Researchers of the Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals (ICTA-UAB) and the Centre de Recerca Matemàtica (CRM) have come together to promote collaborations amongst them. Pictures by: Isabel Lopera, ICTA-UAB Communication Officer

On the 23rd of May in the morning, around 20 researchers gathered in ICTA-UAB’s Sala Antoni Rossell for an informal meeting to create synergies.

After a welcome given by the directors, researchers from both centers, previously selected with shared research interests, presented their work in two series of short talks. In the presentation sessions researchers gained a general awareness of what kind of projects were going on in the neighbouring center and during the coffee breaks they were able to engage in deeper discussions.

ICTA-UAB is a multidisciplinary center that promotes research in environmental sciences and aims to improve our understanding of global environmental change, and the nature and causes of environmental problems. CRM is a center specialized in mathematical research in all mathematical areas with a focus on its applications and social impact. Some of the topics covered were climate change forecast and adaptation, urban mobility and green infrastructures. Work from both centers is highly complementary and teher are many opportunities to help in each other’s research. Next step will be a second Joint Workshop in which possible collaborations will be explored further.

Call for applications: CRM Director

Call for applications: CRM Director

The Centre de Recerca Matemàtica (CRM) is a CERCA institute created in 1984 by the Institut d’Estudis Catalans. Its remit is to be a resource of excellence in mathematical research and training at international level. Its specific aims are: 1....

Un nou projecte internacional investigarà el paper dels receptors d’acetilcolina en la formació i estabilització de la memòria.

Un nou projecte internacional investigarà el paper dels receptors d’acetilcolina en la formació i estabilització de la memòria.

Aquesta investigació és dirigida per Alex Roxin, investigador principal del grup de neurociència del CRM, i Yingxue Wang, de l’Institut de Neurociència Max Planck a Florida, amb el suport financer del programa CRCNS de la National Science Foundation dels EUA. S’explorarà l’impacte dels receptors muscarínics d’acetilcolina (mAChRs) en la creació i la consistència dels patrons d’activitat del cervell que formen part de la nostra memòria, especialment en les neurones piramidals de l’hipocamp en la zona CA1. Combinant teoria i experiments pràctics, i utilitzant les últimes eines neurofarmacològiques, aquest projecte pot identificar objectius específics per tractar trastorns de la memòria, com l’Alzheimer.

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