Universidad de Sevilla

Seville, Spain

Event Information



Tuesday, September 25, 2018


Pabellón de México
Universidad de Sevilla
Paseo de las Delicias, s /n esquina Avenida Eritaña
41013 Sevilla


Universidad de Sevilla


The American Chemical Society’s premier outreach program, ACS on Campus, will be coming to Universidad de Sevilla on September 25! Join us for an exciting day of publishing talks, career tips, and the latest ACS Resources you can use to grow your career.Network with local professionals and your peers and make lasting connections over networking breaks.

You’ll hear from Prof. M. Rosa Palacín an Associate Editor of Chemistry of Materials, Dr. Félix Calderon, Associate Editor, ACS Infectious Diseases, Dr. Míriam Plana of ACS International, Prof. Carmen Nicaso Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the Universidad de Sevilla and more!

The event is FREE and open to all students studying the sciences-not just chemistry! You do not have to be a student of Universidad de Sevilla to attend. Please check back soon for program announcements and to register.

Chemistry of Materials     ACS Infectious Diseases



Badge Collection


Opening Remarks


“Post Li-ion battery chemistries: promises and challenges” from Prof. Rosa Palacin

Current societal challenges in terms of energy storage have prompted to an intensification in the research aiming at unraveling new high energy density battery technologies. Aside from controversial debates on lithium supply, the development of new sustainable battery chemistries based on abundant is appealing, especially for large scale stationary applications. Interesting alternatives are to use sodium, magnesium or calcium instead of lithium.  While for the Na-ion case fast progresses are expected as a result of chemical similarities with lithium and the cumulated Li-ion battery know how over the years, for Ca and Mg the situation is radically different.  While the viability of Ca or Mg metal anodes would bring a breakthrough in terms of energy density, development of suitable electrolytes and cathodes with efficient multivalent ion diffusion are bottlenecks to overcome.


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Scientific Lecture from Dr. Carmen Nicasio Jaramilo




“Tres Cantos Open Lab: Filling the Translational Gap in Neglected Diseases Drug Discovery” from. Dr. Félix Calderón

The drug discovery process for the diseases of the developing world (DDW) in the pharmaceutical industry is challenging due to the large investment and low financial return. Therefore, innovative strategies are required to discover and develop new pharmaceuticals against Diseases of the Developing World.

Since 2010, GlaxoSmithKline has adopted an open innovation strategy promoting collaboration and transfer of knowledge among the scientific community, with the final aim to deliver new effective medicines for the DDW. Within our open innovation approach, the Open Lab program has been created to facilitate the translation of basic research in the DDW field into industrial scale. The Open Lab offers the GSK Tres Cantos site (Spain) to scientists from around the world to work on their own DDW projects, providing them the drug discovery expertise and state-of-the-art facilities of the pharmaceutical industry. Results are shared with the broader community to accelerate and motivate research in DDW.

Over the last seven years, the Open Lab has funded more than 72 projects and has hosted more than 85 visiting scientists from world class institutions. Focused on developing tools, exploiting targets and discovering novel molecules to tackle malaria, tuberculosis, kinetoplastid and enteric diseases, the Openlab is delivering exciting drug discovery opportunities that could deliver new effective medicines for the least developed countries.


Peer Review: Why, How to, and What Not to Do


Q&A with the ACS Editors


Closing Remarks & ACS Resources to Grow Your Future