Recently, an Optima MAX-XP Tabletop Ultracentrifuge has been added to the infrastructure. This equipment was acquired by a grant (Ref. IR2020-1-USAL11) awarded to the University of Salamanca by the Junta de Castilla y León through the INFRARED2020 call, co-financed with FEDER funds.
In the Edition of Science Week 2021, two online disseminations talks were organized for ESO/Bachillerato students. Below you can see the talks that took place::
1. Introduction talk by Dr. Beatriz Santos entitled "Passionate about Science" plus the talk by Dr. Marina García Macia entitled "Our cells also recycle".
2. Introduction talk by Dr. Beatriz Santos entitled "Passionate about Science" plus the talk by Dr. Cristina Rodríguez and Dr. Verónica Bobo entitled "Researching the brain".
Dr. Marina García Macía has participated in the CIBER's ImproCiencia event to show what the CIBER is and some of the research of its different thematic areas.
Article in CIBERFES web
Marina García Macía, PhD. has recently obtained the recognition of 'Article of the month' from the Spanish Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology for her publication that could represent a new therapeutic strategy for the treatment of fatty liver disease.
"El norte de Castilla" article
"El Español Castilla y León" Article
"La Gaceta de Salamanca" Article
The Institute of Functional Biology and Genomics (IBFG) is once again participating in Science Week. The activities will take place between November 18 and 26. This year we will have face-to-face and on-line activities; some of them need previous registration.
1. What do you know about science?
Activity to be held at Colegio San Jerónimo de Alba de Tormes where students of 4th ESO and 1º and 2º of Bachillerato will talk with IBFG scientists about the functioning of science in Spain. It will take place on 19/NOV/2021 from 12:00 to 14:00.
2. DNA purification workshop
Activity with 5th and 6th grade students at CRA Domingo de Guzmán, Doñinos, Salamanca. It will take place on 18/NOV/2021 and 19/NOV/2021.
3. Passionate about science: our cells also recycle
Online talk for ESO and Bachillerato students. Activity aimed at educational centers. Online activity to be held on 19/NOV/2021 - 12.00-13.00 hours and requires prior registration.
Registration Workshop "Passionate about Science: our cells also recycle"
4. Passionate about science: investigating the brain
Online talk for students of ESO and Bachillerato. Activity aimed at educational centers. Online activity to be held on - 26/NOV/2021 - 12.00-13.00 hours and requires prior registration.
Registration Workshop "Passionate about science: investigating the brain".
5. Get to know the scientists of the IBFG
Face-to-face activity at the IBFG facilities where scientists will explain first-hand what research they do and how science works in Spain. Prior registration is required. There are two possible dates.
Registration "Get to know the IBFG scientists" - Day 19/NOV/2021 from 16.30 to 18.00 h.
Registration "Get to know the IBFG scientists" - Day 26/NOV/2021 from 16.30 to 18.00 h.
6. Virtual Gymkhana "From boot to gown: the exciting path of drug discovery" 2nd Edition
A disease ravages our streets. A large number of birds fly over the city. Everything seems to indicate that both phenomena are related. HELP US FIND THE CURE!
Activity that requires previous registration. This activity will be carried out twice, the first one for people over 18 years old and the second one for ESO and Bachiller students..
Virtual Gymkhana Registration - Day 18/NOV/21 - 18.00 to 20.00 hours. For people over 18 years old
Virtual YINCANA Registration - Day 25/NOV/21 - 18.00 to 20.00 hours. For ESO and Bachillerato students.
Dr. Bolaños' group publishes an article in the journal EMBO Molecular Medicine on the beneficial effect of tamoxifen in two models of Batten disease. This work is one of the results of the European H2020 BatCure project.
August, 2021Article in Pubmed
The international project MicroMundo, in which the IBFG of Salamanca participates, combines scientific dissemination and research to raise awareness and address the problem of superbugs.
June, 2021New in DICYT
Undergraduate and master's degree students, researchers and specialists in private enterprise explain the different aspects of a science that is growing and being updated every day. Among them, Javier García Martín explains his experience at the IBFG.
June, 2021Article in "La Gaceta de Salamanca"
Students from the Faculty of Biology of the University of Salamanca are part of the Micromundo USAL 2021 Project. This project aims to develop content and informative activities to familiarize the population with the resistance that some microorganisms develop to antibiotics, and is coordinated locally by the Institute of Functional Biology and Genomics (IBFG).
Micromundo is an international initiative based on a research and teaching project that aims to bring science closer to young people in society, and to raise awareness of antibiotic resistance among the younger generations. The project originated at Yale University under the name Small World Initiative in 2012, and the University of Wiscosin adapted it as Tiny Earth in 2018.
March, 2021USAL new
Dra. Angeles Almeida was interviewed in the Tribuna Salamanca on the occasion of Women's Day.
March, 2021Salamanca24horas New
On the occasion of 11F - International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Dra. García Macia gave an dissemination talk entitled "Recycling keeps us healthy".
On the occasion of 11F - International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Dra. Rodriguez gave the dissemination talk "Ictus, Do we know what it is and how to beat it?".
On the occasion of the 11F - International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Dra. Delgado Esteban gave the dissemination talk "Scientific career in depth: Motivation and Reward".
On the occasion of 11F - International Day of Women and Girls in Science, the informative talk "They do science and they tell us about it: IBFG scientists" was held, with the participation of several IBFG researchers.
The Institute of Functional Biology and Genomics (IBFG) is once again participating in the organization of various telematic activities on the occasion of the Day of Women and Girls in Science, which is celebrated on February 11th.
The scientific journal 'Neurochemical Research' dedicated a special issue in its latest edition in January to IBFG researcher Juan Pedro Bolaños. The publication highlights the academic and research trajectory of the professor of the Salamanca-based research center and collects different articles written by international authors related to the line of study he is developing at IBFG.