Debateca

  • Human Health in the Face of Climate Change. Science, Medicine and Adaptation
    14/05/2015 to 15/05/2015
    There is significant scientific evidence indicating that the global climate is changing, largely due to human activities. Such climatic fluctuations may adversely impact human health and well-being in a variety of ways, including through exposure to extreme weather events; disruption of ecosystems...Llegeix més
  • A Dialogue with the Cerebral Cortex: Cortical Function and Interfacing
    29/04/2015 to 30/04/2015
    The understanding of brain function is a critical issue both for scientific reasons and for its clinical implications. Neurological and psychiatric diseases affect a sizeable amount of the population, a proportion that increases with age. The need to develop new and efficient tools to restore brain...Llegeix més
  • Evolution of Plant Phenotypes. From Genomes to Traits
    17/03/2015 to 18/03/2015
    Connecting the genotype to phenotype is a grand biological challenge. Agriculture faces unprecedented challenges in the 21st century, necessitating a quantum leap forward in our ability to rapidly generate new plant varieties to meet rapidly changing agroecological conditions. This meeting will...Llegeix més
  • Advanced Cellular Therapies and Regenerative Medicine. The Promise in the 21st Century
    17/02/2015 to 18/02/2015
    The scientific progress in the arena of cellular therapies and regenerative medicine will have enormous impact on medical, social and economical development. Both emerging areas will contribute to the building of a new paradigm: the cure of diseases by using cells, tissues, molecules and other...Llegeix més
  • 24/11/2014
    Urban growth seems to be unstoppable. It is calculated that, by 2015, 70% of the world’s population will be living in urban environments and, even today, some cities have more than twenty million inhabitants. Furthermore, contemporary society is characterised by a lifestyle notable for its...Llegeix més
  • Big Data in Biomedicine. Challenges and Opportunities
    11/11/2014 to 12/11/2014
    In the Biomedical field, researchers, health care professionals and patients are generating large amounts of data from an array of devices such as genomic sequencing machines, high-resolution medical imagers, electronic health records, and smart phone applications that monitor patient health. The...Llegeix més
  • Environment and Child Brain Development. The Challenges in the Global Context
    16/10/2014 to 17/10/2014
    To test children and adolescents from the general population is a matter of concern in order to understand the patterns of normal brain development. Neuroimaging has barely been used in epidemiological studies of large populations. It is time for a debate between neuroscientists and neuro-...Llegeix més
  • 50 Years of Histone Acetylation
    01/10/2014 to 02/10/2014
    One of the biggest challenges in biomedicine today is understanding how signal pathways regulated by the interaction of genetic programming and environmental factors impact on the epigenetic plasticity of chromatin in health and disease. This knowledge could be exploited for the generation and...Llegeix més
  • 12/06/2014 to 13/06/2014
    Respiratory diseases are highly prevalent among the general population, generating an urgent global health problem. An estimated 5% of the world population has asthma, 10% of the population over 40 has COPD and Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome affects 4% of the adult population. Lung cancer has...Llegeix més
  • La vida, instruccions d'ús. Com els algoritmes modelen la nostra vida
    14/05/2014 to 04/06/2014
    Algorithms are groups of instructions that are used to execute problem-solving tasks. Since ancient Babylonia, 4,500 years ago, humanity has developed mathematical theorems based on algorithmic calculations to find systematic solutions to problems of all kinds and levels of complexity. Today their...Llegeix més