Results about: outreach

Europa tria Barcelona per celebrar el primer simposi de joves científics en biomedicina

Del 15 al 17 de novembre el primer simposi internacional ENABLE, amb l’aforament ple, reuneix 300 doctorands i investigadors joves de tot Europa.

És el primer simposi científic organitzat per i per a joves, que integra ciència, desenvolupament professional i divulgació.

La Unió Europea finançarà quatre simposis ENABLE fins el 2020 a diferents capitals europees.

Biomedicina per a tots a la ciutat

L’IRB Barcelona proposa activitats dirigides a tots el públics per a la Setmana de la Ciència 2017.

El programa inclou la visita de més de 100 escolars al centre, microxerrades a bars i debats d’actualitat amb figures prominents com Andreu Mas-Colell o Isona Passola.

L’oferta s’emmarca dins el 1r Simposi Europeu ENABLE de joves biomèdics, que se celebrarà a Barcelona del 15 al 17 de Novembre.

“Girls take to the Lab” (“Noies al Lab”) teaches girls about great female scientists

A call to action: “Learn science and technology in a fun and participative way!” An objective: to foster the interest of girls aged 7 to 12 in science and technology through fun workshops. Activities allow girls to discover the world of research and innovation by learning about great female scientists who have made significant contributions to scientific knowledge. And three scientists: Lada Murcia and Celia Santos, PhD students with the Development and Growth Control Lab, and Teresa Juan, PhD student with the Structural Bioinformatics and Network Biology Lab. These are the three key ingredients of the outreach initiative “Noies al Lab” (“Girls take to the Lab”).

Getting ready to celebrate European science

The first ENABLE Scientific Symposium “Breaking Down Complexity: Innovative Models and Techniques in Biomedicine”, is gearing up to welcome more than 250 young researchers to Barcelona from 15 to 17 November. The Symposium is mainly organised by and for PhD students and Postdocs from four international institutes, including IRB Barcelona. Covering a wide range of topics, from synthetic biology to translational medicine, the event will involve eight high-profile invited speakers, 16 short talks and 100 posters presented by attendees, and will offer opportunities for career development and outreach initiatives.

Communicating science and having fun. It’s all about engagement

To increase public awareness of science, researchers are increasingly encouraged to explain what they do and why they do it and in the process they are challenged to break the stereotype of a scientist. But to be able to engage non-scientific audiences, the first step is to know how stir up curiosity about science. In April, Rachel Cruickshank, founder of Barcelona Fun Science, held a workshop using demonstrations and science-play sessions to reach adult audiences at IRB Barcelona.

Art and science: two complementary views of the world

At the beginning of 2017, IRB Barcelona launched its Artist in Residence programme, which aims to bring artists who have an interest in science closer to researchers, data and infrastructure at the Institute. By fostering interactions between artists and scientists, the programme offers new opportunities for inspiration and reflection on both sides. Anna Rierola is the 2017 Artist in Residence.