A guest post by Andreea Munteanu, a researcher at the CRG. Mid April saw the celebration of the first Barcelona STEAM conference on the premises of CosmoCaixa. STEAM stands for STEM + A (Arts). “But what is STEM?”, many people, friends and family, have asked me. It is an acronym referring to the academic disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics. This term was coined 15 years ago by the National Science Foundation from United States to designate the necessity of an integrated science education in schools. This need was the result of a wide-spread concern about the decline of science education and … Continue reading Fostering science interest in children: STEAM conference in Barcelona
In this sort video the physicist Jordi Garcia-Ojalvo, at the Department of Health and Experimental Sciences of the University Pompeu Fabra – located at the PRBB in Barcelona – talks about his group’s studies on circadian rhythms and other biochemical oscillations … Continue reading Science at PRBB: Jordi Garcia Ojalvo’s Dynamical Systems Biology lab (CEXS-UPF)
Guillaume Filion, a researcher at the CRG, reflects on why, despite all the problematic issues with bioinformatics (the variety of incompatible file formats and the difficulty in replicating results, amongst others) it still matters. Read the full post in his blog “The Grand Locus”. Continue reading Why do bioinformatics? By Guillaume Filion.