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Francesc Posas and Modesto Orozco receive the 2018 ICREA Academia Award




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Academia Programme run by ICREA seeks to foster research excellence among professors at public universities in Catalonia.

On 30 April, the Minister for Business and Knowledge (Catalan Government), Àngels Chacón, presented the 2018 ICREA Academia Award to Francesc Posas, director of IRB Barcelona and head of the Cell Signalling Lab, and Modesto Orozco, head of the Molecular Modelling and Bioinformatics Lab. 

The ICREA Academia Programme was launched in 2008 with the aim to contribute to the intensification of the research carried out by university professors who are in a fully active and expansive phase of their research careers. The winners of the ICREA Academia Award, all of them professors at public universities in Catalonia, receive a substantial research grant for a period of five years. 

Of the 27 group leaders at IRB Barcelona, 15 are ICREA Researchers and 2 ICREA Academia Professors. ICREA recognition is a seal of quality and excellence, and these two new awards once again showcase the outstanding level of research excellence at IRB Barcelona.


About IRB Barcelona

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).