In an ever-changing world, our goal is to serve a society that is continuously demanding innovative and sustainable knowledge-based solutions to tackle diverse challenges from climate change to health crises. To this end we endeavour to share knowledge and data, inform society, and reach globally.
Among outreach activities performed by our researchers are school visits. They allow us to demonstrate to schoolchildren the everyday lives of scientists working in biochemistry, biophysics, and neuroscience, inspiring them to pursue a STEAM career.
Our scientists participate in annual Zientzia Astea event (the Science, Technology and innovation Week), organized by the University of the Basque Country. Its talks, workshops and interactive activities connect our researchers with the lay non-expert audience.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, our scientists have contributed at various levels, from the modeling of the epidemic to improving the detection protocols, helping to understand the virus and develop strategies.