Talks & DEbates

Funding Science: experiences and challenges as a society


SciDF and FEBiotec, with the support of Spanish Association for the Advancement of Science (AEAC), organized this event to discuss how science is funded and what is the current situation that researchers find themselves. There is much talk of science, scientists and the lack of opportunities, but ... do we really know how scientists are today in this country? Researchers, policy makers and other professionals explained their experiences, the difficulties and opportunities they encountered, to give the audience a complete overview of the current situation.


  • Montserrat Dabán. Head of International Relations, Secretariat for Universities and Research of the Government of Catalunya. Scientific Director and Head of International Relations of BIOCAT (BioRegió de Catalunya).
  • Josep Dalmau. ICREA Senior Investigator, Director of the ‘Pathogenesis of immune-mediated neurological disorders’ Group at August Pi i Sunyer Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBAPS) and Professor of Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania.
  • Javier Ramón Azcón. Junior Group Leader at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalunya (IBEC).
  • Moderated by Sara Ricardo. Researcher at the Institute for Molecular Biology of Barcelona (IBMB-CSIC), Spanish Association for the Advancement of Science (AEAC), Marie Curie Alumni Association (MCAA).


Centre Cívic Can Deu. Plaça de la Concòrdia, 13. Barcelona




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