Researcher Tomàs Marquès-Bonet is the new director of the Institute of Evolutionary Biology
The Board of Trustees of the IBE, a joint centre of Pompeu Fabra University and the CSIC, has appointed the adjunct lecturer and ICREA research professor at UPF as the new director of the Institute.
The second scientific coffee on mental illnesses is focused on addictions
The session will be attended by Rafael Maldonado, of the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences; Marta Torrens, psychiatrist at  Hospital del Mar; Antònia Domingo, researcher at the Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute, and Judit Vall, researcher at the UPF.
Would you like to participate in an international synthetic biology competition?
On February 20, the assistants of last year's iGEM competition will explain their experience and advise those students who want to participate in future editions.
Nanoparticles to fight against the cardiovascular disease
The NANOCARD project, focused on the creation of nanoparticles to improve the diagnosis of cardiovascular lesions, is born. Pilar Rivera participates as principal investigation of the research.
Deciphering the origins of technological innovation
The NEWS project, aimed at developing a theory of technological evolution to understand the origins of innovation, is born.  It is led by researcher Sergi Valverde and is scheduled to last four years.
CompBioMed, a centre of excellence in computational biomedicine, is born
Its main objective is the uptake and exploitation of high performance computing in biomedical research. Among the 14 centres that make up CompBioMed is the Computational Biophysics Research Group at Pompeu Fabra University.
Seminar on crowdsourcing, cancer genomics and liquid biopsies
Researcher Gustavo Stolovitzky, director of the IBM Translational Systems Biology and Nanobiotechnology Program in New York, will give a talk on Monday, 7 February at room Ramón y Cajal of the PRBB.
Traffic-related air pollution negatively affects children's attention in the short term
Study published in journal Epidemiology provides new evidence on the impact of air pollution on neurological development.
The fundamental causes of human ageing explained
Natural selection favours fragile and unhealthy old age if it is due to mutations that are beneficial during childhood. As of 40-50 years of age, natural selection is blind because we have already passed on our genes, whether beneficial or not, to our descendants.
Babita Singh, winner of the "Best Science Poster" prize at the IV Bioinformatics and Genomics Symposium
The poster, entitled "Landscape of Somatic Mutations in RNA Splicing Regulatory Elements in Cancer" was selected through participants voting.
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