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'Science and Reeds' returns with talks about "the mystery of the lost socks" or the vinegar fly


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'Science and Reeds' returns with talks about "the mystery of the lost socks" or the vinegar fly


The Ice Factory of València will host next Tuesday the 16th, at 7:30 p.m., a new session of the scientific dissemination event 'Science and Reeds', starring a theatrical performance about the clinical trials and talks about "the mystery of the lost socks " or the use of the vinegar fly to advance knowledge of the causes of diseases.

Esther Soriano and Edison Valenzuela, from the Vaccine Research area of ​​the Foundation for the Promotion of Health and Biomedical Research (Fisabio), will explain with a brief theatrical performance how clinical trials are designed, the safety protocols followed in each one. of them and the crucial role played by the volunteers who participate in medical research and the development of new treatments, the event organizers advance.

David Roldán, researcher at the VRAIN institute of the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) and Shaper's 'head of API', will speak to the public about the "mystery of the lost socks" with a touch of data science. He will tell how a group of data scientists solved this puzzle using algorithms and pattern analysis.

Pascual Sanz, Research Professor at the Institute of Biomedicine of Valencia (IBV-CSIC) and co-coordinator of the CSIC Rare Diseases Network, will participate on behalf of the Valencian delegation of the CSIC. He will explain the characteristics of rare diseases, the problems in their diagnosis or treatment, why it is important to investigate them or how animal models are used in their study.

Juan Antonio Navarro Langa will also participate, an emerging researcher in the research group on Cellular and Organic Physiopathology of Oxidative Stress at the Incliva health research institute who has more than two decades of experience in the use of the fruit fly or vinegar fly ( Drosophila melanogaster) in the field of biomedicine.

In his speech, titled 'Mosqueado con la Ciencia', he will address the concept of model organisms with special emphasis on the role of the vinegar fly as a tool to promote progress in the knowledge of the causes of diseases and in the search for new treatments.

The session, with free entry until capacity is reached, will have the collaboration of the Federation of Deaf People of the Valencian Community (Fesord), through which two interpreters will simultaneously translate the talks into sign language. This meeting is organized by Fisabio, the UPV, the CSIC delegation in the Community and Incliva.