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November 28 [Wednesday]

Morning, at the IEC (c/Carme 47)
09.00 – 18.00 Documents delivery.
10.00 – 14.00 Meetings of the four Section Classes of AE
— General coordinator: Alexander Fidora (ICREA-UAB)
— Coordinators of each Session: Vladimir Biti, Björn Wittrock, Donald Dingwell, Alexei Verkhratsky
Morning, at the CSIC Residence (c/ Hospital 64)
09.00 -16.00 Meetings of the YAE
Afternoon, at the IEC (c/Carme 47)
1st part, for members of the AE, and from 16.30h on also members of the YAE
15.00 – 18.00 General Assembly of the AE and Delivery of Diplomas to the new Members of the AE and the YAE
2nd part, open to the general public
19.00 – 21.00 Disputatio of Barcelona 2018: Cooperation vs. Competition. Challenges and Opportunities
— Disputantes: Hervé Moulin (Glasgow) vs. Gabrielle Demange (Paris)
— Coordinator: Salvador Barberà (UAB)
— Open discussion with the attendants

November 29 [Thursday]

Morning, at the CosmoCaixa (c/d’Isaac Newton 26)
09.00 Buses to CosmoCaixa will depart from Hotel Regina (Carrer de Bergara, 4)
— Documents delivery. (cont.)
10.00 – 13.00 Welcome to CosmoCaixa
— Angel Font, Corporate Director of Research and Strategy, “la Caixa” Banking Foundation
Official opening of the Annual Congress of the AE and the YAE
Sierd Cloetingh, President of AE
Ricard Guerrero, Academic Director of the Barcelona Hub
Marcel Swart, Chair of the YAE
The 2018 AE-Heinz-Nixdorf ERASMUS Medal and Laudatio:
Hans Clevers, “Stem cell-based organoids in personalised medicine”
Jos van der Meer, Laudator
— Balzan Lecture #1: Carlo Ginzburg, “Disciplines, Serendipity, case studies”
— Balzan Lecture #2: Michaël Gillon, “Life under another Sun: from science-fiction to science”
— COST Lecture #1: Marcel Swart, “Spinning from north to south: a collaborative COST approach in transition-metal chemistry”
13.00 – 14.15 Lunch
Afternoon,at the CosmoCaixa
14.30 – 17.45 — COST Lecture #2: Angelo Camerlenghi, “Uncovering the Mediterranean salt giant (MEDSALT) – a COST Action as an incubator of cross-disciplinary research in Earth Sciences”
  YAE Prize and Laudatio:
Gabi Lombardo, “Encouraging a strong SSH scientific community to serve society’s wellbeing”
— YAE Session Talk #1: Sarah de Rijcke, “Metrics and science”
— YAE Session Talk #2: Anna Marmadoro, “Time after change”
— Closure and Welcome Reception for new Members
18.00 Buses to RAMC-IEC
19.00 – 20.30 Concert by The Gani Mirzo Band, “Building musical bridges in the  Mediterranean. Songs from Algeria, Armenia and Kurdistan”
— Royal Academy of Medicine of Catalonia (RAMC), at the Anatomic Theatre Gimbernat   Hall
— Presentation: Ramon Gomis (IDIBAPS, UB)
20.30 – 22.30 IEC, Cloister:
— Reception and Hot buffet
— Farewell

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