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‘Out of the Box’, series of conferences on scientific investigation and art

During 2016, and for the third consecutive year, Banco Sabadell Foundation is collaborating with Centro Nacional de Investigación Oncológica (CNIO) [Spanish National Cancer Research Centre] in ‘Out of the Box’, a series of seminars included in the ‘Distinguished Seminars’ program with the objective of linking scientific investigation with the world of art and literature. In order to achieve this, the most influential intellectuals in the field of international scientific excellence will participate.

The objective of this cycle is to bring to the CNIO the most important researchers, get to know the results of the most recent investigation and exchange new ideas with the center’s scientists. The conferences will be held at CNIO headquarters, but they are generally open to the public and will be included in different media formats.


Ada Yonath, Premio Nobel de Química 2009

It is a prestigious program of scientific conferences in which, during the last few months, there have been very distinguished participants, such as Ada Yonath, the 2009 Chemistry Nobel Prize Winner, recognised for her pioneering work in crystallography to determine tridimensional structure and the function of ribosomes, protein factories within cells.

Ignacio Cirac, Premio Príncipe de Asturias de Investigación Científica y Técnica 20016
Or the Premio Príncipe de Asturias de Investigación Científica y Técnica 2016 [Prince of Asturias Prize for Scientific and Technical Research 2016], Ignacio Cirac, Spanish physicist, recognised for being a worldwide pioneer in the proposal and development of quantum information theory, a new 21st century science, which is the result of combining two of the most notable science creations of the 20th century.