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A study shows that grasshoppers are perfectly aware of their own colouration when trying to camouflage

A research team from the Pablo de Olavide University of Seville, led by Pim Edelaar, from the institution’s Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemical Engineering, has carried out an experimental study that shows that grasshoppers are perfectly aware of their own colouration when choosing the place that provides them with better camouflage. The research findings, published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, show how organisms are able to adjust their environment, each according to their individual needs.

More soil-borne plant pathogens in a warmer world

A study published in the prestigious journal Nature Climate Change and led by researchers from the Laboratory of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning at Pablo de Olavide University (UPO) provides novel evidence that global warming will increase the proportion of plant pathogens in soils across the globe.

Pablo de Olavide University strengthen its presence in the main international rankings

The Pablo de Olavide University has strengthened its presence in the main comparatives which analyze the best campuses in the world in the last two years. This has been recently emphasised by a report by the Ministry of Economy, Knowledge, Business and University of the Regional Government of Andalusia, which highlights how the incorporation of the UPO allows Andalusia to place six and eight universities among the best 900 and 1,000 universities in the world selected by the Shanghai Ranking (ARWU) and Times Higher Education (THE) respectively.

The company Detea licenses the app ‘iPresCons’, developed in collaboration with the UPO

iPresCons is an Artificial Intelligence application, developed by researchers of the UPO based on a contract signed with the company DETEA, S.A. for the participation of the Research Group PAIDI Data Science & Big Data Lab (TIC 254), in the R&D project: “Predictive models for the collaborative management of estimates in client relation processes” (in Spanish, Modelos predictivos para la gestión colaborativa de estimaciones en procesos de relación con el cliente), to which DETEA, S.A. submitted to the call of the Technological Corporation of Andalusia (CTA, in Spanish). This app is useful in calculating the cost of a construction, as it predicts a price range for a specific real estate based on Machine Learning and Big Data techniques.

Nanoparticles with quantum dots to restore monuments

The fluorescence emitted by tiny quantum zinc oxide particles can be used to see how some substances used in the restoration of historic buildings penetrate. Researchers from the Pablo de Olavide University have verified it with samples collected in old quarries in Cadiz, from where the stone came out to build the city hall and the cathedral of Seville.

The Library of the UPO launches a Scientific Production portal

The Library of the UPO has just launched a scientific production portal in which it presents a bibliometric report whose objective is to show, in an individualized way, the indicators of the publications of this university, in order to obtain a clear image of its performance.

The Braincure project, leaded by Sánchez Alcázar, receives a research aid from the Feder Foundation

The project is called BrainCure: Medicina de precisión personalizada para las ENACH (BrainCure: personalised precision medicine for NBIA disorders). It has been developed by the scientific team led by the UPO lecturer José Antonio Sánchez Alcázar and is one of the four projects selected by the Spanish Foundation for Rare Diseases (FEDER) in the V Convocatoria de Ayudas a la Investigación (fifth official announcement for research grants). Its resolution has been evaluated by the Carlos III Health Institute.

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Statement of the Rectors of Andalusian Public Universities about enlarging the measures taken on Covid-19

After the Government of Spain declared the state of alarm, according to the Spanish Royal Decree 463/2020, of 14th March, and the measures taken by the Andalusian order of 13th March of the Andalusian regional ministry of health and families (Consejería de Salud y Familias), adopting public health preventive measures in Andalusia as a consequence of the health crisis situation[Leer más…]

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