2012

Congresos de la SEBBM

XXXV Congreso SEBBM

22nd IUBMB Congress & 37th FEBS Congress: Sevilla, 4-9 September 2012

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education activities

Tue. 4 Wed. 5 Thu. 6 Fri. 7 Sat. 8 Sun. 9
11:00 plenary_PL15
13:30 posters_02
15:30 workshop_W10 workshop_W11 workshop_W09

Plenary Lectures

  • Edward Wood Lecture (PL15)
    • Sunday, 9th Sept., 11:00-12:00. Auditorium.
    • Speaker:
      • Bruce Alberts (San Francisco, CA, US): Biology past and biology future: where have we been and where are we going?

Workshops

  • Teaching Molecular Evolution: a Unifying Principle of Biochemistry (W10)
    • Wednesday, 5th Sept., 15:30-17:00. Room "B".
    • A joint activity of IUBMB Committee on Education, FEBS Education Committee and FEBS Science and Society Committee
      • Evolution is [one of] the big conceptual idea[s] that underpins modern biology. Understanding evolutionary processes from a molecular perspective is, likewise, one of the key explanatory frameworks that allow us to explore and make sense of complex biochemical processes.
    • Speakers:
      • Juli Peretó (Valencia, ES): Teaching on the emergence of biochemical functions
        • Although the importance of evolution in biochemical research is hardly obvious according to the contents of most of our textbooks, as biochemists, we can confront historical contingency and chemical determinism in the configuration of biochemical functions through introducing the evolutionary perspective in our teaching.
      • Peter Schuster (Vienna, AT): Evolving molecules, viroids, and viruses – Theory, models, and reality
        • Systematic work on the measurement of distributions of sequences and fitness values in populations of molecules and viruses, which is based on the application of modern ‘omics’ techniques, provided experimental insight into fitness landscapes and is accessible now as a new and solid basis for an elaborate and quantitative molecular theory of evolution.
    • Chairpersons:
      • Keith Elliott (Manchester, UK)
      • Athel Cornish-Bowden (Marseille, FR)
  • Research into Effective Teaching Strategies: What Biochemistry is Learning from Other Sciences (W11)
    • Thursday, 6th Sept., 15:30-17:00. Room "B".
    • A joint activity of IUBMB Committee on Education and FEBS Education Committee
      • The past decade has seen tertiary science educators begin to question in a serious way the efficacy of traditional teaching approaches. Moreover, there has been a deliberate effort to approach the teaching of science like a science. This session will consider the developments that have taken place in a range of disciplines, in the area of "teaching scientifically" and the implications that this work has for future teaching in biochemistry and molecular biology.
    • Speakers:
      • Roy Tasker (Penrith, AU): Research into practice: Visualisation of the molecular world for a deep understanding of biochemistry
        • The chemical education research literature clearly demonstrates that most student misconceptions are due to an inability to visualize the dynamic 3-D structures and processes at the molecular level. The challenge is to develop learning designs informed by an evidence-based cognitive model for how we learn from multimedia visualizations.
      • Helen Keates (Gatton, AU): Clinical teaching and assessment in veterinary science: How effective are we?
        • It is imperative that our students are both good ‘learners’ and good ‘thinkers’. There has been a shift of focus from the process of teaching clinical students to the assessment of outcomes. New graduates need to have moved well beyond knowing the facts to being able to apply knowledge efficiently in uncharted situations. The next level is to assess the success of the assessment – are we really measuring what we mean to?
    • Chairpersons:
      • Susan Hamilton (Brisbane, AU; IUBMB Committee Educ.)
      • Manuel João Costa (Braga, PT; IUBMB Committee Educ.)
  • Science in School: Biodiversity and Evolution (W09)
    • Saturday, 8th Sept., 15:30-17:00. Room "B".
    • A joint activity of FEBS Education Committee, FEBS Science and Society Committee and SEBBM
      • The main objective of this workshop is to provide a platform for high-school teachers faculty members, researchers and students from all disciplines to discuss the concepts of biodiversity and evolution with their educational challenges and implications. What are the biochemical mechanisms underlying diversity? What led to the evolution of so many species? All these exciting topics will be discussed.
    • Speakers:
      • Pedro Jordano (Sevilla, ES) Biodiversity: its main components, and challenges for knowledge
      • Juli Peretó (Valencia, ES): Evolution in school: the strategy of teaching the actuality of a theory
    • Panel Discussion:
      • Javier Fernández-Portal (Madrid, ES)
      • Gérard Cobut (Brussels, BE)
      • Dolores Vega Josechu Ferreras (Sevilla, ES)
      • Isabel Varela-Nieto (Madrid, ES)
      • Miguel Castanho (Lisbon, PT)
    • Chairpersons:
      • Isabel Varela-Nieto (Madrid, ES)
      • Miguel Castanho (Lisbon, PT)

Poster Session

  • Biochemical Education
    • Thursday, 6th Sept., 13:30-15:30
    • Communications in poster form:

P02-1
Analysis of the R230C polymorphism associated with increased obesity and diabetes mellitus type II susceptibility for Biochemistry and Genetic Laboratory Courses.
M. Legorreta-Herrera, N. A. Mosqueda-Romo (Mexico)

P02-2
Continuing education courses for science teachers in the São Paulo State, Brazil: a positive impact in classrooms
L. M. Beltramini, G. G. Costa, S. V. S. Ratz, E. R. Rodrigues, J. P. P. Bueno, N. R. S. Bossolan (Brazil)

P02-3
Connecting scientists and students: personal narrative breaks down stereotypes and builds understanding
S. Rowland (Australia)

P02-4
Rethinking the textbook: a marriage between printed and online interactive contents
A. Herráez (Spain)

P02-5
Film as an educational resource for teaching and learning Biochemistry: "Lorenzo's oil"
M. J. Miró Obradors, E. Palacios Aláiz, M. T. Méndez Marco, R. Raposo González, A. Herráez, J. de la Osada García (Spain)


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