In our lab we are committed to scientific communication and public awareness.
We truly believe that getting closer to the society is imperative and make an effort to do so.
General Public Activities
Public Activities Throughout the Years
European Researchers Night
The European Researchers’ Nights have been organized every September since 2005. Some of the past events have received national prizes. In 2015, the event celebrated its 10th anniversary. In 2017 about 1.1 million citizens and over 21 000 researchers took part in these scientific events.
The events showcase what researchers really do for society in interactive and engaging ways, promoting research careers to young people and their parents. Fight cancer, stop global warming, prevent hunger and drought, invent devices for disabled people, and make human life easy in space! This could be the fascinating, life-changing daily work of the faces behind science who you can meet at the European Researchers’ Night. With family, friends, your school or on your own, become a scientist for the evening and participate in science activities – great entertainment is guaranteed!”
The commitment to disseminating our activities, raising awareness about science, and promoting scientific culture are some of the core values of the CNIO and its researchers. The Centre is one of the institutions participating in the European Researchers’ Night, which is being held in 340 European cities as part of the European Union Horizon 2020 Programme.
This event is part of the CNIO’s science outreach strategy, mainly channelled through the Dean’s Office, the WISE Office (Women in Science Office) and the CNIO & the city project.
The European Researchers’ Night is being promoted by the Department of Education, Youth, and Sport in the Autonomous Community of Madrid, and is being coordinated by the Fundación madri+d. The project is funded by the EU Framework Programme for Research & Innovation, Horizon 2020 – Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions – under grant agreement number 721631.
CNIO & The City
“CNIO and the City” is the educational outreach project sponsored by CNIO with support from the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) and the pro bono foundation Obra Social “la Caixa.” It sets out to stimulate a creative mindset and encourage students of secondary school age to consider the sciences as a career path, by interacting with them directly and providing their teachers with tools and materials to inspire and motivate the entire educational community.
If you are a student residing in the Madrid Autonomous Community, our EDUCACNIO program may prove of interest, as it allows one to participate in hands-on learning activities such as:
- Laboratory Immersion
- My First Science Project
And if you are a teacher at the Upper Secondary or Vocational Training levels, you might want to take a look at FORMACNIO, where you can update your familiarity with the basics of biology and scientific research in general, with particular emphasis on cancer research.
Our lab has been actively participating in this wonderful initiative since the very beginning, receiving students in our lab for one week, to know more about CNIO, how we work daily in the laboratory, participating in our experiments, lab meetings, seminars, etc.
As shown in the first picture, Maria was one of the first researchers at CNIO supervising one of our visitor students, Nerea, from Madrid.