Universitat Pompeu Fabra will lead the European project HEIRRI for the integration of RRI in higher education
Universitat Pompeu Fabra will lead the European project HEIRRI: Higher Education Institutions & Responsible Research and Innovation , which aims to integrate the concept of "Responsible Research and Innovation", or RRI, in the science and engineering degrees, mainly focusing on universities and other higher education institutions (HEI). The HEIRRI project starts on September the 1 st, will last three years and has an approximate budget of one and a half million Euros, partly funded by the European Commission Horizon 2020 programme.
Three postdoctoral researchers are to join the UPFellows programme at DCEXS

Within the Marie Curie COFUND action of the 7  th Framework Programme, six postdoctoral young scientists will be working in research groups of the departments of Experimental and Health Sciences, Economics and Business and Information and Communication Technologies.

The UPFellows programme provides opportunities for professional development to young postdoctoral candidates of any nationality from centres abroad who wish to pursue their careers in science within Catalan territory, under the supervision of a  senior scientific mentor.

Green spaces influence the cognitive growth in children
According the study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and coordinated by Jordi Sunyer, professor in Family Medicine and Preventive Medicine at DCEXS and researchers at CREAL.
Francisco X. Real chairs the European Pancreatic Club's Congress, which is this year focused on the social aspects of this disease
The Professor of the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences (DCEXS) and leader of the Epithelial Carcinogenesis Group from the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre, chairs the organizing committee of the 47 th annual congress of the European Pancreatic Club (EPC), which takes place in Toledo (Spain) from June 24 th to 26 th. It is expected to involve more than 600 experts from the five continents.
The NeuroPharmacology lab wins for the second time the Esteve Foundation Research Award
The group, led by Rafael Maldonado, presented an investigation on Fragile X Syndrome that was published at Nature Medicine on 2013 and that was part of the doctorate thesis of Arnau Busquets.
Is genome instability the key to fighting cancer?
An issue around which one of the lines of research of the Complex Systems Laboratory revolves. Josep Sardanyés, researcher at the Institute of Evolutionary Biology and of the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences is one of the authors of the study published in Computational and Applied Mathematics.
Two postdoctoral researchers join the GRIB through the program UPfellows
The UP fellows program provides professional development opportunities to young postdoctoral candidates from foreign centers of any nationality who wish to pursue their scientific career in Catalonia, under the guidance of a senior scientific mentor.
The 2014 Quiral Report is focused on the public communication of the Ebola virus disease
Why the outbreak of Ebola virus is no longer interesting for the media and the general population? How was the public communication of this outbreak performed in 2014? What was different from other epidemics such as the call of "mad cow" or the Influenza A virus? What was the answer of the population: in their Google searches or in Twitter discussions?
How epithelial cells use forces and fluids to sculpt cavities during development
Scientists from the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences at Universitat Pompeu Fabra identified new essential mechanisms exerted by epithelial cells to control the shape and growth of the developing zebrafish otic lumen. The paper published today in "Nature communications" journal relies on high spatio-temporal resolution live imaging and performs for first time a 4D quantitative analysis of lumen formation dynamics. The work was done by the the Developmental Biology Lab, led by Berta Alsina,and headed by Esteban Hoijman and with the contribution of DavideRubbini.
INPACT, an international Project for the preclinic development of innovative drugs
The project, which aims for the development of synthetic cell-penetrating peptides for cancer and bacterial treatments, is part of the Marie Curie Actions from Horizon 2020. David Andreu, group leader of the Proteomics and Protein Chemistry Unit, takes part of the Consortium.
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