The Research Support Services (Nucleus) closed the 2016 fiscal year with a 240.000-euro surplus.

Excellent news which shows that although the budgets have been reduced at the cause of the crisis, we can see how we have created incomes in a way that significantly optimizes resources and avoids bureaucracy, sharing infrastructures, working on new projects and being on the scientific forefront. This Service was created in 2013, with the thought of giving support to research and diagnosis, as well as offering training activities. Now, with the gained surplus, we can employ more staff, this makes us feel very satisfied.

A total of 500 users from different research groups, in both public and private domains, have used Nucleus Services, providing around 25.000 analysis, as stated by the Service director, Julia Almeida. Nucleus provides services such as Elemental Analysis, Chromatography and Mass, Stable Isotope Analysis, Preparation of Rocks, X-ray diffraction and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and the Instrumental Techniques Sector; with ADN Bank Services, Animal Testing, Transgenesis, Herbarium, Radioactive Isotopes and Radioprotection, Cellular Separation in the Field of Biological Resources, as well as Microscopy, Cytometry, DNA Sequencing and Bioinformatics in the Field of Bimolecular Characterization, Image and Bioinformatics.

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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