International Research Life and Health Sciences Female talent Postgraduate
Kaori Mutsuda Zapater, a biotechnologist and "la Caixa" Foundation fellow, is doing her PhD at an innovative faculty in Kyoto that focuses on finding solutions to ensure human survival. Previously, she had a career as a voiceover artist, providing the voice for Boo in Monsters Inc.Kaori Mutsuda Zapater, biotecnóloga y becaria de la Fundación ”la Caixa”, está realizando su doctorado en una innovadora facultad de Kioto que se centra en buscar soluciones para asegurar la supervivencia humana. Antes, tuvo una carrera como actriz de doblaje, en la que dió voz a Boo, de Monstruos S.A.
Degree
When he speaks, Mohamed Dari (Vic, 2004) conveys a maturity beyond his years. And he's applied this same maturity to his academic career, particularly considering that a lack of financial resources hasn't made it easy for him. He tells us his story in a classroom at the Faculty of Computer Science of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, where he's currently studying Computer Engineering thanks to a Bachelor fellowship from "la Caixa" Foundation, which helps excellent students with limited financial resources.
Sustainable development Female talent
Artificial intelligence (AI) emerged in the 1950s with the aim of building intelligent computational systems. After decades of evolution, in recent years its growth has been exponential, altering the technological, economic and social ecosystem with tools such as ChatGPT becoming available to the general public. As analysed by Nuria Oliver, AI expert and "la Caixa" Foundation fellow, such growth entails the need for extensive discussion on the ethics and challenges regarding significant issues such as disinformation and its impact on democracy. But it also opens up a huge range of new possibilities for the good of society.
Research Entrepreneurship
On 20 February, we held a new virtual meet-up for fellows entitled First-time entrepreneurs: how to start a business without failing in the attempt. On this occasion, we were fortunate to have Antoni Rosinol Vidal, an entrepreneur based in Silicon Valley, who shared his valuable experience and knowledge with the participants.
International Research Sustainable development Female talent
Verónica Relaño, a marine conservation scientist and "la Caixa" Foundation fellow since 2019, has travelled the world studying the oceans and the communities that inhabit their coasts, so she's the perfect person to explain the current status of marine ecosystems and their protected areas.
Research Sustainable development
On 20 and 21 March, Brussels will host the fifth edition of the European Research and Innovation Days 2024, an event with which the European Commission aims to promote the sustainable and equitable development of our society. We consulted several fellows of the "la Caixa" Foundation who excel in some of the key areas for driving a greener, fairer, and more competitive Europe.
Research INPhINIT Junior Leader Post-Doc
Today we celebrated at the CosmoCaixa Science Museum the doctoral and postdoctoral scholarship award ceremony for the 2023 call. 105 researchers are joining the community to tackle the great challenges of the future in universities and research centers in Spain and Portugal.
Arts and Humanities Fellowship meetings Trobades becaris
At the last virtual meet-up of the ”la Caixa” Foundation fellows, professionals from the film industry debated the current complexities and challenges of this sector and shared some of their experiences.
Research Life and Health Sciences Female talent
In the run-up to the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we talk to Anna Abbadessa, a researcher in the area of pharmaceutical technology at CiMUS, Santiago de Compostela, who shares with us her thoughts on female leadership in science.