• 15/12/2020 to 16/12/2020
    Brain diseases represent a major global threat for human public health and the sustainability of human societies, representing already the main cause of disability throughout human life . One of four people in the world suffers from neurological, psychiatric, mental and cerebral disabilities. In...Llegeix més
  • 24/11/2020 to 25/11/2020
    The medicine of the 21st century will benefit from bioengineering and medtech , enabling tools to design and analyze biological systems and developing new biomedical technologies. Therapies based on bioengineering are already benefitting millions of patients (such as prostheses, imaging...Llegeix més
  • 12/11/2019 to 14/11/2019
    Bacterial resistance to antimicrobial drugs is a serious problem in many aspects: it threatens our ability to treat infectious diseases, increases health costs, and poses a serious risk to the progress made in global health by individuals and communities in the past decades. Infections caused by...Llegeix més
  • 13/06/2019 to 14/06/2019
    Our capacity to engineer genomes has increased enormously, and this advancement is impacting science and society. Synthetic Biology is the application of science, technology and engineering to facilitate and accelerate the design, manufacture and/or modification of genetic materials in living...Llegeix més
  • 07/11/2018 to 08/11/2018
    Traditionally, medicine relies on the patient's examination, medical history and available clinical parameters for the diagnosis of diseases and the selection of treatments. However, this practice is currently evolving with the emergence of new imaging techniques and high-throughput molecular...Llegeix més
  • 18/10/2018 to 19/10/2018
    A balanced diet, moderate physical activity and emotional wellbeing are solidly established tenets for a healthy lifestyle in Western societies. However, an overwhelming body of scientific research supports the notion that quality sleep must be considered the fourth pillar of a healthy life . Sleep...Llegeix més
  • 04/10/2018 to 05/10/2018
    Open Science aims to open up the whole research cycle to society, reinforcing the idea of scientific knowledge as a public good . Open Science leverages on new digital technologies and facilitates inclusiveness, openness, participation and collaboration across the globe. It embraces open access to...Llegeix més
  • 03/09/2018 to 04/09/2018
    Climate change and the current growth in the world’s population constitute unprecedented challenges for food security. In such a context, optimization of food security by increasing yield and decreasing loses is mandatory for a sustainable production and supply , and it is one of the central topics...Llegeix més
  • 16/11/2017 to 17/11/2017
    There are approximately 3.5 million women’s deaths because of cancer every year worldwide (6,000 cases in Catalonia). Despite scientific advances on the classification of tumor subtypes and molecular drivers, further improvement of prevention and precise treatment of each case is clearly needed. To...Llegeix més
  • 09/11/2017
    Demographic change and well-being have been identified as major societal challenges. The rapid growth of the oldest age groups will have a major impact on health care costs. Engineering must play a substantial role managing the effects of this surge in demand for healthcare and providing care to be...Llegeix més