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IDIBGI welcomes almost 200 people at the Open Day

12 February 2024

The Girona Biomedical Research Institute Dr. Josep Trueta (IDIBGI) held an Open Doors Day on Friday 9 February. Almost 200 people were able to learn about biomedical research first hand by entering the laboratories of the Parc Hospitalari Martí i Julià (Salt).

More than forty IDIBGI volunteers, most of whom are researchers at the centre, explained several of the projects being carried out in areas such as metabolism, stroke, sleep apnoea - with the INNOBICS-SAHS project and the La Marató project -, respiratory cardiovascular diseases, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome in the Spiomet4health project, neurodevelopmental disorders, prostate cancer with the ProCAncer-I project, paediatrics, mental health - sharing the OPADE project-, and they were also able to learn about the Biobank and how it manages biological samples.

A draw was held among the registered attendees for a book copy of the children's story Les Aventures de la Bio i la Medi, an IDIBGI initiative with Pilarín Bayés and Martí Gironell as authors. It has been promoted thanks to the Joan Oró grant from the Catalan Foundation for Research and Innovation.

The conference was held as part of the Day of Women and Girls in Science. In the last year, the IDIBGI has doubled the number of female researchers leading a research group, from 3 to 6, out of a total of 23 groups. The centre admits that there is still a lot of work to be done, which is why we are implementing an Equality Plan with more than 20 specific actions, in order to continue advancing towards equal research.


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