The 10th “Festa de la Ciència” took place in the Ciutadella Park (Barcelona) this last weekend (June 18th-19th) with a great success.
The aim of this event is spreading science and technology between all publics by different types of activities: talks, workshops, demonstrations, games, performances…The organization and all the institutions, researchers and companies involved, use innovative tools in order to seduce the visitors with science.
In this special edition, the citizens enjoyed more than 100 different activities. These were divided in 10 areas. The CMR[B] participated in the “Microtalks”, an activity reserved to researchers and science communicators who have made an effort to take research close to all audiences. They had only 20 minutes to synthetize all this knowledge, like powerful capsules of science.
Dr. Olalla Iglesias was the CMR[B] researcher that was in this location sharing with the audience all the research that is developed at our institution. She talked on Saturday (June 18th) about what are the stem cells and the high potential of the induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) in regenerative medicine. Olalla underlined the relevance of the application of iPSC in clinical treatment as a current goal. The possibility to obtain patient-specific stem cells derived from somatic cells represents a powerful tool for personalized regenerative medicine.
“It has been a great experience! I could transmit the relevance of the research on stem cells and the scientists’ effort to promote medical advances for the treatment of diseases. Because we need the support of the society, it is important to share these advances in biomedicine with them”, Olalla has declared after living the experience in the “Festa de la Ciència”.
Olalla, postdoctoral researcher at the CMR[B], shared tent with researchers from other institutions in all scientific areas, such as the IDIBELL, the IBEC, the CRAG…
The “Festa de la Ciència” is organized by the ICUB (Culture Institution in Barcelona, Barcelona City Council), by the programme “Barcelona Ciència” (Science Barcelona).