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IDIBGI participates in the Pint of Science to bring research to Girona bars

20 May 2024
  • The scientific dissemination initiative, sponsored by IDIBGI, combines science and leisure at the Ateneu Salvador Catà, Dolma Lounge and Saratoga Cafè bars.
  • Researchers Emma Bonamaisó Nogué and Franscisco José Ortega presented topics related to mental health and obesity.

The international Pint of Science festival returned to Girona on 13, 14 and 15 May, bringing local science to Girona's bars. The research of the Institute for Biomedical Research of Girona (IDIBGI) was present at the event thanks to two presentations on mental health and obesity. Once again, the IDIBGI sponsored the Pint of Science.

Firstly, Emma Bonamaisó Nogué, pre-doctoral researcher of the Mental Health and Addictions group (IDIBGI - IAS) talked about the family environment in times of crisis and how the pandemic affects suicidal behaviour. His study focuses on how they perceive communication and relationships in the environment to improve prevention and treatment in young people who have tried to harm themselves.

On the other hand, Dr. Francisco José Ortega, a consolidated researcher in the Nutrition, Eumetabolism and Health group (IDIBGI - CIBEROBN) explained how the functioning of the fatty tissue of our body can lead to a greater likelihood of becoming malnourished. His research focuses on analysing the lipocyte in order to search for new strategies to tackle health problems in obesity.

Dissemination of the game Mite or Science

During the Pint of Science sessions in Girona, we also took the opportunity to disseminate the ‘Myth or Science’ game, thus giving the public the opportunity to learn about this initiative and, through it, discover IDIBGI's research.

‘Mite o ciència’ has become a virtual journey where you can explore, in a flat and entertaining way, different lines of research and curious facts related to the centre's research. This is a scientific dissemination project that the IDIBGI has been able to promote thanks to a grant for the Promotion of Scientific, Technological and Innovative Culture, awarded by the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) of the Ministry of Science and Innovation.

Congratulations to the organisation of Pint of Science Girona for making this successful edition possible! We look forward to coming back next year and continuing to bring research closer to the public!


The Institute for Biomedical Research of Girona Dr. Josep Trueta (IDIBGI) carries out translational research to improve people's health and care. IDIBGI is organised into 23 research groups divided into five scientific areas (Cardiovascular and Respiratory, Metabolism and Inflammation, Neurosciences, Oncohematology and Mental Health) that bring together more than 400 people, including health professionals and basic researchers, in the Girona region.

The IDIBGI is a public foundation made up of the Generalitat de Catalunya, the Institut Català Salut (ICS) Girona, the Institut d'Assistència Sanitària (IAS), the Institut Català d'Oncologia (ICO) Girona, and the Universitat de Girona. It has been a CERCA centre (Research Centres of Catalonia) since 2005.


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