3rd INspiracy Lleida Day to promote scientific vocations among high school students in the Lleida area

Organized by IRBLleida, the Institute of Education Sciences of the UdL and the BCNspiracy team.

For the third consecutive year, the Institute for Research in Biomedicine of Lleida (IRBLleida) presents INspiracy Lleida, a day dedicated to disseminate local research and stimulate interest in research among high school students in the demarcation of Lleida. This event, to be held on Wednesday, March 13 at the Auditorium of the Center for Cultures and Cross-Border Cooperation (Cappont Campus of the University of Lleida), will be available both in person and online through the YouTube channel BCNspiracy.

The initiative has the collaboration of the Institute of Education Sciences of the UdL and is under the coordination of the BCNspiracy team, which since 2018 organizes in Barcelona this event to promote the passion for science among high school students. In addition, the funding of this conference is possible thanks to the collaboration of the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) - Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities.

The day will begin at 9:30 with the welcome by the Vice-Rector of Knowledge Transfer of the UdL, Olga Martín Belloso and the manager of the Institute of Biomedical Research of Lleida, Eva López Truco. This will be followed by informative lectures by Lleida research staff.

9:45 - 10:30: State-of-the-art medicine and research in Lleida

  • ‘Long COVID: the persistent pandemic' by María Coronada García Hidalgo, Translational research group in respiratory medicine at IRBLleida-Udl.
  • ‘New therapies for diseases of the nervous system', by Maria Fernández Rhodes, research group "+Pec Proteomics" of IRBLleida-UdL.
  • ‘Yeast and nanocages: the magic of storing iron', by Núria Pujol Carrión, Signaling in yeast research group at IRBLleida-UdL.
  • ‘Fruits get sick? We investigate acid rot in peach', by Júlia Borràs Bisa, research group "Post-harvest", Institute of Agri-Food Research and Technology (IRTA).

10:30 - 11:15: Cardiology of the Future

  • ‘Healing hearts with code: computational techniques against heart disease', by Laureano Carpio - ProtoQSAR & UV.

11:45 - 12:50 Guest lectures

  • ‘Word detectives in the age of AI', by Sheila Queralt, Laboratorio SQ-Linguists Forensic.
  • Regenerative agriculture, agriculture of the future, by Enric Sangrà Mòdol, Institute of Agri-Food Research and Technology (IRTA).
  • ‘Disinformation and biases: how lies take advantage of your brain to deceive you', by Marc Masip Altamiras.

INSpiracy Day will open the doors to research in fields such as medicine, neuroscience and biotechnology.


As in previous years, there will be several talks related to medicine, technology and research.