“Breaking Paradigms: Towards a Multi-, Inter- and Transdisciplinary Science”
In commemoration of the 250th Anniversary of Alexander von Humboldt
February 21th – 24th, 2019.
When from science we need to solve the complex problems of modern society it is essential to go beyond the boundaries of disciplines and academic fields. Only then, it is possible to achieve innovative scientific results that can be reversed in the quality of life of the human being. From this consideration arises the name proposed for this kolleg: “Breaking Paradigms: Towards a Multi-, Inter- and Transdisciplinary Science”.
From February 22th to February 24th, Ecuador will be the headquarters of the Humboldt Kolleg: “Breaking Paradigms: Towards a Multi-, Inter- and Transdisciplinary Science”. During Kolleg researchers from the chemical, biological, physical, mathematical and geological sciences will be exchanging their scientific experiences. This Kolleg aims to create a space for Humboldtians, young doctors in science and young researchers of Latin American for disseminating their results, as well as to create collaborative and cooperative relationships and strengthen the existing one, in order to take steps forward in scientific knowledge within Latin America.
The Humboldt Kolleg “Breaking Paradigms: Towards a Multi-, Inter- and Transdisciplinary Science” has the characteristic of occurring in Ecuador: a country that is betting on the development of science as never before and therefore, engaged in the creation and development of human resources in the short term.
This Humboldt Kolleg has been planned and organized by Prof. Dr. Vivian Morera Córdova, currently full-time professor of the School of Chemical Science and Engineering at Yachay Experimental Technology Research University, Urcuquí, Imbabura, Ecuador (https://www.yachaytech.edu.ec). The organization of this event will also include Prof. Dr. Nelson Santiago Vispo, also Humboldtian and full-time professor of the School of Biological Sciences and Engineering at the same University.
Inspired by the celebration of the 250th anniversary of the birth of Alexander von Humboldt, the small group of Humboldtians living in Ecuador will welcome colleagues from Mexico, Brazil, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Argentina, Canadá, USA, Cuba and Ecuador in a nice environment dedicated to the scientific and cultural exchange. The event also has the purpose of creating the space for the dissemination of the programs offered by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to young doctors in science for conducting their research in leading laboratories in Germany. The Humboldt Kolleg will also attract the attention of many university students from Yachay Experimental Technology Research University, who dream of having a future space in scientific research.
The event is planned for three days, including keynote lectures dictated by relevant German researchers, oral presentations, basically by Humboldtian researchers and poster presentations. We would like to invite Professor. Dr. Helmut Schwarz, President of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to visit us in Ecuador and to open the Kolleg on with a plenary lecture.
With the purpose of giving greater visibility to the scientific work of the Latin American Humboldtians, promoted and supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, we are going to dedicate a complete issue of the Bionatura magazine (http://revistabionatura.com) for the publication of the works presented, both orally and in poster format. The Bionatura Magazine was created by Prof. Dr. Nelson Santiago Vispo (Editor in chief). The special issue of the Bionatura Magazine will be published online and printed.
We already have the confirmation of 80 participants, from which 4 are German prestigious professors and 32 are Humboldtians from 9 countries: Mexico, Brazil, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Argentina, Canadá, USA, Cuba and Ecuador. In addition, we invited 38 researchers (from different countries) and junior researchers working in universities and research centers in Ecuador. Representatives of German organizations (AvH Foundation, the German Embassy, the DAAD and the Goethe Institute in Ecuador) will be also invited.
The First Ecuadorian Humboldt Kolleg “Breaking Paradigms: Towards a Multi-, Inter- and Transdisciplinary science” has thus the following objectives:
1. to strength scientific collaboration and networking of Humboldtians within the Latin American region and between Latin America and Germany to develop research,
2. to facilitate the exchange between young scientists and personalities of science in these fields,
3. to create a space for dissemination of programs offered by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to young doctors in science for conducting their research in leading laboratories in Germany, and
4. to provide social and informal contacts between Humboldtians and young researchers to give them the opportunity to plan their future scientific careers and familiarize them with AvH programmes.
The registration process is completely free and will take place on February 22, 2019, from 8 AM at the reception of the Hotel Ajavi. Ibarra Ecuador
Researchers from Germany (confirmed)
Prof. Dr. Michael Schrader.University of Applied Science. Department of Biotechnology and BioinformaticsFreising
El Hotel Ajaví se empezó a construir en el año de 1969; y su edificación concluyó en 1972, año de su fundación. La empresa fue el resultado del entusiasmo de un grupo de 12 socios imbabureños liderados por el Ingeniero José Luis Nieto Sandoval.
El objetivo de esta sociedad fue la de dotar a Ibarra de un Hotel de primera categoría que pudiera ofrecer espacios para eventos y que receptara al turismo nacional y extranjero.
Los servicios que inicialmente ofreció estaban constituidos con 38 habitaciones, salón de eventos, restaurante, bar, cafetería y piscina
In order to disseminate the scientific work that will be presented during the Humboldt Kolleg “Breaking Paradigms: Towards a Multi-, Inter- and Transdisciplinary Science” (22th to 24th February 2019, Ibarra, Ecuador) among the international scientific community, Bionatura magazine invites you to send a brief communication document that will be published in a special issue in March, 2019. To learn more about the mentioned magazine, you can visit its website: http://revistabionatura.com.
The guidelines have been updated in the guide for authors, but for a short overview, please see below:
Short Communications are short papers that present original and significant material for rapid dissemination. For example, a Short Communication may focus on a particular aspect of a problem or a new finding that is expected to have a significant impact.
Short articles include, but are not limited to: discovery or development of new materials, cutting-edge experiments and theory, novelty in simulation and modeling, elucidation of mechanisms.
As Short Communications are expected to have higher than average impact on the field rather than report on incremental research, they will receive prioritized and rapid publication.
Short Communications are limited to 3000 words and are not subdivid
The paper should contain an abstract, main body and references (Vancouver styles), and contain no more than 6 figures or tables, combined. The abstract is limited to 100 words.
A guide to estimating paper length as follows: estimate equivalent number of words for figures/tables/eqns as:
One column wide (7.5 cm) figures/tables: 20 words per cm height
Two column wide (15 cm) figures/tables: 40 words per cm height
Equations: 20 words for each equation
If you are interested in publishing the work you will present during the Humboldt Kolleg, either in oral or poster mode, in Bionatura magazine please write directly to the following email:
Professor Nelson Vispo, PhD.
Escuela de Ciencias Biológicas e Ingeniería / School of Biological Sciences & Engineering
Yachay Tech University
Hacienda San José s/n y Proyecto Yachay San Miguel de Urcuquí - Ecuador