This year, the Open Day of the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB) will be held on Saturday, October 5 from 9am to 3pm. The PRBB research centers will offer a great diversity of activities for citizens. Visitors can discover the interior of different organisms with virtual reality glasses, participate in video games to advance genomic research or design efficient vaccines.
Being able to enter the emblematic building of the PRBB is another attraction. Nearly 2,000 places are open for guided tours to get to know better this scientific infrastructure, enjoy the views and the recovered sheet of water over the auditorium. Each of the 13 parallel routes includes two laboratories or units of scientific-technical services. Thus, visitors will discover some of the ongoing projects in cell biology, oncology, bioinformatics, neurology, synthetic biology or nanotechnology explained by the researchers who carry them out. Participation in the visits, is open for adults and children from 9 years old, and it requires prior registration available at openday.prbb.org. The smallest ones (from 3 to 8 years old) will be able to enjoy in a dynamic space with experiments appropriate to their age.
In the interior square of the building there will be experiments with electrophoresis devices, and microscopes. We will also measure the cardiovascular health of interested visitors. To get a it deeper, we recommend the 40-minute science outreach talks on cutting-edge biomedical research. Five researchers from the PRBB centers will talk about stem cell therapies, the powers of metastatic cells, biological data, how memory works and how our health suffers from urban noise.
This popular science festival for the whole family is only possible thanks to the participation of some 300 PRBB volunteers and the collaboration of ICUB. If you visit us (and do visit us!) we recommend you take the subway, line L4, and get off at the Ciutadella / Vila Olímpica station, where the mural intervention “Leonardo da Vinci al PRBB” is currently in display. It is a great visual decoration, an initiative from the PRBB and its research centers and has the collaboration of the TMB Foundation and the support of the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona (AMB).
Open Day of the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB) centres
¿When? Saturday 5 October, 9am to 3pm
¿Where? PRBB, Doctor Aiguader, 88, 08003 Barcelona
Information and registration: http://www.prbb.org/es/openday
Images from the 2018 Open Day