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IRB Barcelona to host five students from the Barcelona International Youth Science Challenge




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  • The 2023 BIYSC Programme run by the Catalunya La Pedrera Foundation will receive more than 150 students from five continents.
  • Five students will participate in the workshop “Drosophila as a model organism to study the intricate paths of tumorigenesis” at IRB Barcelona.

More than 150 young students aged between 16 and 18 and with a passion for science and technology are to participate in the 7th Barcelona International Youth Science Challenge (BIYSC). IRB Barcelona is to host five of these students, who will participate in the workshop "Drosophila as a model organism to study the intricate paths of tumorigenesis", which will be given by doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers from the Growth Development and Control laboratory and the Development and Morphogenesis in Drosophila laboratory.

Run by the Catalunya La Pedrera Foundation, BIYSC is a two-week international training programme for young people who want the opportunity to develop a project in leading centres and institutes, alongside active scientists and researchers. Students not only carry out laboratory activities but also participate in scientific conferences and debates and enjoy sharing experiences with peers from all over the world who have the same interests.

BIYSC 2023 will be running from 3 to 14 July in several research institutes and centres around Catalonia.

Workshop: "Drosophila as a model organism to study the intricate paths of tumorigenesis"
Coordinated by: Dr. Mariana Muzzopappa, Elena Fusari and Dr. Panagiotis Giannios.
Date: 3 - 14 July
Place: IRB Barcelona

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About IRB Barcelona

The Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) pursues a society free of disease. To this end, it conducts multidisciplinary research of excellence to cure cancer and other diseases linked to ageing. It establishes technology transfer agreements with the pharmaceutical industry and major hospitals to bring research results closer to society, and organises a range of science outreach activities to engage the public in an open dialogue. IRB Barcelona is an international centre that hosts 400 researchers and more than 30 nationalities. Recognised as a Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence since 2011, IRB Barcelona is a CERCA centre and member of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST).