Making friends with the neighbours

About 130 researchers from IBEC and the Institut de Biologia Molecular de Barcelona (IBMB), which is also located in the Barcelona Science Park (PCB), got together yesterday for a joint workshop to identify synergies and possible areas for collaboration.

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The event, which was held at the Institut d’Estudis Catalans in central Barcelona, opened with a presentation about IBEC from director Josep A. Planell and an introduction to the institute’s ‘flagships’, Nanomedicine, Intelligent Healthcare and Cell Bioengineering.

Throughout the day various group leaders and facility heads from both sides presented their research and took questions and comments, and the poster sessions and refreshment breaks allowed the participants to network further.