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Synopsis B·Debate

B·Debate Integrative Societies and Disability

According to the WHO, more than 1 billion people have some sort of disability. Evolving cities and emerging technology offer up new opportunities for integration, but also difficulties that are hard to identify and overcome. World experts gathered at B·Debate to promote scientific debate on the subject.


Sinopsi B·Debate Natural Selection in humans

If natural selection is the basic mechanism behind evolution as proposed by Darwin, and if human beings are deeply immersed in what we call culture, the question is: are we still evolving? To answer this question, some of the best international experts on the topic met at B·Debate.

Foto Sinopsi B·Debate: Dels microbis als medicaments

How works the relationship between the microbiome and the human body? How it can be regulated? Some of the top international experts in the area participated in this B·Debate to try to answer these questions.

Synopsis of the B·Debate: Zika virus and other mosquito-borne viruses

Are we ready to prevent or fight the mosquito-borne diseases? To discuss this, and to propose the necessary improvements, some of the top international experts will participate in B·Debate.

Sinopsi del B·Debate "GTEx"

Members of the GTEx project, all international experts, met for the first time in Europe to share the most recent advances.

BDebate Artificial Intelligence

Several top international experts in artificial intelligence met for a B·Debate session, an initiative of Biocat and the “la Caixa” Foundation, to discuss the benefits and risks of AI, specifically but not exclusively online and on social media.

B·Debate Industrial Biotechnology

On 14 and 15 February 2016, researchers and businesspeople from around the world met for a B·Debate on the present and future of industrial biotechnology.


More and more, medicine strives for a greater level of precision. And it has an increasingly important ally: imaging techniques. In order to discuss some of the most recent and important advances, several of the top experts in the world came together convened by B·Debate.


Rare diseases each, by definition, affect only a handful of people. However, there are more than 7,000 different types and they affect roughly 10% of the global population. Researchers from around the world gathered at B·Debate to discuss the new advances in drug repurposing for rare diseases.

Sinopsis B·Debate: Early Life Experiences

On 25 and 26 October 2016 researchers from around the world gathered at B·Debate to discuss early stress and its relation with an increased risk of mental illness