Upcoming conference by Rubén Duro (Science into Images) at the University of Valencia.

On 12 December 2019, Rubén Duro (Science into Images) will give a lecture entitled “Symbiosis through images: using images to support research” during the scientific conference “Tierra simbiótica: cómo Lynn Margulis inició una revolución científica” (Symbiotic Earth: How Lynn Margulis started a scientific revolution).
The conference has been organized by the Cavanilles Institute of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology of the University of Valencia with the collaboration of the Unit of Scientific Culture and Innovation and has as its fundamental axis the figure of biologist Lynn Margulis, whose theories on endosymbiosis (the formation of the eukaryotic cell as a result of the symbiosis of different prokaryotic cells) and symbiogenesis (the creation of new species as a result of the transfer of genetic material between symbiontic organisms) changed the fundamental paradigm of biology during the last third of the 20th century.
Rubén Duro’s lecture will focus on the importance of observation, and its subsequent recording in still or moving images, for scientific research. This importance lies not only in obtaining images to illustrate the scientific publications of the different research groups with which he collaborates, but also in opening up new avenues of research based on the phenomena observed.
In addition to Rubén Duro, the speakers include leading figures in the field of research in different areas, such as Ricardo Amils, head of the Extremophilic Molecular Biology group at the Severo Ochoa Molecular Biology Centre (CSIC-UAM) and senior researcher at the Astrobiology Centre (INTA-CSIC); Lorenzo Lamattina, Associate Professor of Cellular and Molecular Biology at the Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata (UNMdP), Senior Researcher (CONICET) and Director of the Institute of Biological Research at UNMdP; Leopoldo García Sáncho, Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Pharmacy at the Complutense University of Madrid, and Begoña Vendrell, Researcher at the Institut de Ciències del Mar (ICM-CSIC).
The main event of the conference is the screening of the film “Symbiotic Earth: How Lynn Margulis rocked the boat and started a scientific revolution”, directed by John Feldman (Hummingbird Films) in whose production Rubén Duro also collaborated. The film, which due to its long duration will be screened in two parts, tells the scientific and personal story of Lynn Margulis, one of the most important scientists of the 20th century and highlights not only her importance in the paradigm shift of biological evolution but also in the struggle of a woman in a world, the academic world, dominated by men.

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