Friday, September 15 2023
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Experts in cutting-edge brain research explore the latest in "neural representation" in the first Nat Conference, organised by the Natural Science Museum of Barcelona and the Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute (IMIM), with the collaboration of the UAB.
Neural representation is a concept that refers to the 'language' used by neurons to communicate with each other and pass on information. The conference will include the participation of some of the top researchers from the field of neuroscience, who have dedicated projects and papers to the concept of neural representation. With different views on this issue, each of them provides valuable knowledge that will generate an interesting debate between speakers and the audience.
The conference, structured into two sessions, one academic and another more informative, will be offered by UAB experts Òscar Vilarroya, research director of the UAB Department of Psychiatry and Legal Medicine and coordinator of the Mental Health Neuroimage Research Group at the IMIM, and Angélique Lebert, post-doc researcher at both centres.
For more information and to sign up for the conference please visit: https://natconference.museuciencies.cat/
Place: Natural Science Museum of Barcelona (The NAT), Parc del Fòrum
Date: Friday 15, September2023 - 09:00h
End date: Saturday 16, September2023 - 13:00h
Wednesday, October 11, 2023
Seminar with Jim van Os: "Una nueva comprensión de las causas y el abordaje de los trastornos mentales"
Renowned psychiatrist and epidemiologist Jim van Os will offer a research seminar on mental disorders “Una nueva comprensión de las causas y el abordaje de los trastornos mentales: poniendo la persona, la sociedad y la complejidad en el centro de la investigación”, as part of the PhD programme in Clinical and Health Psychology, coordinated by the research group Interacció Persona-Ambient en Salut Mental at the UAB Department Clinical and Health Psychology.
Jim van Os is Director of the Department of Psychiatry and Psychology at Maastricht University Medical Centre, lecturer at Utrecht University and visiting lecturer at King's College London Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience. He is considered one of the foremost experts in mental research. His work focuses on the redefinition of mental disorders, the causal role of macro-social and everyday contextual factors in health and how these interact with genetic and psychological variability in a wide variety of mental disorders. He is critical with the medical dominance of mental health management and advocates placing the individual at the centre as an active agent and co-responsible for his or her treatment.
Professor van Os is part of the list of the Thompson-Reuter Web of Science "Most Influential Scientific Minds" and "Highly Cited Researchers". He is also co-author of 800 publications, including journals such as Nature, Lancet and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA), among others.
The seminar is open and forms part of the UAB year dedicated to mental health.
Place: Faculty of Sociology
Date: Wednesday 11, October2023 - 15:00h
End date: Wednesday 11, October2023 - 19:00h
Wednesday, October 18, 2023
The UAB Science and Technology Library organises a workshop in which to practice drawing animals digitally. The workshop will be conducted by Toni Llobet, renowned illustrator who has worked on books such as the Handbook of the Mammals of the World (Lynx Edicions) and on guides to the flora and fauna of natural parks of Catalonia (Brau Edicions).
The workshop is free and will be offered as part of the exhibition organised by the BCT on works by Toni Llobet and also illustrator Blanca Martí.
Place: Espai BCT, UAB Science and Technology Library
Date: Wednesday 18, October2023 - 13:00h
Friday, October 20, 2023
Under the framework of the UAB Innovation Week this workshop will hold its second edition in which it seeks to give visibility to innovative and entrepreneurial female figures on campus, identify needs and create a network.
The workshop will focus on internal and external limits encountered by researchers and will explore personal experiences, challenges and strategies used to overcome the imposter syndrome and shatter glass ceilings.
Several renowned experts and professionals will be participating by sharing their knowledge, research studies and practical experiences.
Place: UAB Theatre Hall
Date: Friday 20, October2023 - 09:30h
End date: Friday 20, October2023 - 13:00h
Informational meeting of exchanges of studies by Bioscience students who have at least 60 credits.
Place: Science and Biosciences event room
Date: Friday 20, October2023 - 14:00h
Tuesday, October 24, 2023
Informative meeting of exchanges of practices for Bioscience students who have at least 60 credits.
Place: Sala de graus
Date: Tuesday 24, October2023 - 13:00h