If you live in Málaga, don’t miss the XIX Edition of the Encounters with Science conference cycle that is held six Fridays between January 13 and March 24, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. in Ámbito Cultural del Corte Inglés. The poster is dedicated to Dr. Sara García, a researcher at the National Cancer Research Center, who has been selected by the European Space Agency as an astronaut (her lecture will be on February 24). In this edition you can enjoy the exhibition Al-Ándalus Mathematical Walk (Fundación Descubre). As always, the lectures will be recorded on video and can be enjoyed afterwards on the Encounters with Science YouTube channel.
More information on the Encounters with Science website.
Friday, January 13, Francisco J. Bermúdez (Institute for Research on Prehistory and Human Evolution Foundation), «HUMAN EVOLUTION TOLD FROM THE SOUTH: THE CONTRIBUTION OF THE FOSSILS OF ANDALUSIA». «The history of European human evolution prior to the arrival of modern humans began and ended in the South of the Iberian Peninsula, from the hominins of Orce to the last Neanderthals of Gibraltar and Zafarraya». More information on the Encounters with Science website.
Friday, January 27, Fernando Payeras (Mining Engineer, Polytechnic University of Madrid), “CO2 CAPTURE, THE LAST DEFENSE AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE”. «About the solutions proposed by the industry to combat climate change and specifically the capture of CO2». More information on the Encounters with Science website.
Friday, February 10, Antonia Tomás Loba (IMIB-University of Murcia), “LOS RITMOS DE NUESTRA VIDA”. «About how biological rhythms, some of them circadian, influence our health, what evolutionary meaning they have, how to take care of them and what biological repercussions they can have when they are broken. The physiological and clinical value of these rhythms is very important”.
Friday, February 24, Sara García Alonso (CNIO, ESA), “RAF1 UNCOVERED: A KEY STEP TO CREATE NEW DRUGS AGAINST LUNG CANCER”. “She is researching in the laboratory of Dr. Mariano Barbacid (National Cancer Research Center), who demonstrated that deletion of the RAF1 protein induced tumor regression in genetically modified mouse models. Advances in protein structure have allowed the design of drugs that can generate an important therapeutic effect in patients with lung adenocarcinoma induced by KRAS oncogenes”.
Friday March 10, Simone Sammartino (University of Malaga), “A DAY WITH PHYSICS”. «They do not forget about experimentation, aimed at students, in this cycle. They will be able to enjoy many live Physics experiments.”
Friday March 24, Rafael Ángel Haro Ramos (Director–Conservator of the Sierra de las Nieves National and Natural Park), “SIERRA DE LAS NIEVES: A NATIONAL PARK TO PROTECT EXCEPTIONAL NATURAL VALUES”. “A fascinating talk about one of the natural wonders of the province of Malaga, with its unique fir forests and a large outcrop of peridotite rocks.”
Remember that «Encuentros con la Ciencia was born in 2004 in the province of Malaga as a scientific dissemination initiative with the aim of making the research carried out in research centers accessible to society, involving the scientific community itself in the diffusion of knowledge. The cycle is organized by professors from the University of Malaga and secondary education, coordinated by Professor Enrique Viguera (Faculty of Sciences, University of Malaga). The activity has the support of the University of Malaga, the Malaga Academy of Sciences, the Official College of Pharmacists of Malaga, the Discover Foundation, Planeta Explora and the Cultural Area of El Corte Inglés”.
Do not miss it!