Public engagement activities
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
The newspaper El Periódico has published an interview with Dani Infante, a physicist and cancer patient who organised the event "Al càncer, Donem-li recerca!" on the occasion of International Childhood Cancer Day.
TV3, RTVE, Rac1, La Vanguardia, and Ara, among other important media, have published articles about research led by Eduard Batlle, head of the Colorectal Cancer Laboratory at IRB Barcelona, on the effectiveness of treatments that enhance immune system function in colon cancer.
In cancer research, there has been a tendency to differentiate between the genes responsible for tumour development and those that give rise to metastasis and to study these processes separately since the cell functions required for these two mechanisms differ radically.
The chemist Ernest Giralt (Viladecans, 1948) is the head of the Peptides and Proteins Laboratory at IRB Barcelona, composed of more than 20 people among researchers and PhD students.
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