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.
Link to: Catalunya Ràdio
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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).