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The 13th International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences will take place at the University of Granada from 25 to 27 July 2018. Launched in 2006, the Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Research Network is brought together by a common interest in disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches, within and across the various social sciences.

The University of Granada will take part in the EU Horizon 2020 project ‘PROPHETS: Preventing Radicalisation Online through the Proliferation of Harmonised Toolkits’, which aims to tackle the causes of online radicalisation, cybercrime and cyberterrorism. The project has a total budget of €2.99 million and will be carried out between 2018 and 2021.

The University of Granada is offering ten Athenea3i research grants with a view to attracting highly talented postdoctoral researchers to our institution.

A multidisciplinary team from the University of Granada has developed software that can make it easier to identify potential pancreatic cancer biomarkers and thereby achieve earlier diagnosis of the disease.

A landmark international study, recently published in Nature Geoscience, shows that the Great Barrier Reef has suffered 5 death events in the last 30,000 years. The groundbreaking study of the world’s largest reef system reveals that these events were driven mostly by variations in sea level and associated environmental changes. 

Researchers from the University of Granada have developed new medication which could help to treat and prevent chemotherapy and radiotherapy-induced oral mucositis in head and neck cancer patients. The melatonin compound, in the form of a gel, has now passed phases 1 and 2 of clinical trials and is expected to be on sale by 2022.

A study conducted by researchers from the University of Granada and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), recently published in Nature Communications, found that rather than living alone, microbial plankton in the ocean come together in complex albeit short-lived communities.

The third edition of the annual conference Researchers in Training: Promoting Interdisciplinarity (JIFFI) will be held from 20 to 22 June 2018 at the UGR, with the aim of encouraging doctoral candidates to engage in cutting-edge interdisciplinary research.

Researchers from the University of Granada, University Hospital La Paz (Madrid) and the University of Texas (USA) have identified a new molecular mechanism underlying the anti-obesity effects of the chronic administration of melatonin, a naturally occurring hormone released by the pineal gland overnight.

An international study, involving researchers from the University of Granada, has established that the escalation of armed conflicts in the Sahara-Sahel region is leading to the extinction or near-extinction of 12 of the 14 species of large vertebrates in the region, such as the African elephant and dorcas gazelle.