In the early 21st century, Biology has become a science contributing to resolve problems traditionally distant to the field of life sciences, but that are having an increasing impact over our lives and societies. This is the topic we will address in the new "Open Class" programmed by the Fundación, The new challenges of Biology: from Neanderthals to the "Prestige". Eight scientists will address through eight conferences how can genetics be used as tool for historical and criminal research, the role of the bacteria in the preservation of the environment, or the cellular machinery of the living beings, among other topics.
18-19,30 h. Session for teachers. With restricted entrance through previous free registration.
Deadline until the 13th March 2006. Limited places.
19,30-21 h. Conference. Free entrance.
Lectures in this series
- Víctor de Lorenzo
Microorganisms to the rescue in environmental catastrophesFernando Rojo
DNA analysis in criminal investigationJosé Antonio Lorente
Living beings: a cellular factory formed by biological machinesJosé Mª Valpuesta
Reconstructing human history from genomeJaume Bertranpetit
The factories of plastic of the future: bacteria that are willing to work for usMª Auxiliadora Prieto
Genes and ecology: the challenges of biodiversity conservationPedro Jordano
The problem of chemical contamination and biology as a solutionJuan Luis Ramos