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Vol 9, No 1 (2013)

Table of Contents

Foreword PDF
Lluís Tort 1-3

Distinguished lectures. Ramon Margalef Award for Ecology 2012

Daniel Simberloff: Creative and devastating PDF
Joan L. Pretus 5-6
Biological invasions: Much progress plus several controversies PDF
Daniel Simberloff 7-16

The Nobel Prizes of 2011

Crystallography and the Nobel Prizes: On the 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, awarded to Dan Shechtman PDF
Joan F. Piniella 17-23

The Nobel Prizes of 2012

Smart cell-surface receptors: On the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, awarded to Robert J. Lefkowitz and Brian K. Kobilka PDF
Rafael Franco, María S. Aymerich 25-32
The Gedankenexperimente of quantum mechanics become reality: On the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics, awarded to Serge Haroche and David J. Wineland PDF
Jordi Mompart 33-41

Celebration of the Centennial of the Catalan Society for Biology, 1912–2012

First International Conference of Biology of Catalonia (CIBICAT), ‘Global questions on advanced biology’ (Barcelona, 9–12 July, 2012) PDF
Josep Clotet 43-49
Bacterial pathogenesis as an imperfect symbiosis PDF
Josep Casadesús 51-56
Multidisciplinary approaches towards compartmentalization in development: Dorsoventral boundary formation of the Drosophila wing disc as a case study PDF
Javier Buceta 57-66
Anti-angiogenic therapy for cancer and the mechanisms of tumor resistance PDF
Gabriela Jiménez-Valerio, Oriol Casanovas 67-73

Research reviews

Temperament and tuning of early 19th century Hispanic keyboard instruments: A study of the monochord integrated into a fortepiano made by Francisco Fernández (1828) PDF
Romà Escalas Llimona 75-88
The contribution of the Barcelona World Race to improved ocean surface information. A validation of the SMOS remotely sensed salinity PDF
Jordi Salat, Marta Umbert, Joaquim Ballabrera-Poy, Pedro Fernández, Kintxo Salvador, Justino Martínez 89-100


The United Nations University Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility (UNU-GCM) in Barcelona: Mission and vision PDF
Parvati Nair 101-106
The Institute for Catalan Studies and the International Women’s Day, 2006–2013 PDF
Carme Puche 107-108

Historical Corner

The American dream of Rafael Guastavino (1842–1908) PDF
Mercè Piqueras 109-112

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ISSN: 2013-410X (electronic edition); 1575-6343 (print edition)