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

23 Feb 17



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

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 27 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).