The monologues will deal with topics such as microplastics in the human body, myths about the impact of cows on climate change, new ways of capturing C02, the need to invest in food science or the dangers of not knowing.
Main event ERN 2022 -UV-UPV-Workshop-“Scientific monologues at the Fábrica de Hielo”
Scientists from five Valencian research institutions will star this Tuesday, September 27 at the Valencia Fábrica de Hielo, in a monologue session on science as a prelude to the main activity of the Mediterranean Researchers’ Night, which will be held on Friday, September 30 all over the world. The monologues will deal with topics such as microplastics in the human body, myths about the impact of cows on climate change, new ways of capturing C02, the need to invest in food science or the dangers of not knowing.
The event, starting at 8:00 p.m., will be led by Mila Martínez and Alexanda Muñoz, and has been organised by the University of Valencia (UV), the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV), the delegation of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) in the Valencian Community, the INCLIVA Health Research Institute and the Foundation for the Promotion of Health and Biomedical Research in the Valencian Community (Fisabio).
Specifically, the monologues will be “Cows don’t fart”, by Fernando Estellés, from the UPV’s Institute of Animal Science and Technology, who investigates the environmental impact of livestock farming and will explain some myths about it, especially in the case of ranching, an activity with an environmental impact, “but perhaps with less weight than we perceive because no, the cows are not destroying the Amazon, they do not pollute more than a car and no, they do not fart”.
For his part, Eduardo Andrés-García from the Institute of Molecular Science (ICMol) of the University of Valencia, in the Monologue “Hello, I’m Edu and I separate gases”, will show the research on new materials for capturing CO2 and other compounds, and will introduce the principles of mixing and adsorption.
“Poops, microplastics and food”, by Amparo López and Gloria Sánchez (Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology-CSIC) will address the importance of investing in science and, more specifically, in food science.
“We breathe plastic”, by Carlos Baeza Martínez (General University Hospital of Elche-Fisabio), will explain the results of his new research: the discovery of microplastics inside the human bronchi and the ways to reduce the risk that this implies, given that everyone is exposed to its inhalation and subsequently pathogenic germs can grow in the body.
Daniel Pellicer, INCLIVA and UV researcher, in the monologue “The risks of not knowing”, will deal with the tools and discoveries that help understand the world and the barbarities that have been said and done in the name of science or without taking it into consideration.
Date and Time: 27/10/2022 8 p.m.
Place: Fábrica de Hielo (Valencia)
Enlace a la noticia: https://www.uv.es/uvweb/scientific-culture-innovation-unit-chair-scientific-dissemination/en/recent-news/five-scientific-monologues-this-tuesday-valencia-a-prelude-mediterranean-researchers-night-1285899375231/Novetat.html?id=1286276656477