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Encouraging vocations and raising the profile of career opportunities in the world of science is in our DNA.
The PRBB centres work together in external events for schoolchildren, like the Youth Mobile Festival (YOMO) and the Barcelona Science Festival. But we also organise activities and workshops in the PRBB facilities during the school year.
And you? What's your question?
The BioJunior conference gives schoolkids the opportunity to speak directly to young researchers, visit labs and service units, and take part in the professional orientation space organised by Barcelona Activa.
More information and to book: Programme of activities for schools (PAS)
Under the motto “We are PRBB. We are scientists” the PRBB and the centres are preparing the next edition of the open day. As always, we will be holding our science outreach party for the whole family in October, organized with the support of the park volunteers. Everything else will be different!
#OpenPRBB 2020 aims to raise awareness of the PRBB and its centers to the general public, foster scientific vocations, convey the importance of scientific thinking and show what is behind this scientific infrastructure. We will do it with a one-week agenda full of activities to enjoy from home, schools and with friends in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, Europe, Latin America and the world.
This popular science festival for the whole family is only possible thanks to the volunteers from the PRBB centres, as well as the collaboration of the ICUB.
We look forward to seeing you!
At the PRBB we want to boost the careers of high school students who do their research work in the field of life sciences and biomedicine.
The UPF Faculty of Health and Life Sciences and the PRBB have been awarding the PRBB Health and Life Sciences Research Prize every year since 2005, honouring and showcasing the five best pieces of work in the biological sciences.
All the research presented is evaluated by a panel of professional researchers working at the PRBB.
Consult the rules for the call for entries on the PRBB Prize website:
One of the strategic objectives of the PRBB research centres is to encourage scientific culture by transmitting scientific advances and knowledge to society. To do this, we organise science cafés and other informative activities, and citizen science projects are promoted in formats that are open for citizen participation.
In science cafés, science leaves the labs and is shared in public spaces like libraries and civic centres in the city, where experts tackle subjects as diverse as genetics, stem cells, cancer and Alzheimer's disease.
Some of the PRBB research centres run citizen science projects that encourage more democratic science. By integrating, committing to and actively involving the general public in research projects, we seek to build knowledge together, empowering society.
To find out about more projects, visit:→ Barcelona Citizen Science Office
The bioart research area Hangar is linked to its wetlab, which was set up in collaboration with the PRBB (Prototyp_ome project). The wetlab is a space where hybridisation disrupts the generally established boundaries between science and art from a transhackfeminist perspective, and provides a critical review of the institution of science. The wetlab hosts workshops, presentations, research residencies, collective work and discussions, as well as other activities.
This project is based on the study of the oral microbiome, in other words, all the microorganisms that are present in people's mouths. Its scientific objective is to provide reliable data on the diversity of microorganisms (bacteria and fungi) that live in the mouths of healthy individuals, as well as those found in people affected by a disease or syndrome.
The goal of this project is for doctors, researchers, patients and the general public to co-create an app that helps investigate the three-dimensional organisation of the cancer genome. It is based on the premise that the human eye's ability to detect patterns, coupled with mass human participation, may be more effective in analysing the cancer genome than existing algorithms.
This project brings together professionals and experts from all over Europe and beyond to co-design, pilot and implement innovative models for Science Shops (SS). The DNA of InSPIRES models integrates Responsible Research and Innovation, Open Science and Impact Assessment, to more strategically open the research process to civil society and other stakeholders.
This project is developing "citizen observatories" to enable the general public to contribute to and participate in environmental governance, so that they can support and influence community and social priorities along with the associated decision making. Citi-Sense develops, tests, demonstrates and validates a community-based environmental monitoring and information system through innovative and state-of-the-art Earth observation apps.
This is the first European citizen science network in adaptation genomics and offers the public the opportunity to experience the work of leading researchers in this field of biology. Its scientific objectives are to identify the genetic changes, molecular mechanisms, and phenotypic characteristics most significant in the adaptation of organisms to different environmental conditions.