Open Call: Teaching Mentorship Programme DCEXS-UPF 2014-2015

The main objective of the Teaching Mentorship Programme (TMP) is to allow young post-doctoral researchers of the PRBB to get the basic knowledge and skills used in university teaching. This will enhance their working opportunities in academic institutions worldwide.

The mentees will be chosen after their applications to an open call performed by the DCEXS. Applications should be sent to the from the 19th of December to the 20th of January 2015, inclusive.

Roderic Guigó participates in the sequencing of the centipede genome
The scientists sequenced the genome of Strigamia maritima, a northern European centipede, as part of a study published in the journal PLOS Biology. This study improves knowledge of the evolution and diversification of the mandibulate arthropods.
INTERVIEW with Arcadi Navarro: "It's thrilling that goodwill can make achievements like establishing the EGA in Barcelona possible"
Arcadi Navarro Cuartiellas is an ICREA (Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies) research professor, director of the Evolutionary Genomics Research Group at the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (established by the Spanish National Research Council and UPF), and a team leader at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG). He has been in charge of the European Genome-phenome Archive (EGA) project in Barcelona since 2013.
Humans and Mice: Similar enough for studying disease and different enough to give us new clues about evolution
An international consortium including researchers from the Centre for Genome Regulation led by Roderic Guigó has presented an exhaustive description of the mouse's functional genome elements and their comparison with the human genome. The results will be published on November 20 in four articles in the journal  Nature as well as others in various different scientific publications.
Third DCEXS Symposium: New insights in Genetics and Neuroscience research
The symposium, organized by the Genetics and Neurosciences Program of the DCEXS, brought together leading researchers in the vibrant field of Genetics and Neurosciences. The DCEXS Director, Arcadi Navarro, and the coordinator of the Genetics and Neurosciences Program, Rafael Maldonado, welcomed the participants. The invited speakers were Ian Kitchen (University of Surrey, UK), Paola Bovolenta (Centro de Biología Molecular "Severo Ochoa"), Linda Barlow (University of Colorado, School of Medicine, USA), Michel Koenig (INSERM- IURC, France), Giuseppe Testa (IFOM-IEO, Italy) and Eduardo Soriano (Universitat de Barcelona).
An online platform analyzes fifteen years of high-impact biomedical scientific production in Spain
A bibliometric study conducted by Jordi Camí, Professor of Pharmacology at Pompeu Fabra University, is published exclusively on a website that allows searches for the authors most commonly cited by the international scientific community. The leadership of scientists living in Catalonia is confirmed.
Gema Revuelta, professor in the DCEXS-UPF, member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Ebola virus disease
The Health Department of the Generalitat of Catalonia has created the Scientific Advisory Board on the Ebola Virus Disease, comprised of twelve members including Gema Revuelta, professor in the Department of Experimental Sciences and Health (CEXS-UPF) and deputy  director of the Science Communication Observatory (OCC-UPF), both from Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
Interview with Jordi Sunyer: "Seeing the results of research is something that takes a hold of you forever"
Professor Jordi Sunyer Deu, professor of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences and the co-director of the Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL), has received a grant from the European Research Council to study the possible relationship between air pollution and neurological development in children.  In 2014, he has received the John Goldsmith Award.
Scientists uncover a case of malpractice in biomedical research

The researchers Lucas Carey (CEXS) and Guillaume Filion (CRG) found highly similar works authored by various Chinese researchers while they were carrying out a literature search on the topics published in scientific journals.

UPF and Aelis Farma sign a licensing agreement for the treatment of dendritic diseases
UPF has assigned the company exclusive rights to develop and market a CB1 cannabinoid receptor antagonist, developed at the CEXS Neuropharmacology Laboratory for the prevention and treatment of diseases such as fragile X and Down syndrome, as well as other possible indications.
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