Posters

Effects of a caloric restrictive diet and a polyphenol in a rat model of induced obesity: impact on sweet preference, taste reactivity and adipose tissues.

Adam Alvarez

Obesity is widely considered one of the major epidemic of modern times, however, much remains to be understood about both its development and consequences. It is believed that obese individuals could develop sugar resistance, and that it could be associated with a high preference for sweet food and drink. In addition, the reversibility of diet-induced obesity and its consequences on …

Differential behavior of Type I IFN response in acute and chronic infections

Valentina Casella

The outcomes of viral infections are the result of dynamic interplays between infecting viruses and induced host responses. They can be categorized as either acute or persistent depending on temporal virus-host relationships. A multitude of viral and host factors are known to influence acute or persistent infection outcomes. An example is Type I IFNs (IFN-I), a cytokine produced early after …

The Evolution of Tourism Destination Image through Travel Guidebooks – The case of Barcelona

Raul Suhett de Morais

Travel Guidebooks are an exceptional source of information for future tourists. These books provide the main structure so that the traveler can understand the Destination, being, therefore, a mediator between the visitor and the place visited. In a time when tourists are rushing to the Internet to find always-changing information similar to an Orwellian world where yesterday’s facts disappear, paper …

A CALORIC-RESTRICTED DIET AND POLYPHENOL-SUPPLEMENTATION BASED APPROACH TO REVERT OBESITY IN A RODENT MODEL

ALEX SUBIAS

Obesity has become a worldwide health problem. Therefore, its treatment has become a priority for public health systems and a challenge for science. Leptin has emerged as a major regulator of energy balance through its actions in the hypothalamus. Furthermore, this adipokine seems to be involved in the dysregulation of sensorial and reward brain systems occurring during obesity, such us …

Mapping GPCR contacts and their stability – a web-based analysis tool

David Aranda

G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) constitute one of the main targets for the pharmaceutical industry. For drug discovery programs, molecular dynamics (MD) techniques are increasingly gaining importance  (Borhani & Shaw, 2012)⁠ as they provide a way to analyze the behavior of macromolecules such as GPCRs through time. For this reason, we are developing GPCRmd (www.gpcrmd.org): a database to store and display …

Studying interference patterns of laser diode light under different pump current and feedback conditions for speckle reduction in double pass imaging

Donatus Halpaap

The double pass (DP) imaging technique is a diagnostic method used to obtain an overall estimation of the optical quality of an eye, containing information on scattering as well as higher order aberrations. [1] In DP imaging, the point spread function of the eye is determined by recording the image of a point source on the retina. A collimated light …

Photoinduced charge transfer from macrocyclic dyes to wurtzite surface: insight from DFT

Viktoriia Holovanova

Macrocyclic dyes, such as phthalocyanine, are well-known harvesting compounds for dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSC). A theoretical DFT approach was used to study the effect of orientation of the molecules with respect to the wurtzite surface, as well as the role of surface defects, on the dye-semiconductor charge transfer. It was found, that changes in the mutual conformation of the molecule …

Link prediction using metadata

Oscar Fajardo Fontiveros

The most important task of a data scientist is to predict from available data. A lot of algorithms are been proposed to be used as a recommender system given the know preferences of users, but they don’t use the attributes of them (gender, age …). In our work we try to answer an important question: Which information is useful to …

Educational robotics across disciplines in primary school

Despoina Schina

Objective of the research is to study interdisciplinarity of educational robotics in primary school from the point of view of STEAM education and the Framework of 21st century skills. For the purpose of this study, the case of First Lego League Competition will be examined as an informal robotics’ context that promotes learning across disciplines. In addition, a training course …

PREVENTOMICS : Application of the omic technologies for the detection of disease risk factors

Julia Hernandez Baixauli

Nowadays, common medical problems such as obesity, cancer, neurodegenerative and cardiovascular diseases are multifactorial diseases. These are called “multifactorial” diseases because they are caused by several risk factors such as lipid and carbohydrates metabolism dysfunction, chronic-low grade inflammation, microbiota alteration, psychological stress or oxidative stress, among others. Most of them can be modulated by diet and shifting the nutritional habits. …