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October 25th  

 
15:30 h
 
Room 55.309
 
 
 

PhD Research Seminar

Gender and Science: the importance of intersectional feminism in academia

By Irene Torres , Adrián Ponce and Elisa Ruiz 
 
Abstract
Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields remain severely underrepresented. For instance, in Spain, women represent about 15% of full (catedras) professorships. Moreover, women are judged to be less competent, receive less payment and research facilities, and are less likely to be awarded research grants compared with male scientists. The different mechanisms leading to this disparity have been investigated and more is brought to light by ongoing research. In this talk we will explain the different challenges faced by women in STEM careers, the reasons and the mechanisms through which they emerge, and changes (big and small) that we can all do to improve the current dire scenario. We will also show how gender, race, class, and sexual identity discriminations are entangled and contribute to leaving out minorities from academia.
 
Host

Aurelio Ruiz 

October 26th  
 
12:00 h
 
Room 55.410

Invited Research Seminar

In silico trials: how modeling and simulation and a changing regulation combined can accelerate the development and approval of new drugs and medical devices. 

By  Luca Emili, Fundador y CEO de In Silico Trials Technologies.
 
Abstract
In the past years, FDA has started to promote significantly the use of Modeling and simulation to reduce the cost and time of development and approval of new medical devices and drugs. The significant advantages, regulatory changes and the experiences from other industries are creating and consolidating this new approach. European and US approaches will be discussed with the support of the specific application in the industry. A particular focus will be on the technology transfer for models developed in Academia that Industry wants to use.
 
Bio
Luca Emili is founder and CEO of Insilicotrials Technologies, the first global platform that allows pharmaceutical and medical devices companies to accelerate research and development through models and simulations. He is member of the Cloud Security Consultative Group in EMA and responsible for the collaboration activity with FDA. With a strong passion for technology, he is focused on the development of the company for the definition of partnership with Research centers, hospitals and pharma and medical devices companies and the development of new innovative technology and services. Prior to founding Insilicotrials Technologies he worked in M&A and acted as an investor in some SME companies. From 2001 to 2010 was CEO of Emaze, an IT Security Company backed by Alice Venture, Venture Capital with funds from Mediobanca, Generali, Pirelli, Bracco, Dompè and other Italian firms. As a journalist, he published more than 40 articles on IT security Journals. Before Emaze, he was a professor of IT at the MIB School of Management of Trieste, as well as an entrepreneur in the internet services business. He has a degree in Economy and Business from the University of Trieste 
November 22th  
 
15:30 h
 
Room 55.309

PhD Research Seminar

Introduction to ethical issues in research

By Josep Blat and Marta Rodríguez (CIREP).
 
Abstract

The Institutional Commission for Ethical Review of Projects (CIREP-UPF) established in December 2014 wants to contribute to the improvement within the UPF community, of ethical standards and personal data protection in research activities and academic practices related to human beings.  Among other CIREP is in charge of evaluating research projects subject to ethics review and give its approval by issuing mandatory favourable reports.  The seminar will provide an overview on the key aspects to take into account to guarantee that the research conducted at the department meets the highest international ethical standards.

November 15th  
 
15:30 h
 
Room 55.410

PhD Research Seminar

Computational Cluster at DTIC

 

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