Do you know your microbiota? Do you know how it has affected your health? Build the best bacterial neighbourhood to fight COVID-19
Bichindario is a gamma activity created within the framework of the #AnnualFoodAgenda project of EIT Food, in which a neighbourhood has been designed, consisting of the main microorganisms present in the intestinal microbiota.
The idea of this game is to raise awareness of the importance of intestinal microbiota in maintaining health and applying healthy lifestyle habits in a playful and attractive way, especially for future consumers.
In this adventure, concepts of microbiota, dysbiosis, pathogens and beneficial bacteria are explained, while participants help their microbiological colleagues to pass the tests of Bichindario.
In addition, as part of Science and Innovation Week 2020, we will look more closely at the relationship between intestinal microbiota and COVID19, explaining the interactions between intestinal health, immunity and the prevention of respiratory diseases.
Interactive activity aimed at schools in the Community of Madrid. It consists of talks given by researchers, competitions and a video game.
10:00am – 11:00am
12:00am – 1:00pm
2:00pm – 3:00pm
November 4th, 2020
High School students (ESO, Bachillerato and Ciclos Formativos)
Laura J. Marcos-Zambrano, Creator of Bichindario and Postdoctoral Researcher in the Computational Biology group at IMDEA Food where she leads the microbiome research area.
Sonia Wagner, Industrial PhD student at Baïa Food Co & IMDEA Foo
Maite Iriondo, Researcher at the Madrid Institute for Agricultural and Food Research and Rural Development.
Amaia Iriondo, Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute of Food Science Research (CIAL, UAM-CSIC).
Natalia Korda, Student of the master’s degree in Nutritional and Environmental Genetic Conditioning in Growth and Development (NUTRENVIGEN G+D Factors) at the University of Granada
Paula Guiu, Health Biologist by the University of Alcalá de Henares and Master’s in Food Research, Development and Innovation by the University of Barcelona.