Afternoon session

Promoting agency – oriented communication in the L2 classroom: an ethnographic study

Hendrik Dirk Lagerwaard

Learning a new language is a continuous development and requires some time. The research that I will be carrying out focusses on a methodology that I apply as an English language teacher in which agency-oriented communication is promoted. In order to comprehend this concept, it is of crucial importance to understand that the methodology draws heavily on the Sociocultural Theory. …

Descriptive analysis from a hospital based childhood cancer survivors cohort: report from the project Spain-CCSS

Elisa Pasqual

Introduction Therapeutic advances in paediatric oncology have led to increase the number of childhood cancers survivors (CCSs). Emerging evidence shows that CCSs experience long-term morbidity due to their cancer therapy. Spain-CCSS (Spanish Childhood Cancer Survivors Study) aims to set up a CCS cohort in Spain. Methods CCSs treated between 1980 and 2009 in the paediatric hemato-oncology department of Hospital Sant …

POLYOXOMETALATES AS ACTIVE WATER OXIDATION CATALYSTS IN NEUTRAL CONDITIONS

Marta Blasco Ahicart

Finding a solution to the increasing energy demand worldwide is, arguably, the biggest challenge that scientists are facing in the present decade[1]. A straightforward approach to face this problem is the development of an artificial photosynthesis device, where water is splitted into its main elements, H2and O2, using renewable energy. These products can be transformed afterwards, by fuel cell technology, …

Understanding new migrant profiles: Pakistani women in Barcelona.

Marina Arrasate Hierro-Olavarría

Since 2008 Pakistani community is the biggest extra-communitarian population in Barcelona. Although the typical profile of a Pakistani migrant is that of a middle-aged man, the paradigm has significantly changed in recent times and women percentage has dramatically increased. Even if the community masculinization rate remains high, women population has almost tripled in less than 10 years. Just as it …

Incoherent Light Sources for Speckle Reduction in Double Pass Ocular Imaging

Donatus Halpaap

The double pass technique is a well-established method to evaluate the optical quality of a patient’s eye, being capable of determining its aberrations as well as scattering. It is based on imaging a point source onto the retina, where the light is reflected and recorded by a camera after its second pass through the ocular media. For double pass imaging, …

Cdc5 kinase regulation and implication in FEAR network

Yolanda Moyano Rodríguez

Dividing cells require of a strict regulation of cell cycle in order to complete it correctly and obtain two healthy daughter cells genetically identical. Mitosis is a highly conserved and regulated process in eukaryotes. Mitosis is divided in four different phases: prophase, metaphase, anaphase and telophase. My research project is focused in mitotic exit regulation, concretely the mechanisms that ensure …

Deployable Architecture. Deployable arches based on regular polygon geometry.

Natalia Torres Londoño

This research discusses a deployable-arch-structure design that is built using articulated bars, commonly called a scissor-system, and is based on the regular polygon geometry. The deployed-arch shape can be determined by inscribing regular polygon geometry in a circle. It is defined by the: a. number of bars required, b. position of the pivots, c. pivot-point distances, d. bar length, and …

Biochemical and evolutionary characterization of the GNA gene family in Apicomplexa

Marta Cova

Glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI) anchors represent one of the major carbohydrate modifications described in apicomplexan parasites such as Plasmodium and Cryptosporidium. Due to their important roles for the survival and pathogenicity of these organisms, GPI biosynthesis is a potential target to tackle relevant clinical and veterinarian infections caused by apicomplexan parasites. The generation of the UDP-N-acetylglucosamine (UDP-GlcNAc) precursor, needed to feed GPI …