Researchers from the CIBER-BBN and the UAB have designed non-toxic drug-release granules to be administered locally and with prolonged therapeutic effects The results pave the way for a new therapeutic technology based on bacterial products which have not been clinically explored yet.
Public Knowledge Project conference
The Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona will play host to and co-organise the seventh edition of the PKP International Scholarly Publishing Conference, to be held from 20 to 22 November, in which the topics to be analysed will be infrastructures and open access for a global community of users.
The Public Knowledge Project (PKP) is a non-profit initiative put forth by several Canadian and American universities which aims to guarantee universal open access to knowledge and an improvement in the quality of research in scientific publications.
For the past 10 years, the UAB maintains a close collaboration with PKP and works jointly with the aim of providing open access to scientific knowledge.
Under the title of Reflections and Directions, the PKP2019 analyses the continuous growth of the infrastructures and open access for a global community of users.
Since 2001, PKP's open-source software Open Journal Systems (OJS) has permitted thousands of users from over 100 countries to produce academic journals. Now, these publications must face not only problems related to growth of the journals and also the open access sector, but also the demands to reconsider financial models, policies and institutional priorities.
The programme will include round tables, short debates, workshops and conferences in three different thematic axes: community, technology and open access.
ICTA-UAB researchers Xavier Gabarrell and Gara Villalba will participate in the Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) that will be held in Barcelona on 19-21 November. In this year’s edition, SCEWC will focus on five main tracks: Digital Transformation, Urban Environment, Mobility, Governance & Finance, and Inclusive & Sharing Cities.