A new edition of 100xCiencia.6 SOMMa meeting is here: 3 Nov 2022 in Barcelona (and live stream)
This years' 100xCiencia.6 is organized by the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) in Barcelona on 3 November 2022. The Severo Ochoa and María de Maeztu Alliance (SOMMa) will take place in-person and streamed online.
100xCiencia.6 will address topics of great relevance for our society. The opening lecture will be given by Janet Kelso, from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (Germany). The programme will be structured in four main pillars: Artificial intelligence, Climate change and sustainable development, Major health issues and Basic research.
100xCiencia is the annual scientific meeting of the SOMMa alliance that brings together the scientific community of the 59 members, together with the project management teams, technology transfer and communication officers and others, in a day to share and reflect on issues of great relevance to our society.
The inaugural conference will be given by Janet Kelso, researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (Germany). She will give the talk "Insights into human history and biology from ancient genomes".
Kelso, who is part of Svante Pääbo's research team, was recently awarded with the 2022 Nobel Prize in Medicine. She will share the latest technological advances that have made it possible to recover and sequence DNA from bones and other remains found in archaeological excavations, reconstructing the genomes of several Neanderthals.
The Royal Palace of Pedralbes (Palau Reial de Pedralbes) is the venue of the sixth edition of #100xCiencia6, which will bring together more than 200 attendees, members of the SOMMa alliance, together with researchers from different fields who will address topics of great relevance to our society.
On Friday, 4 November 2022, the General Assembly of the SOMMa members and the working group meetings (gender, project managing, technology transfer, communication, etc) will take place at the BSC.
From ICMAB, M. Rosa Palacín and David Amabilino will attend the 100xCiencia.6 meeting, and Laura Cabana, Anna May Masnou, Montse Salas, Esther Barrena, Alfonso del Rey and others will attend some of the working group meetings too.
The programme will be structured around four main pillars:
Artificial intelligence: The path that society must take to progress in digitalisation and allow artificial intelligence to unfold its full potential.
Climate change and sustainable development: While the climate emergency is an inescapable reality, it is also an opportunity to make major changes that will lead us towards a more sustainable economy.
Major health issues: The progressive ageing of the population, emerging diseases and international migratory movements are some of the most important challenges facing our society.
Basic research: An indispensable tool as a starting point for major scientific and technological discoveries.
Opening Keynote Talk by Janet Kelso, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (Germany)
Round table: Basic research, the foundation for great discoveries Alberto Enciso Carrasco, ICMAT Pilar Hernández Gamazo, IFIC Andreu Mas-Colell, UPF and European Research Council (ERC) Cristina Pujades, PhD Moderador: Josep Corbella, La Vanguardia
Round table: Major health challenges María Blasco, SOMMa y CNIO Luis Enjuanes, CNB Xavier Prats-Monné, UOC and European Commission Josep Samitier, IBEC Moderadora: Patricia Fernández de Lis, Materia, El País
Round table: Climate emergency and sustainable development Ethel Eljarrat, IDAEA Josep M Antó, ISGlobal Enrique Quesada Moraga, DAUCO Salvador Samitier, Oficina Catalana del Canvi Climàtic Moderadora: Mario Viciosa, Newtral
Round table: Artificial intelligence and digitalization: Davide Cirillo, BSC Lucía Velasco, Escuela de Gobernanza Transnacional de Florencia (EUI) Ferdinando Villa, BC3 Roberta Zambrini, IFISC Moderadora: Esther Molina, Forbes y D+I El Español