Biomedicine, society and professional development

Welcome to the PRBB Intervals programme.

The PRBB Intervals programme is an interdisciplinary education programme for professionals working in the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB).

The culture and practice of science today is demanding and stressful, and rarely allows an opportunity for quiet reflection and dialogue. Apart from their research work, today’s busy scientists are engulfed in a constant pursuit of grants, publications and conference presentations.

Although scientists are passionate about science, the current pressured climate gives them few chances to participate in multi-disciplinary discussions about the meaning and implications of their work within the context of the scientific enterprise and wider society. Equally, scientists’ careers follow paths that prioritise acquiring scientific and technical expertise but give little attention to broader career skills, such as leadership, communication, self-management and team work.

It was the awareness of these constraints that led senior scientists, educators and managers in all the PRBB Institutions, to support the development of the PRBB Intervals Programme - an innovative training initiative that aims to break down disciplinary barriers and bridge learning gaps.

The PRBB Intervals programme is funded by the Consorci PRBB for all staff working in PRBB Institutions. Courses are not open to non-PRBB residents.

You can read more about the PRBB Intervals programme here.

If you have any questions or suggestions about the programme please do not hesitate to contact us.

Elinor Thompson,

Programme Director



The activities of the Intervals programme currently focus on the following themes:


PRBB residents can register for courses here: