Corals devastated by climate change are being replaced naturally by other species such as gorgonians, which are less efficient in acting as a carbon sink. A study by the ICTA-UAB analyzes for the first time why gorgonians are more resistant than corals to human impacts and global climate change. Read more
HEIRRI Project - Training in RRI
The Autonomous University of Barcelona is one of the institutions selected to participate in a pilot test of two programs and training materials developed by the HEIRRI project (see resolution). The HEIRRI project is focused on Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in higher education institutions.
The UAB has been evaluated as one of the best proposals, giving us the mention of “HEIRRI collaboration institution”. In the next months, the UAB will actively participate in the learning process, giving feedback on the materials and their use in our institution. On April 2018, the UAB will also participate in the 2nd HEIRRI Conference, sharing our experience with other higher education institutions.
In the coming months, UAB will pilot to two of five courses designed under the HEIRRI project:
- Responsible PhD: RRI and PHD Research Projects. Audience: PhD Students.
- Facilitating Reflection on Responsible Research and Innovation. Audience: Academic and non-academic HEI members.
Researchers from the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the UAB and from the United Kingdom, for the first time describe the mechanism used by cells to optimise protein production in stressful situations through the altering of tRNA abundance. Read more