Arnau Busquets, is awarded a prize by the Spanish Royal Academy of Doctors
Arnau Busquets, a researcher linked to the Neuropharmacology Laboratory headed by professor Rafael Maldonado, of the UPF Department of Experimental and Health Sciences (CEXS), has been awarded the Prize of the Spanish Royal Academy of Doctors in the Life and Health Sciences category, ex aequo 2014 for his thesis: Targeting the endocannabinoid system for Therapeutic Purposes, which he defended on July 4, 2013 and which was supervised by professors Andres Ozaita and Rafael Maldonado.
Signing of the new Code of Good Scientific Practice
On Wednesday October 5, the directors of the PRBB and the seven research centres located in the park signed their adherence to the new edition of the Code of Good Scientific Practice.
The new voyage of the 'Argonautes'
A work coordinated by Eduardo Eyras from Pompeu Fabra University and Alberto Kornblihtt from the University of Buenos Aires, describes a new function for a protein mostly characterized for its role in directing small non-coding RNAs to their targets. It is published in 14 october at PNAS.
A method for predicting biological invasions is developed
An international team of scientists, including Ricard SolÚ, ICREA researcher at the CEXS, has devised a method to quickly and easily predict which exotic species can become invasive populations.
Sequencing and analysis of gibbon genome sheds light on its complex evolution and the role of repeats in chromosomal rearrangements
Researchers from the Institut de Biologia Evolutiva (CISC-UPF)  and the Centre Nacional d'AnÓlisi Gen˛mica (CNAG) participate in an international consortium to decipher the gibbon genome, which will provide clues for human health research. The study has been published today in the journal Nature.
Jordi Sunyer, awarded with the "Nobel prize" for environment and health research
Professor in Family Medicine and Preventive Medicine at the University Pompeu Fabra he has obtained the John Goldsmith Award, the most important prize for environmental and health research.
Josep Eladi Ba˝os, new member of the Management Board at the AQU Catalonia
Professor of Pharmacology at the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences joined this public entity, whose mission is to ensure the quality of higher education in the country, as a outstanding person of academic community.
Scientists have completed the genome sequence of the marmoset, the first sequence of a New World monkey

A group at the Institute of Evolutionary Biology led by Tomas Marques-Bonet (CSIC-UPF), ICREA researcher at the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences at UPF, has participated in the investigation. The study analysed the genetic characteristics of the farthest branch from humans in the evolutionary tree of primates.

Collaboration-scholarship for academic year 2014-2015

The Ministry has issued the call for collaboration-scholarship with the departments for the academic year 2014-2015.

September 15 is the deadline to apply for one of 11 scholarships of collaboration assigned to the UPF. During this period, students interested in participating may submit a collaborative project in order to be rated and endorsed by the department in accordance with the criteria set out in the announcement.

These scholarships are aimed at grade students in their last year of studies and masters students.

INTERVIEW with Joaquim Gea: "Our students will be highly competitive and I am sure we will reap the fruits of everyone's efforts"
Joaquim Gea is a professor of physiology in the UPF Department of Experimental and Health Sciences (CEXS) and the current dean of the university's Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, a school that this year will see its first graduating class in medicine (UPF-UAB). It is also one of the three institutions now housed in the recently renovated Dr Aiguader building on the university's Mar Campus. On 10 June, the building hosted the ceremony marking the completion of the remodelling work.


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