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Catalonia moves toward computerized medicine

Barcelona’s Pompeu Fabra University and Hospital Clinic will work together to develop a scientific and technical infrastructure in the field of biomedical imaging systems applied to minimally invasive procedures and the management of biomedical information in Catalonia, with the goal of becoming a leader in Europe


A living cell system with artificial computational capacity

This major scientific advance in the field of synthetic biology permits the design, through cellular engineering, of biological systems programmed to respond to certain stimuli or complex situations. The study, conducted by researchers at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, Spain, has been published in the online edition of Nature.


Louis XVI’s DNA recovered from monarch’s supposed blood

A team led by Carles Lalueza-Fox, a researcher at the Institute of Evolutionary Biology at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, studied a dried blood sample stored in a gourd that supposedly was kept as a souvenir from the execution of the French King Louis XVI by guillotine in 1793.


FIRE week 2010: the research world in the Internet of the Future

The Internet is much more than a communication system. All over the world, the Internet is increasingly becoming the backbone of modern economy and society. FIRE (Future Internet Research and Experimentation) has as its main objective the promotion of a creative space and a multidisciplinary research environment for investigating and experimentally validating innovative and revolutionary ideas for the development of new networks and service paradigms. FIRE promotes competitive research from a cross-sectional view, academic as well as industrial.

29 june 2010

The UPF and the Casa de Velázquez join forces in training and research

The University of Pompeu Fabra (UPF) and Casa de Velazquez have established a collaborative framework to conduct joint training and research, providing seminars and workshops for PhD students and faculty participation in research projects undertaken by this prestigious scientific and cultural institution. Seminars on archaeology and modern history are the first scheduled activities for the forthcoming year, to be followed by one on literature.

18 june 2010

A study identifies functional repetitive motifs in human proteins

A new study comparing the human genome with the genomes of other vertebrate species to determine which of the repetitive motifs found in human proteins are important for the proper functioning of the body and which could correspond to the so-called “junk” fraction of the genome has just been published in the online journal Genome Research. The study was carried out entirely by the research group in Evolutionary Genomics, within the Computational Genomics group of GRIB at the University of Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona and was led by Mar Albà, ICREA researcher.

4 june 2010

Bilingual from the cradle

Being bilingual or multilingual has many advantages, but it comes with its disadvantages as well. Several experts exposed these pros and cons in addition to debunking a few myths about mastering many more than one tongue following the presentation of the book “Multilingües desde la cuna” (“Multilingual from the cradle”) by Anna Solé, which took place in Barcelona. But all the experts agreed on the importance of education from the very beginning of an child’s life.

Patricia Moreno | 1 june 2010

The Talència ICREA Academia program awards 30 Catalan researchers

Last Thursday, the second edition of ICREA Academia program awarded 30 Catalan researchers for their excellence and leadership. The objective of this program is to motivate, attract and retain faculty at public universities in Catalonia.

Clara Cardona | 17 may 2010

The papyrology portal

DVCTVS is a website dedicated exclusively to papyrology. You can find information on the major papyrus collections of Spain’s various archives in the form of a digital catalog for both published and unpublished texts and digital images.

Presentation of research projects Amy Mahan

The Research Fellowship Program Amy Mahan to promote the study of the impact of public access to ICT is sponsored by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and administered by the University Pompeu Fabra. Last March, after the close of the period of presentation of papers, were chosen the 12 best proposals.

4 may 2010

Promotion of communication technologies in Catalonia and the Basque Country are compared

Words like innovation, interaction and 2.0 have ample repercussion today. Ms Mentxu Ramilo has presented a thesis at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), in which she investigated the strategies of both Catalonia and the Basque Country Autonomous Community in socialising these concepts.

28 april 2010

Catalonia as a point of reference for universities and research in southern Europe

The Associació Catalana d’Universitats Públiques (Catalan Association of Public Universities, ACUP), which includes the University of Barcelona (UB), the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC), Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), the University of Girona (UdG), the University of Lleida (UdL), Rovira i Virgili University (URV) and the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Open University of Catalonia, UOC), presented its International Projection Plan for the Catalan Public Universities 2010-2015 on Thursday. This plan, which was outlined in the White Paper on the University of Catalonia, reinforces the ACUP universities? desire to become a point of reference for university systems in Europe, thanks to the unique and complementary natures of the institutions that form part of the association. The plan has been produced by the ACUP, through its International Relations Committee, which is made up of the Vice Presidents for International Relations, the International Relations offices and the ACUP?s Executive Secretary.

9 APRIL 2010

Bajo Ebro, high level

One hundred and fifty doctors, a hundred communications and a 'leitmotif': controversies in bioethics converted Tortosa, on the penultimate weekend of February, in the Catalan capital of clinical debate. They were the XXVI Sessions on Medical and Health of the Land of the Ebro and the organizing team (headed by Ismael Roldán and Manel Chanove) have set the scientific listing at the highest notch.

Jordi Montaner | 5 march 2010

The recognized Hispanic Gabriel Jackson gives part of his private library to the UPF

About 150 volumes relating to the biography of Juan Negrín and 14 boxes of handwritten notes and information on the history of Spain and Europe is the legacy of the Hispanic Gabriel Jackson has given to the University Institute of History Jaume Vicens Vives (IUHJVV) of the UPF.

24 March 2010

@neurIST, optimization and treatment of the brain aneurysms

On Thursday the 18th of March the results of the @neurIST European project for optimization and the treatment of brain aneurysms was presented as part of the celebration of 'The World of IT Health', held in Barcelona from the 15th to the 18th of March. @neurIST has developed and united different technologies with the aim of optimizing workflow in medical treatment of patients with brain aneurysms, focusing on improving the treatment of affected and resource optimization. In the future it is intended to implement the system developed by @neurIST on other diseases.

22 March 2010

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