Programes que promouen l’excel·lència educativa i fomenten les vocacions científiques
Does the fish that is sold at the market really belong to the specimen that it is told us? Do you want to be the first to catalogue new living organisms before they disappear forever?
The project “Taking a closer look at DNA: using sequencing to explore evolution and biodiversity” is included in the two-week excellence program Barcelona International Youth Science Challenge (BIYSC) of Catalunya-La Pedrera Foundation and offers the young students a great scientific challenge in a real research environment.
The students that apply for this project will design their own research project using leading molecular biology techniques with the aim of answering different scientific questions and to contribute to real science at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG). Anna Alcaine, Predoctoral Researcher at the CRG and one of the responsibles of this project, from her personal experience, encourages the young talented students to participate in BIYSC to promote their scientific career. The program also offers their participants the possibility to enjoy the company of peers that share their same passion for science such as Maria Grau and Cèlia Ventura, participants in BIYSC 2016, who express their enthusiasm for BIYSC and consider it as an open window for scientific research.
In this project you will be introduced to new concepts and methodologies in molecular biology to design your own research project based on the sequencing of fish species with the aim of identifying important variations for studying evolution and ecology. During your investigation you will generate real data that will be published in the international database “Barcoding of life”, which uses the taxonomic method of DNA barcoding, in order to be used by the entire researchers community.
Are you passionate about genetics, biology or molecular biology? Do you want to undertake your own research project being part of the scientific community?
Check all the information at www.biysc.org.