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International Camp «The Adventures of the Mosaic Planet»

The adventures of Mosaic Planet is a different kind of camp: its purpose is to create an intercultural mosaic made of happy tesserae eager to learn and discover. It is aimed for children aged between 7 and 12 years old. It will take place in Málaga (Spain) in two routse of 10 days each during the month of August (3-13, 14-24).

For more information, visit https://teselasaccionsocial.wordpress.com/the-adventures-of-mosaic-planet/

To download the pdf, please click here: Poster-The_Adventures_of_Mosaic_Planet

Creation of the Spanish National Research Agency

The Council of Ministers of the Spanish Government has recently approved the creation of the National Research Agency. Assigned to the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, the aim of this new organization is to provide a more flexible, efficient, and autonomous management for the Spanish system of Science, Technology, and Innovation.

The creation of the Agency has been published in the State Gazzette, which can be found in this link:
https://boe.es/boe/dias/2015/11/28/pdfs/BOE-A-2015-12889.pdf

New series of cultural-scientific events «The Last Thursday», starting 24/9 in Uppsala

After a summer of rest, we come back with a new agenda of activities and meetings of the SFFS. The first change is a series of meetings called «The Last Thursdays», which will take place in different locations during the last Thursday of every month. These will be informal meetings around a session of scientific/outreach/cultural character. We are pleased to announce the first of these meetings, which will take place this week in Uppsala and that you are kindly invided to attend!

Session: «Fray Luis de León anónimamente en medio de la naturaleza (o cómo leer un poema que todos conocéis)», given by Prof. Anthony John Lappin (National University of Ireland Maynooth). The session will be in Spanish.

Date: Thursday 24 September, 18:30
Place: SciLifeLab Central Room, BMC, Uppsala (see directions below).

Anthony, English born, Swedish resident and quite Spanish in the heart, is an expert in Spanish medieval literature who will teach us to read Fray Luis de León in this outreach session. This will take place in the central room/lobby of SciLifeLab Uppsala, which is an ideal place to host an informal meeting like this one, and so we could also serve a little snack along the lecture. The event will be completely free for our associates, but for organizing purposes we kindly ask you to confirm attendance by email to aces.directiva at gmail.com (each confirmation will receive a voucher for one consumption during the session). People from Uppsala has no excuse, and those from Stockholm should come after our workday, it is a great opportunity to visit us during the session! We can continue the meeting in pub Katalin, beside Uppsala Central Station.

Access to the room is through entrance B11 of BMC (see map below). This is the closest door to the bus stop (buses 3, 14, and 20 from Central Station every 10 min). Access to BMC is restricted at that time, we will have someone waiting at the door between 18:15-18:30 to make sure no one will be left out. Again, confirming attendance to aces.directiva at gmail.com will be of great help!! 🙂

Come on, we are waiting for you!

I Scientific Meeting ACES. Stockholm, 30th April 2015

We are pleased to invite you to the first scientific conference of the society of Spanish researchers in Sweden. We are a non-profit organization that brings together Spanish scientists settled in Sweden, both from academia and the private sector. This conference is our first big step to get to know each other and each other’s work, as well as to foster a network that we are confident will lead to meaningful interdisciplinary collaborations.

The program includes scientific talks hold by senior researchers stablished both in academia and industry, short scientific talks and poster sessions. Attendees may apply to present their research during short scientific talks or during the poster session. The program would be updated with confirmed speakers. YOU ARE WELCOME TO JOIN US!

Date and Place:
30th April 2015. Cervantes Institute, Stockholm
Bryggargatan 12, 111 21 Stockholm, Sweden

First Science in the Pub in Stockholm!

Where: Bar Puerta Del Sol

On March the 10th we will welcome Óscar Fernández-Capetillo to the Swedish research world. He has started a group in KI and he will be giving a seminar on the morning to present his work (the talk will be in the auditorium of MBB department at KI at 12:00). On the evening (18:30h) we will join to talk about science, Spain, Sweden and many more things in a nice and relaxed atmosphere. If you want to sign up, please send an email to Yago Pico de Coaña: yago.pico.de.coana@ki.se

Ratification of the new Board of Directors

The new Board of Directors of ACES (December 2014-December 2016) was ratified last Monday 15th of December after 5 days of open elections to all ordinary members.

This new Board, which got 100% of positive votes, is composed by:

  • Chair – Hugo Gutiérrez de Terán, Uppsala University.
  • Vice chair – Carmen Saltó, Karolinska Institute.
  • Treasurer – Carmen Herrera, Uppsala University.
  • Secretary Eva Garmendia, Uppsala University.
  • Board Member – Yago Pico de Coaña, Karoliska Institute.
  • Board Member by Area: Industry – Susana Ayesa, Medivir.
  • Board Member by Area: SkåneEva Ortega-Paino, Lund University.

The first ACES “Science in the Pub” is celebrated

Last Tuesday 12th of November took place the first Science in the Pub organized within the ACES activities framework. The open call was a success, counting with the assistance of 15 colleague investigators from different fields, such as biomedicine, physics, ecology, evolution and geochemistry. It was a success, for it implied almost the totality of ACES members who were summoned with residence and/or working place in Uppsala, as well as some scientists with an interest in the association, many of which have decided to become members after the meeting.

Initially, Eva and Hugo, members of the Directing Board, presented the organization briefly, as well as current ACES activities, which served as a starting point to debate on the proposed activities, and to create new ideas. This is how new proposals have come up, which will be presented during the first General Assembly of the association that will be celebrated next 8th of December in Stockholm. Among these new ideas, there is the creation of a web platform that will allow both to present and export ACES information (external web), and to generate a versatile and dynamic working tool (intranet); the celebration of periodic meetings in Uppsala (Science in the Pub) in public establishments or at university, as well as a possible collaboration with the Peña española de Uppsala for these meetings. These meetings will, to the extent possible, each focus on a researcher with a particular interest for ACES (he/she will be Spanish or belonging to Spanish institutions, or collaborate with these). The ACES/Uppsala community will be especially committed to this. The interest and engagement of many assistants in participating and invigorating the existing working groups was also patent after the meeting. A new proposal was to celebrate Scientific Broadcasting Workshops, in which we could count with scientists with experience in this field that we all considered particularly interesting for the goals of ACES.

Overall, the occasion has demonstrated the interest of the Spanish scientific community in the just constituted association, and with its support we open up the way to carry out interesting and motivating activities.