Barcelona International Youth Science Challenge kicks off today

By July 9, 2018November 29th, 2018BIST, CRG, IBEC, ICFO, ICIQ, IFAE, IRB Barcelona


The Barcelona International Youth Science Challenge kicks off today at the BIST Research Centres.

The Barcelona International Youth Science Challenge (BIYSC) is a two-week international excellence programme 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 programme is the third edition and will run from July 9th to July 20th for 100 students from the ages of 16 to 18 with an interest in scientific research.

Ten prestigious Catalan research institutes, including six centres belonging to the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST), will host the students for an intensive programme. Besides academic activities, the programme also includes social outings and special dinners. The full programme 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
Neuro-robotics as a tool to understand the brain

Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO)
It’s a Quantum World!

Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ)
Artificial photosynthesis

Institute for High Energy Physics (IFAE)
Cosmic rays detection, astrophysics at your fingertips

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