Vigo, Spain

University of Vigo

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Vigo, Spain

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.

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University of Vigo | Date: 2017-01-04

The invention relates to a self-regenerative electrostatic precipitator (10) of the type comprising a discharge electrode (1) located inside a gas conduit (3) for generating a corona discharge and for depositing solid particles in suspension in a gas stream (11) circulating through the conduit (3) in a deposition layer (4) on the inner wall of the conduit (3). The electrostatic precipitator (10) comprises at least one cleaning assembly (7) arranged outside the conduit (3), each cleaning assembly (7) having at least one induction coil (6) wound around the conduit (3) for heating the wall of the conduit (3) by electromagnetic induction. The electrostatic precipitator (10) reduces emissions of solid particles in suspension in a gas stream.


Patent
University of Vigo and University of Santiago de Compostela | Date: 2017-01-11

The present invention refers to pyridazin-3(2H)-one derivatives of general structure I, II and III, which are selective MAO-B inhibitors, and to the use thereof for preparing pharmaceutical compositions intended to treat disorders derived from MAO-B hyperactivity, particularly degenerative disorders of the central nervous system (CNS), such as Parkinsons disease (PD), Alzheimers disease (AD) and other dementias. These are pyridazin-3(2H)-one derivatives having dithiocarbamate moieties bonded to position 4, 5 or 6 through an alkyl chain of variable length (n=1, 2, 3). This invention is also directed to the preparation of said compounds.


Patent
Rovira i Virgili University, Consejo Superior De Investigaciones Cientificas, University of Vigo, University of Marburg and Medcomtech S.A. | Date: 2017-03-29

A silicon particle comprising a silicon body, a functionalized silica surface surrounding the silicon body, and a targeting moiety specifically targeting tumor cells, and, optionally, an enzymatically metabolizable compound,is useful in the treatment of cancer by producing cell death after particle internalization.


Patent
University of Vigo | Date: 2015-09-25

Systems and methods for optimizing network traffic are disclosed. In one embodiment, a system for optimizing the performance of a plurality of networks includes a first terminal device, a traffic steering controller, and a terminal traffic steering agent. The traffic steering controller may be configured to receive user profiles and network performance metrics and create traffic steering rules based on the user profiles and network metrics. The terminal traffic steering agent may be configured to receive traffic steering rules from the traffic steering controller and direct a virtual network switch based on the traffic steering rules. The virtual network switch may be configured to receive network traffic at a virtual network interface and, based on directions received from the traffic steering controller, forward the network traffic to a physical interface of at least one of the plurality of networks.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: IA | Phase: ICT-22-2016 | Award Amount: 5.15M | Year: 2017

The key objective of our project is to bridge the gap between secondary schools and higher education and research by better integrating formal and informal learning scenarios and adapting both the technology and the methodology that students will most likely be facing in universities. We are focusing on the context of secondary schools, often referred to as high schools, which provide secondary education between the ages of 11 and 19 depending on the country, after primary school and before higher education. The learning context from the perspective of the students is the intersection of formal and informal spaces, a dynamic hybrid learning environment where synchronous activities meet in both virtual and real dimensions. For this, we propose to develop an innovative Up to University (Up2U) ecosystem based on proven experiences in higher education and big research that facilitates open, more effective and efficient co-design, co-creation, and use of digital content, tools and services adapted for personalised learning and teaching of high school students preparing for university. We will address project based learning and peer-to-peer learning scenarios. We strongly believe that all the tools and services the project is going to use and/or make available (i.e. incorporate, design, develop and test) must be sustainable after the lifetime of the project. Therefore, the project is going to develop business plans and investigate appropriate business models using the expertise of the Small Medium Enterprise and National Research and Education Network partners and their contacts with third-party business actors. Our plan is to make it easy for new schools to join the Up2U infrastructure and ecosystem that will form a federated market-place for the learning community.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: MSCA-ITN-ETN | Phase: MSCA-ITN-2015-ETN | Award Amount: 3.92M | Year: 2016

