Thursday, December 18, 2008

Christmas lunch at the PRBB

Yesterday December 17th we celebrated Christmas at the PRBB with a meal for all residents. Lunch took place at 1’30pm at the restaurant, and moret han 800 people attended!

Previously, the PRBB Choir (in which I sing!) gave a concert. We went floor to floor, starting on the 7th, singing two songs in each floor, and bringing our club of fans that grew a bit more with each floor we descended. We finished at the ground floor, were lots of people were waiting to go into the restaurant to eat, and sang all 7 or so songs we had prepared. Everyone loved it and it was really good fun!

I’ll see if i can post some videos of the choir here at some point.

By the way, the choir is only one of the “social activities” the PRBB organises for its residents. As you should by now know, there is also a group of capoeira, and soon there will be a theatre one! Also, PRBB residents on their own organise themselves to play football, basketball, and God knows what else…!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Two million euros of the Marató will go to researchers at PRBB

More than two million euros, out of the seven million collected by the Marató de TV3, will go to research projects from the centres at the PRBB, some of them in collaboration with other centres, such as the CSIC and the CNIC.

159 groups from all over Catalonia have applied for the grants of the Fundació “La Marató de TV3”, which this year has given the money collected from particular individuals, entities or companies to the study of cardiovascular diseases. From these projects, only 26 were selected, and 6 of them are from researchers at the PRBB.

The projects that will receive funding– between 200,000 and 500,000€ each – are directed by Roberto Elosua (IMIM-Hospital del Mar), Cristina López (CEXS-UPF), Miguel Valverde (CEXS-UPF) and Mariano Senti (IMIM-Hospital del Mar ), James Sharpe (CRG), Antonio García de Herreros (IMIM-Hospital del Mar) and Jaume Marrugat (IMIM-Hospital del Mar) and Nino Kuenzli (CREAL).

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Videos and podcasts by scientists at PRBB

Hi there,

The Intervals courses that have been going on at the PRBB are being a great success, and you can see here some of the results. (Intervals is the programme for continuing professional development that is offered to all PRBB residents since this year).

Enjoy the videos, and podcasts produced by the participants in the Intervals courses “Programme Visual Story Telling” and “Radio and Podcasting summer workshop”.

Congratulations and many thanks to Bélen, Antonios, Tom, Rosa, Marta and Joan Marc, Anna, Rui, Maruxa, Carla, Uli, Dani, for all their hard work. We hope their videos, and podcasts will inspire other PRBB residents to join the Intervals courses next year and let their imagination run free!