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CONFERENCIAS

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Webinar catalogue

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All our lectures

Would you like to see what we do?

You will find here the descriptions of all the past and upcoming lectures (online and offline) we organised!

Catálogo de seminarios web

Las escuelas también pueden solicitar conferencias en línea: vea nuestra selección de seminarios web aquí y, si está interesado en solicitar uno de ellos,Haznos saber¡y lo haremos realidad!

The origins of life meet microfluidics

Available in:

English, French, Portuguese

Recommended age:

12+

Speaker:

Camila Betterelli Giuliano

Description:

It is still not clear how life appeared on Earth billions of years ago. Microfluidics, new technology in handling liquids on the micro-scale, is helping scientists to find answers.

What are planaria?

Available in:

English, French

Recommended age:

6+

Speaker:

Caroline Vignet

Description:

Planaria are strange animal living very close to us and able to regenerate when you cut them. Do you believe me? In this webinar, I will explain what are planaria, where do they live, and what are all the possibilities with them for research.

What is DNA?

Available in:

English, Italian, Arabic

Recommended age:

8+

Speaker:

Samer Zaky

Description:

DNA is our manufacturing code or the language that spells us. What is it? How does it work; and make us work?

Are humans the only ones to develop cancer?

Available in:

English, Greek

Recommended age:

11+

Speaker:

Stefania Kapsetaki

Description:

In this webinar I will present the enormous collection of species where we see cancer. Do all species develop cancers? Some develop lots of cancers, others develop no cancers. Some cancers even transmit from one animal to the other as a contagious disease. We will talk about how diet, the environment, and chimerism, may affect cancer rates across species. Looking forward to a great discussion!

The Rules of Growth: Living Beings, Cities and Companies

Available in:

English, Italian

Recommended age:

16+

Speaker:

Margarita Ifti

Description:

In this webinar, we will discuss the physics of scale in nature, human society (cities) and business, in order to explore how seemingly different systems can respond to somewhat similar rules for growing.

What is a virus?

Available in:

English, Russian

Recommended age:

8+

Speaker:

Andrei Deviatkin

Description:

Viruses are tiny biological entities that use cellular forms of life for reproduction. Today there are approximately 7000 recognised viral species. However, this seems to be the tip of the iceberg - the real diversity of viruses appears to be much more profound. Currently, approximately 200 known viruses may infect humans. Around 20 of them (e.g., HIV, SARS-CoV-2) pose a significant threat to humankind. Simultaneously, we were highly connected with viruses during our evolution. For example, some human genes were derived from viruses. And nowdays, scientists are using viruses to develop effective strategies for treating several diseases. Some viruses were successfully used as a vector for a vaccine against COVID-19.

From Farm to Fork... or Bin?

Available in:

English

Recommended age:

12+

Speaker:

Kar Yeen Chong

Description:

About a third of all the food produced never reaches a human stomach. In this webinar, we will explore food waste and what we can do to minimize them. We will also dive deeper on how my scientific research intertwines in this aspect. I'd love to interact with students, therefore it would likely be a 20-30 min talk followed by a Q&A session. The webinar can be tailored according to students' interests.

Biotechnology: What is it and what is it for?

Available in:

English, Spanish

Recommended age:

12+

Speaker:

Camila Acosta-L�pez

Description:

During this webinar we will learn the definition of biotechnology, important concepts such as cell, cell types, DNA, proteins; then we will learn examples of the applications of biotechnology and the hopes for the future.

What animal behavior can teach us about the human brain

Available in:

English, Greek

Recommended age:

16+

Speaker:

Aikaterini Britzolaki

Description:

This webinar will explain how scientists use animal behavior to understand the human brain and the mechanisms underlying brain disease. A Q&A session will be available at the end of the webinar.

What is biotechnology?

Available in:

English, Spanish

Recommended age:

12+

Speaker:

Camila Acosta Lopez

Description:

In this webinar I'll try to explain what is biotechnology and its main applications and areas, trying to note specially what products of biotechnology we use commonly and have been around for a long time and also which are the latest applications of biotechnology.

Agrobiodiversity: a key to building sustainable agriculture

Available in:

English, French

Recommended age:

8+

Speaker:

Adeline Barnaud

Description:

Is a fairer and more sustainable agriculture possible? An agriculture that meets the challenges of food security but also those of climate change and biodiversity erosion? Is agroecology really an option to feed the 9.8 billion people in 2050? This seminar presents the latest scientific findings on these issues and highlights the role of agrobiodiversity and family farming system in building a fair and equitable sustainable agriculture.

Choosing better: healthier ageing with AGiR! at Hackuarium

Available in:

English, French

Recommended age:

9+

Speaker:

Rachel Aronoff

Description:

The Swiss public association, AGiR! (Action for Genomic integrity through Research!) was founded more than 7 years ago in order to raise awareness about avoidable risks to health. 'Genomic integrity' is a big-picture concept meant to include all the dynamic molecular genetic details of cells. Damage to these cellular components can block their vital activities, and can result from many things we are regularly exposed to (UV, heavy metals, pesticides) or commonly choose to do (smoking, hair dyeing, drinking alcohol). Research shows how sub-cellular damage can affect health and/or speed up ageing. Luckily, we have about 100 genes to repair such damage and take care of the 20,000 genes in our cells; but prevention is better than a cure. Learn about your cells, how RNA activities can be essential for DNA repair, and furthermore about how this is also a global environmental issue. In this Zoom meeting, we will discover the magnitude of potential impacts and explore simple ways to reduce exposure to substances causing cellular damage and thus help promote healthy ageing. You will learn about 'participatory research' and 'biohacking' at Lausanne's open public laboratory, Hackuarium, where one day you may like to come participate in a guided exploration of your own cellular health. (Presentation can be adapted for audiences of any age, 9-90, and can include, potentially, an oFoldscope build...)

Catálogo de seminarios web

Las escuelas también pueden solicitar conferencias en línea: vea nuestra selección de seminarios web aquí...

Catálogo de seminarios web

Las escuelas también pueden solicitar conferencias en línea: vea nuestra selección de seminarios web aquí...

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