Many treatments against cancer, such as TRAIL, aim to trigger a type of cell death known as apoptosis.
A team at IRB Barcelona, headed by Antonio Zorzano, has demonstrated that the protein TP53INP2 induces apoptosis in chemotherapy treatments.
Through the campaign called #MetastasisChallenge, the centre aims to raise €5 M over the next four years.
Metastasis is responsible for 90% of deaths from cancer, and this campaign aims to rally social support for research in order to speed up discoveries.
It’s a joint initiative of IRB Barcelona, the Barcelona Supercomputing Center and the Centre for Genomic Regulation.
“StarLife” is funded by the Catalan Government, through the European Regional Development Fund, and by ”la Caixa”.
The Pfizer Foundation has awarded the IRB Barcelona scientist a prize within the “Basic Research” category.
Gloria Pascual, a member of the Stem Cells and Cancer lab, will receive €10,000 to continue her research
From 12/02 to 12/03, the Artist in Residence, Ayse Güll Süter, will be exhibiting her work: “Art made of Science-Microspheres” at the Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site (Recinto Modernista de Sant Pau).
This project has been done in collaboration with the Fundación Quo Artis, the Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site, and IRB Barcelona.
Awards for outstanding creation, research and production developed in Barcelona
The Barcelona City Council acknowledges the impact of his studies in cancer and metastasis
The research focuses on the CPEB4 protein, a key molecule in the development of this neurological disorder.
The award is a joint initiative of La Vanguardia and the Fundació Catalunya-La Pedrera.
The breakthrough made by researchers at IRB Barcelona allows the study of the role of each molecular component in the stability and conformation of DNA crystals.
The new molecular simulation techniques are expected to reduce the time and cost of obtaining crystals in the laboratory.
From 7 to 11 February, the general public will have the opportunity to participate in activities related to ageing, nanoscience and climate change, among others.
IRB Barcelona will be taking part in the Biennal event through three initiatives that target the public.
The IRB Barcelona scientist received the award during the opening ceremony of the academic year of this institution.