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  • The MCS Business & Scientific Meetings are regular events held by academic professionals on numerous current topics in the field of science including science policy & innovative research.
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  • Xjenza is the Journal of the Malta Chamber of Scientists and is published by the Chamber in hard copy and in electronic format. It is a peer-reviewed journal written by scientists.

May 2015 - Surviving and Thriving with Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women. It is the main cause of death in women aged 40 to 59 and about 1 in 10 women will develop breast cancer. Risk factors such as age, first live birth, family history and menopause account for nearly 50% of the risk with environmental factors also playing an important part. These are scary statistics.

This is why research in this field plays a crucial role. The Breast Cancer Research Group within the University of Malta was setup around five years ago as a cooperation between various Departments at University and Mater Dei Hospital, all with the aim to study and solve breast cancer issues in Malta.

To discuss this subject, Malta Café Scientifique and the Research Trust of the University of Malta (RIDT) are organising the event Surviving & Thriving: Breast cancer research in Malta on:

Date: Monday 25th May
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: The Palace, Valletta


The talk is being held under the auspices of the President of Malta, Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca. Prof. Christian Scerri, Dr. Godfrey Grech and Mr Shawn Baldacchino will be talking about the latest breast cancer research to the public.

The Breast Cancer Research Group recently identified a marker in cells that controls the growth of blood cells. This marker is important in blood cancer disorder and the group is now looking to see its role in breast cancer. This research is being supported by two NGOs namely Action For Breast Cancer Foundation (; the Alive Charity Foundation (; and the EU-funded Imagenx project (

For seat reservation please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Entrance is free. Questions to the speakers are welcomed throughout this event. The Breast Cancer Research Group is made up of the Department of Physiology and Biochemistry, the Department of Pathology and the Department of Surgery of the University of Malta, with the Department of Pathology and Surgery of Mater Dei Hospital.

May 2015 - Brain Linked Machine

Less than a hundred years ago electrical activity from a human brain was first recorded. Today, with our improved understanding of brain function and the technological advances that have taken place, we are developing devices, known as brain-computer interfaces, that allow us to control equipment around us just with the use of electrical activity from our brains.

During this event we will see how brain-computer interfaces work and how these systems can provide an alternative means of control and communication for individuals with severe mobility impairment. We will also have a look at brain-computer interface applications for healthy individuals and how this technology may become part of our everyday life in the near future.

Come and listen to Dr Owen Falzon on Friday the 15th of May in the Cinema Room at St James Cavalier.

We would like to thank our sponsors: the University of Malta, St. James Cavallier, Sammy’s by Culinary Forward Malta, Inspirations Café, Malta Chamber of Scientists and Lion Brand.
Poster thanks to Toni Gialanze

Xjenza Online - Vol. 2 Issue 2 - October 2014 Out Now!

Xjenza Volume 2, Issue 2 - October 2014

Xjenza is the Journal of the Malta Chamber of Scientists and is published by the Chamber in electronic format. Xjenza is a peer-reviewed, open access international journal. The scope of the journal encompasses research articles, original research reports, reviews, short communications and scientific commentaries in all fields of science.

After receiving a bit of a face lift we are pleased to announce that the second issue in the New Online Series has just been published and currently available as open access. The full Journal can be downloaded here, or you may wish to access individual articles here.