To encourage the values of research and scientific vocations among young people, the Department of Research and Universities has produced the video “Una recerca GENial a l’IDIBELL“.
The video, hosted by YouTuber Juliana Canet and aimed at boys and girls in secondary education and the last cycles of primary education, takes a tour of the research carried out at the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL).
The video gives voice to several IDIBELL junior and senior researchers: Marta Pineda, Álvaro Carmona, Mireya Plass and Cecilia Velasco. They accompany Juliana on a visit to the institute. They will discover genes and genetics, basic and applied research, and how one cannot live without the other.
“Una recerca GENial a l’IDIBELL” is the second video in the RECERCLIPS collection for disseminating research and promoting interest in science among young people from the Department of Research and Universities. Each year a new video of the series will be produced, which will focus on a research center or large scientific-technical infrastructure of the Catalan system. The first RECERCLIP was dedicated to the ALBA Synchrotron and the properties of matter at the atomic and molecular scale.
The Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL) is a biomedical research center created in 2004. It is participated by the Bellvitge University Hospital and the Viladecans Hospital of the Catalan Institute of Health, the Catalan Institute of Oncology, the University of Barcelona and the City Council of L’Hospitalet de Llobregat.
IDIBELL is a member of the Campus of International Excellence of the University of Barcelona HUBc and is part of the CERCA institution of the Generalitat de Catalunya. In 2009 it became one of the first five Spanish research centers accredited as a health research institute by the Carlos III Health Institute. In addition, it is part of the “HR Excellence in Research” program of the European Union and is a member of EATRIS and REGIC. Since 2018, IDIBELL has been an Accredited Center of the AECC Scientific Foundation (FCAECC).