Each year in the spring, a multitude of entities join together to organize activities which bring knowledge related to science and technology closer to the public through an immense two-day encounter in the city of Barcelona. It is the Science Festival, coordinated by the Science Barcelona programme, which involves more than one hundred research centres, universities, companies, associations and teaching professionals every year.

Science Festival Workshop 2019
The CRAG booth at the 2019 Science Festival

CRAG has a long track record of participating in the Science Festival, offering hands-on workshops and talks for the general public. In the last edition, celebrated at the Parc de Recerca Biomèdica de Barcelona in June 2021 as part of the City and Science Biennial, CRAG offered an interactive talk entitled What is the origin of the vegetables we eat?.

In a different format than the usual due to the pandemic, IRTA researcher at CRAG Iban Eduardo explained how the plants we feed on have changed from the Neolithic to the present day, and how they could continue to change thanks to new gene editing techniques.

This activity added to the more than 100 proposals offered during the 14th Science Festival. The results of this great mutual effort of several actors in the scientific research sector, coordinated by the Barcelona Ciència programme (Barcelona City Council), are passed on to the thousands of citizens who visit the Festival each year, attracted by the wide range of activities for all types of audiences.

You can check the photos of the different Science Festival editions at the links in the More info section!