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A 24-year-old student wins a PhD fellowship funded by donations


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Various media, among them El Punt Avui, Ara and ABC, pick up on the award of the first “IRB Barcelona Futur” fellowship, which stands out for being funded through donations made to the centre.

Elena Meléndez, a 24-year-old student, is the first awardee.

Link to ABC

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The Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) pursues a society free of disease. To this end, it conducts multidisciplinary research of excellence to cure cancer and other diseases linked to ageing. It establishes technology transfer agreements with the pharmaceutical industry and major hospitals to bring research results closer to society, and organises a range of science outreach activities to engage the public in an open dialogue. IRB Barcelona is an international centre that hosts 400 researchers and more than 30 nationalities. Recognised as a Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence since 2011, IRB Barcelona is a CERCA centre and member of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST).