Human and Other Animal Health
- 13 from June 2021 from 16:20 to 17:05
- In person (by prior registration)
Researching coronavirus in a biocontainment laboratory
By Júlia Vergara-Alert and Nuria Roca, Institute for Food and Agricultural Research and Technology (IRTA).
Discover first-hand how research is carried out with highly contagious viruses, such as SARS-CoV-2, which caused the Covid-19 pandemic. You will learn about the measures and PPE that scientists should wear in the laboratory to avoid getting infected and you will find out about some of the false myths surrounding the pandemic.
Intelligent livestock farming
By Pol Llonch, Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), and Letizia Duboc, La Salle (URL).
Nowadays, we always have some kind of sensor at hand to help us monitor our activity: mobile phones, smartwatches, etc. Similarly, farm animals can be fitted with sensors that provide us with information on their well-being and let us know if they have stomach aches, fever... and even if they are being bullied by their peers!
Presented by Laura Diéguez Rodríguez, with the collaboration of the Associació Catalana de Comunicació Científica (ACCC).