ECUSA Seed & Soil: Cancer Research – Session 4

ECUSA, in collaboration with FERO, ASEICA and AECC has created the “Seed and Soil” talks in cancer research. The objective is to create a network between young researchers in the US with already established researchers in Spain. Following the idea of the seed and soil, we are looking for junior scientists -Seed- in the area of cancer interested in a return to Spain and talk about their projects and perspectives.

We’ve paired up a wonderful selection of speakers that will talk about their research, their career paths, and career advice! In each session, you will meet a Ph.D. candidate with a short talk, a “Seed” scientist that will present their project, and “Soils” principal investigators in the same topic or region. We will have a panel and closing remarks to discuss how is it to start your own group in Spain in Cancer.

4th session June 17th 10am-12pm EST/4-6pm Spain
Laura Lorenzo, IBIDELL, Barcelona
Dr. María Casanova-Acebes, CNIO Spain
Dr. Alena Gross, VHIO Spain
Dr. Toni Celià-Terrassa, IMIM Barcelona


Datathon – Saturdays AI y ECUSA se juntan para llevar el formato de Saturdays a EEUU.

Sábado 12 de junio a las 11:00h (CDT) 🇺🇸 – 18:00h (CETS) 🇪🇸

Día 1: Parte Teórica

🗣Charla: Introducción al mundo del Data Science de la mano de Carlos Bort

Si estas buscando la manera de reenfocar tu carrera profesional hacia el mundo de los datos esta es tu oportunidad. Descubre de la mano de qué te vas a encontrar en tu futuro puesto de trabajo.

Sábado 26 de junio a las 11:00h (CDT) 🇺🇸 – 18:00h (CETS) 🇪🇸

Día 2 : Parte teórica

No es necesario tener un nivel necesario previo.

“All hands on deck” aprovechemos en esta segunda parte para poner en práctica en una pequeña demo lo que será nuestro día a día como Data Scientist.

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No es obligatorio asistir a las dos partes, escoge la entrada que más te interese y ¡te esperamos”

Habrá premio🥇 para la persona que mejor se desenvuelva.

Science ECUSA & Cervantes – La epidemia silenciosa del hígado graso: modelos murinos que nos permitirán desarrollar un tratamiento

The silent epidemic of non-alcoholic fatty liver: murine models that will allow us to develop a treatment

La epidemia silenciosa del hígado graso: modelos murinos que nos permitirán desarrollar un tratamiento  

Wednesday, June 16, 12:30 pm CT (Chicago Time)

Dr. Córdoba will be interviewed by scientific journalist Verónica Fuentes followed by a Q & A.

Free and open to the public 

The event will be held in Spanish. If you are interested in learning Spanish, please visit our website.

Tu investigación en 3 minutos

El concurso “Tu investigación en 3 minutos” pretende que los miembros de ECUSA se enfrenten al desafío de presentar sus investigaciones en un tiempo limitado y en un lenguaje accesible para todos los públicos. Con este concurso queremos acercar la labor investigadora de los miembros ECUSA e inculcar el interés por la divulgación a la sociedad. Por ello, se premiará la capacidad de exposición efectiva a un público no especializado. Este proyecto es una iniciativa de la comisión de CDA (Career Development and Advisory) de ECUSA (Científicos Españoles en USA), con la financiación de la Fundación Ramón Areces.

La dotación de los premios asciende a un total de 1200€ que serán financiados por la Fundación Ramón Areces.

Se convocan dos premios, uno por categoría, y se realizará un sorteo entre todos los participantes.

1er Premio del público a la mejor presentación, dotado con 300 euros. Se seleccionará el video con más votos positivos en Youtube a la fecha del cierre del concurso.

2ndo Premio del público a la mejor presentación, dotado con 200 euros. Se seleccionará el segundo video con más votos positivos en Youtube a la fecha del cierre del concurso.

1er Premio del jurado a la mejor presentación; dotado con 400 euros. El jurado seleccionará el mejor video siguiendo los criterios enumerados a continuación.

2ndo premio del jurado a la mejor presentación; dotado con 300 euros. El jurado seleccionará el mejor video siguiendo los criterios enumerados a continuación.

Sorteo entre todos los participantes de 5 membresías de ECUSA valoradas en $30, que se harán efectivas para el siguiente año.

Fecha límite para enviar los videos: 30 de Junio 2021.

Formulario de registro

Seed and Soil – Cancer Research – Session 3

We are so excited to announce that our ECUSA Seed & Soil Cancer Research cycle continues with Session 3, on May 20th (12pm ET)!

We couldn’t have a better set of speakers with:
Dr. Clara Domingo (Imperial College, London)
Dr. Xabier Bofill (NIH, Federica)
Dr. Maite Huarte (CIMA, Pamplona)
Dr. Maria Abad (VHIO, Barcelona).

Register on zoom and join us to discover their research, how did they navigate their career paths, and their advice.

No need to register if you previously did.

Science Talk presented by Dr. Salvador Nares on Periodontitis disease

This event will be held in Spanish

Dr. Nares will be interviewed by scientific journalist Adeline Marcos Talva followed by a Q & A

If you have booked a seat to a virtual event, you will receive a link to the virtual event space.

