News from IBE (CSIC-UPF)
The Science Week programme includes more than one hundred events aimed at showcasing and raising awareness of scientific and technological knowledge throughout Catalonia. This year the IBE once again participated in Science Week, this time through four activities undertaken by the institute’s researchers in collaboration with the PRBB and the CMIMA.
IBE's participation started with several outrach seminars at Catalan shools as far as Prats del Lluçanès. The seminars were delivered by IBE researchers, from PhD students to Principal Investigators, like Xavier Bellés, who went to Sagrat Cor Diputació to explain how metamorphosis works in front of 120 interested students.
The Open House sessions at CMIMA took place on 22 and 23 November, from 9am to 7pm. The activities, aimed to give participants the opportunity to hear firsthand from a researcher what kind of science each lab does. The vistors did a tour along the building stopping at 5 labs to do short experiments, including the MultiCellGenome lab, lead by Iñaki Ruiz-Trillo. During the same days, Elena Casacuberta also hosted the visit of 60 1st and 2nd grade students coming from Thau school in Sant Cugat.
The photography collection "Butterflies in a click" was exhibited at the CMIMA hall, by the researchers from the Butterfly Diversity and Evolution Lab. On 16 November, IBE also hosted the premiere screening of the film "The Fly Room" with an introduction by the director Alexis Gambis.