Junior group leader Pere-Roca Cusachs is set to take part in the second Pint of Science event next week, a science festival that will take place simultaneously in a dozen countries all over the world. In its own words, Pint of Science aims to “bring some of the most brilliant scientists to your local pub to discuss their latest research and findings with you”.
At 20:00 on Monday 23rd May Pere will giving his talk, “Mecanobiologia: quan amb química no n’hi ha prou”, at Bacanal Café on c/Sepúlveda 164, as patrons enjoy a pint – or, more likely, a caña. He will share the evening with Salvador Aznar Benitah (ICREA -IRB), who will be talking about “Células madre, relojes biológicos y envejecimiento”. Other scientists taking part in the three-day event this year – which will take place at several venues including the Michael Collins pub, Mau Mau and the BlackLab Brewhouse – include researchers from ICFO, ISGlobal, the UB and the UPC.
Last year’s event, the first to be held in Barcelona, saw Xavier Trepat and Laura Casares give hugely well-attended talks on “The forces that drive cancer cells” and “Cell, the force be with you” at the Café de les Delícies in Raval.
Pint of Science, which was established by postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers at Imperial College in 2012, will take place over three days simultaneously in 12 countries: the UK, Ireland, France, Italy, the USA, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Austria, Germany, South Africa, and of course Spain, where Pint of Science is supported by FECYT and the Sociedad Española de Neurociencia (SENC).
One of 21 Spanish cities taking part, Barcelona’s Pint of Science event has the support of the Associació Catalana de Comunicació Científica (ACCC), the Comunitat de Recerca Estratègica en Salut Mental (CORE Salut Mental), ISGlobal–CREAL, and the Fundació Catalana per a la Recerca i la Innovació (FCRi).
If you’d like more information, visit the Pint of Science website, and please come along to support Pere on Monday!