The Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) conducts excellent interdisciplinary research at the frontiers of engineering and life sciences in order to generate new knowledge by putting together fields like nanomedicine, biophysics, biotechnology, tissue engineering and the applications of health information technology. At IBEC, we recognize that a friendly, supportive environment and strong bonding among colleagues is essential for producing confident, open-minded research. To help our young scientists get the head start, regular social and networking events are organized within the institute or by its hosting campus, the Parc Científic de Barcelona (PCB).
IBEC’s PhD Student Committee was set up in 2013 to enable students to have a voice in the running of the institute and to organize events of their own. Having begun with Bowling Fridays and other networking and social events, the committee has branched out into organizing and co-organizing courses and workshops. In addition, the committee also carried out a satisfaction survey to monitor morale among PhD students at the institute and identify common problems or issues.
Since IBEC PhD students are registered at a university, they receive an identity card and they are able to benefit from all the usual discounts available to students in Barcelona and beyond. For instance, IBEC has football clubs, running teams, as well as a mailing list for social announcements, that help the IBEC community to get to know each other and welcome newcomers.
In the PhD Student Committee, we are constantly in touch with several departments at IBEC (Human Resources, direction, communications, etc.) to improve researchers’ everyday life at IBEC.
Here are some of the activities in which we are involved:
- We collect the concerns of researchers regarding working conditions’ matters, and we work on trying to improve them by communicating with the required department.
- We collaborate with administration in finding and organizing workshops, trying to meet the interests and requirements of researchers.
- We organize social events to facilitate networking among researchers.
- We are a non-profit reference group for PhD students in IBEC. We try to help with academic issues, from administrative transactions to trying to connect people to solve more technical or experimental issues.
The PhD Student Committee organizes both social and scientific events to promote networking among scientists.
In this section, you will find details of organised events. Find the latest events organized by the committee in the IBEC calendar under the tag Social / Internal / PhD Committee (pink).
- “IBEC Students calçotada!” PDF
Resources and links of interest
This section aims to offer both academic and non-academic resources and links of interest (administrative transaction, information about PhD programs, useful information for newcomers to IBEC and to Barcelona, etc.) for the IBEC PhD student Community.
Since it is a dynamic section, constantly renewing, everyone is free to suggest ideas about content that might be of interest for the whole IBEC PhD student community.
Andreu Matamoros, Aida Baelo, Maider Badiola, Martí Checa, Natalia Feiner, Carlos Pérez, Víctor González, Jesús Ordoño, Ignasi Jorba, Helena Lozano, Anna Vila, Ferrán Velasco, Lucas Palacios, Ana Solorzano, Javier Burgués, María Zimina, Ariadna Marín, Macià Esteve Pallares, Davia Prischich, Andrea García, Ignasi Casanellas.
|Martí Checa||Nanoscale bioelectrical characterization group|
|Natalia Feiner||Nanoscopy for nanomedicine group|
|Anna Vila||Biomimetic systems for cell engineering group|
|Luis Estrada||Biomedical signal processing and interpretation group|
|Andreu Matamoros||Molecular and cellular neurobiotechnology group|
|Maider Badiola||Nanobioengineering group|
|Idoia Lucía Selfa||Pluripotent Stem Cells and Activation of Endogenous Tissue Programs for Organ Regeneration|
|Carlos Pérez||Integrative cell and tissue dynamics group|
|Gerart Rubí||Biomaterials for Regenerative Therapies|
|Víctor González||Cellular and molecular mechanobiology group|
|Jesús Ordoño||Biomaterials for regenerative therapies group|
|Ignasi Jorba||Cellular and respiratory biomechanics group|
|Helena Lozano||Nanoscale bioelectrical characterization group|
|Davia Prischich||Nanoprobes and nanoswitches group|
|Aida Baelo||Bacterial Infections and antimicrobial therapies group|
|Ferrán Velasco||Biosensors for bioengineering group|
|Lucas Palacios||Smart nano-bio-devices group|
|Ana Solorzano||Signal and information processing for sensing systems group|
|Javier Burgués||Signal and information processing for sensing systems group|
|Maria Zimina||Bacterial infections and antimicrobial therapies group|
|Francina Mesquida||Molecular and Cellular Neurobiotechnology|
|Ariadna Marín||Integrative Cell and Tissue Dynamics group|
|Andrea García||Nanobioengineering group|
|Ignasi Casanellas||Nanobioengineering group|
If you’d like to get involved in the committee or get in touch with us, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.