Public engagement activities

<p>School kids</p>

We engage school kids at all levels of their education in our outreach activities to help foster their interest in and passion for science, and help them on the road to choosing a career in science and technology.


IRB Barcelona organises regular science training workshops for high school teachers,, bringing them together with our scientists to investigate some of the current questions in molecular medicine and to get a hands-on look at the methodologies used. Scientists and teachers work together to develop and refine materials and resources to take back to the classroom


IRB Barcelona strongly believes that scientific institutes have an obligation to inform the public of our work and to encourage an open dialogue about an area of science that is likely to have a huge impact on people’ s lives.


Artist in Residence


IRB Barcelona's Artist in Residency programme aims to connect artists with an interest in interdisciplinary science to the wide range of research, scientists, data and infrastructure available at the Institute. Its goal is to provide time and space for reflection and inspiration from both sides.


More info about the Artist in Residency programme



<p>IRB Barcelona will host students for a research project on the fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster).</p>
10 Jul 2017

Today marks the start of the second edition of the Barcelona International Youth Science Challenge (BIYSC), aimed at stimulating scientific talent am

<p>Núria López-Bigas, elected EMBO Member (Photo: IRB Barcelona)</p>
16 Jun 2017

Núria López-Bigas, ICREA Research Professor at the Institute for Research in Biome

<p>Salvador Aznar Benitah leads the Stem Cells and Cancer laboratory at IRB Barcelona</p>
13 Jun 2017

The Board of Governors of the Fundación Científica Caja Rural de Soria (FCCR) has named Salvador Aznar Benitah, ICREA researcher at

Public engagement media mentions

24 May 2017

Manuel Serrano: “Getting drugs to reprogramme cells to repair damaged tissues is difficult but not impossible”

No ho sé - RAC1

In an interview on the programme  “No ho sé”, presented by Joan Maria Pou on RAC1, Manuel Serrano, ICREA researcher at IRB Barcelona, has talked about regenerative medicine and the challenges that it faces before it can become a reality.

19 May 2017

Muriel Arimon: "Open Day is the showcase event of the outreach programme at IRB"

Pa ciència la nostra

The radio programme "Pa ciència, la nostra", presented by Daniel Arbós i Màrius Belles, has talked about the Open Day at IRB Barcelona, which was held on Saturday 13 May.

<p>(Image: Free Illustration. Stem cell sphere)</p>
18 May 2017

Barcelona backs regenerative medicine

La Vanguardia

Today in the La Vanguardia newspaper, Josep Corbella devotes an article to Barcelona's support of research with applications in regenerative medicine.

Crazy about biomedicine


<p>Muriel Arimon</p>
Muriel Arimon
Public Engagement and Science Education Officer
Tel: +34 93 40 20413