Bring your cup and enjoy the new cycle of science cafés!

Bring your cup and enjoy the new cycle of science cafés!

The death of milodon, the ecology of cancer and yaw are some of the issues that we will address in the Providencia district.

The nextWednesday, October 24 starts new cycle of science cafésorganized by the municipality of Providencia and the Institute of ecology and biodiversity (IEB), with the aim of bringing science to the citizens, in order to generate a public discussion of the issues discussed.

This fourth cycle include various topics that will pass through the native fauna existing in the country, the interactions between nature and the human being, to theboomscientific illustration that has been developed in recent years.

All matches will have exhibitors who are experts in each subject.

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  • URBAN birds: shapes, edges and houses of our feathered neighbors of Santiago

What birds are there in Santiago? What is the ideal environment for them? In this scientific coffee we will talk about urban birds and learn more about the houses Anideras program which seeks to study how going to species like the chercán in the city and, at the same time, share knowledge about birds with the citizens.

Exhibitor:Juan Luis Celis, doctor of Sciences, ecology and evolutionary biology, Universidad de Chile. Prof. U. Católica of Valparaíso (PUCV), scientific researcher and associate of the IEB program "Townhouses Anideras – conservation of birds".

When:Wednesday, October 24/19:00 hours.

Where:in 1151 Caupolicán, Providence.

  • MICROBIOME: the invisible organisms that dominate your life

Our bodies are inhabited by millions of organisms that digest our food, train the immune system, we defend against disease, inoculate their genes, guide our behavior and define who knows how many more features that we consider to be human. The Microbiome represents a revolution in our understanding of life, and we are just learning to understand its significance, not only for theHomo sapiens, but also for the rest of the inhabitants of the planet. This interesting issue we will talk with Mario Moreno, who will be the second scientific coffee.

Exhibitor:Mario Moreno, biotechnologist and candidate doctor in Integrative Genomics of the greater University. He has been Professor of Microbiology and participated in oceanographic expeditions to Antarctica, where he studied the Microbiome of sponges, proposing them as a model for study of the relationship between micro-organisms and animals.

When:Wednesday, October 31 / 19:00 hours.

  • ART and nature: theboomscientific illustration in Chile

Where does it come from? What is it? What is your link with science? Currently, scientific illustration experience a boom around the world, and is a fundamental tool to visualize the importance of the conservation of the diversity of the ecosystems of the planet. This bridge between art and science to be exposed by Silvia lazzarino.

Presenter:Silvia Lazzarino, biologist and designer of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, a Communicator of science of the University of Chile and the University of Washington scientific Illustrator. He has designed and led the creation of books and materials, projects of scientific communication in the area of ecology, biodiversity and the natural heritage, in collaboration with various scientific institutions in the country. It is a founding member of the circle of naturalists illustrators of Chile and co-creator and Professor of the series of courses of scientific illustration in biological stations. During 4 years, he coordinated communications unit of the Institute of ecology and biodiversity (IEB), which is today. He is currently the designer, Communicator and independent scientific Illustrator.

When:Wednesday, November 7 / 19:00 hours.

  • Vitamin Green: benefits of nature for human well-being

The relationship between biodiversity, ecosystem and health services is still something that is little discussed, but more and more scientific research shows the close relationship between nature (including urban) and our physical, mental and social health. In this scientific coffee will talk about the benefits that gives us "take green vitamin" through contact with the environment, and how these are threatened by our own impact.

Presenter:Mª Belen Gallardo has a degree in biology and candidate doctor in Biological Sciences Ecology of the Pontificia Universidad Católica of Chile. At the same time, Bethlehem has been dedicated to increasing the understanding of ecosystem ecology and Chilean biodiversity through various initiatives of communication of Science together with the Institute of ecology and biodiversity, co - creating the series of courses of scientific illustration at biological stations, together with the ASKXXI program that unites art, environmental science and technology.

When:Wednesday, November 14 / 19:00 hours.

  • ENEMY within: How can ecology help us in the fight against cancer

We hear about the cancer in all kinds of contexts, but what is this disease? What we know of it? Simón Castillo, doctoral student in ecology of the Catholic University of Chile, will take us on the issue and will us how its approach from the ecology could be a new way of understanding this so feared pathology.

Exhibitor:Simón Castillo is a biologist and a PhD student in biological sciences, mention ecology, from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. His line of research has focused on the study of wildlife, their adaptations to changes in the environment and how invasive species become so successful. Currently, taking as a model the strategies of invasive species studies, Simon seeks to understand how the cancer becomes so successful.

When:Wednesday, November 21 / 19:00 hours.

  • WHO THE MILODON KILLED? The end of our prehistoric beasts

Why was the Milodon extinguished? Which processes influenced their disappearance? How important was for our half this "giant sloth"? Natalia Villavicencio, researcher at the extinction of the megafauna of the Pleistocene in South America, will take us in this interesting and unknown world of prehistoric animals that lived in our country.

Presenter:Natalia Villavicencio is biologist at the Catholic University of Chile and a Ph.d. in Integrative Biology at the University of California, Berkeley. His research topic is the extinction of the megafauna of the Pleistocene in South America, its geographical patterns and possible causes. In his work he has researched collections of museums and worked in expeditions to the Atacama desert, Central Chile, and Magellan. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Catholic University researcher.

When:Wednesday, November 28 / 19:00 hours.

  • CAT LOVERS IN THE WILD: our cats native and threats

Do you know how many wild cats live in Chile? Did you know that there are two species which are threatened? What habits do? Is it something to protect them? These questions will answer in our last coffee season, where Constanza Napolitano, an expert in Carnivore native to Chile, will give us our wild cats-related studies. Today, thanks to the adoption of various technologies such as the camera traps, specialists have been able to observe them in their natural habitat, knowing a little more about their habits and geographic distribution.

Presenter:Constanza Napolitano, veterinary medical and PhD in Sciences of the University of Chile, is currently a research associate at IEB. She is an expert in native of Chile, especially carnivorous mammals, and has studied extensively the cat guina and their interactions with domestic animals. He has worked from the Highlands to the temperate rainforests of the South of Chile. Leading multiple initiatives for conservation and frequent contributor to State agencies, Constance often participates in seminars and other initiatives of environmental education.

When:Wednesday, December 5 / 19:00 hours.

We look forward!