Barcelona International Youth Science Challenge kicks off today


The Barcelona International Youth Science Challenge kicks off today at the BIST Research Centres. BIST President, Prof. Andreu Mas-Colell, will address the participants at the kick-off event at the Fundació Catalunya La Pedrera this evening.

The Barcelona International Youth Science Challenge (BIYSC) is a two-week international excellence program that was developed to offer participants a world class experience working on research projects, attending scientific lectures and debates, and enjoying the company of peers from around the world that share the same passions.

This year’s program is the second edition and will run from July 10th to July 21st for 100 students from the ages of 16 to 18 with an interest in scientific research.

Ten prestigious Catalan research institutes, including six centers belonging to the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST), will host the students for an intensive program. Besides academic activities, the program also includes social outings and special dinners. The full program can be found on the BIYSC website.

More information about the BIYSC projects run by the BIST centres can be found below:

Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG)
Taking a closer look at DNA: using sequencing to explore evolution and biodiversity

Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC)
Instructive biomaterials for regenerative medicine

Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO)
NanoLight: light and matter at the nanoscale

Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ)
Artificial photosynthesis

Institute for High Energy Physics (IFAE)
DETECTA: measuring cosmic rays coming from the Universe

Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona)
Drosophila melanogaster: a model to study human disease

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