News from CRG
Dr. Montserrat Vendrell has been appointed director of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology, a new scientific institution result of the confluence of six research centres of excellence. Dr. Vendrell will take up her new post mid-September, once she has handed over her responsibilities as director of Biocat and of the Barcelona Science Park. The Board of Trustees of the Institute unanimously adopted the appointment.
The new Director will then head the joint scientific initiative of the six research centres that compose the Barcelona Institute: the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG); the Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ); the Catalan Institute for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2); the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO); the High Energy Physics Institute (IFAE); and the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona). The goal is to undertake interdisciplinary actions that leverage the international scientific impact of the Institute. The work plan set out revolves around three cornerstones of joint action: interdisciplinary research, technology transfer, and international graduate training.
"Through the Barcelona Institute, the Catalan Research System takes another leap forward,” says Montserrat Vendrell. “From the interdisciplinarity of the six centres that comprise the Institute, we will consolidate a joint scientific initiative, build a graduate training offer that responds to current training challenges, and achieve the critical mass needed for efficient technology transfer."