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The University of Navarra's science Schools showcases the work of its young researchers.

160 doctoral students and professors presented 44 oral communications and posters in a scientific workshop

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A student explains her work in the School of Sciences of the University of Navarra.
PHOTO: Manuel Castells
15/04/14 17:06 Laura Latorre

About 160 researchers, including doctoral students and professors, from the University of Navarra participated in the VII workshop of research in Experimental and Health Sciences. The participants came from the Schools of Sciences, Medicine, Pharmacy and Nursing and from the research center Applied Medicine (CIMA).

This meeting, which is held every year at the academic center, has as goal to promote the meeting and exchange of knowledge among young researchers, and of these with the staff professor , as well as to publicize the work that they develop in the laboratories.     

In total, the future doctors gave 44 oral communications and in the form of poster, which were later exhibited on floor 0 of Sciences Building. Also participating were 31 students from Degree of the School de Ciencias who are taking the Research Training Program, a diploma in English for students in their final years of Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry that prepares them to enter the world of research.

The papers presented during the course of the workshop are grouped into five areas: Drugs and Drug and Food Technology; research Biomedical; Biology and EnvironmentFood, Lifestyle and Health; and Physics and Chemistry.

Among them, we can highlight the one by researcher Iván Vedia Jiménez, from department of Environmental Biology, on the crayfish of Navarra. Vedia presented a poster graduate "Evolution and distribution in the Ebro basin of an exotic branchiobdellid species and its interaction with its host, the signal crayfish".

Also Estrella Martínez, from Microbiology and Parasitology, who is working on the design of a vaccine for brucellosis, a disease that afflicts cattle and can affect humans. During her work of thesis she has generated a gene construct that allows the creation of new epitopes and, therefore, new vaccines with increased immunogenicity and, therefore, success.