IRBLleida organises 18 workshops, 3 talks and 4 guided tours for 'Research Night' 2023

It is necessary to register for the activities through the website

On Friday 22 September a new edition of the Research Night will take place at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine of Lleida (IRBLleida). In this edition, the Institute has prepared 18 workshops, 3 informative talks and 4 guided tours in the centre, which will take place throughout the week, although most of them will be on Friday 22nd from 17.00 to 21.00 hours. To attend any of the activities, everyone must register through the website in order to meet the limited capacity.

The activities will begin on Monday 18 September with a guided tour of the centre and a talk on the simulation of a home at IRBLleida to study cognitive impairment. The guided tours will be repeated until Thursday at different times. There will also be another talk on the medical advances obtained from pigs and with the collaboration of the Joan Oró Foundation, which will give a talk on Friday 22nd entitled 'Joan Oró, from adenine to the stars' by Joan Oró Trilla.

Friday 22nd will be the day on which a large number of workshops will be held simultaneously. Workshops on chromatography, discovering DNA with sweets, getting to know the brain in detail by playing, how to locate and get to know the kidneys or dressing up as research staff and handling samples. As novelties, this year we will have a solar telescope, as well as a face painting and research tattoos workshop and workshops to learn about bacteria in detail and how to make your own cultures.

In addition, the CREBA centre, in Torrelameu, will count for the first time with the activity 'Poetic Science', which unites science and art in an incomparable setting, the CREBA pig model research centre. The activity includes many actions such as the performance of the group 'Recitaires Irreducibles', which will recite literary-scientific texts (especially poems), as well as the performance of poets, such as Amat Baró, Jaume Belló and Inma Mayas, with their own works. In addition, attendees will find informative materials, such as texts and drawings, on the progress of science thanks to animals.

This 2023 edition of Research Night at the IRBLleida is possible thanks to grants from the 'la Caixa' Foundation and the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) of the Ministry of Science and Innovation. Lleida City Council is also collaborating in the organisation of the event.

The European Research Night is held every year on the last Friday of September in more than 300 cities in 30 countries across Europe. This year, 2023, it will take place on 29 September, but the IRBLleida has brought the event forward by one week so that it does not coincide with Lleida's local festival. Its aim is to bring research, innovation and its protagonists, the scientists, closer to the public in a fun way. Thus, all kinds of public, from schools, families and children to young people or adults of all ages, will be able to learn about and participate in the science of their territory through different activities such as workshops, talks, shows, experiments, astronomical observations and games.

The activity is possible thanks to the collaboration of the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) of the Ministry of Science and Innovation.

The IRBLleida organises talks and guided tours from 18 to 22 September and several workshops on Friday 22 from 17.00 to 21.00