BIST congratulates MMRES class of 2020 and welcomes class of 2021

By September 18, 2020January 4th, 2021BIST

The 2020 MMRES Annual Ceremony took place today to celebrate the graduation of the 2019/2020 cohort and to welcome the 2020/2021 incoming students of the Master of Multidisciplinary Research in Experimental Sciences.

The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST) recognised and celebrated the 22 graduates of the class of 2020 at the annual MMRES ceremony today, and welcomed the incoming 24 students starting the programme this month. The new BIST Dolors Aleu Graduate Centre (BIST-DAGC), a post-graduate centre created by BIST and affiliated to Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), was also publicly presented. The BIST-DAGC will host the MMRES starting this year.

The ceremony kicked off with an introduction by MMRES Co-Coordinator Núria Bayó Puxan (BIST) and a presentation of the BIST-DAGC by BIST Director General Gabriel Silberman. We also heard from Robert Sewell of ICFO (MMRES Co-Director), Ruben Vicente of DCEXS-UPF (MMRES Co-Coordinator), Roderic Guigó of CRG (MMRES Co-Director), and David Comas (DCEXS-UPF Director), all of whom voiced their congratulations for the outgoing class and welcomed the new students. The ceremony’s keynote speech was given by Renée Beekman, Group Leader at CRG, who talked about her research on gene regulatory mechanisms driving cancer development and offered some advice to the MMRES students on how to keep motivated while pursuing their scientific careers.

The event’s full programme can be found below:


5.00PM Opening by Núria Bayó Puxan, MMRES Co-Coordinator, BIST
5.05PM Introduction of the BIST Dolors Aleu Graduate Centre by Gabriel Silberman, BIST Director General
5.10PM Congratulations to Class 2019/2020 by Robert Sewell, MMRES Co-Director, ICFO
Class 2019/2020 Recognition by Ruben Vicente, MMRES Co-Coordinator, DCEXS-UPF


Welcome Class 2020/2021 by Roderic Guigó, MMRES Co-Director, CRG
5.45PM Keynote speech by Renée Beekman, Group Leader at CRG
6.15PM Closing remarks by David Comas, DCEXS-UPF Director
6.20PM Event wrap up by Núria Bayó Puxan, MMRES Co-Coordinator, BIST

Our warmest congratulations to the graduates and welcome to the new group!

More information:
Learn more about the MMRES here
Get to know the class of 2019/2020 here
Learn more about the BIST-DAGC here