Sarah Sherwood, head of Communications and External Relations at IRB Barcelona, and Luca Tancredi Barone, Communications Content Manager, were invited by English Radio host Virgil Simons on RKB to talk about the IRB Barcelona Open Day, to be held on Saturday 13 May, from 10:00 to 15:00. With the aim to satisfy scientific curiosity and bring the work of scientists closer to the general public, the Institute will be hosting around 400 visitors of all ages in its forthcoming Open Day.
During the interview they also talk about the Institute’s public engagement activities aimed to inform the society about its work and to encourage scientific talent among young students.
Link to English Radio RKB
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).