Universidad Pablo de Olavide, de Sevilla


  • CABD researchers discover why cells break down their nuclear envelop during mitosis

    The collaboration between the “Cell Division Control ” research group led by Professor Juan Jiménez and the “Architecture and nuclear dynamics” group led by Professor Rafael R. Daga, both researchers at the CABD – a mixed research centre participated by the Pablo de Olavide University, CSIC and the Regional Government of Andalusia – has led to the discovery of an adaptive mechanism that explains why cells break down their nuclear envelop each division cycle.

  • Published the first book by GECEM Project

    “Global History and New Polycentric Approaches: Europe, Asia And the Americas in a World Network System” (Palgrave, 2018) first book published by GECEM project “Global Encounters between China and Europe: Trade Networks, Consumption and Cultural Exchanges in Macau and Marseille (1680-1840)” led by professor Manuel Pérez García, first researcher (and so far only) based in China who obtained an ERC (European Research Council)-Starting Grant. He is Distinguished Professor at Universidad Pablo de Olavide and tenured associate professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (Shanghai, China). The UPO is the European Host Institution of GECEM.

  • UPO and ec2ce apply artificial intelligence to predict the evolution of the olive fly plague

    Researchers at the Pablo de Olavide University, with the coordination of Professor Francisco Martínez Álvarez, participate in a project by ec2ce which aims to develop a predictive model to control a pest of olives (Bactrocera oleae or fruit fly). This study allows anticipating decisions which favors a controlled application of phytosanitary products and it improves the sustainability of the olive wood.

  • Scientists gets that a mouse activates a touchscreen through a cognitive-related neural pattern

    Brain-machine interfaces represent a solution for people with physical difficulties to communicate with their physical and social environment. In this work, ‘A cognition-related neural oscillation pattern, generated in the prelimbic cortex, can control operant learning in rats’, researchers have identified a functional brain pattern in prefrontal cortex, associated to cognitive processes, and have used it to activate a screen in a touch device (an iPad’s touchscreen).

  • A model of two styles of imperialism explains current institutional quality in former european colonies

    Diego Romero-Ávila from Universidad Pablo de Olavide and Daniel Oto-Peralías from St. Andrews University have published in a Springer monograph the study Colonial Theories of Institutional Development: Toward a Model of Styles of Imperialism that develops a model of two styles of imperialism to explain institutional quality in former European colonies.

  • Researchers at UPO set reproductive timing as a constraint on invasion success in the ringnecked parakeet

    The results of a study led by the student Álvaro Luna Fernández and its director Pim Edelaar, from the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemical Engineering of the Pablo de Olavide University, with the collaboration of an international team formed a network of European experts in parrots (ParrotNet), which has been published in the international journal Biological Invasions, support the hypothesis that the reproductive phenology of the Ring-necked parakeet can be a limiting factor for establishment and range expansion in colder climates.

  • Researchers at UPO and UGR create new porous materials which improve the capture of contaminating gases

    This research has been carried out between Pablo de Olavide University and the University of Granada and it shows how the modification of synthetic porous solids (metalorganic network type) leads to a significant improvement in the capture of polluting gases from the combustion of fossil fuels through the creation of crystalline defects.

  • Movie edition affects spectators’ eyeblink rate

    A recent publication on Scientific Reports, from Nature Publishing, concludes that movie edition affects spectators’ eyeblink rate. According to this investigation, MTV editing style inhibits eyeblinks more than Hollywood style and one-shot style.

  • The frontier of Granada created patterns of inequality in Andalusia that persisted right through to the present day

    The results of the research project show that the prevalence of large estates (latifundia) in modern and contemporaneous Andalusia was the consequence, in part, of the Frontier of Granada. The defense needs derived from the existence of the frontier with the Nasrid Kingdom of Granada gave rise to the concentration of land ownership and political power in the hands of the nobility. This fact constituted the starting point for the high economic and political inequality that has characterized a great bulk of the Andalusian territory since then.

  • New research identifies prebiotic that enhances learning and memory by acting through the gut-brain axis

    Researchers at the Universidad Pablo de Olavide in Seville, in collaboration with researchers at the global healthcare company Abbott, are pioneering new discoveries to better understand how gut health and nutrition may impact brain health, from infancy onwards.