On the occasion of National Science Week in Australia, SRAP collaborates again with the Instituto Cervantes of Sydney to offer a conference on Tuesday 15th August 2023, at 5:30pm. It was held at the Instituto Cervantes Sydney in a hybrid (in-person +online) format. The full recording of the event is available in the YouTube channel of the Instituto Cervantes Sydney.
This activity is offered within the Cátedra Cervantes, which was born in 2013 with the ambition of raising the profile of Spain’s international projection and promoting the knowledge of cutting-edge projects related with all branches of academic knowledge.
For this hybrid conference we had 3 SRAP members (Dr Pablo Corcho-Caballero, Dr Marcos Roca-Cusachs, and Dr María Jones Caballero) who gave short (15 min) presentations about their research, plus a brief introduction about SRAP by our president, Dr. Ángel López-Sánchez. The event was presented by Mrs Coral Martínez Íscar, Director of the Instituto Cervantes in Sydney. After the talks a final Q&A followed with a panel discussion with the audience.
Details of the speakers and their talks
Macquarie University (MQ) and University Autonomous of Madrid (UAM)
“How do galaxies die?”
In the vast expanse of the cosmos, even galaxies face their own set of challenges and struggles for survival. During this talk I will give a friendly overview of how galaxies endure the harsh conditions of the Universe and what are the physical mechanisms responsible for their death. Supernovae explosions, gargantuan clouds of plasma or supermassive black holes will be the protagonists of this journey through the perils of the Universe.
Postdoc at Evolution & Ecology Research Centre, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney & Researcher at Institut de Recerca a la Biodiversitat (IRBio), Facultat de Biologia, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona.
“Pokémon: Gotta Catch ’Em All!
Using stink-bugs (Insects) as a model organism, Evolutionary Taxonomist Dr Roca-Cusachs explains how to build a scientific career playing real life Pokémon while giving a general (and maybe not so general!) perspective on the current situation of this stinky group of insects.
Dermatologist & Senior Clinical Lecturer. University of Sydney. Consultant at Westmead Hospital.
“What can happen to my skin if I get a solid organ transplant?”
Solid organ transplant patients require their immune system to be reduced in order to avoid organ rejection. As a consequence of this, the skin can suffer from very different conditions that range from cutaneous infections, to skin cancers, including also side effects of the medications that are manifested on the skin. The role of the dermatologist in taking care of cutaneous problems of this specific group of patients is crucial. A global vision of this particular field of Medicine will be exposed.
- Mrs Coral Martínez Íscar, Director of the Instituto Cervantes in Sydney and
- Dr Ángel Rafael López-Sánchez, SRAP President and Senior Lecturer at Macquarie University (MQ)