Campus Clínic: Clínic Hospital of Barcelona, IDIBAPS, Faculty of Medicine-University of Barcelona

In this project participants with an interest in science, medicine or health care will be involved in an active learning environment in a realistic, dynamic medical experience.

They will discover the work in a university hospital and learn about the challenges faced and the research developed in the different specialized Institutes/Centers of the Hospital Clínic. In small groups, students will have the opportunity to delve into some of these areas of medical specialization and, together with expert physicians and researchers, understand how a given clinical problem triggers specific research.

Are you ready to put on your white coat and discover a great hospital from the inside?

Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG)

Agriculture is facing a huge challenge: How to feed a growing world population in a context of climate change? Can we guarantee food safety and security while protecting the environment? In this project, we will use state-of-the-art techniques in molecular biology and genomics to unveil the genetics of important crops and improve their traits. Join us in the plant science fascinating world and get into the plant genomics world!

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La Salle

We live and work in places where we like to be comfortable and enjoy a healthy and pleasant environment. Sound, and noise, have a great importance in how we feel in our home or an office, even having effects in our health.

The brilliant architect Gaudí already considered this, and in La Pedrera-Casa Milà, his last residential building, he applied inspiring techniques to face this challenge. By analysing his work, and using modern engineering knowledge and techniques, we can learn how to improve our lives through an architecture that takes acoustic comfort into account.

Are you ready to learn from an architectural genius and take a look at how future architecture and engineering can improve our daily lives?

Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC)

BSC

Tons of human-generated waste have found their way into the oceans. In particular, plastic waste is extremely difficult to degrade naturally (up to 500 years lifetime) and interfere with the ocean’s flora and fauna.

By engineering plastic-degrading enzymes we could gain an invaluable tool to fight this environmental catastrophe.

Learn how through enzyme engineering we can save our oceans!

Bellvitge University Hospital (HUB)

Organ transplantation saves many lives every day all around the world. The procedure requires the collaboration of surgeons, physicians, immunologists, pathologists, and scientists.

There have been major advances to overcome surgical, functional, and immunological hurdles that account for excellent short-term results. However, unfortunately, transplants do not last forever, and we need to better understand the process of graft deterioration.

For instance, can we modulate the balance between the immune system fighting for destroying the kidney transplant and the inherent capacity of the kidney to survive by its reparative progenitor cells?

Would you like to discover the medicine and challenges behind organ transplantarion?

Department of Genetics, Microbiology and statistics at University of Barcelona (UB)

Why some salamanders can regenerate the tail, starfish can regenerate their arms, and we can’t even regenerate a fingertip? You will be able to answer these questions and more in this research project studying Planarians, the champions of regeneration. In the XIX century planarians were described as "immortal under the edge of a knife" since they can regenerate any missing part (even the head!) in a few days. Are you eager to discover which genes are the key to this property? Join us and get into the regenerative world!

Department of Mathematics at Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB)

Can a computer understand, or even prove, a theorem?

Axiomatic geometry (300 B.C.) builds all our geometric knowledge by logically reasoning from a minimal set of premises or postulates. In a very similar way, recent software like LEAN (2013) has taken the challenge of formalizing and even creating mathematics.

Come and see how far a computer can get at doing geometry!

Department of Medicine and Life Sciences

Synthetic biology has a growing impact on our society. Engineering life opens unthinkable possibilities such as genetically programming our immune system to defeat cancer, meat without animal components, DNA-based information storage, or bioremediation solutions to fight pollution of our planet.

Are you interested in biosciences and solving real-world problems?

By combining theory and experimentation we will develop cellular devices capable to perform specific tasks.

Join us and get into the synbio world!

Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB)

IRB

Did you know that researchers have been working with fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster) for more than a hundred years as a means to model and study human diseases? Probably the similarities between humans and fruit flies is something that was not going through your head when you thought about cancer research. But fear not! If you would like to find out how this is achieved and discover why and how we use this little animal for biomedical research, join us! In this project, we will show you how we use Drosophila as a model to study the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying tumor development in epithelial tissues. Are you in?

Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ)

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Photocatalysis harvests light as an energy resource towards the manipulation of various chemical reactions.

This project offers a multidisciplinary understanding of materials science, quantum physics and optoelectronics.

Working as real scientists, participants will have the opportunity to design, assemble and analyze different optoelectronic setups for the characterization of materials and chemical reactions.

Are you ready for this challenge?

Institute of High Energy Physics (IFAE)

Cosmic rays are particles that are constantly bombarding the Earth. We do not know for sure where they come from, but we know that when they reach the atmosphere they produce a large number of particles. Some of them can be detected. Some of them are muons. But... what are muons? How can we detect them? What can we learn about cosmic rays from them? What else can we use a muon detector for?

Institute of Neurosciences (INc)

Almost 70% of adults will suffer a highly stressful experience in their life. Stress and trauma are everywhere around us, affecting our body, brain, and emotions. During this project, students will learn about the impact of stress on the brain, using state-of-the-art techniques and collaborating with scientists in their day-to-day. Also, they will acquire data processing and analysis skills which are crucial for any modern scientist.

Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO)

Quantum physics challenges our intuition, but at the same time allows us to understand our world, to develop some important technologies of the present (like lasers, LEDs or transistors) and to foresee astonishing technologies for the future (like quantum computers and communications).

We invite you to take a journey through the quantum world, where we will face the basic rules of quantum physics to better understand how they can help us build the technologies of the future.

Will you join us?