Making Science in Hostile Territory

sao-portadaLucía Sapiña

Science in Valencia gathers great professionals and vast knowledge, but lacks better funding and a more favourable context in which to thrive. This is one of the ideas heard in the debate held on 7 October in Valencia to speak about the current situation of Valencian science. The magazine Saó, together with Espai Ciència and the bookshop 3i4, organised the meeting for the presentation of their new issue, which analyses the state of Valencian science. Important figures like José Pío Beltrpán, CSIC institution coordinator in the region of Valencia; Pilar Campins, Vice-Principal for Research of the University of Valencia; Fernando Sapiña, director of the Materials Science Institute of the University of Valencia and Vicent Boscà, director of Saó, participated in the debate.

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Two Cultures Observatory, Mètode.

Journalism graduate by the Autonomous University of Barcelona and Masters Degree in History of Science and Science Communication by the University of Valencia. She is a member of the Two Cultures Observatory, a multidisciplinary research group of the University of Valencia that focuses on the links between journalism and science. Now her research is focused on the communication of cancer, both in press and social networks.