IRBLleida participates for the second year in the 'Amgen TransferCiència' educational programme for the promotion of scientific vocations.

A total of 34 researchers and a thousand students in the fourth year of ESO and baccalaureate will participate in this initiative of Amgen and the Fundació Catalana per la Recerca i la Innovació

Postdoctoral researchers Maite Caus Enríquez and Juan Miguel Diaz Tocados, from the Vascular and Renal Translational Research Group at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine of Lleida (IRBLleida) are participating in the fifth edition of the educational programme to promote scientific vocations Amgen TransferCiència.

A total of 34 researchers, 76% of whom are women, will conduct master classes and experimental workshops in 35 schools across Spain. This team, made up of 32% postdoctoral researchers, 65% predoctoral researchers and 3% senior researchers, will also provide support to teachers to improve science teaching and learning. The total number of students participating in the five communities will exceed 1,000 in this edition.

In this new edition, the programme is extending its coverage to a total of 31 locations, 18 of them new, in the autonomous communities of Madrid, Valencia, Catalonia, the Balearic Islands and Galicia. Promoted by the biotech company Amgen and the Fundació Catalana per la Recerca i la Innovació (FCRI), the programme aims to promote scientific vocations among students in the fourth year of ESO and baccalaureate, as well as to improve science learning, with special emphasis on biotechnology and genetics.

For the first time, the initiative reaches Tàrrega and Balaguer