Posters

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …