Barcelona BioMed Forum activities bring together members of our scientific community, scholars from other disciplines as well as members of the public for multidisciplinary debate about issues related to biomedical science with the ultimate goal of bringing science and society closer together.
'Science today for the medicine of the future' was a conference series within the Barcelona BioMed Perspectives programme, organized by IRB Barcelona and hosted by the CCCB (Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona). Its goal was to provide insight into current research developments and the challenges facing our scientists today in order to discover the medicine of tomorrow.
Barcelona BioMed Conferences provide a new platform where leading researchers can meet to present and discuss breakthroughs in several fields of the biomedical sciences. The conferences aim to provide a highly-focused think-tank atmosphere for a select group of participants. About twenty speakers, chosen from among the top international researchers in their field, are joined by a limited number of participants, selected on the basis of their scientific experience, for an intensive three-day hands-on discussion of latest research in their field.
Barcelona BioMed Workshops aim to provide an important training mechanism whereby scientists at all levels can keep abreast of the latest tools and techniques used in their fields. The workshops host expert speakers and trainers from basic research and industry who provide theoretical background and hands-on practical training for small groups of participants. Topics cover a wide range of areas in basic and applied research, and related laboratory activities
Leading international scientists from different areas of the biomedical sciences are invited to present and discuss their results and ideas in a series of weekly seminars. These seminars allow IRB Barcelona researchers and the local scientific community to learn about the latest developments in the life sciences, and provide an opportunity for direct contact with each seminar speaker. Barcelona BioMed Seminars are open to the scientific community, capacity permitting.
IRB Barcelona strongly believes that scientific institutes have an obligation to inform the public of our work and to encourage an open dialogue about an area of science that is likely to have a huge impact on people’ s lives.
We engage school kids at all levels of their education in our outreach activities to help foster their interest in and passion for science, and help them on the road to choosing a career in science and technology.
IRB Barcelona organises regular science training workshops for high school teachers,, bringing them together with our scientists to investigate some of the current questions in molecular medicine and to get a hands-on look at the methodologies used. Scientists and teachers work together to develop and refine materials and resources to take back to the classroom