Nature Medicine publishes a pioneering study about a protein that regulates the expression of hundreds of genes that have a crucial role in the progression of pancreatic cancer, gliomas and possibly many other kinds of tumor.
Today the Minister of Science and Innovation, Cristina Garmendia, has presented the distinctions to the directors of the awarded centres.
The Ministry of Science and Innovation gives an INNCIDE award to the centre’s strategic technology transfer project.
This initiative is a practical course on cell biology that aims to improve science teaching in secondary schools.
ICREA invites experts from the fields of biology and pharmacology to
Barcelona to discuss modern medicine based on biological interaction
The Israeli researcher and another eight scientists from leading
international centres in biomedical research join an initiative that
will attract 170 international PhD students to Barcelona.
As part of the 16th Science Week, which is being held this year from the
18th to the 27th of November, the Institute for Research in Biomedicine
(IRB Barcelona) participates in a series of scientific dissemination
activities organized by the Barcelona Science Park (PCB): open house
sessions “Come and do an Express Doctorate!” and the cycle of
scientific workshops “Do Research!”.
Awarded by the European Research Council and providing funding of
around 2 and 3 million Euros over five years, ERC Advanced Grants are
given to a limited number of senior scientists.
The multidisciplinary project awarded within the category of
Physical Sciences and Engineering is specialized in chemistry and
computational biology, structural biology, biophysics, and
bioinformatics and will have direct applications in several fields of
biomedicine, such as the regulation of gene expression, and epigenetic
• Current drug design is based above all on static “images” of target
macromolecules, a powerful approach but one that is not realistic
enough on occasions.
• New experimental techniques and computational simulation now
allow researchers to see protein movements at relevant time-scales in order to gather information about their function.
• Twenty international experts in several techniques will
discuss the future of the field in a new Barcelona BioMed Conference
involving 150 participants.
The Severo Ochoa Award involves the allocation of four million euros to each of the eight institutes honoured with this distinction