Teachers

QUÍMICA: L‘ingredient bàsic de la recerca biomèdica

4 Nov 2016 - 5 Nov 2016

   

Organized in collaboration with the Catalunya La Pedrera Foundation's Teachers and Science Programme and the Barcelona Science Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This course addresses subjects such as protein-protein interactions, the role of peptides as shuttles to transport drugs into the brain, and the development of nanoparticles in the biomedicine of the XXI century. The course will include various topics covered in the secondary school study programme: proteins, drugs, cancer and brain diseases, and the ethics of animal experimentation.

This initiative also provides a unique opportunity to bring together scientists from one of the most important research organisations in Barcelona and secondary school teachers in Catalonia in a research setting aimed to delve into questions posed by biomedical scientists, thus allowing the teachers to learn about the methods used in day-to day research activities. During the course, scientists and teachers will work together to develop and perfect educational material and resources that can be used in the classroom. Scientists and teachers will be encouraged to build communications channels and networks to be used once the course has been completed.

 

Topics

This 2-day course is split into two parts. In the first, chemists and pharmacologists at the forefront will present a general view of current knowledge on the development of new drugs and will talk about why chemistry is such an important tool for understanding and conserving human health. The second part of the course will focus on the tools used to study and identify peptide compounds that can act as brain drugs, on how a peptide is designed to be resistant and to reach clinical practice, and on how therapeutic potential is studied. These subjects will provide a practical understanding of the chemical and pharmacological techniques that researchers use to develop drugs with particular characteristics.

During the course the teachers will:

  • Learn about protein-protein interactions and about how studying and modifying them can bring us closer to new therapies.
  • Become familiar with some of the most cutting-edge approaches used to improve drug delivery into the central nervous system.
  • Perform experiments to understand the potential of nanoparticles for the biomedicine of the XXI century.
  • Consider the impact of basic research on modern medicine.

 

Registration

You can register directly on the web of the Catalunya La Pedrera Foundation's Teachers and Science Programme.

 

Friday, November 4

15.15-15.30h

Arrival

PCB Reception Desk

15.30-16.00h

Welcome to IRB Barcelona: Joan J. Guinovart, Director of IRB Barcelona
The role of scientific institute in bringing today's science into schools

Fèlix Serratosa Room

15.45-16.30h

Talk: Prof. Ernest Giralt, IRB Barcelona Group Leader
Protein-protein interactions

Fèlix Serratosa Room

16.30-17.15h

Talk: Dr. Meritxell Teixidó, IRB Barcelona
Peptide shuttles to transport drugs to the brain

Fèlix Serratosa Room

17.15-18.00h

Talk: Dr. Nuria Bayó, Post-doctoral fellow at IRB Barcelona
Nanoparticles in the biomedicine of the XXI century

Fèlix Serratosa Room

 

 

Saturaday, November 5

09.30-11.00h

(Group 1) Workshop 1: Protein-protein interactions
(Group 2) Workshop 2: Shuttle peptides
(Group 3) Workshop 3: Nanoparticles in Biomedicine

IRB Barcelona Labs

11.00-11.30h

Coffee break and discussion

Tables in Oncology section

11.30-13.00h

(Group 3) Workshop 1: Protein-protein interactions
(Group 1) Workshop 2: Shuttle peptides
(Group 2) Workshop 3: Nanoparticles in Biomedicine

IRB Barcelona Labs

13.00-14.00h

Lunch

Tables in Oncology section

14.00-15.30h

(Group 2) Workshop 1: Protein-protein interactions
(Group 3) Workshop 2: Shuttle peptides
(Group 1) Workshop 3: Nanoparticles In Biomedicine

IRB Barcelona Labs

15.00-16.45h

Xplore Health

Communications Dept

16.45-17.30h

Discussion and feedback

Communications Dept

 

 

mapa

IRB Barcelona

c/o Parc Cientific de Barcelona
Carrer Baldiri Reixac, 10
08028 Barcelona
(Campus de la Diagonal, Universitat de Barcelona)

How to get there

Organisers and instructors

 

 

  • Muriel Arimon, Responsable de Participació Ciutadana i Educació Cientifica
  • Sarah Sherwood, Cap de Comunicació i Relacions Externes, IRB Barcelona