Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC-CNS)

BSC

Did you know that some molecules present in your breakfast are potential inhibitors of cancer cell proliferation? Unfortunately, their concentration in your coffee and cereals is very low, making extraction an unpractical way to obtain them. Nonetheless, we can produce them with enzymes. Learn how the reaction happens and take the chance to design your own enzyme to speed up the catalysis.

Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG)

CRG

Does the fish that is sold at the market really belong to the specimen that it is told us? Is surimi made of real fish? Do you want to be the first to catalogue new living organisms before they disappear forever? In this project you will design your own research project based on the sequencing of fish species with the aim of answering these and other questions and to contribute to real science. How? By generating real data that will be published in the international data base “Barcoding of life”, in order to be used by the entire researchers community.

Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC)

IBEC

Feel like a real scientist by building bioactive scaffolds using the methods and techniques that are used by researchers working in tissue and organ regeneration. Test your scaffold’s ability to induce angiogenesis, a crucial property for the successful regeneration of tissues, and for the organ replacement of the future.

Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB)

IRB

Although it is largely unknown by the general public, researchers have been working with the fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) for over a hundred years as a means to model and study human disease. Would you like to find out how this is achieved? Do you want to discover what flies are used for and how to work with them? If so, join us! We will use this model to study the main mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative diseases.

Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ)

ICIQ logo

Do you imagine obtaining energy from water and light, as plants do? What if we could create an artificial leaf capable of doing the photosynthesis and use the energy produced as fuel to use in our daily life? In this project you will learn how to copy the natural photosynthesis process in the lab to discover different ways to use and store solar energy.

Institute of Evolutionary Biology (IBE)

IBE

Do you dare to discover new species and get to know the required steps to characterize it? Learn how to culture, describe and analyze in an evolutionary context a new lineage using cutting edge techniques. If you are eager to uncover a new organism that no one has seen before, this is your project.

Institute of High Energy Physics (IFAE)

IFAE

Cosmic Rays are a riddle. We do not know where they come from. We do not know why there are so many. The atmosphere protects us from them. But we are still able to detect and study them from earth to solve the mystery they convey.  How can we detect cosmic rays? How can we learn more about them? Experimental physicists build their own scientific instruments. Join us in the DETECTA project to experience a true scientific challenge.

Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO)

ICFO

What do invisibility cloaks have to do with the hottest trends in solar energy to fight global warming? How are medieval rose windows related to nanomedicine, early diagnosis and noninvasive phototherapies? All these phenomena share a common ingredient: the fascinating interaction of light with nanomaterials. Come and learn the basics of light-matter interaction at the nanoscale, take part in the fabrication process of your own nanoparticles, obtain on the go some graphene flakes, and build a set to explore the interaction of light with living cells.

La Salle Campus Barcelona

La Salle Campus Barcelona – University Ramon Llull

In this project, your challenge is to identify a problem unsolved or improperly unsolved in our society, search how nature fixes it, and design a robot that solves it. Finally, you will have to extend the capabilities of your robotic platform providing connectivity to the cloud, turning your robot into an IoT device. 

Synthetic, Perceptive, Emotive and Cognitive Systems Lab (SPECS)

SPECS

Do you want to understand the neuronal substrate of animals by building robots and programming them using neuronal principles? Do you want to understand how learning happens in the brain? How a brain knows where we are and move in space and how we plan and implement goal directed behavior? You will build and program Arduino-Robots to understand the simplest animals in terms of its neuronal organization and its behaviour.