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Friday, 28th June:

Victoria Gallery & Museum (University of Liverpool)

18:00 Registration, drinks reception
19:00 Welcome speeches
­            Dr Javier Escudero, President of SRUK/CERU
­            Ms Wendy Simon, Deputy Mayor for Liverpool City Council
­            Dr Paloma Domingo, General Secretary of FECyT
­            Prof Wiebe Van der Hoek, Executive Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Science & Engineering at the University of Liverpool
­            Dr J. Javier Burgos-Mármol, Chair of the VII International Symposium SRUK/CERU

19:30 The global light pollution growth: how to measure it and implications
            Dr Alejandro Sánchez de Miguel,
University of Exeter
20:20 Information about Saturday and Sunday sessions

Saturday, 29th June:

Central Teaching Hub (University of Liverpool)

8:30 Registration

MORNING SESSION 1: Beating our own vulnerability. New strategies for health.
9:00 Tumour genomics and the tumour microenvironment: entwined partners in crime
         Prof Robert Bristow, Director of the Manchester Cancer Research Centre, University of Manchester
9:50 Designing magnetic nanoparticles for biomedical applications
         Prof María Puerto-Morales, Institute of Materials Science of Madrid

10:40 Coffee break

MORNING SESSION 2: Human culture in the spotlight.
11:00 Curating in the age of globalisation, biennalisation and Artificial Intelligence
            Prof Joasia Krysa, Liverpool John Moores University and Liverpool Biennial
11:50 Telling Stories about Solar Power
            Dr Greg Lynall, University of Liverpool

12:40 Lunch + Poster Session

AFTERNOON SESSION 1: Understanding Nature at every scale.
14:30 Dancing till the end of gravitational collapse: black stars
            Prof Luis J. Garay, Complutense University of Madrid
15:20 Black is the new green
            Prof Magdalena Titirici, Imperial College London

16:10 Coffee break

AFTERNOON SESSION 2: Keeping the house clean: Environmental challenges.
16:30 Groundwater resource protection: present and future challenges
            Prof Robert Ward, British Geological Survey
17:20 Impact of climate change and on crops vs impact of crops on climate change
            Prof Micaela Carvajal, Centre for Soil and Applied Biology Segura, CEBAS-CSIC

20:00 Conference Dinner, at the Liverpool Marriott Hotel City Centre
            * Please note: arrival at the venue should be at least 20 minutes earlier

Sunday, 30th June:

Central Teaching Hub (University of Liverpool)

8:30 Registration
9:00 Annual General Meeting (SRUK members only)

11:00 Coffee break and registration

11:30 Round-table: How can we fight the influence of pseudosciences?
            Ms Rebecca Asher
, Sense about Science
            Mr Fernando Cervera
, APETP, ULÛM, Valencia Plaza, Nerium Scientific SL
            Ms Ainhoa Goñi
, Science Journalist – Radiocable, La Razón, Yahoo, National Geographic. Former Head of Communication at CSIC.
            Mr Michael Marshall
, Good thinking Society

12:00-15:30 Science Zone (Parallel Session)

13:00 Lunch

14:30 Job and Grant opportunities in Spain
            Dr Izaskun Lacunza, FECyT
14:50 Ciencia en el Parlamento
            Dr José Miguel Bermúdez, Ciencia en el Parlamento
15:10 SRUK Wom=n Equity & Research Committee: towards gender equity and diversity in research
             Ms Judit García-González, SRUK Wom=n Equity & Research Committee

15:30 Closing Ceremony