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Get connected to research…and come and solve scientific enigmas!

As part of the 7th edition of the Live Research Fair —organised by the Barcelona Science Park and “la Caixa” Foundation, running from 6 to 9 March— over 80 researchers from eleven leading research sites from across Catalonia will bring their laboratories to CosmoCaixa Barcelona, encouraging citizens to participate in their projects and help solve enigmas by following the scientific method.


Creating and tasting insect snacks made by a 3D printer; Applying the CRISPR gene editing technique to organ regeneration; Putting superconductivity and levitation into practice; Analysing the mutations of several cancer types with bioinformatic tools and searching for possible treatments using gold nanoparticles; Creating a Higgs boson and other elementary particles for understanding the great mysteries of the universe; and working out how genes contribute to drug addiction are just some of the experiments that attendees will be able to participate in.

One stand at the Fair will also be manned by three participants of the current edition of the BATX2LAB programme—aimed at Bachillerato students who conducted the practical part of their research work in the PCB—to tell attendees about their project.

The Live Research Fair is part of the PCB’s Research in Society science dissemination programme that stages more than 100 activities involving around 5,000 people every year. In the most recent fair, more than 1,600 visitors were given the opportunity to conduct scientific experiments with the help of 80 researchers.

The programme has received the Educational Quality Label of the Pedagogical Coordination Board of Barcelona (CIP) awarded by the Municipal Institute of Education of Barcelona (IMEB), and enjoys the support of the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) of the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities, and the Institute of Culture of Barcelona (ICUB) of Barcelona City Council.

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