Mediterranean Science arrives at the Port of Valencia on the European Research Night

A large sample of the best science that is done on the shores of the Mediterranean disembarks this Friday, September 29, in the Port of Valencia. The University of Valencia and the city join the celebration of the European Researchers- Night, the largest scientific dissemination event on the continent, with more than thirty activities to bring science closer to all audiences. It will be in Shed 2 of the Port, with free entry, in the morning and afternoon. The organisation of the event is carried out by two projects with European funding, MedNight and Science GTS, where important scientific and academic institutions in the city participate.

The European Researchers’ Night is a scientific dissemination project promoted by the European Commission within the Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions of the Horizon Europe program, which has taken place simultaneously in almost 400 European cities since 2005. In Valencia, the main event is held in the Port thanks to the collaboration of the MedNight projects, with the participation of the Higher Council for Scientific Research ( CSIC ) and the health research foundations Fisabio and INCLIVA , and Science GTS, where the Universitat de València and the Polytechnic University of Valencia are located.

Among the proposed activities, the attending public will be able to learn how the largest particle accelerator in the world, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, works; turn your cell phone into a microscope and learn about the world of bacteria that promote the health of our body; learn healthy habits through food and sports; extract DNA to solve a mystery; or witness a choreography that fuses circus and science in tribute to the discovery of the structure of DNA, the blocks that support life.

Other planned workshops invite us to discover what is inside a plant; to become Indiana Jones with Archaeo-Science; to connect the oceans through new technologies and hunt viruses; to know the power of light, enter the 3D world or take care of the environment by playing; to discover how our lungs work and to implant cells... All workshops are free and can be visited from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, September 29. It will take place in Shed 2 of the Port of València (Marina Real Juan Carlos I, s/n, 46024).

The event is organised by the MedNight and Science GTSEuropean projects.MedNight has the participation of 10 consortium institutions: FISABIO, INCLIVA, CSIC, MUDIC, El Kaleidoscopio, SciCo Cyprus, the University of Messina, the Kadir Has University of Istanbul and the European Association of Women Rectors (EWORA), under the coordination of SciCo Greece. Science GTS is a consortium made up of seven public universities and other organisations: Jaume I University of Castellón; Polytechnic University of Valencia; University of Valencia; University of Alicante; Miguel Hernández University of Elche; Polytechnic University of Cartagena; University of Murcia; Seneca Foundation; Institute of Health and Biomedical Research of Alicante (ISABIAL); and ATAMA, Communication and Strategy Agency. Both projects have received funding from the European Commission within the Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions of the Horizon Europe program.

For the Valencia event, both consortia have the collaboration of the Valencia City Council, the Marina of Valenciaand the La Fe Health Research Institute.

Previous activities

As activities prior to the great Mediterranean science festival in the Port of València, on Tuesday, September 26 at 7:30 p.m., a new session of "Science and Beers" will be held, a fun session of scientific monologues organised by the Fisabio Foundation with the support from the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT). Researchers from the CSIC, UV, UPV and Incliva participate in this session prior to the European Researchers Night. Admission to attend is free until capacity is reached and will take place at La Fábrica de Hielo (José Ballester Gozalvo street, 37, València).

The following day, September 27, the INCLIVA headquarters (Avda. Menéndez Pelayo 4 acc. València) hosts the colloquium Scientists at the forefront of European health research. In this inspiring meeting, INCLIVA researchers who lead or participate in European projects will share their experiences, motivations, and achievements. The audience will be able to learn how they have promoted innovative research and how their work is transforming the way we understand and address health challenges in Europe. Starting at 1 p.m., with free entry upon registration.

European Researchers’ Night

2023 Mediterranean Researchers’ Night Valencia. MedNight - Science GTS

Location:Shed 2. Marina de València (C. Marina Real Juan Carlos I, s/n, 46024 Valencia).

Date: Friday, September 29.

Hours: From 10:30 a.m. to2 p.m. (preferably students) andfrom 16 to 20 hours.

Free admission

Where are the genes? Institute of Biomedicine of Valencia (IBV)

Discover how a particle accelerator works. Institute of Corpuscular Physics (IFIC)

The bacteria we eat. Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology (IATA)

Curiosity is the fuel of science. Institute of Chemical Technology (ITQ)

What is inside a plant? Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology of Plants (IBMCP)


CSI Laboratory: Identify the culprit through DNA testing

The vinegar fly: in search of a cure for diseases

How to do science without setting foot in the laboratory

Grow healthy

Fisabio Foundation


Microscopic life

Discover what a Biobank is (in collaboration with INCLIVA and the Valencian Network of Biobanks)


Polytechnic University of Valencia

The power of light.Chemistry Department

A world in 3D. Higher Technical School of Geodetic, Cartographic and Topographical Engineering

Between bridges and shopping. Higher Technical School of Civil, Canal and Port Engineering

A physics laboratory in your pocket. Higher Technical School of Design Engineering

Take care of the environment while you learn by playing.UPV FACSA-FOVASA Chair

Why don’t bridges and buildings fall? ICITECH Institute

University of Valencia

Make tour slime. Institute of Molecular Science of the University of Valencia

The rainbow of red cabbage. Institute of Molecular Science of the University of Valencia

The sorting salt (shaker).Institute of Molecular Science of the University of Valencia

Virus hunters.Institute of Molecular Science of the University of Valencia

Connected oceans: new technologies for marine conservation. Cavanilles Institute of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology

La Fe Health Research Institute

Put the organelle in the cell

Plating cells

Lungs in action

Activity: From project to project and I keep going