IBEC got another mention in El Periódico this week, when Victoria Englert, winner of the prestigious Intel ISEF prize of the Fundación Catalunya-La Pedrera, talks about her forthcoming internship in the Nanoprobes and Nanoswitches group.
Victoria, a student at Instituto Menéndez y Pelayo in Barcelona, was awarded the prize for her project “Communication Pathway between neurons by optogenetics”, which outlines a theoretical approach to restore communication between two neurons by means two different proteins, rhodopsin and luciferase, and without the use of neurotransmitters by using optogenetics. She will have the chance to test her theory when she spends time in Pau Gorostiza’s group in July.
The Intel ISEF prize, which is open to young people aged 12 to 30, consists of participation in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) in the United States, one of the largest and most prestigious pre-university research fairs in the world, where 1,500 young people from 65 countries will present their work to highly qualified visitors, including Nobel laureates.
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