According to Royal Decree 463/2020 passed by the Spanish Government, in which the state of alert is declared towards the management of the health crisis created by COVID – 19, the UAB has decided to reduce all on-site activity to the minimum level necessary to assure the safety of its personnel and facilities. All communications during this health crisis will be posted in the university's web portal (www.uab.cat/coronavirus).
The University has made available to the Department of Health of the Generalitat de Catalunya the laboratories of the INC, the IBB, the faculties and the scientific and technical services to work on the detection of the COVID-19 and has loaned to hospitals detection equipment and protection gear. In addition, two campus research centers, IRTA-CReSA and ICN2, are working on projects for its diagnosis and treatment.
Spring and summer pollination will begin a few days earlier than usual and in important numbers, reaching higher than average levels (from the 1994-2019 period). Experts explain how to differentiate allergy symptoms from those of the Severe Acute Respiratory Symptoms caused by the coronavirus 2.
The UAB Veterinary Clinical Hospital has published a website with a list of questions and answers on the most pressing issues related to coronavirus and pets. Until the moment, there has been no evidence that the SARS-CoV-2 (the coronavirus causing COVID-19), can affect pets or that they are capable of transmitting the disease.
A study led by the UAB reconstructs the entire trophic chain of a Western Mediterranean prehistoric site with samples from La Bastida (Iberian Peninsula), one of Europe's oldest cities. Published in PLOS ONE, the research questions the reconstruction of the prehistoric human diet from stable isotopes when only human remains are analyzed.
Starting on 18 February, non-UAB students will be able to sign up for this year's UAB Barcelona Summer School, a series of three-week courses offered mainly in English. Students enrolling before 15 April will get a 10% early bird discount.
The UAB has loaned two coronavirus detection devices to the Hospital Parc Taulí. In collaboration with other on-campus centres, such as CRAG and IFAE, the UAB has also sent protective material to healthcae personnel at the hospitals Vall d'Hebron, Sant Pau i Santa Creu, Parc Taulí, Germans Trias i Pujol and Hospital del Mar.
The 2019 call for the ICREA Acadèmia Programme has awarded a total of 30 mentions, seven of which have gone to UAB researchers.
The UAB ranks 31 worldwide in Veterinary Medicine and is amongst the top 100 universities of the world in eight other disciplines, according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject. The university improves its position in all general areas of the ranking.
We spoke with activist Yayo Herrero, who visited the UAB to talk about eco-feminism and climate emergency. Considered one of the most influential activists in the eco-feminist world at European scale, she spoke to us about our civilisation's current crisis.
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