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Happy 2020 International Day of Women and Girls in Science!

10 Feb 20



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Five years ago, the United Nations General Assembly declared 11 February International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Since then, 11 February is a day devoted to educational and public outreach activities that address the participation and progress of women and girls in science. 

Once again, IRB Barcelona joins the celebration of this International Day. Today some of its researchers such as Ilaria Dutto, Maria Sanchiz, Meritxell Teixidó, Anna Lladó, Anna Pijuan, Katerina Danezi and Beatriz Pino will be participating, among other activities targeting the public, in “100tífiques”.

At IRB Barcelona, where we work tirelessly to drive vocation for science, especially among women and girls, today is a great day that we want to celebrate with you. Our female scientists invite you to check out this video, in which they give some advice to their 12-year-old selves. Do you know what they would say to these young girls?


About IRB Barcelona

Created in 2005 by the Generalitat de Catalunya (Government of Catalonia) and University of Barcelona, IRB Barcelona is a Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence, a seal that was awarded in 2011. The institute is devoted to conducting research of excellence in biomedicine and to transferring results to clinical practice, thus improving people’s quality of life, while simultaneously promoting the training of outstanding researchers, technology transfer, and public communication of science. Its 28 laboratories and eight core facilities address basic questions in biology and are orientated to diseases such as cancer, metastasis, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, and rare conditions. IRB Barcelona is an international centre that hosts 400 employees and more than 30 nationalities. It is located in the Barcelona Science Park. IRB Barcelona is a CERCA center, and a member of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST).