This week, BIST held the fifth annual MMRES Ceremony to recognise the exceptional work done by this year’s graduating class, and to welcome a new cohort to the programme.
On September 14, 2021, the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST) held the fifth annual MMRES Ceremony at the Fundació Catalunya La Pedrera Auditorium. The event brought together the incoming cohort of 23 students and the 21 graduating students of the BIST Master of Multidisciplinary Research in Experimental Sciences (MMRES). This year in person, the event celebrated the enormous achievements of the outgoing class 2020/2021 and welcomed the new cohort into the BIST Community.
The afternoon kicked off with introductions by Lluís Farrés (Director of Knowledge, Education, and Research at Fundació Catalunya La Pedrera), Núria Bayó (Academic Manager of the BIST Dolors Aleu Graduate Centre, and MMRES Co-Coordinator), Joan Guinovart (Academic Director of the BIST DAGC), and Robert Sewell (MMRES Co-Director and Head of Academic Affairs at ICFO).
Rubén Vicente (Master Co-Coordinator, UPF-DCEXS) and Míriam Navarro (Education Programme Manager at BIST and Academic Officer of MMRES) then formally recognised the achievements of the graduating MMRES cohort, whose year looked a bit different from others due to the restrictions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Two class 2020/2021 representatives (Meritxell Novillo and Bernat Molero) also gave testimonials.
Finally, the incoming cohort received an official welcome into the BIST Community and the MMRES programme by Roderic Guigó (MMRES Co-Director and Group Leader at CRG), followed by a keynote speech by Pelayo Garcia-Arquer (Group Leader at ICFO), and closing comments by Pablo Ordejon (Director of ICN2).
Our warmest congratulations to the graduates and a big welcome to the new cohort!
More about the BIST MMRES
The Master of Multidisciplinary Research in Experimental Sciences (MMRES) is a highly flexible and personalised hands-on research training programme at scientific centres of excellence in Barcelona. Students develop their own research projects alongside accomplished scientist and prepare themselves for a successful career in academia or industry. Created by BIST and Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), the MMRES is run by the BIST Dolors Aleu Graduate Centre, a higher education teaching centre accredited by UPF. Learn more about the MMRES here.