Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC)


Tons of residues generated by humans have found their way into the oceans. In particular, plastic wastes are 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)

Transplant science is a success model of translational medicine gathering basic and clinical researchers seeking a common objective. During this project you will feel as a truly and passionate transplant scientist seeking the way to avoid long-term transplant failure.

Do you accept the challenge?

Bellvitge University Hospital | Alícia Foundation | IDIBAPS | University of Vic - Central University of Catalonia

How many people are suffering from Diabetes and Obesity in the current society? Do social and cultural changes have any impact on their prevalence? Do you know which is the close relationship between diabetes, food and our eating habits? Overweight, obesity and diabetes have become one of the global problems nowadays and finding better treatments to minimize their associated mortality is a priority. Join the project to research about diabetes and obesity from three different scopes, how to prevent, diagnose, treat it and manage a correct nutrition and eating regarding its specific requirements.

Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG)


Neurodegenerative disorders are common diseases that affect our society. They are characterized by the loss of neurons within the brain and/or spinal cord, which results in a progressive deterioration of the function of the central and peripheral nervous system.

Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG)

Agriculture is facing a huge challenge: How to feed the growing world population under changing environmental conditions and limited area? Can we improve food production and at the same time protect the environment? We will explore the genetics of important crops to predict their performance by using the latest technologies in plant molecular biology. Join us in the plant science fascinating world and get into the plant genomics world!

Clínic Hospital of Barcelona (HCB)

Looking for a complete medicine experience? Are you a student interested in a career in healthcare? Students in this project will live a hospital work experience, shadowing doctors in a variety of hospital departments, visiting medical schools and learning about life as a healthcare professional. If you are a student interested in a career in Medicine, then this project will help you see and decide which areas of medicine you prefer. 

Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC)


Would you like to recreate an organ inside in a small device? 

We are going to develop 3D muscles that will be integrated in microfluidic platforms.

A wide range of disciplines and techniques will be used, from cell biology and biomaterials to microtechnologies and microfluidics. This knowledge will help us to mimic and simulate key physiological functions of muscle and the resulting device will be ready to use in the study of muscular diseases.

Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB)


Did you know that researchers have been working with fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster) for more than 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 you 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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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 High Energy Physics (IFAE)

Cosmic rays are particles that are constantly bombarding the Earth. We do not know 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 Photonic Sciences (ICFO)


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

Quantum physics challenges our most basics intuitions, yet it provides astonishingly accurate predictions on the behavior of matter and energy on the scale of atoms and below. Without it, we wouldn’t have developed useful technologies, such as lasers, LEDs and transistors.

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

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? By understanding the simplest animals in terms of its neuronal organization, in this course we will use mobile 3D printed robots to learn how to build complex behaviors that are not just reactive responses to a stimulus but that include learning and memory as well.