Science Festival 2017: A weekend for science in Barcelona

Science Festival 2016, Parc de la Ciutadella.

Science Festival 2016, Parc de la Ciutadella.

  • <p>Science Festival 2016, Parc de la Ciutadella.</p>
  • <p>IRB Barcelona workshop. Science Festival 2016, Parc de la Ciutadella.</p>
  • <p>IRB Barcelona workshop. Science Festival 2016, Parc de la Ciutadella.</p>
  • <p>Science Festival 2016, Parc de la Ciutadella.</p>

On May 27-28, the Barcelona Science Festival will bring a hundred science activities to the Parc de la Ciutadella.

IRB Barcelona is to participate in the Festival by giving a talk on Network Medicine and holding two workshops for a wide range of public. 

This year the Parc de la Ciutadella in Barcelona will be hosting the eleventh edition of the Science Festival. This well-established event involves about hundred activities aimed at the general public of all ages and run by organisations, companies and research centres from around Catalonia, including IRB Barcelona. In this edition, the Festival will focus on the challenges of the future, with activities like workshops and informative micro-talks.  

The IRB Barcelona has participated in this event practically since it was launched in 2007, as part of Institute ’s public engagement activities aimed to bring science closer to the general public and make biomedical science understandable. It is a recognised festival in the city, which annually brings together more than 10,000 citizens interested in science.

As a part of the programmed activities, Patrick Aloy, ICREA researcher and leader of the Structural Bioinformatics and Network Biology laboratory at IRB Barcelona, will be giving a micro-talk on Network Medicine on 28 May. In this talk, he will explain some recent developments applied to human health and how they may have a major impact on complex multifactorial conditions such as Alzheimer's disease.

Meet Our Scientist Patrick Aloy, expert on Structural Bioinformatics and Network Biology:

 

IRB Barcelona workshops

On Saturday, Jesús Herraiz and Júlia García Design, IRB Barcelona alumni, will give a workshop explaining what proteins are (and peptides) and how they form and can be designed for biomedical purposes. Entitled “Producing the molecule of love”, the workshop will allow participants to "build" a very special molecule related to love!

Lorena González and Konstantin Slobodnyuk, PhD students with the Signalling and Cell Cycle Laboratory at IRB Barcelona, will be in charge of a workshop on the components and types of cell. In this workshop, which will be held at midday on Sunday, participants will be also able to build a model cell.

Full programme: Barcelona Science Festival 2017

 

 

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 25 laboratories and seven 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 32 nationalities. It is located in the Barcelona Science Park. IRB Barcelona forms part of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST) and the “Xarxa de Centres de Recerca de Catalunya” (CERCA).