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.


<p>LegoLish-Mot, the second prototype of LEGOLish. Image: Julien Colombelli, Core Facility Manager of the Advanced Digital Microscopy Laboratory at IRB Barcelona.</p>
23 Feb 2017

IRB Barcelona will officially present the fluorescence microscope named LegoLish-Mot (Lego Light Sheet Microscopy-Motorized) on 1 March (from 09:30 to 16

<p>The fundraising campaign called "Future" (#IRBfutur) was launched at the end of 2016 to raise public awareness of the role that biomedical research plays in advancing medicine (L.T. Barone, IRB Barcelona)</p>
21 Feb 2017

Today, the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) has announced the launch of the “IRB Barcelona Futur” PhD fellowship, which will allow a young student to kick start a scie

<p>Patrick Aloy, ICREA Research Professor &amp; ERC Consolidator Grant.</p>
20 Dec 2016

Patrick Aloy (Barcelona, 1972), ICREA research professor and ERC Consolidator Grant holder, leads the

Public engagement media mentions

31 Jan 2017

Patrick Aloy "We must focus on halting the progression of Alzheimer’s disease"

La Xarxa TV i Ràdio

Patrick Aloy, ICREA researcher at IRB Barcelona, has told the programme 'L'Entrevista', broadcasted by “La Xarxa Televisió”, that research into Alzheimer’s disease is still unravelling the disease, how it starts and what would be a suitable approach to tackle it."

29 Jan 2017

Readers choose the best research of the year

La Vanguardia

The research on the relationship between fat and metastasis performed by Salvador Aznar Benitah and Gloria Pascual at IRB Barcelona figures among the eight studies competing in the 7th "La Vanguardia de la Ciencia" Prize—an award tha

19 Oct 2016

Roadmap towards excellence

El Mundo

In the "II Foro Universitario de Unidad Editorial", held in Madrid, Joan Guinovart explained what, in his opinion, are the basic requirements to make progress in technology transfer in Spain.

Crazy about biomedicine


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