Public Engagement

Tàndem

A three-year collaboration between IRB Barcelona and a local primary school, that aims to boost academic results and social cohesion by bringing biomedicine into the school curriculum. The Escoles Tàndem Programme is organised in collaboration with the Fundació Catalunya – La Pedrera.

Descobreix la recerca

A biweekly research activity that brings science closer to primary school students through guided tours and active participation in experiments.

Crazy About Biomedicine

This flagship year-long mentoring programme brings 24 secondary school students in their first year of baccalaureate into the lab for hands-on learning. Theoretical and practical sessions about state-of-the-art research and methodologies in biomedicine are led by IRB Barcelona researchers, with a goal to fostering passion and promoting scientific vocation among young talent.

BIYSC

IRB Barcelona is a partner in this innovative project, which is run by the Fundació Catalunya – La Pedrera and aims to connect passionate secondary school students throughout he world with leading scientific researchers.

Fes Recerca

A series of weekly hands-on workshops for students and the general public. Sessions are held several times throughout the year in the Open Lab at Barcelona Science Park and in Barcelona’s iconic “Pedrera” building.

Batx2Lab

This programme gives secondary school students the opportunity to do their science projects ("Treball de Recerca") under the tutelage of an IRB Barcelona researcher.

Hands-on Teachers Workshops

IRB Barcelona organises regular science training workshops for secondary school teachers, bringing them into the lab to investigate some of the current questions our researchers are tackling in molecular medicine and to get a hands-on look at the methodologies they use. Scientists and teachers work together to develop and refine materials and resources to take back to the classroom.

Open Day

IRB Barcelona opens its doors to welcome visitors of all ages to go behind the scenes and get a taste of what science and biomedicine is all about. If you are curious about science and you also want to meet our researchers in action, IRB Barcelona's Open Day is a great opportunity to come and experience scientific research for yourself.

Festa de la Ciència

IRB Barcelona participates in an annual science fair held in the Parc de la Ciutadella. Through more than 200 entertaining activities, practising scientists lead participants, allowing them to explore and discover the world-class research being done in Catalonia.

Fira de Recerca en Directe

A science fair organised in April in a Barcelona venue that showcases the latest research being done in several of the city’s foremost research institutes. IRB Barcelona participates each year with a group of 2-3 researchers.

Artist in Residence

    

    

IRB Barcelona's Artist in Residence 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. It provides a unique opportunity for artists to

    
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immerse themselves in the IRB Barcelona community for a free exchange of ideas in order to explore, learn, and form direct relationships with our scientists and stakeholders. Its goal is to provide time and space for reflection and inspiration from both sides.


    
    

Public engagement media mentions & news

<p>Francesc Posas, director at IRB Barcelona</p>

TV3 has reported on the campaign "Legado Solidario", an initiative involving 25 organisations, among them IRB Barcelona. In the report, Francesc Posas, director of the institute, talks about the bequest of 1.5 € million the centre received last year to support cancer research and metastasis.

<p>Source: TV3</p>

La Razón, TV3, La Sexta, Men's Health and New Atlas, among other local and international media, have published an article about the study done at IRB Barcelona and Vrije Universiteiti Brussel. The study has identified camelid nanobodies able to block EGF, a protein that is abundant in tumour cells and that helps them to proliferate.

<p>Figure showing the binding of a nanobody derived from alpaca to the EGF protein. The scientists demonstrate the high affinity and selectivity of a family of nanobodies for EGF, target of interest for the treatment of cancer (S Guardiola, IRB Barcelona)</p>

The natural world often provides the answer to unsolved medical problems. On this occasion, the solution to a challenge posed by cancer has come about from the immune system of camelids.

<p>Drosophila epithelium subjected to chromosomal instability (CIN): cells start invading the neighbouring tissues. Magenta labels the nuclei of all the epithelium while green labels the membranes of cells subjected to CIN (L Barrio, IRB Barcelona)</p>

La Vanguardia, Biotech, Salud y Medicina, among other media, have published an article on the study led by IRB Barcelona researcher Marco Milán. The study shows that chromosomal instability itself can induce invasive behaviour in epithelial cells, and identifies the underlying molecular mechanisms involved.

Contacto

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