Science Magazine publishes a report on the official launch of European Molecular Biology Laboratory's (EMBL) sixth site, in Barcelona. The new branch, housed at the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB), will focus on tissue biology and disease modelling.
The agreement between the EMBL and the Spanish government strengthens Barcelona's profile as one of southern Europe's premier science hubs, stresses Joan Guinovart, director of the Institute for Research in Biomedicine, in Science Magazine. “Barcelona is already one of the hottest spots in biomedicine in Europe," he adds.
Newspapers "La Vanguardia", "El Punt Avui", and other local media, have reported on the BIST Founding Conference, the first international scientific meeting organised by the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST) at the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, on March 31.