BIST congratulates MMRES class 2019/2020 and welcomes class 2020/2021

The 2020 MMRES Annual Ceremony took place today to celebrate the graduation of the 2019/2020 cohort and to welcome the 2020/2021 incoming students of the Master of Multidisciplinary Research in Experimental Sciences.

The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST) recognised and celebrated the 22 graduates of the class of 2020 at the annual MMRES ceremony today, and welcomed the incoming 24 students starting the programme this month. The new BIST Dolors Aleu Graduate Centre (BIST-DAGC), a post-graduate centre created by BIST and affiliated to Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), was also publicly presented. The BIST-DAGC will host the MMRES starting this year.

The ceremony kicked off with an introduction by MMRES Co-Coordinator Núria Bayó Puxan (BIST) and a presentation of the BIST-DAGC by BIST Director General Gabriel Silberman. We also heard from Robert Sewell of ICFO (MMRES Co-Director), Ruben Vicente of DCEXS-UPF (MMRES Co-Coordinator), Roderic Guigó of CRG (MMRES Co-Director), and David Comas (DCEXS-UPF Director), all of whom voiced their congratulations for the outgoing class and welcomed the new students. The ceremony’s keynote speech was given by Renée Beekman, Group Leader at CRG, who talked about her research on gene regulatory mechanisms driving cancer development and offered some advice to the MMRES students on how to keep motivated while pursuing their scientific careers.