
What makes the CERCA centres different?
Dr. Joan Guinovart | Institute for Research in Biomedicine, IRB
Dr. Lluís Rovira | Agency for the Research Centres of Catalonia – CERCA
Tuesday 25 February
The last dinosaurs in Europe: the Pyrenees as a fossil laboratory
Dr. Àngel Galobart | Catalan Institute of Palaeontology-Miquel Crusafont-ICP
Tuesday 3 March
Nano-photonics: when light opens up the doors of the world
Dr. Romain Quidant | Research Professor, ICREA-Institute of Photonic Science-ICFO
Tuesday 17 March
The financial debt crisis: the case of Europe
Dr. Fernando Broner | Research Centre for International Economics-CREI
Tuesday 7 April
The decomposition of water by sunlight and its implications for the current energy situation
Dr. Antoni Llobet | Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia -ICIQ
Tuesday 5 May
A new, effective therapeutic strategy against cancer
Dr. Laura Soucek | Research Professor, ICREA-Vall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology -VHIO
Monday 11 May
The fight against intra-abdominal infections contracted in public places: identifying the associated gene
Dr. Jordi Rello | Vall d’Hebron Research Institute (VHIR) and Critical Care Department, Vall d’Hebron University Hospital
Tuesday 19 May
The key to beating cancer: metastasis
Dr. Roger R. Gomis | Research Professor, ICREA-Institute of Research in Biomedicine -IRB
Further information: Residence of Researchers
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