CReSA participates in the program “Research with RecerCaixa”

The initiative is driven by the Associació Catalana d’Universitats Públiques (ACUP) and the Obra Social “La Caixa” within the frame of the RecerCaixa Program, which granted research projects being developed at universities and research centers throughout Catalonia.

Dr. Nitu Pagès, researcher of CReSA, participated in the presentation act of the activity “Researches with RecerCaixa!”. The act counted with the presence of more than 450 5th and 6th primary school students around Catalonia. The young students will take advantage of the initiative by making research works teams, with tutoring classes at school and the technical guidance of a group of researchers working in the same field than the students will have to investigate.

The initiative has been presented in CosmoCaixa Barcelona and in CaixaFòrums of Girona, Lleida and Tarragona with the purpose of encourage scientific vocations, teamwork and the interest for the research at the school. It is included in a group of actions of the program RecerCaixa that the ACUP and the Obra Social “La Caixa” drives with the objective of making public all the research activities carried out in Catalonia. 

The researchers are expected to advice an average of 50 to 75 students in his projects and will keep a regular contact with the teachers in charge for the research works in each school along the academic course 2013-2014. One of these researchers is Dr. Nitu Pagès, the responsible for the study “Transmission and incidence of emergent diseases transmitted by mosquitoes in Catalonia”, one of the projects from RecerCaixa program, Health topic, that started in 2010.

News ACUP (in Catalan)

Contact with the responsible researcher:

Dr. Nitu Pagès
Responsible for the CReSA research line on Arboviruses and arthropod vectors
Phone no.: 93 581 43 42
Fax: +34 93 581 44 90 
Edifici CReSA. Campus de la UAB
08193 Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Vallès) Spain

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