News from IBE (CSIC-UPF)
Facing a scientific challenge, sharing two weeks with young people from around the world that are passionate about science and getting to know renowned scientists of the 10 most prestigious research centers in Catalonia are, essentially, three elements that shape the new scientific program that Catalunya-La Pedrera Foundation launches this summer. The Barcelona International Youth Science Challenge (BIYSC) was born with the aim of stimulating scientific talent of a hundred of young people aged between 16 and 19 years-old, who will directly work with internationally renowned researchers within the best research centers based in Catalonia.
This new program aims to attract talented young scientists from July 11th to 22nd, who will meet in Barcelona to work in different science’s fields through scientific debates, lectures, workshops, visits to international research centers and a project in which they will be involved during their stay. IBE is one of the chosen research institutes to participate in this program and as such, it will be coordinating the project "Uncovering the hidden diversity of the oceans", which focuses on the characterization of a newly discovered species of microorganism from the Artic Ocean.