Students of the UAB bachelor's degree in Archaeology are participating this summer in the Arqueoborn project: researching the urban site of the El Born Centre de Cultura i Memòria with the objective of obtaining the entire chronostratigraphic sequence from between the end of the 13th century and the year 1717. Read more
Declaration of the Committee of Control of Robotic Weapons
Lecturers Roser Martínez and Joaquim Rodríguez from the Faculty of Law participated in a meeting with governmental experts of the UN and NGOs under the framework of the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons, to reach the prohibition of lethal autonomous weapon systems, known as Killers Robots.
The event took place on 21, 22 and 23 November in Geneva and the two UAB lecturers were selected to write up and read the official statement of the International Committee for Robot Arms Control (ICRAC) in front of a United Nation's plenary session in Geneva.
In their statement, the ICRAC and other organisations involved in the Stop Killer Robots campaign, in representation of a large part of international civil society, "urge the Convention to lay the foundations for the elaboration of an international treaty whose main objective is to prohibit preventive way autonomous weapons in clear application of the precautionary principle.”. For the organisations signing the statement: “Decisions to end human life must be made by humans and in a non-arbitrary way to be justified”.
The full statement can be found here.
A study led by the UAB and the CNAG-CRG reveals the three-dimensional genomic structure of male germ cells and how this structure determines their function. Published in Cell Reports, it represents a significant advance in our understanding of how the dynamics of insulator proteins and transcriptional activity are coupled during the 3D genome re-organisation that takes place during the formation of male germ cells. Read more