This summer, IRB Barcelona laboratories will host eleven university students as part of the programme called “Spend the summer at the Park!” which is promoted by the Barcelona Science Park and with which IRB Barcelona has collaborated for since its onset. Directed at students in the second cycle of degree studies, this initiative aims to bring research closer to students from around the world by allowing them to participate in cutting-edge biomedical projects. This programme fulfils one of the missions of IRB Barcelona, namely to promote scientific vocation among young people and to enhance scientific training in biomedical sciences in a stimulating, pioneering international environment.
The eleven students, five girls and six boys, are studying Biology, Pharmacy, Physics or Chemistry. Nine are enrolled in universities in Catalonia -UB and UAB-, one in the University of Granada, and one in the University of Warsaw (Poland). The eleven students will do placements in labs that belong to the following programmes: Structural and Computational Biology, Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Cell and Developmental Biology, and Molecular Medicine.
These summer placements last two to three months, between July and September, and involve a minimum of 320 hours. Participants have been selected on the basis of their profiles and academic record as well as on their fields of interest.