Co-organized by the Instituto Cervantes of Chicago and ECUSA Midwest

Periodontal disease (PD) is an inflammatory condition of the specialized supporting structures of teeth that if left untreated, can result in tooth loss. The onset of PD is driven by dysbiosis of the normal host microbiome, while disease progression is caused by activation of the host innate and adaptive immune response along with disease enhancement by local and systemic risk factors. Common manifestations of dysbiosis include chronic form or the less common, aggressive form of periodontitis. PD is the 6th most common disease globally and is linked to numerous systemic diseases such as diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease and others. Significant pathological findings of PD are linked to aberrant periodontal inflammation impacting both oral and systemic tissues. Research in molecular mechanisms modulating periodontal inflammation is important for our understanding of mucosal immunity, especially oral mucosal immunity for the development and/or improvement of therapeutic approaches. Recent studies in my lab show that there is increasing evidence of the association between obesity with oral inflammation and dental disease. Other studies performed in my lab confirmed that the herpesvirus is highly prevalent in periodontally disease tissues and expresses microRNAs that can regulate the host immune response. Furthermore, there are clear evidences regarding a bi-directional role of chronic periodontitis with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Indeed, periodontal therapy has a significant positive effect on glycosylated hemoglobin levels in diabetic patients. On the other hand, poor oral health is associated with negative effects during pregnancy. Finally, numerous studies, including systematic reviews and meta-analyses, suggest an important association between PD and ischemic heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, heart failure, atrial fibrillation and peripheral artery disease. The etiopathology of progressive periodontitis and its link to systemic disease will be discussed with Dr. Salvador Nares.

Dr. Nares earned his DDS, PhD, and Certificate of Specialty in Periodontology from Baylor College of Dentistry, Texas A&M University in Dallas and completed a three-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Oral Infection and Immunity Branch of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research of the National Institutes of Health (NIDCR/NIH). He also holds an MBA from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Nares is the principal investigator of research grants funded by the NIDCR and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry Research Foundation. His primary translational research is focus on the post-transcriptional modulation of mucosal immunity by microRNA and the role of antigen-presenting cells in the inflammatory response to periodontal pathogens. His clinical research interests include the histological and molecular characterization of early bone healing after dental implant placement and piezotome ultrasonic instrumentation. Dr. Nares is the author of numerous articles and book chapters; reviewer of numerous scientific and clinical journals and he serves as Grant Reviewer for the NIH. He has been an invited moderator of the Astra Tech World Congress and session chair for the Astra Tech Platform for Exchange of Education and Research Symposium, and he is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and Dental Implant Surgery, Fellow of the International Team for Implantology (ITI), and a member of the American Dental Association and the International and American Associations for Dental Research.

Adeline Marcos Talva has worked in the French, Canadian and Spanish media. Since 2008, she has been the scientific journalist in charge of the Natural Sciences area at the Scientific News Agency (SINC). In addition, she has been a collaborator since 2010 with the radio program Adamientos de Gigantes de Radio Nacional de España. In 2017, Marcos Talva was awarded the II Transfer Award for her report -of-the-Berbers

Formación Especializada en EE.UU

Desde ECUSA, la Organización Médical Colegial (OMC), Mutual Médica y la Asocación de Médicos Españoles en USA (AMEUSA) presentamos el webinar “Formación Especializada en EE.UU” que tendrá lugar el 15 y 22 de mayo a las 14 horas (hora peninsular española).

Este webinar constará de dos sesiones. En la primera sesión se describirá en detalle el proceso para acceder al sistema de residencia en los Estados Unidos. En la segunda sesión se hará una presentación más breve donde se expondrá el día a a día de un residente en EE.UU., y se dará información sobre el acceso a los fellowships. Después los asistentes podrán interaccionar de forma interactiva en grupos reducidos (breakout rooms) en diferentes grupos (pre-residentes, residentes de especialidades médicas, residentes de especialidades quirúrgicas, fellowships).

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¡Te esperamos!

Acceder con Éxito a las Ayudas Españolas

¿Quieres volver a España y arrancar tu propio laboratorio?

¡Déjate guiar por los expertos que juzgarán tu propuesta!

Jose María Medina Jiménez, Patricia Nadal Jordà, Alberto J Schuhmacher y Hector Peinado te guiarán para darle ese empujón a tu propuesta que demuestre que sabes darle a los evaluadores lo que están buscando.

Te explicarán qué buscan algunas de las becas españolas que te permitirán empezar tu sueño.

Día: 29 de abril 
Hora: 10 a 11:30 am EST (4 a 5:30 pm CEST)


Agile Methodologies, can they be applied to Science?

Do the terms Agile coach, Scrum and Kanban ring a bell? Are you looking for a new way of working through your PhD, your lab or your company?

Agile practices are revolutionizing workflows in many fields. First proposed in 2001 for software developing they are based on flexibility, collaboration and accountability.

Join ECUSA for a panel on how to apply Agile methodologies to scientific projects on Thursday 29th of April at 7pm EST (4pm PCT). We have an amazing group of experts that will explain what Agile is, how can you do it in science and what are the main limitations for our field.

Laura Pirro, PhD (R&D Engineer at Yara International)
Laura’s Nature article sharing her Agile strategies for research

Alejandro Martorell, PhD, PMP (Project Manager at Oncocyte Corporation)

Adán Muñoz (Head of Agile Transformation at MASMOVIL group) 

Marina Martinez, co-chair of CDA ECUSA

Registro gratuito en Zoom:–wtW7fxXZG3

Don’t forget to send your questions in the register and live during the panel! We will record it, so that if you register, you won’t miss it!