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January 26, 2017

Scientific journalists for one day

Scientific journalists for one day

Yesterday (January 25th), a group of 48 children from the primary school “Bac de Roda” in Barcelona participated in the PRBB-organized activity “Interview with a scientist.”

The CMR[B] PhD student Anna Garcia was the protagonist of the day, meeting with and answering many different types of questions from the 4th graders. In addition to the interview, the students also visited a laboratory at the CMR[B] and observed some zebrafish samples with a magnifying glass. The TV programme “Catakrac” (BTV) was also there to spread this interesting activity among their audience.

Anna Garcia obtained her bachelor’s degree in Human Biology from the University Pompeu Fabra in 2012, and she possesses a Master in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnological Industry. Currently, Anna is working at the CMR[B] on her project focused on the heart regeneration process in zebrafish, which she started at the IBEC in 2013. The young students were very interested in discovering how the day-to-day life of a researcher is like and what her motivations were for choosing this job. Besides, they were curious about all the things related to this animal model named zebrafish and about how it can help us to get more knowledge about tissue regeneration.

After this amazing interview, the children visited the CMR[B] facilities in two groups. They were fascinated watching all the equipment in a biomedical research lab and being so close to the researchers.

The aim of this event is to show the contribution that scientists make with their research for the welfare of society, to approach scientists to future citizens and to arouse scientific vocation among new generations.

This is the third time that the CMR[B] participates in this outreach activity. Mercè Martí, manager of the core facilities of the institution, participated in the two last editions.

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