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Meritxell Teixidó: “This activity encourages girls to take an interest in scientific careers”



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The programme Eth Maitin d’Aran, broadcasted by Catalunya Ràdio, has interviewed Meritxell Teixidó, research associate with the Design, Synthesis and Peptide and Protein Structure Lab at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), on the occasion of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Teixidó participated in this programme before giving a talk to students at the Instituto Pont de Suert. “Girls may know of a famous female scientist but don´t perceive a scientific career as something within their possibilities.  The opportunity to meet someone who comes to your school and explains it directly to them makes this career path an option for them,” says the researcher. 


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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).