At the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST) Board of Trustees meeting, which took place on June 26 in Barcelona and was chaired by Andreu Mas-Colell, Gabriel M. Silberman was appointed new General Director. The incorporation of the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) as a new member of the Foundation was also approved.
The L'ORÉAL-UNESCO For Women in Science Program opens the call for its 2017/18 Research Awards. In this edition, five prizes will be awarded, each of 15,000 €, to the Research Centers that support the projects developed in the center by Spanish women scientists during the year 2018.
The March for Science, the largest global march to support politics based on research and evidence, will take place in more than 500 cities around the world on April 22, 2017, which coincides with the International Earth Day. In Spain, the March for Science will take place in Barcelona, Girona, Madrid, Sevilla and Granada.