The CSIC president visits the centers in Catalunya

8 September 2022

Eloísa del Pino visited some of the CSIC centers in Catalunya to meet the staff and discuss the needs and challenges of the institutes. She has been able to tour emblematic infrastructures such as the IMB-CNM Clean Room and the Nanoquim and Nanbiosis platforms at ICMAB; or the Automated X-ray Crystallography Platform at IBMB.

On 5 and 6 September, Eloísa del Pino met with the management teams and staff to discuss the immediate needs and challenges of each center. She was accompanied by the Vice-President for Organization and Institutional Relations, Carlos Closa, and the CSIC’s Institutional Delegate in Catalunya, Lluís Calvo.

On Monday, 5 September, the president visited the Institute of Economic Analysis (IAE), the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB), the Institute of Microelectronics of Barcelona (IMB-CNM), the Institute for Research in Artificial Intelligence (IIIA) and the Institute of Space Sciences (ICE-CSIC), all on the UAB campus.

In Barcelona, the president visited the Institute of Advanced Chemistry of Catalonia (IQAC-CSIC), the Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDAEA-CSIC); Geosciences Barcelona (GEO3BCN), the Institute of Biomedical Research of Barcelona (IIBB) and the Institute of Molecular Biology of Barcelona (IBMB), on Tuesday, 6 September.

From left to right: Carlos Closa (Vice-President for Organization and Institutional Relations), Teresa Moreno (IDAEA-CSIC Director), Eloísa del Pino (CSIC President), Jesús Joglar (IQAC-CSIC Director), and Lluís Fajarí (CID-CSIC General Manager)


Eloísa del Pino was appointed president of CSIC last June. Among her objectives is the priority to reinforce the role of CSIC as an effective instrument of science policy and to undertake the necessary reforms immediately to strengthen the public science system. Among her team’s first measures is the implementation of the CSIC SIMPLIFICA plan to simplify the organization’s administrative procedures.

This is not the first time he has visited the institutes of Catalunya. She was already there last July 2022, when she visited the Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM) and met with all the directors of the centers.

The CSIC is present in Catalunya through 21 centers. It has advanced facilities and infrastructures, such as the Micro and Nanofabrication Clean Room of the IMB-CNM, where chips are produced; the Automated X-ray Crystallography Platform of the IBMB-CSIC; the Nanoquim Platform of the ICMAB, to produce nanostructured materials; and the Soft Service laboratory of the ICMAB, which is part of the NANBIOSIS Platform for the production of bio and nanomaterials.

Mercè Fernández – CSIC Catalunya


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