News from CEXS-UPF
Last Thursday, 3 December, the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences was visited by María Luisa Pachán, one of the principal patrons of the institution. Throughout the morning, the director of the DCEXS, Arcadi Navarro; the director of the Mar campus, Fina Lorente, and Pau Fernández, the institutional fundraising officer, guided María Luisa and her friend, Lluïsa Fornas, through the facilities of the Department at the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB).
David Comas, leader of the Evolutionary Biology group of the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (IBE, CSIC-UPF) presented the research programme in Evolutionary Biology and Complex Systems. Ferran Casals, leader of the UPF Genomics Core Facilities, showed them the machinery acquired with Maria Luisa's donation.
It is the third time that María Luisa has made a donation to our Department, and she feels very proud of it. "I have friends who belong to Doctors without Borders and spend their holiday going to Africa to operate on people who need it. I cannot do that, so I try to help in another way."