• 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
  • Impact of Ageing on Mental Health and Well-being
    29/01/2014 to 30/01/2014
    There has been a sharp population ageing over the last decades, which is expected to continue. Demographic trends bring great challenges to society as a whole, given the relationship between deterioration of physical and mental health, quality of life, ageing and the societal problems, such as...Llegeix més
  • Barcelona Conferences on Epigenetics and Cancer
    21/11/2013 to 22/11/2013
    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
  • 05/11/2013 to 07/11/2013
    Emergence of microorganisms resistant to antibacterial agents, either by mutations or by the acquisition of new mobile genetic elements, may take place irrespective of the presence of antibacterial agents. However it is the exposure to these drugs that provides an advantage to cells with the newly...Llegeix més
  • 30/10/2013 to 31/10/2013
    The design and planning of our cities, public spaces and surrounding environments, whether suburban or rural, can affect our health and well-being. For example, in many cities around the world, according to the strength of the urban health inequalities, life expectancy can vary significantly from...Llegeix més
  • 23/10/2013 to 24/10/2013
    Scientific breakthroughs in neuroregeneration over the past two decades have heightened expectations. The question being asked by both clinical professionals and people affected is no longer whether or not the new techniques to restore functions lost due to neurological injury will be possible, but...Llegeix més
  • Evolució i cultura. La naturalesa humana en transformació
    19/10/2013 to 11/11/2013
    Darwin’s nineteenth-century theory of evolution is, without a doubt, one of the scientific theories that have most transformed our vision of the world as well as the way we understand our own species. Today, Darwinism sees the evolution of the human species as being not only biologically but also...Llegeix més
  • Nanotechnologies in Health: Current Challenges and Future Prospects
    09/10/2013 to 11/10/2013
    Nanotechnology is the study and control of phenomena and materials at atomic, molecular and macromolecular scale where physico-chemical properties differ significantly from those at a larger scale. Nanotechnology is not a separate scientific field, but rather a new platform for a range of existing...Llegeix més
  • 02/10/2013 to 04/10/2013
    Programmed cell death is essential for multicellular life, with a central role in development and disease. In plants, programmed cell death is a major player in plant development and in crop resistance to pathogens. With a pressing need to combat disease in the field, which results in tremendous...Llegeix més