Morning session

Intercultural Service-Learning: Narrative Analysis of a Real Learning Experience

David Garcia-Romero

Service-Learning is a teaching methodology constituted by an educational practice that is at the same time a service to a community(Aramburuzabala, Cerrillo, & Tello, 2015; García Mayka & y Cotrina, 2015). In these kind of practice, it is considered that both sides are mutually necessary: the service couldn’t be given without the learners in the very practice of learning, that …

Methods to identify differential Item functioning in health context. A systematic Review

Erika Margarita Arias

  The standards of regulation in health interventions have generated in researchers and practitioners, a growing interest in the design and use of tests that are adequate for the collection of information on aspects, such as, the quality of life, level of functioning, emotional state, and adjustment to the health-disease process of patients. Additionally, epidemiological studies are become interested on …

Melatonin is produced by yeast during alcoholic fermentation

María de los Ángeles Morcillo Parra

Melatonin (MEL) is a neurohormone produced in the pineal gland of humans. Its biological properties are related to the circadian rhythms and antioxidant functions, for example, we use it as an alleviation of subjective feelings of jet lag.  MEL is an ubiquitous molecule which can be synthesized in animals, plants, bacteria and yeasts. MEL has been also found in wine, …

Efectes d'un programa de rehabilitació basat en l'exercici físic per la millora de la qualitat de vida de les persones que han patit ictus

Miriam Barra

Actualment, l’ictus és un problema de salut mundial de primer ordre degut a l’alta prevalença i al continu augment de la seva incidència; l’OMS preveu un increment del 27% en la incidència dels ictus entre els anys 2000 i 2025, en relació a l’envelliment de la població (Quaney et al., 2009). L’ictus pot causar la mort o severs dèficits motors …

Synergistic effect of Microbicidal Materials

Ana Maria Montagut

Nowadays, surface contamination by microbes is a universal challenge in medical, domestic, and industrial settings. For that reason it is important the creation of new microbicidal materials in order to solve this problem. Silver nanoparticles are well known for their properties against a wide range of bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Owing to their characteristics they are now one of the …

Neurociència, Neuropsicologia i Aprenentatge

Marta Molins Sauri

Actualment la neurociència és un dels temes amb més auge arreu del món. Cada cop més, en un món ple de canvis constants, està guanyant terreny. El neuromàrketing, neuroeconomia, neuroarquitectura, neurodidàctica… fins a arribar a la neuroeducació. La recerca sobre com es desenvolupa i com aprèn el cervell és quelcom amb un potencial increïble per tenir un profund impacte en …

Chiral Magnets Derived from Schiff Bases.

Júlia Mayans Ayats

Research in coordination chemistry clusters of paramagnetic 3d or 4f cations has been a key field in the search of Single-Molecule-Magnet (SMM) response. Single Molecule Magnets are systems where it is possible to obtain permanent magnetization. Contrary to conventional bulk magnets, 3D  magnetic order in not necessary, and the phenomenon has a  purely molecular origin.  Single Molecule magnets are interesting …

Study of the capability of rRNA to be a marker of viable wine yeast cells

Mercè Sunyer Figueres

Cells in Viable But Not Culturable (VBNC) cell state do not have the capacity of growing, but can be metabolic active. Some wine yeasts in VBNC state have an important role during alcoholic fermentation, affecting the quality of final wine, thus it is important to detect and quantify them as a part of viable cells. VBNC state difficulties the discernment …

Ageostrophic motions in the Brasil-Malvinas confluence region

Marta Masdeu Navarro

Any ocean perturbation tends towards an equilibrium situation where the vertical balance is hydrostatic and the dominant horizontal forces are pressure gradients and Coriolis force, the so called geostrophic balance. Any motion that represents a desviation from this balance is named ageostrophic. At spatial and temporal scales of order 10-100 km (mesoscale) and longer, these desviations are small except within …

Evaluar para y desde la realidad: hacia prácticas de evaluación auténticas y sostenibles

Esperanza Mejías Macías

La evaluación tiene una influencia innegable sobre los procesos de enseñanza y aprendizaje. El simple hecho de determinar qué queremos valorar y con qué propósito lo haremos condiciona desde la programación de actividades hasta el comportamiento de los alumnos. Por este motivo el análisis de las actividades de evaluación (qué, cuándo, cómo y por qué evaluamos a nuestros alumnos) es …