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Open Day event at the Barcelona Biomedical

Young researchers explain their scientific life at the park

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 6pm. The day closes with a final party at 8.30pm until midnight 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 Institut Municipal d’Investigació Mèdica (IMIM), Centre de Regulació Genòmica (CRG), Departament de Ciències Experimentals i de la Salut (CEXS) de la UPF, el Centre de Medicina Regenerativa (CMRB) and Centre de Recerca en Epidemiologia Ambiental (CREAL).

SUMMARY

Theme: PRBB Open Day: Science for everybody

Date: Saturday, October 4, 2008

Start: 11am End: Midnight

Price: Free

Location: Parc de Recerca Biomèdica de Barcelona (PRBB)

Address: Plaça Charles Darwin / c/Doctor Aiguader, 88, Barcelona

Email: comunicacio@prbb.org

Web: www.prbb.org/openday

 Phone: 93 316 0000

Catering: Bar service and sandwiches

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