BIST Founding Conference kicks off this morning

By March 31, 2017April 5th, 2017BIST, CRG, ICFO, ICIQ, ICN2, IFAE, IRB Barcelona


• The BIST Founding Conference brings together 300 participants and leading scientific experts from Barcelona and internationally.
• Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016, will open the conference as the keynote speaker.
• The conference is composed of many thought-provoking sessions including dialogues run by experts in the four research areas that BIST has identified as strategic: chemical biology, graphene, big data, and microscopy.
• In the afternoon, the winners of the BIST Ignite call will be announced.

The BIST Founding Conference, the first international scientific meeting organized by the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology, kicks off this morning with roughly 300 participants at the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB) in the centre of Barcelona.

The conference aims to promote the debate on multidisciplinary scientific research and its impact on advancing the frontiers of knowledge. It will bring together some of the world’s leading experts in the four areas that the BIST has identified as strategic for the development of multidisciplinary projects: chemical biology, graphene, big data and microscopy.

The day will open with a keynote address by Jean-Pierre Sauvage, winner of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry and will continue with a series of dialogues between leading researchers from the BIST centres and international experts.

A number of other notable sessions are included in the day, such as presentations about the European Research Council, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, and the announcement of the BIST Ignite call winners.

The day will end with a network session over a glass of cava, which is sure to bring about a number of stimulating conversations.

Please visit our conference webpage for the full program and list of speakers.