21 May 2015

Observing the movement of cells inside an organism, following the development of an embryo in vivo over two days, or seeing how synapses form between neurons are the challenges faced by  m

15 May 2015

The jury of the 11th “Premio Ciencias de la Salud” awarded by the  Fundación Caja Rural de Granada has unanimously voted to present the re

14 May 2015

The charity organisation “Vi per Vida”, headed by the Catalan  sommelier Xavier Ayala, is preparing its 4th wine-ta

11 May 2015

ELIXIR has been awarded €19 million from the EU to accelerate the implementation of Europe’s life-science data infrastructure over the next four years.

Media mentions

22 May 2015

Discovery of nanomolecular scale proteins and reconstruction of tissues in 3D—the most recent advances in microscopy

El Mundo & other media

Various media, including El Mundo, have echoed the European Light Microscopy Initiative (ELMI) international congress, which has gathered leading experts in microscopy this week in Sitges.

18 May 2015

A new strategy against the invisible enemy

El Magazine - La Vanguardia

Cristina Sáez, a journalist specialised in science, wrote this long article on Alzheimer’s disease, published in The Magazine of La Vanguardia.

15 May 2015

Second “Vi per Vida” charity wine-tasting event in Mollerussa

Segre - La Mañana & various media

Various Catalan media have echoed the presentation of the fourth “Vi per Vida” (“Wine for Life” in English) charity event, an initiative of renowned sommelier Xavier Ayala. This event will take place on Saturday 23 May in Mollerussa, Ayala’s hometown. The proceeds of this activity will once again be devoted to research in cancer and metastasis conducted at IRB Barcelona.

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Sònia Armengou
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Quick facts

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