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The University of Granada is a public university located in the city of Granada that enrolls approximately 80,000 students, thereby becoming the fourth largest university in Spain. UGR also has campuses in Northern Africa , thus being the only European university with campuses in two continents. Founded in 1531 by Emperor Charles V, UGR has almost 500 years of history and it is one of the most famous universities in Spain.According to several rankings, the University of Granada ranks among top ten best Spanish universities and holds first place in Translation and Interpreting studies. In addition, UGR plays a major role in scientific output, placing high in national ranks and being one of the best world universities in computing and mathematics studies. The university has an important heritage thanks to its policy of using buildings of historical and cultural value. The Madrasah of Granada represents one such example. Furthermore, the university has major new facilities committed to innovation, such as the Parque Tecnológico de Ciencias de la Salud.Every year, over 2,000 European students enroll in UGR through the Erasmus Programme, making it the most popular European destination. The university's Center for Modern Languages receives over 10,000 international students each year. UGR also has been recently voted best Spanish university by international students. Wikipedia.


Ramos J.,University of the Basque Country | Forcada J.,University of the Basque Country | Hidalgo-Alvarez R.,University of Granada
Chemical Reviews | Year: 2014

Cationic polymer particles and nanogels are being used in emerging biomedical technologies due to the strong interaction between nucleic acids and cationic polymer colloids, the acid-swellable behavior of the nanoparticle/nanogel, and the ability to form oriented bonds with proteins, among other aspects. One of the most challenging applications is the use of cationic nanogels as carriers or vectors for in vivo siRNA delivery. The use of RNA interference to treat or prevent a variety of diseases, is a challenge in the biomedical field of therapeutics. New nanogel architectures or nanostructures should be envisaged for the adequate and controlled cell-specific siRNA release. Adequate nanogel sizes and shells are required for Improved stealth properties for the nanogels, avoiding recognition by the immune system (phagocytes), and enhancement of tumor accumulation, taking advantage of the EPR (enhanced permeability and retention) effect in tumors. The design of new nanogels sensitive to or able to respond to other in vivo stimuli different from the pH, temperature, or ionic strength is needed. Source


Masjuan P.,University of Granada
Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology | Year: 2012

The recent measured γ *γ→π0 transition form factor in the spacelike region by the Belle Collaboration together with the previously published results by CLEO, CELLO, and BABAR collaborations, are analyzed using the mathematical theory of Padé approximants. The theory provides a good and systematic description of the low-energy region exemplified here with the extraction of the slope a π and curvature b π of the form factor in a model-independent way. Their impact on the pion exchange contribution to the hadronic light-by-light scattering part of the anomalous magnetic moment a μ is also discussed. © 2012 American Physical Society. Source


Aguilar-Saavedra J.A.,University of Granada
Journal of High Energy Physics | Year: 2015

Abstract: The ATLAS excess in fat jet pair production is kinematically compatible with the decay of a heavy resonance into two gauge bosons plus an extra particle. This hypothesis would explain the absence of such a large excess in the analogous CMS analysis of fat dijet final states, as well as the negative results of diboson resonance searches in the semi-leptonic decay modes. If the extra particle is the Higgs boson, this hypothesis might also explain — statistical fluctuations aside — why the CMS search for W H resonances in the semi-leptonic channel finds some excess while in the fully hadronic one it does not have a significant deviation. © 2015, The Author(s). Source


Sanchez-Ruiz J.M.,University of Granada
Annual Review of Physical Chemistry | Year: 2011

Many aspects of protein folding can be understood in terms of projections of the highly dimensional energy landscape onto a few (or even only one) particularly relevant coordinates. These free-energy surfaces can be probed conveniently from experimental differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) thermograms, as DSC provides a direct relation with the protein partition function. Free-energy surfaces thus obtained are consistent with two fundamental scenarios predicted by the energy-landscape perspective: (a) well-defined macrostates separated by significant free-energy barriers, in some cases, and, in many other cases, (b) marginal or even vanishingly small barriers, which furthermore show a good correlation with kinetics for fast- and ultrafast-folding proteins. Overall, the potential of DSC to assess free-energy surfaces for a wide variety of proteins makes it possible to address fundamental issues, such as the molecular basis of the barrier modulations produced by natural selection in response to functional requirements or to ensure kinetic stability. © 2011 by Annual Reviews. All rights reserved. Source


Aguilar-Saavedra J.A.,University of Granada
Nuclear Physics B | Year: 2011

We write down a minimal basis for dimension-six gauge-invariant four-fermion operators, with some operator replacements with respect to previous ones which make it simpler for calculations. Using this basis we classify all four-fermion operator contributions involving one or two top quarks. Taking into account the different fermion chiralities, possible colour contractions and independent flavour combinations, a total number of 572 gauge-invariant operators are involved. We apply this to calculate all three-body top decay widths t→dkuid̄j, t→dkei+→j, t→ukuiūj, t→ukej+ei→, t→uk→̄j→i (with i,j,k generation indices) mediated by dimension-six four-fermion operators, including the interference with the Standard Model amplitudes when present. All single top production cross sections in pp, pp̄ and e+e→ collisions are calculated as well, namely uidk→djt, d̄jdk→ūit, uid̄j→d̄kt, uiuk→ujt, uiūj→ūkt, e+e→→ūkt and the charge conjugate processes. We also compute all top pair production cross sections, ūiuj→tt̄, d̄idj→tt̄, uiuj→tt and e+e→→tt̄. Our results are completely general, without assuming any particular relation among effective operator coefficients. © 2010 Elsevier B.V. Source

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