Scientific training, participation and interaction at the VI Scientific Gathering of Young Researchers RTICC.

The VI Scientific Gathering of Young researchers RTICC 2016 was held in the Cancer Research Centre of Salamanca. Organised and funded by the Subject-based Network of Cooperative Research in Cancer (RTICC), the Health Institute III (Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness) and the Cancer Research Foundation at the University of Salamanca (FICUS), which work to strengthen the development of joint projects and the exchange between young researchers affiliated with the network.

More than one hundred young researchers from 24 centres through the country presented their research work during this initiative which aims to provide a networking opportunity for young scientists to exchange experiences, knowledge and technology with other researchers currently working in groups affiliated with RTICC. These young scientists surprise us every day with new models, and an extraordinary level, committed to Cancer Research Centre as an international reference, despite its funding problems. The reality of research in general and the Cancer Research Centre in particular is, however, very different.  The truth is that we would like for the Regional Community of Castile and Leon to provide us with more support and to follow through with its promise to approve the programme contract. This does not appear to be a priority for the regional government and forces us to compete at a disadvantage against other Regional Communities.

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Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 May 1971, Salamanca, Spain) is Professor at the University of Salamanca. He has been Vice-Rector for Research from 2013 to 2017 and Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Elected as Dean of the Faculty of Science twice, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He leads the renowned BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) Research Group, created in 2000. Director of the IoT Digital Innovation Hub and President of the AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado is also Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and Member of the Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado has been president of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, and academic coordinator of the University Institute for Research in Art and Animation Technology at the University of Salamanca, as well as researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). He currently combines all his activity with the direction of Master programmes in Security, Digital Animation, Mobile Telephony, Information Systems Management, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Design and Printing, Blockchain, Z System, Industry 4.0, Agile Project Management, and Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings, at the University of Salamanca and his work as editor-in-chief of the journals ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) or Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado mainly works on projects related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids and Sentiment Analysis. He has recently been included in the board of trustees of the AstraZeneca Foundation, along with other health professionals and researchers recognised for bringing scientific knowledge closer to society.

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