During the 13th IBEC Symposium, the keynote speaker Robert Langer, Professor of the Technological Institute of Massachusetts (MIT) and Director of its biomedical engineering laboratory, gave an interview to the journalist Cristina Sáez for the SINC agency.
Last February 11, on the occasion of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, more than 20 IBEC researchers gave talks in different schools around Catalonia. The objective of the meetings between researchers and students was to bring science closer to schools and to vindicate female scientific talent.
Roger Oria appears in “la Vanguardia” after receiving the 24th Doctors’ Senate Award of the University of Barcelona (UB) for his thesis on mechanobiology, directed by Pere Roca-Cusachs, principal investigator at IBEC and Associate Professor at the UB’s Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
The industrial and computer engineer Alícia Casals, associated researcher at IBEC and professor at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), is interviewed in “el Periódico” to talk about the merits of the female researchers and to inspire young women in their disciplines.
Josep Samitier, director of the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia and president of ACER, speaks in various media about the lack of public investment in research.
Núria Montserrat, ICREA researcher and IBEC group leader, appears in the podcast”Coronavirus Scientists” from “Agencia SINC” explaining how she managed during this past months both in the laboratory and at home, where she lives with her partner and three children.
Elisabeth Engel from the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) and Professor at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) appears in different media for the Dermoglass technology, the first project financed by the CaixaImpulse program to be licensed to a pharmaceutical company.
Eduard Torrents, group leader at IBEC is interviewed in the radio program “Després del Col·lapse” of RTVE talking about his research on new therapies for infectious diseases in the face of antibiotic resistance.
Giuseppe Battaglia, leader of the IBEC “Molecular Bionics” group and ICREA Research Professor appears in various media for his recent study describing a mechanism and conditions that allow molecules to efficiently cross the blood-brain barrier, the protective layer of the brain.