Scientific Culture

From the research, through scientific culture and interesting dissemination initiatives, science approaches and is open to the wider public.


MOOC Machine Learning and Big Data for Bioinformatics 1ª Ed.

University of Granada, through the Center for the Production of Resources for the Digital University, is part of the global initiative of offering Open Educational Resources as MOOC (Massive Online Open Course) through the platform AbiertaUGR. Among its catalog of courses, AbiertaUGR offers the MOOC “Machine Learning and Big Data for Bioinformatics”, which provides practical and applied learning on Bioinformatics and Machine Learning, joining academic rigor with a simple and direct methodology. Check the dates for the second edition.


Jesús Alcalá Fernández (Academic Coordinator), Rafael Alcalá Fernández (Member of the teaching staff), Coral del Val Muñoz (Member of the teaching staff), Alberto Fernández Hilario (Member of the teaching staff), María José Gacto Colorado (Member of the teaching staff) and Elena Ruiz Sánchez (Member of the teaching staff) 


The Health Research Institute of Aragon (IIS Aragon) in collaboration with the Andalusian Inter-University Institute of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, the Rioja Health Foundation, the Cantabrian Health Service, the Health Research Institute of Navarre, the Biodonostia and Itainnova Health Research Institute and sponsored by Janssen, is organizing the 2nd Forum “Use of Big Data Tools in Health”, which will be held online on December 2, 2020 at 16:00 – 18:05. This forum will analyze the latest advances in the management of this type of data in the fields of regional, national and European health.

Francisco Herrera, talks in the keynote event about “Big Data and AI in Health: the Power of Data”

La Madraza

La Madraza. The Centre of Contemporary Culture of the University of Granada is the reference centre of the cultural programme of the UGR, developing its activities within the Vice-Rectorate of University Extension. It is a space for global reflection on creation and current knowledge. Its broad programme includes activities related to artistic, musical, scenic and cinematographic practice, as well as the dissemination of the humanities, social and legal sciences, experimental sciences, environmental sciences and technology.

Francisco Herrera, gives the conference “How can artificial intelligence help in the pandemic and to face the future? This cultural activity is part of the virtual conference cycle “After Covid-19, what?” organized by La Madraza.

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Mediterranean Centre of The University of Granada

Mediterranean Centre of the University of Granada organizes, in collaboration with researchers of the Institute, the second edition of the Tech Talks  “What is happening in our world? The Digital Society: Casualty or Salvation from Humanism?”

An interesting cycle of Tech Talks that will highlight our increasingly digital society, showing its opportunities but also its threats.

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European Researcher’s Night

We actively participate in the European Researchers’ Night. This activity is organized by the “Descubre” Foundation, and it is part of the Marie-Sklodowska-Curie Actions of the European Commission programme to promote Science.


Siham Tabik

Sergio Damas

Rosana Montes

Pablo Mesejo

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Café con ciencia

Our researchers also participate in this activity organized by the “Descubre” Foundation. The participant researchers has a coffee with a group of guests. The expert talks to them about his/her scientific activity, daily life and hobbies. This activity promotes a relaxed atmosphere near and interaction far from the traditional speaker-attendant scheme.


Óscar Cordón

Francisco Herrera

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The DaSCI Institute, by hand of Francisco Herrera, will participate in the round table “The future is coming” organised under the auspices of the “III JORNADAS DE TURISMO CIENTÍFICO LERÍN TIERRA ESTRELLA 2019” . An event in which tourism and science come together in the incomparable setting of Lerín, municipality of Navarra (Spain), which is committed to make the most of its tourist resources through scientific dissemination.

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