Barcelona Biomedical Research Park Open Day 2014 - Outreach talk & DNA sweets station (catalan)
As part of the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB) Open Day in October 2014 I gave a talk in catalan aimed at explaining current challenges in anticancer drug discovery from the very basics of drug action and the historical discovery of the first chemotherapy until more state-of-the art research that I carried out as part of my PhD to understand the complex mechanism of action of PARP drugs. I also took part in the station where the basics of DNA were explained to children of a wide range of ages that they could then take home! Yummy!
Xerrada de divulgacio cientifica on introduia els conceptes basics de com funcionen els farmacs contra el cancer, revisavem una mica el descobriment historic de la quimioterapia i introduia tambe la recerca duta a terme durant el meu doctorat sobre el complex mecanisme d'accio dels farmacs PARP. Podeu descarregar la presentació aquí.
Participation - Il.lustraciencia, International award on scientific illustration (2014)
Organised by the Catalan Association of Scientific Communication, Il.lustraciencia aims at disseminating the importance of science illustration and pushes it in all its forms, supporting science illustrators and rewarding them through the convening of the International Award for Scientific Illustration. In this contest, I joined forces with the french Illustrator Julia del Mar to illustrate my publication in Oncotarget. The resulting artwork is entitled "Choose the red pill (against Cancer Magister)" and it shows the different crab-killing effects of drugs that should be having the exact same effect as they are from the same class. As we showed in our paper, drugs of the same class can have different off-target effects... Il.lustraciencia blog post.
Second prize PRBB Intervals Best Science Presenter 2013 (english)
I was awarded the second prize in a contest to present your science to a broad scientific audience giving a very short talk. website