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Yesterday took place at the Casa de los Hevia de Villaviciosa the closing of the events programmed by SERIDA within the Science Week, with the collaboration of the Villaviciosa City Council. It was attended by the Managing Director of SERIDA, Mamen Oliván and the Mayor of Villaviciosa Alejandro Vega Riego

Diplomas were also awarded to the winners in the I SERIDA Online Photography Contest and the exhibition with the 16 selected photographs was presented.

Photography awards ceremony


The purpose of the workshops was to transfer scientific knowledge to the public in an attractive, pedagogical and simple way. More than 600 students from the CP Maliayo and San Rafael schools and the Víctor García de la Concha Institute have passed through them.

Photography contest

Science Week closed yesterday with the awards ceremony for the first Serida photography contest. The popular award went to Jesús Antonio Tamargo with his work ‘Now, resistance’. The jury chose the images of Ángela Fernández (‘Social distance’), Eduardo Cires (‘A matter of perspective’) and Antonio López (‘We continue working’).

The four photographs, along with twelve others, will be exhibited at the Casa de los Hevia until December 12.


In August of this year, it was decided to convene the I SERIDA Online Photography Contest every two years, with which it is intended to promote the research fields in which the institution is involved, disseminate its presence on social media, favor its approach to society, as well as developing creativity and the ability to observe the natural environment.

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Slogan chosen for this year: “Nature and the pandemic” (Images that describe what nature, agriculture and livestock have contributed to us in times of pandemic “

  • – From August 15 to October 15, deadline for submission.
  • – Photographs submitted 26
  • POPULAR AWARD = Most voted photo
  • – Voting period on Facebook from October 20 to November 3. We had 416 interactions

“Now, resistance” by Jesús Antonio Tamargo Fernández = 177 “like”

Jury made up of:

President: Lydia Santamarina Pedregal, Director of the Barjola Museum in Gijón

– Members: – Marcos Miñarro Prado, Research Ph.D. in the Area of ​​Horticultural and Forest Crops of Serida, Blanca Gutiérrez Pérez, Journalist specialized in institutional communication and dissemination of R + D + i. – Guillermo García González de Lena, Technician of the Area of Experimentation and Agroforestry Demonstration of Serida

– Secretary: Ana Rodríguez Navarro, Head of the Archive and Library Unit and the Serida’s social networks.

  • – Award 1: “Social distance” by Ángela Fernández Iglesias his father José Antonio Fernández Granda collects the award
  • – Award 2: “Question of perspective” by Eduardo Cires Rodríguez
  • – Award 3: “We continue working” by Antonio López Vázquez

These 3 photographs, along with the one of the popular award, will be published in the next issue of our Agrifood Technology magazine

In addition, the Jury agreed to select the following 12 photographs for the exhibition that will be open between November 22 and December 12 at the Casa de los Hevia:

  • – “Dawning a new day” by Marta Alonso Guervós
  • – “Confinement” by Eduardo Cires Rodríguez
  • – “Self-imposed quarantine” by Hugo Huerta López
  • – “The resurgence of life” by Hugo Huerta López
  • – “Life goes on …” by Eduardo Cires Rodríguez
  • – “Calm nature in troubled times” by Marta Alonso Guervós
  • – “Preparing the invasion of the city” by Hugo Huerta López
  • – “Rosa succulenta” by Félix Méjica Pérez
  • – “Saved from the pandemic” by Javier Valle Menéndez
  • – “Grass time” by Iván Díez Bueno
  • – “Essential workers” by Ángela Fernández Iglesias
  • – “A good mother” by Félix Méjica Pérez
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SERIDA, in collaboration with the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology and the Villaviciosa City Council, celebrates Science Week, one of the most important social communication events in science and technology. The activities will take place between November 15 and 20 and will consist of informative talks / workshops on some of the topics that are part of SERIDA’s regular work, and will take place simultaneously in 3 locations in Villaviciosa: the Casa de los Hevia (public general and students of the San Rafael School), and the Maliayo Public School and the Víctor García de la Concha Institute of Secondary Education (for its students). The schedules can be consulted at


The titles of the activities are as follows:

  1. A JOURNEY IN NOAH’S ARK: We will enjoy learning which Asturian breeds are in danger of extinction and we will show you how we are conserving them.
  2. CASTING TO CHOOSE A BULL AS SEMENT: Do our farmers choose the biggest bull, the fastest? Find out
  3. COOK ME … THE LARVA CHALLENGED US: How a simple bath in hot water was revealed as an economical, ecological and effective method to eliminate the chestnut wasp

. 4. MEAT A “CON-CIENCIA”: In this workshop we will discover many curiosities of meat, a food typical of our gastronomy and tradition, how we analyze it and why our meat is so rich, juicy and healthy.

  1. THE ORIGIN OF LIFE IN VITRO: See how a bovine embryo develops in the laboratory.
  2. CACA AND BUGS: The unknown universe of fauna associated with livestock feces. How “microbes” work for the health of the soil and crops
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. 7. THE DISEASES OF OUR COWS: Have you ever wondered how animal diseases are controlled and what is done to ensure that we eat safe meat? Come and discover how at SERIDA we look after the health of our cows and the quality of their products

. 8. THE PCR: THAT WHAT YE ?: Today we are hearing about the PCR at all hours and everywhere. We will explain what it is, what it is based on and how it is done.

  1. FROM THE APPLE TO THE CIDER: The adventure of an Asturian apple to become a rich culin of cider. 10. VIRUSES THAT SAVE TREES OR THE ONE THAT STEALS FROM A THIEF HAS A HUNDRED YEARS OF FORGIVENESS: Not all viruses cause pandemics. There are hypoviruses that infect pathogenic fungi and thus trees can be saved

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