Thursday, September 18, 2008

On 4h of October, Science for everyone!!!!

I cannot believe it's been so long, and again I have no time to write...

But I do want to invite you all to the PRBB Open Day that will take place on Saturday October 4.

Discover the science and the real life of researchers in the fascinating elliptical building at the beach of Barcelona. On Saturday, October 4, the large European infrastructure PRBB with more than 1.200 people doing research in biomedicine invites the public to an open day. A group of young scientists from the centers at the park have set up a full day program with experiments, videos, posters, a scientific round table session and a final party with live music and DJs. The different activities for families with children, students or simply curious people start at 11am and last until midnight.

The public will be able to do real experiments to extract DNA, observe proteins or living cells and learn about various biological concepts through posters and talks with researchers at the Charles Darwin square at the sea side of the building. Guided visiting tours through the research park and its laboratories are scheduled between 11am and 6pm and a bar and sandwich service is provided during the day. Why it is necessary to invest in science and what all this is for, will be discussed at a roundtable at 7pm. The day closes with a final party at 8.30pm that is open to everybody.

The Open Day is an initiative of “Science Meets Society”, a group of young and mostly international researchers from the different centers at PRBB, who want to engage and share knowledge with the “non-scientific” public.

The Barcelona Biomedical Research Park PRBB is an initiative of the Catalan Government, the Pompeu Fabra University and the city of Barcelona and assembles various research centres and technology platforms. PRBB provides a fresh and innovative approach to give answers to basic and clinical issues in biomedicine. The different research centers at the park that support the “Open Day” initiative are IMIM, CRG, CEXS-UPF, CMRB and CREAL.