Madrid is one of some 350 European cities that hosts every year a series of open-house events to mark European Researchers Night. Aimed at raising awareness and interest in science among the public at large, the initiative is being organized by the Madrid regional authority, through its department of Science, Universities and Innovation, and coordinated by the Madri+d Foundation.
Every year CNIO brings science to your home. 2020 edition has been celebrated on November the 27th, 2020, from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., with the activity Meet the scientists, be a scientist. We have shown our Centre, learnt about the day-to-day procedures, did an experiment (DNA extraction) and had the opportunity to interact with our scientists as a ‘speed dating’. The event was held online and we sent participants the materials and instructions for performing the experiment. There’s just one question that nobody knows how to answer: Who has the most fun, the visitors or the scientists? We are waiting for you!
The Eleventh European Night of Researchers in Madrid is an event funded by the European Union within the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Program through a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, under grant agreement number 953820.