Last July, we hosted Emma Catini, a participant from the "Joves i Ciència" programme by Fundació Catalunya La Pedrera. She had the opportunity to collaborate with our students developing biomaterials for oncological applications.
In particular, Emma worked on the development of patient-derived tumoroids by using artificial extracellular matrices based on hydrogels. At the conclusion of her research stay, she presented her final project at ICMAB-CSIC.
"What I enjoyed the most about this month at ICMAB was the working environment. Although I am very grateful to have access to the centre's facilities and to learn about the group's projects, what I liked the most was feeling part of the research group: the feeling of being welcomed and integrated," said Emma about her experience. "I am very grateful for having had the opportunity to acquire knowledge of the project in which I participated and for having been able to observe first-hand what it means to be a scientific researcher."