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The University of Vigo is a public university located in the city of Vigo, Galicia, Spain. There are three campuses: Lagoas-Marcosende, between the municipalities of Vigo and Mos; A Xunqueira, in Pontevedra; As Lagoas, in Ourense;Considered the most technical of the universities of Galicia, it offers engineer degrees in Mining, Telecommunications, Computer Science and Industrial Engineering.Prestigious centers in the University include the Department of Translation and Linguistics offering a degree in Translation and Interpreting majoring in English or French as second languages, which is the only Degree course in Galicia taught entirely in Galician or Spanish as well as Private investigator and Security, and Sea science . Wikipedia.

Lo H.-K.,University of Toronto | Curty M.,University of Vigo | Tamaki K.,Nippon Telegraph and Telephone
Nature Photonics | Year: 2014

Secure communication is crucial in the Internet Age, and quantum mechanics stands poised to revolutionize cryptography as we know it today. In this Review, we introduce the motivation and the current state of the art of research in quantum cryptography. In particular, we discuss the present security model together with its assumptions, strengths and weaknesses. After briefly introducing recent experimental progress and challenges, we survey the latest developments in quantum hacking and countermeasures against it. © 2014 Macmillan Publishers Limited. All rights reserved.

Perez-Figueroa A.,University of Vigo
Molecular Ecology Resources | Year: 2013

In this study msap, an R package which analyses methylation-sensitive amplified polymorphism (MSAP or MS-AFLP) data is presented. The program provides a deep analysis of epigenetic variation starting from a binary data matrix indicating the banding pattern between the isoesquizomeric endonucleases HpaII and MspI, with differential sensitivity to cytosine methylation. After comparing the restriction fragments, the program determines if each fragment is susceptible to methylation (representative of epigenetic variation) or if there is no evidence of methylation (representative of genetic variation). The package provides, in a user-friendly command line interface, a pipeline of different analyses of the variation (genetic and epigenetic) among user-defined groups of samples, as well as the classification of the methylation occurrences in those groups. Statistical testing provides support to the analyses. A comprehensive report of the analyses and several useful plots could help researchers to assess the epigenetic and genetic variation in their MSAP experiments. msap is downloadable from CRAN (http://cran.r-project.org/) and its own webpage (http://msap.r-forge.R-project.org/). The package is intended to be easy to use even for those people unfamiliar with the R command line environment. Advanced users may take advantage of the available source code to adapt msap to more complex analyses. © 2013 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

Docampo D.,University of Vigo
Scientometrics | Year: 2013

This paper discusses and copes with the difficulties that arise when trying to reproduce the results of the Shanghai academic ranking of world universities. In spite of the ambiguity of the methodology of the ranking with regard to the computation of the scores on its six indicators, the paper presents a set of straightforward procedures to estimate raw results and final relative scores. Discrepancies between estimated scores and the results of the ranking are mostly associated with the difficulties encountered in the identification of institutional affiliations, and are not significant. We can safely state that the results of the Shanghai academic ranking of world universities are in fact reproducible. © 2012 Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary.

Perez-Lorenzo M.,University of Vigo
Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters | Year: 2012

In this Perspective, we discuss some of the most significant aspects in the development of nanosized catalysts for Suzuki cross-coupling reactions. Thus, the effect of the size and shape of Pd nanoparticles on the catalytic activity, together with their stability, recycling ability, and the influence of different reaction parameters, will be brought up for consideration. Furthermore, a comprehensive discussion on the homogeneous or heterogeneous nature of the mechanism for Pd-catalyzed carbon-carbon bond-forming reactions will be conducted. Understanding where the active sites are and how the reaction takes place at those sites is the key for the design of new and more effective nanocatalysts. © 2011 American Chemical Society.

Soengas J.L.,University of Vigo
General and Comparative Endocrinology | Year: 2014

Food intake in fish is a complex process regulated through many different factors including abundance of energy and nutrients. In recent years, evidence have been obtained in several fishes, mainly in rainbow trout, regarding the presence and functioning in brain areas of metabolic sensors informing about changes in the levels of nutrients like glucose and fatty acids. The activity of these sensors relate to the control of food intake through changes in the expression of anorexigenic and orexigenic neuropeptides. The present review will provide a picture of the main results obtained to date in these studies, as well as perspectives for future research in the field. © 2014 Elsevier Inc.

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