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Biology Olympiad students visit the institute

  • July 8th, 2024
The three participants of the Olympiads talk with the institute director.
The three participants of the Olympiads talk with the institute director.

A group of three finalists in the Biology Olympiads visited I2SysBio as part of the collaboration programme with the CSIC. For five days they visited the facilities and had access to the research being carried out.

In recent years the CSIC has collaborated with the organisation of the Biology Olympiads. After the regional phases of the competition, the brightest students who reach the final are offered the chance to carry out a short stay at a research centre. In the 2024 edition, three students visited the Institute for Integrative Systems Biology I2SysBio (a joint UV-CSIC centre) during the first week of July. After being welcomed by the management and having a general introduction to the centre, the students have been attended by technical staff of the institute who have commented on aspects related to biosafety. Throughout the week they had the opportunity to participate in the activities of various research groups in a wide range of subjects, such as virology, molecular biology, biotechnology and bioinformatics. They also had the opportunity to visit two companies in the Science Park, ADM-Biopolis and Darwin Bioprospecting Excellence.

The visiting students were Ainhoa Garrigós Hernández (IES Poeta Paco Mollá, Petrer Alacant), Marta Victoria Merino Bolet (IES Los Boliches, Fuengirola, Málaga) and Eric Iglesias Sanllehí (IES Francés de Aranda, Teruel). The favourable opinion of the participants in previous years and our commitment to society, especially with young people, encourage us to continue with this type of action.