During the event, IRB Barcelona received the second donation for research into cancer and metastasis from the “Vi per Vida” charity.
The third video of IRB Barcelona’s series “Meet Our Scientists” is devoted to ICREA researcher Maria Macias, who describes her field as “exciting and understandable”.
Her research focuses on determining protein structures that have the potential to improve drug development
On Saturday 9 April, Mollerussa will host the 6th “Vi per Vida” (Wine for Life) wine-tasting event, which is being organised by the charity organisation “Vi per Vida” for 300 people.
The charity organisation has already received the support of five public entities, 22 wineries, 14 companies, and 31 celebrities from the world of arts and sport and the restaurant sector.
Registrations are open for the Barcelona International Youth Science Challenge, to take place 11-22 July.
Young scientific talent will work with IRB Barcelona scientists to learn about computational biology, big data and computer drug design.
The IRB Barcelona group leader and ICREA Professor has been recognized in the category of preclinical research for his contributions to the understanding of colon cancer.
Since 2002, these awards have recognized excellence in biomedical research in Spain.
It is a three-year project that forms part of the “Escoles Tàndem” (Tandem Schools) Programme promoted by the Catalunya-La Pedrera Foundation.
It is the first tandem between a research centre and a primary school.
The school curriculum will be designed around biomedicine.
The Tandem Programme aims to improve academic results, provide added value to schools, and strengthen social cohesion.
The company concludes a 2.2 million € round led by ”la Caixa” through Caixa Capital Risc. Also participating in the operation were Ysios Capital and Fundación Vila Casas.
Inbiomotion, a spin off founded by IRB Barcelona's group leader, Roger Gomis, develops diagnostic products for predicting risks that cancer patients may suffer bone metastasis.
The second video, "Magical Choreography" (02:52), is devoted to Xavier Salvatella, ICREA researcher and holder of an ERC grant, awarded in 2015.
This biophysicist studies protein folding using the Androgen receptor as a model—a receptor linked to Kennedy disease —a rare neurodegenerative condition —and also to prostate cancer.
His research could lead to new drug treatments for both conditions. "Doing what we do is an honour but also a responsibility," says the scientist.
Centres of excellence in biomedical research in Barcelona offer five fellowships as part of the new edition of the predoctoral programme in biomedicine for physicians, PhD4MD.
The initiative allows physicians to embark on a three-year research project on topics such as cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, fertility, and AIDS vaccines.
Thanks to the collaboration among research centres, the studies will address two distinct facets of biomedicine: basic molecular research and more applied clinical work.
The goal is to speed up the transfer of technologies developed in the six BIST research institutes to the marketplace.