Brazil Comes to Barcelona

Brazilian scientists held one day conference in Barcelona, Spain, 29th May, together with Catalonia’s Institució CERCA (Centres de Recerca de Catalunya). The event was held at the Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site.

The conference, which forms part of the FAPESP week series of international symposia that have been held across Europe, the Americas and Asia over the last three years, had the objective of promoting research partnerships.

You can read a Portuguese language report of the event by journalist Diego Freire by clicking here. Another article  describing the research environment in Catalonia, by journalist Heitor Shimizu, is available here.

Carlos Henrique de Brito Cruz, Scientific Director of the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP)  delivered a presentation outlining  the contribution of Brazil’s most vigorous region to science.

In December 2012 FAPESP Week events were held in Salamanca and Madrid.BarcaYou can find out more about the programme by clicking here.

The plenary lecture was delivered by Prof Antonio H. Castro Neto, a renowned expert on graphene and its research applications. The lecture wass entitled “Two-dimensional materials: from graphene to phospherene and beyond.” Prof Castro Neto holds a chair of Physics at Boston University, and is director of Singapore’s National Graphene Centre and Director of the Centre for Advanced 2D Materials funded by the National Research Foundation of Singapore.

The other sessions were:

  • Nanotechnology and Photonics
  • The “Big Van Theory”
  • Genomics and human health
  • Social impact of research

You can examine speaker biographies by clicking here.

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