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BIST Newsletter                  No. 14 - October 30, 2019
Feature Stories 

Final days to register for the 2019 BIST Coference. Don't miss out!

If you have not yet registered for this year's BIST Conference, this is your final chance to do so. This third edition of the BIST Annual Conference will be focused on human health and attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the work of some of the world’s leading experts in optogenetics applied to neuroscience. You won't want to miss it. [+]

Send in your proposals for the BIST Ignite call for funding by December 3rd

Want to explore a novel research question or technological challenge in a new collaboration? Have an exciting multidisciplinary approach in mind? Get together with other BIST colleagues and apply to the 2019 BIST Ignite Programme by December 3, 2019. [+]

BIST centre IBEC and EMBL join forces

The Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), a BIST centre, and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) aim to strengthen future collaboration and have signed a 5-year agreement this month. The Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG), another BIST centre, also has an established a partnership with EMBL. [+]

ICFO researchers find a plethora of states in Magic-Angle Graphene

A team of researchers at The Institute of Photonics Sciences (ICFO), a BIST centre, publishes a Nature study that opens a realm of a new and richer physics that so far, no theory can explain, but which appears to be the origin of new phenomena. [+]

ICIQ researchers open up black box of heterogeneous catalysis

In a recent article published in Nature Communications, researchers at the Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ), a BIST centre, show a method that will make it easier to discover heterogeneous catalysts able to transform the non-edible fraction of biomass into valuable chemical products. [+]

ICN2 and Microsoft expand partnership in quantum computing research

The Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2), a BIST centre, is expanding its collaboration with the global network of Microsoft Quantum Labs in the context of Microsoft’s goal to develop a scalable quantum computer. [+]

Graphene and 2D materials break the limits of silicon technology

In a review published in Nature, researchers and collaborators of The Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO), a BIST centre, report on the current state, challenges, and opportunities of graphene and 2D material integration in silicon technology. [+]

Register for the EMBL-IBEC Winter Conference on Engineering Multicellular Systems, Feb 10-12

This conference, organized by the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), a BIST centre, and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), will focus on how engineering multicellular living systems is boosting our understanding of tissue and organ function. Register today! [+]

BIST launches new events page 

We want to keep you updated on events in Catalonia. We have launched a brand-new events page which features highlight events at BIST, the BIST centres, and other institutes in Catalonia. Check it out and help us build the page by emailing your institute's upcoming events to[+]

BIST is now on Instagram

We are excited to announce the launch of our instagram account. Follow us at @bistcommunity. Want to share something on the account? We will post relevant community stories! Just send an email to with:
1. Your photo(s)
2. Names of people/places/things appearing in the photo
3. Suggested caption
4. Your name, BIST centre, and instagram account (if you have one)
Hot off the Press 
Catalunya capta uns 200 centres tecnològics
(In Catalan via El Punt Avui)

UIC Barcelona inaugura el curs academic 2019-2020 
(In Catalan via UIC Barcelona)
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