2018 BIST Conference

Growing together, advancing science

June 27, 2018 | CosmoCaixa, Barcelona

Overview

The 2018 BIST Conference took place on June 27, 2018 at the CosmoCaixa Science Museum in Barcelona. It was a scientific meeting gathering the BIST research community to showcase and discuss the science carried out at the BIST centres and to offer a space for researchers to meet, get to know each other’s science, and spark new collaborations.

Specific objectives of the conference included:

• Showcasing the excellent science being carried out at the BIST centres, with an emphasis on transversal and multidisciplinary topics, giving all participants the opportunity to learn, to ask questions, and to discuss.

• Providing a consistent “BIST meeting point” where the feeling of belonging to the BIST community can deepen, the ignition of new collaborations between BIST researchers can take place, and the invaluable expertise of the members of the BIST board of trustees can be drawn upon.

• Building BIST visibility, both at the local level and at a more international level, through the participation of a wide variety of local and international speakers, including a prestigious Nobel Prize winner, and through the attraction of prominent media.

Programme

8:30

Registration opens

9:00

Welcome

9:30

Keynote speech
Gravitational Waves: From Einstein to a New Science

Barry Barish, California Institute of Technology, 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics

10:30

Dialogues on the boundaries of knowledge
The energy re-evolution: To be clean or not to be

Chair:
Jose Ramón Galán-Mascarós (ICREA Research Professor at ICIQ)

Speakers:
Siglinda Perathoner (Università degli Studi di Messina)
Jordi Martorell (ICFO)
Pedro Gómez (ICN2)

11:45

Coffee break

12:15

Dialogues on the boundaries of knowledge
Biosensors for diagnostics

Chair:
Arben Merkoçi (ICREA Research Professor at ICN2)

Speakers:
Javier Ramón Azcón (IBEC)
Emilio Palomares
(ICREA Research Professor at ICIQ)
Roger Gomis
(ICREA Research Professor at IRB Barcelona)

13:30

Lunch

15:15

Dialogues on the boundaries of knowledge:
Tissue modelling and engineering

Chair:
Núria Montserrat (IBEC)

Speakers:
Bernhard Payer (CRG)
James Sharpe (EMBL)
Manuel Serrano (ICREA Research Professor at IRB Barcelona)

16:30

Ignite Programme Session

Speakers:

Q-SPET: Pau Gorostiza (ICREA Research Professor at IBEC) and Niek van Hulst (ICREA Research Professor at ICFO)

SOLHYCAT: Carolina Gimbert (Scientific Group Coordinator at ICIQ)

2DNANOHEAT: Marianna Sledzinska (ICN2)

ENGUT: Elena Martínez (IBEC)

THEIA: María Marsal (ICFO)

GENSTORM: Marie Victoire Neguembor (CRG)

INWOC: José Ramón Galán (ICREA Research Professor at ICIQ)

17:30

Closing speech
Building a Synthetic Cell


Marileen Dogterom
, Technische Universiteit Delft

18:15

Closing remarks

18:30

Cocktail & networking

Speakers

Barry Barish
California Institute of Technology,
2017 Nobel Prize in Physics

Jose Ramón Galán-Mascarós
ICREA Research Professor at ICIQ

Siglinda Perathoner
Università degli Studi di Messina

Arben Merkoçi
ICREA Research Professor at ICN2

Emilio Palomares
ICREA Research Professor at ICIQ

Roger Gomis
ICREA Research Professor at IRB Barcelona

James Sharpe
EMBL

Manuel Serrano
ICREA Research Professor at IRB Barcelona

Pau Gorostiza
ICREA Research Professor at IBEC

Niek van Hulst
ICREA Research Professor at ICFO

Marileen Dogterom
Technische Universiteit Delft

BIST centres

Institutional Members of the Board of Trustees