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Closing ceremony of “Spend the Summer at the Park’10”

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Closing ceremony of “Spend the Summer at the Park’10”

The closing ceremony of the practical programme "Spend the Summer at the Park", organized every year by the Barcelona Science Park (PCB), was held at 12.00 hours on Thursday 16 September. The programme is directed to students in the second cycle and aims to offer them the opportunity to participate in some of the research projects that are being carried out in the groups, institutes and businesses that are now based in the PCB, with the purpose of bringing them closer to the world of research.

During the closing ceremony, three of the 37 students who participated in this year’s seventh programme will present the research tasks they have completed in the PCB during the two or three months of their stay. These projects have been selected on the basis of their quality and interest, but they are only a representative sample of all the other projects, which are also of comparable quality. Most of these young people are Spanish but nearly 25% are from other countries such as France, Italy, Poland, the United Kingdom, Colombia and Mexico.

The three projects that have been selected in this edition are: “Forecast Statistical Validation”, conducted by Oriol Rios, who has been working at the company Meteosim, and who has carried out the validation and statistical correction of meteorological models; “HistSIM: putting in order the disorder”, conducted by Ricard Valdés-Bango Curell, who has carried out his practicum at the Laboratory of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics of the Institute of Molecular Biology of Barcelona (IBMB-CSIC), and who has researched histones, the proteins that form chromatin, and “Development of tuneable and bioactive membrane for tissue regeneration”, performed by Karol M. Golasinski, who has been working at the PCB’s Nanotechnology Platform and who has centered her research work on the characterization of bioactive membranes designed to facilitate cell growth and tissue regeneration.

After this summer’s edition, the number of students that have participated in this programme is more than 270 students. According to recent surveys, the programme has been highly valued by both the researchers and the students who have taken part in this initiative.