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The Scientific Culture and Innovation Unit posts the videos of the UV Morning Session on Evolution dedicated to the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Scientific Culture and Innovation Unit
  • May 29th, 2020

The XXI Morning Session on Evolution, a science dissemination conference aimed at Secondary and Baccalaureate teachers, this year was held online and was dedicated entirely to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event, on May 16, included expert personnel such as Xavier López-Labrador, Mireia Coscollá, David Alonso and Carolina Moreno, who analysed the epidemic from genetics, biology, mathematics, sociology, and communication. You can access the videos here:

The videos that show the XXI Morning Session on Evolution in its entirety can be consulted in the playlist of the YouTube channel of the Scientific Culture and Innovation Unit (UCC + i) of the University of Valencia. The virtual informative conference appears on the platform, divided into 6 videos that correspond to the sections of the event.

In the first recording you can find the welcome given by the rector of the University of Valencia, Mavi Mestre, in which she recalled the importance of offering quality services and dissemination of science to society.

Each of the four talks by specialists is published in a different video. Thus, the first presentation and the second video correspond to Xavier López-Labrador, senior researcher of the National Health System and associate professor of Microbiology at UV, who summarises the main diagnostic strategies used with the new coronavirus. Mireia Coscollá, biologist and researcher of the Ramón y Cajal programme who leads the PatoGenOmica research group of I2SysBio (UV-CSIC), explains the importance of knowing SARS-CoV-2 and its genomes.

The fourth video is by the third speaker of the day, David Alonso, physicist and biologist, currently a scientific researcher at the CSIC, who describes the advantages of encapsulating the propagation dynamics of an infectious disease in a mathematical model. Carolina Moreno, Professor of Journalism and researcher at the UV Polibienestar Institute, as well as coordinator of the ScienceFlows research group, in the video shows various indications to detect lies and manipulations around COVID-19.

The sixth video published on the UCC+i channel of the University of Valencia includes the final debate, moderated by Juli Peretó and where the experts solve some of the questions asked by the audience via chat.

This activity is part of the scientific dissemination plan of the Scientific Culture and Innovation Unit of the University of Valencia and has the support of the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology and the Ministry of Science and Innovation, and with the collaboration of the Delegation of the Rector for University Integration (UV), Lifelong Learning Service and Educational Innovation (UV), Cavanilles Institute for Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology (UV), I2SysBio Institute for Integrative Biology of Systems (UV-CSIC), Faculty of Biological Sciences (UV), Botanical Garden (UV), Publications of the UV, MètodeJournal (UV), Catalan Society of Biology, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.


Material of the XXI Morning Session on Evolution of the pandemic:

New coronavirus: whoever alerts you wishes you no harm, Xavier López-Labrador

SARS-CoV-2 genomes, Mireia Coscollà

The mathematics and dynamics of infectious diseases, David Alonso

Hares run through the sea during the coronavirus pandemic: hoaxes, myths and rumours about COVID-19, Carolina Moreno


Videos of the XXI Morning Session on Evolution of the pandemic:

Programme of the XXI Morning Session on Evolution of the pandemic