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IDIBGI participates in the ‘Science in Team’ Fair

15 April 2024

The IDIBGI took part in the ‘Science in Teams’ fair organised by the Centre de Recursos Pedagògics del Gironès (CRP Gironès) on 13 April. During this event, the research groups in Cerebrovascular Pathology and Neurodevelopmental Disorders, together with the IDIBGI's Communication team, took part in the event, disseminating their research. Within the framework of the Fair, the ‘Myth or Science’ game, a dissemination initiative promoted by the IDIBGI with the collaboration of the FECYT, was also disseminated. The fun and informative day was attended by hundreds of people, most of whom were families and secondary school students.

The Neurodevelopmental Disorders Research Group (IDIBGI - IAS), led by Dr. Susanna Esteba, held different games and informative workshops about the neck and how it works, what chromosomes are and how human genetics works. They also invited attendees to participate in a workshop to put themselves in the shoes of a person with Autistic Spectrum Disorder.

On the other hand, members of the Cerebrovascular Pathology group (IDIBGI - Hospital Trueta) shared with the attendees their research related to stroke, and reminded them of the signs that indicate that a person is having a stroke and how to act, since stroke is the leading cause of disability in adults. In addition, the researchers held a workshop to explain what biomarkers are, and a game to identify the risk factors of stroke.

Thirdly, the event began to present the virtual game ‘Myth or Science’, an initiative promoted by the IDIBGI, which has been developed thanks to a grant for the promotion of scientific, technological and innovation culture awarded by the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT). This online game allows participants to explore scientific research and curiosities through well-known films, contributing to the dissemination of scientific knowledge in an entertaining and accessible way.

The ‘Team Science’ Fair was an invaluable opportunity to bring IDIBGI's biomedical research closer to the public, fostering dialogue and understanding on relevant topics in the field of health. We thank the organisers and collaborators, such as the CRP Gironès, for facilitating this encounter between science and the community.

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