BIST centres participating in YoMo festival

By February 27, 2017March 22nd, 2018BIST, ICFO, ICIQ, ICN2, IRB Barcelona

Centres of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology are taking part in the Youth Mobile Festival (YoMo) happening in Barcelona this week. The official press release can be found here.

The Mobile World Congress is the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry, organized by the GSMA and held in the Mobile World Capital Barcelona from February 27th to March 2nd, 2017. Part of the congress is the Youth Mobile Festival (YoMo) in which various activities are being presented by centres of BIST.

Some of these activities being done by BIST centres are the following:

CRG is running an interactive workshop as part of the BioJunior space. This workshop allows participants to observe C. elegans worms through a DIY microscope that is mounted using every-day materials. What’s more is that the camera the participants use to view the worms is from their own mobile phone. Thus, they can explore the structure of the worms, reflect on the possibilities of DIY and of their mobile phones, and learn about the importance of biomedical research.

• The Graphene Flagship (EU’s biggest ever research initiative) is presenting the Graphene Experience Zone, curated by ICFO, showcasing the latest innovation from the European graphene community in an interactive and engaging way. The main activities include: The Graphene Corner, Graphopolis, and The Magic of Light Show.

IRB Barcelona is participating by giving a Lego fluorescence microscope workshop on March 1. This is a unique and creative project that brings the latest 3D imaging technology to schools, high schools and universities. Julien Colombelli, co-inventor of the microscope and Core Facility Manager of the Advanced Digital Microscopy Laboratory, will be coordinating the workshop.

ICN2 is presenting their NanoKit on February 28th and March 2nd, a briefcase containing nano experiences linked to different high school subjects, with the aim of incorporating nanoscience and nanotechnology to the contents that are taught in classrooms.

ICIQ is running an activity called The Colours of Chemistry, in which visitors will be able to learn about pH, acidity, basicity, and, from an experiment, will determine the pH of different products and foods that can be found in the kitchen.

More information about YoMo can be found on their website.