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Science Week 2007 at the Barcelona Science Park

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Science Week 2007 at the Barcelona Science Park

From 9-18 November, Catalonia will play host to the 12th , which this year focuses particularly on the issue of climate change, as well as offering a wide range of science-related educational activities. The Barcelona Science Park (PCB) is taking part in this programme by organising open days, a series of experimental workshops, which are open to the public, a conference and an exhibition of drawings by the ethologist Jordi Sabater Pi, who will also offer guided tours of the material that makes up the , housed in the PCB.

The drawings on show form part of the collection which Sabater Pi, emeritus professor of the University of Barcelona (UB), donated to the very same university, and which has recently grown through the addition of new material. The exhibition will run until 31 January and includes around fourty illustrations depicting his research activity and experiences while working in Africa during the 1950s and 1960s. Opening times are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4-6 p.m. Entry is free.

As part of the exhibition, which is on show in the hall of the D building (Torre D) of the Barcelona Science Park (Baldiri Reixac, 4), Sabater Pi himself is also offering guided tours of the collection housed in the library of the PCB (Baldiri Reixac, 2). These tours are scheduled to take place at 11 a.m. on 16 and 30 November, 14 December and 11 and 25 January. Anyone wishing to join the tours must reserve a place by calling 93 403 48 62 or by sending an e-mail to

At 10.30 a.m. on 9 November, Jordi Sabater Pi will also give a talk about his work and research activity. The talk will take place in the Antoni Caparrós Auditorium of the Barcelona Science Park (Torre D, c/ Baldiri Reixac, 4). Entry is free.

“Do research!” is another activity organized by the PCB. This initiative comprises a series of experimental workshops, which are open to the public and will be held on 17 and 24 November and 1 and 15 December. Participants in these workshops will be able to do some of the experiments that are currently being performed in PCB and UB laboratories. These workshops will be held in the “La Pedrera” building (Passeig de Gràcia 92) and are promoted by researchers at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), the PCB’s Combinatorial Chemistry Platform and the UB.

The open days will be held on 13 and 15 November and, under the slogan “Come and race through a doctorate!” will invite those attending to learn first-hand from a doctoral student about how a research thesis is carried out. Afterwards, and in the style of a mystery-solving game, participants will be able to visit the Park laboratories and services where the student has worked while writing her thesis. The topic of the project presented is “How can gene activity be studied? Identifying the genes involved in cancer”, and is focused on the study of differences in the behaviour of malignant and benign tumour cells from the point of view of their genetic activity. The author is a researcher from the Colorectal Cancer Laboratory I, which is headed by Eduard Batlle of the Biomedical Research Institute of Barcelona ().

In addition to IRB Barcelona, the research involves collaborations from the Scientific-Technical Services of the University of Barcelona (SCT-UB) and the Transcriptomics Platform of the PCB.