News from CRG and CEXS-UPF
Being a researcher requires motivation, creativity, critical thinking and dedication, which are qualities found in abundance in many secondary school students. Taking this premise as starting point, the School of Molecular and Theoretical Biology brings together intellectually restless and talented secondary school students with outstanding scientists. All of them will work together in real scientific experiments, which may lead into novel results.
The International School of Molecular and Theoretical Biology will take place will take place from 2 to 18 of August at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) and the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) in Barcelona, Spain. 80 students world wide will arrive in Barcelona from several different countries including remote small towns in Russia or big cities such as Boston in the United States. They will spend three days just discovering the different labs participating in the summer course, so they can later choose the scientific project in which they are interested. The registration is now open for ten Spanish participants (application deadline 10th June 2016).
Even the School in Molecular and Theoretical Biology is a summer course, the scientific projects continue beyond the summer. Since participants are totally integrated in the research laboratories, they would be able to keep posted and involved in the scientific projects started during the summer school. Some examples of such integration and real motivation of participants can be found in previous editions with several testimonials of young participants as well as with scientific papers published later on.