UAB Researchers Participated in Pint of Science 2016

May 23, 2016 at 8:00 pm by

The scientific conferences festival, Pint of Science retured to the bars in Barcelona on 23, 24 and 25 May. UAB researchers participated and talked about research in neuroscience, gene therapy and computer vision.


pintofscience logoPint of Science takes science to the bars through interesting, funny and important lectrures on the latest scientific researches in a format accessible to the public. Participants enjoy their beer and listen to micro talks in a friendly atmostphere. The festival began in 2012 in UK and is held simultaneously in different bars around the world.


This year, nine UAB researchers have participated in the talks held in the following bars in Barcelona: Michael Collins, La Iguana, Bacanal Cafè, Balius, BlackLab Brewhouse, Mikkeller and Mau Mau. They have discussed various topics ranging from neuroscience, gene therapy and citizen participation in science.


On May 23th in Mikkeller Bar, the CVC researcher Fernando Vilariño talked about Library Living Lab in Volpelleres, “A Labaratory with Cultural Experiences in the library”. He explained the concept and people’s experience with the library in Volpelleres where users can explore how technology transforms our experience of accessing to culture, working with scientists, artists and librarians. In this interactive lab, citizens are invited to participate directly in science.


During these three days, other UAB researchers have also talked about the following subjects in different locations:


Albert Quintana, Institute of Neurosciences: “Deconstructed Brains

Miquel Domènech, Department of Social Psychology: “Citizen Participation in Science and Technology”

Roser Nadal and Antonio Armario, Institute of Neurosciences: “Brains on the edge of Stress Attack”

José Aguilera, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology: “Botox and Other Toxins; Beyond Aesthetics”

Ana Candalija, Institute of Neurosciences: “Neurotoxin, Attacking on the Nervous System”

Luca Maggioni and Virginia A. Haurigot, Centre of Animal Biotechnology and Gene Therapy (CBATEG): “Gene Therapy”