Tiempo de Silencio (Vicente Aranda, 1986) VITORIA-GASTEIZ

Cinema and Science Series

Invited Scientists
Itziar Alkorta
Artium Museoa, Vitoria-Gasteiz
DIPC, Basque Film Archive, San Sebastian International Film Festival
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Tiempo de Silencio (Vicente Aranda, 1986) VITORIA-GASTEIZ
Still from the film.

Madrid, 1940s. Pedro is a young doctor who works in an official cancer research center using guinea pigs from North America. When he runs out of guinea pigs, the center’s janitor advises him to turn to “El Muecas”, a friend of his who has raised a pair of guinea pigs to sell them.

First Itziar Alkorta will give a brief presentation and after the screening there will be a question and answer session.

(Version: Spanish, Presentations: Spanish)


About the speaker

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Itziar Alkorta Calvo holds a PhD from the UPV/EHU. After her postdoctoral stay at the University of California Berkeley, she joined the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the UPV/EHU in 1998, where she is a full professor. In her teaching role she has been accredited by the DOCENTIAZ program with high marks. Her scientific career focuses on antibiotic resistance and its dissemination in hospitals and in the environment. She is the principal investigator of a research group recognized by the Basque Government. She has published more than one hundred research papers, she has led a large number of scientific projects and she has been the scientific responsible for the organization of several national and international congresses and courses. She is currently Director of the Advanced Research Facilities (SGIker) of the UPV/EHU. She has been Director of the Biophysics Institute (CSIC-UPV/EHU) and Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology.