Craig Donoghue, PhD student in the Research Unit on Asymmetric Synthesis at IRB Barcelona, has been interviewed by the Royal Society of Chemistry. Donoghue explains his experience in industry and research, which has led him to appreciate the importance of knowledge transfer from research centres to society. The interview is part of the “175 Faces of Chemistry” series, which commemorates the 175th anniversary of this organisation.
Read the interview in the Royal Society of Chemistry
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 27 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).