More than 650 children take part in scientific workshops at IRBLleida

Within the framework of the scientific education programme IRBLleida - Fundació "la Caixa"

More than 650 children aged 12 to 16 from 13 schools in the Lleida area took part in a science workshop at IRBLleida. For the first time, the IRBLleida launched in October 2021 the IRBLleida-"la Caixa" Foundation science education programme to bring biomedical research closer to young people. In the workshops, the students have made a first approach to what is research for the benefit of health, have met research staff from Lleida and have made a practice on DNA.

A total of 14 workshops were held, open to all the schools in the district, with the participation of the following schools: Institut Seròs, Institut El Pont de Suert, Institut Ermengol IV de Bellcaire d'Urgell, Institut Antoni Torroja de Cervera, Col-legi Mare de Déu de les Borges Blanques, Institut Joan Solà de Torrefarrera, Institut la Caparella de Lleida, Institut la Mitjana de Lleida, FEDAC Lleida, Col-legi Mater Salvatoris de Lleida, Institut Maria Rúbies de Lleida, Col-legi Sant Jaume les Heures de Lleida and Institut Escola Torre Queralt de Lleida.

The IRBLleida-"la Caixa" Foundation science education programme was created with the aim of encouraging scientific vocations and raising awareness of biomedical research in Lleida. The programme includes different actions such as scientific workshops, Research Night, grants for high school students to spend time at IRBLleida and the #SomRecerca Day.

In the workshops, the students have carried out a practical on DNA.