This day promotes equal access to and full participation in science for women and girls.
Outreach activities are held focused on making the work of female researchers visible and encouraging girls to have these role models.
In the context of this day, IRB Barcelona shares an example of the visibility of the women scientists: girls and boys at the Pau Casals de Gracia school (Barcelona) have named their class after the researcher Núria López-Bigas.
On 26 March, the exhibition of IRB Barcelona´s first Artist in Residence will be launched at the Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site.
Rierola recreates Bosch´s work of the same name with images provided by researcher
This second art and science exhibition at this venue has been organised jointly by IRB Barcelona, the Quo Artis Foundation and the Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site.
The Vallés Symphonic Orchestra will be playing a fragment of a composition by IRB Barcelona researcher Ernest Giralt that reflects the periodicity and the properties of the elements of the periodic table.
Anna Rierola, IRB Barcelona’s first 'Artist in Residence', and Neus Prats, ambassador of the Artist in Residence Programme, will be participating in a round table about art and science from a woman´s perspective.
IRB Barcelona will also be organising two workshops for children aged between 7 and 12: one about the chemistry around us—on the occasion of the International Year of the Periodic Table—and the other about how the human body works.
Personal chronicle of the day by Tanya Yates
Although the event itself is not due to start till 10 am, at 7 am a small group of sleepy people from the Communications Department (including me) are already busy with the logistics of the event. Bit by bit, our eager “crazies” (different generations of our Crazy About Biomedicine programme for secondary school students) start to arrive, PhD students turn up to organise the multiple stands in the Science Fair, admin staff take up duties at the registration desk… it’s 10 am. I love punctuality!
People start to trickle down the street. It’s...
Through the campaign called #MetastasisChallenge, the centre aims to raise €5 M over the next four years.
Metastasis is responsible for 90% of deaths from cancer, and this campaign aims to rally social support for research in order to speed up discoveries.
The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST) will be bringing together 100 female researchers and technologists in a training and networking session next Thursday, 7 February, at the Barcelona Science Park. IRB Barcelona will be participating in this event.
The gathering is devoted to the preparation of the talks that the scientists will be giving around Catalonia on the International Day of Women and Girls in Science (11 February) and to ‘fostering a sense of community’ to reinforce the role of women as scientific and social leaders.
The mayor of Barcelona, Ada Colau, will be opening the event, which forms part of the Biennial City and Science Programme.
From 12/02 to 12/03, the Artist in Residence, Ayse Güll Süter, will be exhibiting her work: “Art made of Science-Microspheres” at the Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site (Recinto Modernista de Sant Pau).
This project has been done in collaboration with the Fundación Quo Artis, the Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site, and IRB Barcelona.
From 7 to 11 February, the general public will have the opportunity to participate in activities related to ageing, nanoscience and climate change, among others.
IRB Barcelona will be taking part in the Biennal event through three initiatives that target the public.
Modesto Orozco’s lab has published a paper in Chemical Communications about a therapeutic tool to prevent treatment resistance in breast cancer.
The tool has been tested in tumour cells in vitro and will now need to be tested in animal models before moving on to the development of a valid treatment for patients.
The Montserrat School, IRB Barcelona, and the Fundació Catalunya La Pedrera take stock of their 3-year joint project that has brought about a change in the teaching method at this primary school.