ENABLE is the result of the joint efforts of an international team of young scientists endorsed by four renowned Eureopean Research Institutes and an innovative scientific communication agency. All this is possible thanks to the funding of the European Commission.

Organising committee

The partners

IRB Barcelona is a world-class research center devoted to understanding fundamental questions about human health and disease. It was founded in October 2005 by the Government of Catalonia and the University of Barcelona. The Institute’s missions include conducting multidisciplinary research of excellence at the unique interface between biology, chemistry and medicine, providing high-level training in the biomedical sciences to staff, students and visitors, driving innovation through active technology transfer to the benefit of society, and actively participating in an open dialogue with the public through a series of engagement and education activities.

The mission of the Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences (RIMLS) is to achieve a greater understanding of the molecular mechanisms of disease. By integrating fundamental and clinical research, the institute obtains multifaceted knowledge of (patho)physiological processes. To have a significant impact on healthcare, these findings are translated into diagnostics, therapeutics and personalized treatment strategies. The multi-disciplinary approach to research in molecular life science is reflected in an established RIMLS Graduate School with a dedicated 2-year research honours MSc degree in Molecular Mechanisms of Disease and a follow-up 4-year PhD program.

Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research (CPR) was established at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen to promote basic and applied discovery research on human proteins of medical relevance. CPR aims to assemble protein-related technologies with revolutionary potential for understanding the complex wiring of biological systems and disease processes. The vision of the Center is to be the world’s leading center in integrative protein technologies and their application to accelerate understanding of the biological processes underlying health and disease. This is achieved by developing integrated protein technology platforms and management systems for large heterogeneous data to advance the understanding of complex protein networks in fundamental biology and disease, educating the next generation of top-tier protein scientists and becoming an unmatched global partner in protein research.

SEMM is a private foundation established in 2001 by a joint ministerial decree of three Italian Ministries, Health, Treasure, and Education, Scientific and Technological Research. The mission of the Scuola Europea di Medicina Molecolare (SEMM) is to promote the training and research of young scientists within emerging sectors of biomedicine. SEMM operates within research centers of excellence bridging together higher education and front-line research training. Science covers virtually every aspect of modern Cell Biology and Molecular Biology, both from the basic and applied research points of view. SEMM manages in agreement with the University of Milan and Naples, a PhD program in Systems Medicine which includes 5 curricula: Molecular Oncology, Human Genetics, Computational Biology, Medical Nanotechnology and Foundations of the Life Sciences Bioethics and Cognitive Sciences and a post doc program SIPOD.

Scienseed is a science communication agency based in Madrid, Spain. The company specializes in the development of communication strategies to maximize the impact of science in the general public and other relevant sectors, using video, graphic design and animation, videogames, social media campaigns, public engagement and training activities. Since 2014 Scienseed has been collaborating with research institutions and innovative companies to make their science visible. The company is currently part of three large European consortia.

The organising committee

Every annual ENABLE event will be organised by a group of young researchers from all four partner scientific institutes.
Meet the organising committe of the Barcelona 2017 event!


Ambra Dondi
Giovanni Giangreco
Elisa Magistrati


Gianmarco Di Mauro
Gemma Turon
Sanja Zivanovic


Elja Louer
Wouter Verdurmen
Helena Xicoy


Alexander Hogrebe
Teresa Ho Lai Fong
Meeli Mullari


Project funded by the European Commission under grant agreement 724115