«Could you take the time travel paradox beyond Douglas Adams’ level?». «Do you consider yourself better able than Jules Verne to predict the advances of the future?». This is how organisers of the III Congress for Biomedical Research (CBR 2015) have called the II Scientific «Microtales» Contest. It is a contest that even dares participants to match wits with Isaac Asimov. A challenge that aims at promoting various forms of science diffusion among university students.
To enter the contest, organised by the Scientific Board of the 2015 CBR together with Mètode and the Chair for Scientific Dissemination of the University of Valencia, you have to be a university student (in any university) and write up to three microtales in either Catalan, Spanish or English, in between 50 and 150 words. These texts must be linked to scientific or technological advances in the field of medicine.
The deadline is February 6, 2015 at 2pm. The decision of the jury, chaired by Martí Domínguez, Mètode‘s Editor-in-Chief will take place on February 13. The winner will receive a one-year subscription to Mètode. In addition, his or her tale will be published in this journal and the winner will also get a set of books from the «Sense Fronteres» (No Borders) collection.
The 2015 CBR will also be closing on February 13. This scientific event is to be held in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry of the University of Valencia. From February 11 on, roundtables, conferences and workshops, but also dinners, parties and tours, will fill the event calendar of this congress, which aims at becoming a meeting point for science, biomedical research and critical thinking.
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«The contest aims at promoting various forms of science diffusion among university students»