As part of our Outreach activities, last week, together with other researchers at Institut de Neurociències (INc), the QuintanaLab participated in the INc-Open Doors Day 2017.
20 high school students aged 15-17 visited our laboratory and learned firsthand what a scientific research laboratory is like and how the research is carried out. We explained them an overview of our research in mitochondrial disease and showed some basic practical lessons in genotyping and protein electrophoresis. They look really interested (and actually they asked a lot of questions!!). We hope we awakened their innate curiosity!
They had a very tight schedule visiting other laboratories at the INc. Still, they were very grateful to have the opportunity to visit all of us and they gifted us with very creative and funny drawings!!
As it can´t be otherwise, we thank them back for their visit and especially for their interest in science and research. Hopefully, we passed them on our passion and dedication for science. We look forward seeing some of them joining in the exciting world of scientific research in the future!!!