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15 Jan 19

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Tot Barcelona, e-notícies and El Plural have published an interview with Begoña Cánovas, a postdoctoral researcher at IRB Barcelona, who, thanks to a grant from "la Caixa", has been part of the team of researchers that detected the protein that fuels the survival of a type of breast cancer. "The day they gave me the first fellowship, I couldn’t believe it. I felt great and my parents jumped for joy when they found out. When you see all the applications, you feel like it's a lottery and you think you have no chance of winning, but it's worth trying, "said Cánovas.

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Created in 2005 by the Generalitat de Catalunya (Government of Catalonia) and University of Barcelona, IRB Barcelona is a Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence, a seal that was awarded in 2011. The institute is devoted to conducting research of excellence in biomedicine and to transferring results to clinical practice, thus improving people’s quality of life, while simultaneously promoting the training of outstanding researchers, technology transfer, and public communication of science. Its 28 laboratories and eight core facilities address basic questions in biology and are orientated to diseases such as cancer, metastasis, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, and rare conditions. IRB Barcelona is an international centre that hosts 400 employees and more than 30 nationalities. It is located in the Barcelona Science Park. IRB Barcelona is a CERCA center, and a member of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST).