The informative talks ’Science and Beers’ are back within the framework of the Mediterranean Researchers’ Night

Researchers from the University of Valencia (UV), the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV), the INCLIVA Health Research Institute, the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the Foundation for the Promotion of Health Research of the Valencian Community (Fisabio) will discuss the yeast cell cycle, telomerase, CO2 due to the use of inhalers, quantum computing and phenology in the informative talks -Science and Beers-. The event, at the Fábrica de Hielo (José BallesterGozalvo street 37 in València), is on Tuesday, September 26 (7:30 p.m.) and is part of the Mediterranean Researchers- Night and the European Researchers- Night.

The activity, with free access until capacity is reached, has the collaboration of the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECyT) and the Ministry of Science and Innovation and is part of the European projects MedNight and Science goes to school. In addition, this ’Science and Beers’ session has the collaboration of FESORD (Federation of Deaf People of the Valencian Community) and two interpreters will simultaneously translate the researchers’ talkto sign language.

Cristina Ros, predoctoral researcher in the Cell Cycle Regulation in Eukaryotes group at the Institute of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (BIOTECMED) of the UV, will give the talk "Yeast: from the cane to the laboratory, deciphering the Cell Cycle", at the which will explain the mechanisms of regulation of the entry point of the cell cycle, which his doctoral thesis investigates and its importance to guarantee the integrity of the genome and avoid diseases such as cancer.

Carlos Romá Mateo (INCLIVA Cellular and Organic Physiopathology of Oxidative Stress Research Group) will address in his speech "Telomerase and the return of the molecular ham" "how research in the field of aging has contributed like few others to making us depressed knowing to the most intimate details caused by the ravages of age". In his talk, he will discuss MaríaBlasco’s research, "which gave us a ray of hope by discovering the mysteries of telomerase and its effect on aging and cancer, no less".

For his part, José Baeza (Fisabio), medical coordinator of the Xàtiva health center, will discuss the initiative launched by the Research and Innovation Unit of Fisabio-Xàtiva-Ontinyent Health Department to reduce CO2 emissions that are emitted as a consequence of the use of inhalers for pharmacological treatments, which are prescribed to patients with respiratory pathologies.

José Baeza’s talk is "Sustainable healthcare: how to reduce CO2 emissions with a simple gesture" and in it he will present the conclusions of the study, which highlight that the use of a pressurised inhaler emits 33 times more CO2 (a greenhouse gas) than a dry powder inhaler.

Israel Griol Barres, responsible StartUPV technician and associate professor of the Department of Business Organisation, will participate in ’Science and Beers’ with the monologue "Detecting signs of the future through quantum computing". His research has consisted of creating a system capable of predicting major future changes in a sector, by detecting small signs or current weak signals. Although most similar systems use structured data to make these predictions, the proposed system uses natural language processing from documentary sources such as scientific, journalistic and social media articles. On the other hand, quantum computing represents a new paradigm.

Francesco de Bello, CSIC researcher at CIDE (Research Centre for Desertification), will explain the keys to deciphering what is happening with plants and flowers around the planet, which seem to lose their regular rhythm and advance in flowering. In his talk, "What is phenology? Deciphering the flower conspiracy", an open app developed by its research team suitable for obtaining answers to these questions will be presented.

The ’Science and Beers’ project has the collaboration of the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology - Ministry of Science and Innovation (FCT-22-18813).