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.
The scientists sequenced the genome of
Strigamia maritima, a northern European centipede, as part of a study published in the
PLOS Biology. This study improves knowledge of the evolution and diversification of the
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.
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.
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).
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
The Health Department of the Generalitat of Catalonia has created the Scientific Advisory Board on
the Ebola Virus Disease, comprised of twelve members including
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.
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.
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 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.