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Nearly 100 people participate in the activities of the European Researchers' Evening

School children, university students and families visited Cima to learn about the researchers' work .

03 | 10 | 2022

About 100 people participated on Friday in the activities organized by the Science Museum and the Cima University of Navarra, on the occasion of "The European Night of Researchers". Schoolchildren, university students, and families came to Cima to learn first hand what is the research and some areas of work of the scientific institution.

The "Speed Dating" -talks of 5 to 10 minutes- were given by Cima researchersMarisol Aymerich, from the Neurosciences Program, Arantxa González Miqueo, from the Cardiovascular Diseases Program, Carmen Berasain, from the Hepatology Program, and Puri Fortes, from the Gene Therapy Program. In this modality of meeting informative, the researchers faced challenge to explain the complex science they perform every day at laboratory to an audience of all ages. For more than an hour, they answered questions as varied as how many times the heart beats a day or what are the latest researches in the cure of Parkinson's disease or Alzheimer's disease.

Attendees were also able to enjoy a battery of experiments at Chemistry conducted by volunteers from the Science Museum. Experiments were conducted on fluorescent, phosphorescent and photochromic substances, pH change, iridescence, and thermochromic objects.

Next, the scientist from Cima,José Luis Lanciego, from the Neurosciences Program, gave the session "Put your brain at test " where researcher explained some curiosities about how the brain works and challenged the attendees to solve some mental games.

At the end, the attendees were invited to participate in the guided tours that will take place during Science Week in mid-November.

European Researchers' Night