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IRB Barcelona fluorescence microscope built with Lego blocks at the Youth Mobile Festival (YoMo)



Muriel Arimon
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Telefónica's blog on technology, science and innovation, Think Big, devotes an article to IRB Barcelona's “Biomedicine close up” activities that will be presented at the first YoMo Barcelona on 1 March (from 09:30 to 16:30).

At YoMo, IRB Barcelona will launch a fluorescence microscope named LegoLish-Mot (Lego Light Sheet Microscopy-Motorized), and will present interactive activities using optical microscopes to allow students to observe biological samples of tissues in healthy and diseased states (cancer and diabetes), as well as development disorders in the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster.

More information about IRB Barcelona's YoMo activities

Link to Think Big


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).