Tag: outreach

“Els materials que canviaran el món” published in La Vanguardia

On the 19th of August 2018, the paper “Els materials que canviaran el món” was published in La Vanguardia. Many ICMAB researchers, including Anna Roig from the N&N group, were interviewed and explained the new materials they are developing at ICMAB. Anna talked about nanoparticles and bacterial nanocellulose. We encourage you to take a look at this nice communication! 


Irene will give a talk for the Pint of Science festival

Between 14 and 16 May 2018, the bars of Barcelona will be full of science. Pint of Science is back in town!


Irene Anton, PhD researcher at the NN group will give a talk on “Medicina regenerativa: cas concret dels implants de pell” on Wednesday, 16 May in Alfa Bar (Gràcia). This talk will be part of the session Ens hi juguem la pell


See you all there!

Anna Roig brings nanomaterials closer to secondary schools with the program “A researcher in your classroom”

The program “A researcher in your classroom” brought Anna Roig, from the N&N group, to Lliçà d’Amunt, at Institut Lliçà (Tuesday, 3 February 2018), and the ICMAB researcher Agustín Mihi to Institut Dr. Puigvert de Sant Andreu in Barcelona (Wednesday, 4 February 2018). Both audiences were secondary school students of 4t ESO.


The “A researcher in your classroom” program, a part from showing the research in new nanomaterials and their applications to the students and their teachers, breaks the existing barriers between secondary schools and research centers: the students have the opportunity to meet scientists, learn how they became a scientist, and ask them questions about their job or life. 

Anna Roig participates in debates about research and development in Catalonia

Anna Roig at the Catalunya Segle XXI program emitted by a local Catalan TV

3rd March 2018 Anna Roig participated in the debate “Coneixement i Recerca” held at the University of Vic in the context of the “Congrés Participatiu Catalunya i Futur”. This project is supported by the platform exigents.cat. The day before, she appeared on the local TV from Esplugues del Llobregat, on the program “Catalunya segle XXI-Recerca i Desenvolupament“. 

Anna Roig at the debate held at UVic

The video “A story on Bacterial Cellulose” among the 15 jury favourites videos in the JoVe contest

Last June 2017, Anna May and Sole Roig filmed a video for the JoVe contest: Film your research. Although the video on entitled “A Story on Bacterial Cellulose” didn’t make it to the final, we have just received the notice that it is one of the Top 15 critically acclaimed videos by the jury!

Good job Anna and Sole! 

Anna Laromaine inaugura el curs a l’INS Cassà de la Selva

Aquest dijous dia 14 de setembre de 2017, l’Anna Laromaine ha donat la conferència inaugural a l’Institut de Cassà de la Selva donant el tret de sortida al nou curs. Com a antiga alumna de l’institut, ha presentat la investigació del grup N&N. També els ha animat a treballar per ser el que vulguin ser i fer realitat el títol de la xerrada: De l’INS Cassà to the world!

Anna May Masnou is the new Communication & Outreach Officer at ICMAB

Anna May, postdoc in our group, is from now on the new Communication & Outreach Officer at ICMAB. Anna holds a PhD in Materials Science and Technology and is currently studying a postgraduate course in Science Communication. 

Nothing in science has any value to society if it is not communicated, and scientists are beginning to learn their social obligations. — Anne Roe (The Making of a Scientist (1953), 17)

We wish her all the luck in this new endeavour! 

  • News at ICMAB webpage here

Anna May in a course about Science and Media at the RTVE studios

Anna May has participated this week in the course El científico ante los medios de comunicación organized by Fundación Dr. Antonio Esteve, Indagando TV, Instituto RTVE and CSIC, with 25 other scientists of different fields. The course took place at the RTVE (Radio y Televisión Española) studios, in Sant Cugat del Vallès. 

This experience of two days gives the opportunity to scientists to see the dynamics of working in the media, with the aim that they learn to master the everyday situations, such as TV interviews, news writing, and press conferences, and learn to communicate science. 

Apart from the audiovisual media, the course is also dedicated to radio programs, institutional communication, science communication agencies and science outreach on the Internet

Some of the professionals that give the course are Graziella Almendral (Indagando TV), Ana Montserrat Rosell (Tres.14), Miguel Ángel Martín (Instituto RTVE), Marta Cáceres (Para todos La 2), Juan Antonio Senante (RTVE), Isidre Ramos (RTVE), Jaime Pérez del Val (CSIC), Pablo González Batista (M80), Adeline Marcos (Agencia SINC), Pere Buhigas (Lab24), and Marc de Semir (Fundación Bertelsmann).

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