Quantum Communications for ALL (QCALL) endeavors to take the next necessary steps to bring the developing quantum technologies closer to the doorsteps of end users. Quantum communications (QC) is well-known for its offering ultra-secure cryptographic key-exchange schemesresilient to any future technological advancement. QCALL will empower a nucleus of researchers in this area to provide secure communications in our continent and, in the long run, to our connections worldwide. With the large scale violations of privacy in the EU exchange of information, this is a crucial moment to pursue this objective. By covering a range of projects, with short, mid, and long-term visions, and using a balanced and multifaceted training programme, QCALL trains a cadre of highly qualified interdisciplinary workforce capable of shaping the R&D section of the field, hence accelerating its widespread adoption. This will ensure that EU will remain at the frontier of research on secure communications and advanced QC systems and devices. In QCALL, we explore the challenges of integrating quantum and classical communication networks; this will be essential in providing cost-efficient services. We experimentally examine and theoretically study new protocols by which network users can exchange secure keys with each other. We investigate disruptive technologies that enable wireless access to such quantum networks, and develop new devices and protocols that enable multi-party QC. Our meticulously planned training programme includes components from shared taught courses through to scientific schools and complementary-skill workshops, supplemented by secondment opportunities and innovative outreach and dissemination activities. This will create a structured model for doctoral training in EU that will last beyond the life of the project, so will the industry-academic collaborations that are essential to the development of the disruptive technologies that will make QC available to ALL.


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.


Alvarez-Puebla R.A.,University of Vigo | Liz-Marzan L.M.,University of Vigo
Chemical Society Reviews | Year: 2012

In this tutorial review, we provide an overview of the recent research toward surface functionalization of plasmonic nanoparticles for the generation of advanced optical sensors that make possible the analysis of various moieties by means of surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS). Such moieties include atomic ions, low affinity target molecules, inorganic anions, biometabolites, pathogen markers and/or other analytes of interest even under very demanding circumstances such as those related to real life samples. We expect this review to be of interest to researchers in a broad diversity of fields that can take advantage of the unprecedented sensitivity of this type of molecular spectroscopy, in a wide variety of analytical and bioanalytical problems.


Maranon E.,University of Vigo
Annual Review of Marine Science | Year: 2015

Phytoplankton size structure controls the trophic organization of planktonic communities and their ability to export biogenic materials toward the ocean's interior. Our understanding of the mechanisms that drive the variability in phytoplankton size structure has been shaped by the assumption that the pace of metabolism decreases allometrically with increasing cell size. However, recent field and laboratory evidence indicates that biomass-specific production and growth rates are similar in both small and large cells but peak at intermediate cell sizes. The maximum nutrient uptake rate scales isometrically with cell volume and superisometrically with the minimum nutrient quota. The unimodal size scaling of phytoplankton growth arises from ataxonomic, size-dependent trade-off processes related to nutrient requirement, acquisition, and use. The superior ability of intermediate-size cells to exploit high nutrient concentrations explains their biomass dominance during blooms. Biogeographic patterns in phytoplankton size structure and growth rate are independent of temperature and driven mainly by changes in resource supply. Copyright © 2015 by Annual Reviews. All rights reserved.


Alvarez-Puebla R.A.,University of Vigo
Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters | Year: 2012

SERS is nowadays a well-established ultrasensitive technique with potential to solve many analytical problems, especially those related to biosciences. This Perspective article aims at summarizing the experimental complexities, in particular, those related to the interaction of light with the sample, that the SERS practitioner may find when acquiring a spectrum while providing a general basis for the interpretation of the obtained vibrational features. With such an idea in mind, factors related to the instrumentation, the optical enhancer, and the analyte molecule are discussed to illustrate the effects of the incident light on the absolute and relative intensity, as well as the spectral profile of the SERS spectra. © 2012 American Chemical Society.

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