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The Ateneo Libre explores molecular biochemistry in its conference this Wednesday

The professor in Molecular biochemistry of the UMA, Francisca Sánchez Jiménez, will speak this Wednesday, May 11, on the Adventures and misadventures of a molecular explorer, a talk in which she will share with the attendees her experience for half a century in “this roller coaster that is science”, in a job, “not only exciting, but absolutely essential for a prosperous future of the society”.

This new conference organized by the Ateneo Libre de Benalmádenawill be held from7:00 p.m. in the assembly hall of the Casa de la Culturaand admission is free until full capacity is reached.

Sánchez anticipates that he will tell how “those of us who lived through the beginning of this new era of science undertook new paths to explore that were opening up in biomedicine and other fields of biology, in general”, with the aim of knowing life better, from the elements that compose it (molecules) to the interrelationships of the living being with its environment, and also control and solve errors that may arise in the increasingly complex chain that goes from molecules to cells, which are organized into tissues, organs and organisms, “whose functioning also depends to a great extent on the relationships of the living being with the environment”.

The researcher will also expose the different obstacles she has had to face throughout her career because, as she commented, “apart from the general difficulties of research, women with a scientific vocation have always felt extra pressure, although fortunately they are losing intensity slowly, but progressively”.

On the other hand, in the official blog of the Ateneo Libre de Benalmádena you can access the Benaltertulias, articles on a variety of topics written by specialists from different areas of knowledge. The last one they have published is titledTwo prophets far from their land by the vice president of this group, Rosa María Ballesteros García.

Agenda until June

May 11: Adventures and misadventures of a molecular explorer by Francisca Sánchez Jiménez, professor of Molecular Biochemistry at UMA

May 18: Radio broadcasts and women during the Franco regime by Sergio Blanco Fajardo, Doctor of History at UMA

May 25: Feminine gender and inclusive language?: a very long story by Pilar López Mora, PhD in Hispanic Philology at UMA

June 1: China-Spain. Spain-China. A millennial relationship by Jesús Majada Neila, Doctor of Philosophy at UMA

June 8: Ignacio Sánchez Mejías and the Generation of 27 by Concepción Torres Leiva, teacher (UMA)

June 15: Summary and conclusions 2021-22 and presentation 2022-23



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