Public event on IBEC research into light-controlled drugs

SONY DSCAs Spain’s expert in optogenetics and optopharmacology, IBEC group leader Pau Gorostiza will be the star of the next “Diálogos por la Ciencia” event in Madrid next week.

An initiative of the Fundación “la Caixa”, “Diálogos por la Ciencia” are a new way of communicating science to the public, in which prestigious scientists with international recognition are interviewed live in front of a audience of the public by a renowned journalist.
ICREA research professor Pau, who heads IBEC’s Nanoprobes and Nanoswitches group, will talk about his work developing light-controlled drugs at the event in Madrid on 25th March.

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His interviewer will be Alipio Gutierrez, president of ANSI (Asociación de periodistas especializados en Salud).

“With “Diálogos por la Ciencia” we want to find a new way to present current research to society and promote scientific culture among citizens,” says Antonio García of the Fundación “la Caixa”. “Pau’s lab is making huge strides in optogenetics and optopharmacology, so we’re delighted that he’ll be taking part.”

The interview will be held in the auditorium of CaixaForum Madrid (Paseo del Prado 36. Tickets are €4.00 with 50% off for “la Caixa” customers. As the audience will be made up of members of the public, the subject matter will be general, addressing social issues without going too much into the specific details of the research.

This first season of “Diálogos por la Ciencia”, which is a brand new initiative which started in January, marks the International Year of Light. Previous interviews have featured Agustín González-Cano of the Escuela Universitaria de Óptica y Optometría of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (January 28), and Caterina Biscari, director of ALBA, the Spanish syncrotron (February 25). The last event in the season will feature Lluís Torner, director of ICFO, on 15 April.

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