Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Barcelona presents its candidacy as new home for the European Medicines Agency

More than 300 people participated in an event coordinated by Barcelona Global yesterday at the Faculty of Medicine of the Universitat de Barcelona to support the initiative of the Spanish government, the Generalitat and Barcelona City Council. Prof. Pablo Ordejón, director of the ICN2, attended the event and signed a manifesto in support of Barcelona's candidacy as the future home of the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

Monday, 26 June 2017

Gabriel M. Silberman appointed new General Director of BIST

The Board of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST), chaired by Andreu Mas-Colell, has approved the appointment of Gabriel M. Silberman as its new general director. As part of its annual meeting, held today at the new BIST headquarters, the Escola Industrial, the Board also approved the expansion of the BIST Foundation with the incorporation of the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC).

Monday, 26 June 2017

ICN2 in the Media: On quantum physics and the speed of light

Last Sunday ICREA Research Prof. Stephan Roche responded to a reader’s comment on the possibility of quantum effects being faster than light. La Vanguardia, a newspaper with a long tradition in science communication, includes a section where science-related questions sent in by readers are answered by experts.

Monday, 26 June 2017

ICN2 in the Media: Diari Ara reflects on cyborgs and nanorobots

An article in Ara newspaper reflects on what makes a cyborg a cyborg and considers the far-reaching influence that technology has on human beings. ICREA Research Prof. Victor F. Puntes shares his views on how nanorobots and nanoparticles will change the diagnosis and treatment of diseases such as cancer. For him, if humankind were ever to achieve immortality, we would be doomed within five minutes.

Monday, 26 June 2017

A workshop update for Severo Ochoa research at the ICN2

Earlier this month was the ICN2’s third Severo Ochoa Scientific Workshop, an event that brought together researchers from all career stages and all of the institute’s research groups to share progress in their respective fields of study. We were also joined by top influencers in innovation and technology transfer in Spain and beyond.