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Antonio Camacho, Department of Microbiology and Ecology and Cavanilles Institute of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology, Science Park of the Universitat de València

This conference presents some of the most relevant research projects being developed in Antarctica, the sixth continent, and the most isolated and virgin of them all, but it also talks about an even more unknown aspect, such as the way in which the aforementioned research is organised, and the great collaboration that exists between the different countries in order to achieve better scientific research and protection of the Antarctic environment, fruit of the Antarctic Treaty. It introduces the basic scientific ideas that inspire the great projects of Antarctic research, such as those related to climate or the evolution of life on Earth, and even exobiology, that is, the study of life beyond our planet, what causes that the space agencies of the most important countries are involved with some of these research projects. The conference is profusely accompanied by graphic material and tries to respond to the expectation and arouse the curiosity of the students.


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Antonio Camacho (Valencia 1965) is a Doctor of Biology and Associated Professor of Ecology at the Universitat de València, where he is currently developing his research at the Cavanilles Institute of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology. He is the author of more than a hundred scientific and technical publications, his research focuses on the microbial ecology of lakes, where he focuses on the interactions between microorganisms and the functional processes of biogeochemical cycles. He has directed several research projects on these issues, using karst lake models and those from other latitudes as ecosystems, highlighting the study of biodiversity and microbial trophic networks in the Antarctic lakes, which has allowed him to participate in five Antarctic campaigns, three of them as scientific director. He currently chairs the Iberian Association of Limnology, scientific and professional entity that brings together more than 500 limnologists from Spain and Portugal who are dedicated to the scientific study and/or management of aquatic ecosystems.

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Estimulant les vocacions científiques is a project carried out by the Scientific Culture and Innovation Unit of the Universitat de València, with the support of the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology and the Ministry of Science and Innovation

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