Results about: Horizon 2020

Noves passes per combatre la reaparició del càncer

El laboratori de Modesto Orozco presenta a Chemical Communications una eina terapèutica per evitar la resistència als tractaments en càncer de mama.

L’eina s’ha testat en cèl·lules tumorals in vitro i ara cal validar-la en models animals per seguir avançant fins a esdevenir una teràpia vàlida per als pacients.

La genòmica es prepara per fer el salt a les tres dimensions

Els especialistes avancen cap al “Google Earth” del genoma, per veure en detall l’estructura que adopta l’ADN replegat dins el nucli, des de la resolució atòmica a la molècula completa.

La genòmica 3D ha de permetre revelar la capa oculta de la regulació dels gens i descobrir la causa de moltes malalties.

20 líders mundials en genòmica 3D es troben des d’avui i fins dimecres a Barcelona a la Conferència Barcelona Biomed de l’IRB Barcelona i la Fundació BBVA.

Getting ready to celebrate European science

The first ENABLE Scientific Symposium “Breaking Down Complexity: Innovative Models and Techniques in Biomedicine”, is gearing up to welcome more than 250 young researchers to Barcelona from 15 to 17 November. The Symposium is mainly organised by and for PhD students and Postdocs from four international institutes, including IRB Barcelona. Covering a wide range of topics, from synthetic biology to translational medicine, the event will involve eight high-profile invited speakers, 16 short talks and 100 posters presented by attendees, and will offer opportunities for career development and outreach initiatives.

A new tool to enter the era of multiscale genomics and dynamic chromatin

Scientists in the Multiscale Complex Genomics (MuG) Consortium are working on new cloud-based computational infrastructure to support and improve the existing genome analysis tools. The beta-version of the Virtual Research Environment (VRE) was presented for the first time in Cambridge in April. MuG is a Horizon 2020 project coordinated by IRB Barcelona Group Leader Modesto Orozco.

“If you want to be successful in obtaining a grant, broaden your portfolio when you are a PhD student”

How can young scientists obtain funding to continue their research as postdocs? IRB Barcelona’s Research and Academic Administration Department is here to help them. In the most recent workshop they organised, “How to be successful in your postdoctoral fellowship application”, held on 12 July, in vivo approached the Irish chemist Eimer Tuite, Senior Lecturer in Biophysical Chemistry at Newcastle University (UK), and evaluator of Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA) to learn some tricks that might be useful for young researchers interested in applying for one of these grants.

IRB Barcelona goes full on open access

Open access is the future of scientific publications. The EU's H2020 funding and the 2011 Spanish Science Law require scientists to make their research freely available. In May, the Institute signed an agreement with the University of Barcelona that gives IRB Barcelona access to their repository. Ignasi Labastida, a physicist by training, works at the Learning and Research Resources Centre (CRAI) at the UB and is in charge of the University's open access activities. He explains the importance of the repository, and what to do to make sure researchers' scientific production is freely accessible.

“ENABLE is an exciting challenge for young researchers”

One of the faces behind EU Horizon 2020’s ENABLE (European Academy for Biomedical Science) project is that of Clara Caminal, Head of the Academic & International Scientific Affairs Office. She sees the coordination of this European project as “a great success” for the Institute and “a significant achievement” in her career. She is convinced that taking part in the organisation of scientific conferences, the focus of ENABLE, will be “a tremendous experience” for young researchers. “It'll be an opportunity for them to gain valuable experience in organising an international symposium with European partners,” she adds.

Europa impulsa amb tres milions d’euros la genòmica tridimensional

L’IRB Barcelona coordina un projecte Horizon2020 en bioinformàtica per posar ordre en el camp emergent de la genòmica 3D.

La genòmica 3D ofereix informació de l’estructura que adopta l’ADN replegat dins la cèl·lula, com varia en el temps i per resposta a condicions cel·lulars.  Modesto Orozco, coordinador: “La visió 3D ens ha de permetre relacionar millor els canvis al genoma amb les patologies associades, perquè amb la informació 1D, tot i ser rellevant, no n’hi ha prou.”

L’objectiu a tres anys vista és oferir un paquet de mètodes i bases de dades integrades per guardar i processar els estudis en genòmica 3D.

El consorci europeu el comprenen sis institucions internacionals líders en el desenvolupament de metodologia i visualització de genòmica 3D.