The AIDS Research Institute IrsiCaixa is already working on the second edition of its dissemination program, promoted jointly with the Obra Social "la Caixa".
Last year, about 700 students and teachers from Catalonia participated in classroom activities in Barcelona, Girona, Tarragona and Lleida. The acceptance has been the key to repeat and renew this educational proposal. Next year there will be more meetings in all the Catalan capitals and, if demand exceeds expectations, the calendar will be expanded. Also, in April a workshop will be held for the first time at the CosmoCaixa Madrid.
Another innovation of the next course will be roaming the workshop "HIV Vaccine Research experiments", which will hit Lleida, Tarragona and Girona, in addition to one at the CosmoCaixa Barcelona. Students will work with an actual vaccine candidate, with the same tools used by scientists in the IrsiCaixa laboratories located in the Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol in Badalona.
Teachers in 4th of ESO, Baccalaureate or Higher Vocational Training programs can benefit doubly. Not only can attend with their students to one of the workshops, they will also have the opportunity to update their scientific knowledge in a work session with researchers.
The program also offers the opportunity to work from the classroom with multimedia tools and educational proposals by IrsiCaixa dissemination website that invites students and teachers to participate and share their experiences.