Salvador Aznar-Benitah has received a grant in the AECC Project category.
Two postdoctoral fellowships have been awarded to researchers Magdolna Djurec and Erika López Arribillag.
We work in some of the most advanced research institutions in our country, recognized with awards and certifications of excellence, employing world-class scientists and participating actively in the international science arena. As such, we are well placed to know the science behind climate change. Likewise, we also have a direct duty to ensure that our scientific conclusions revert back to our society.
We are both privileged observers and human beings inhabiting this planet. We therefore feel compelled to preserve nature and issue the following statement in connection with the Global Climate Strike actions that are taking place around the globe.
On 16 September, the ”la Caixa” Foundation presented the 79 grants for national and international research and innovation projects of excellence—among these four projects from the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona).
Among the beneficiaries of funding from ”la Caixa”, IRB Barcelona researchers Eduard Batlle and Raúl Méndez obtained two grants from the call for research projects in biomedicine and health, Meritxel Teixidó received a grant from the CaixaImpulse Programme, and Enrique Marcos was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship.
Characterised by a central theme “Questions for the future”,...
Ana Janic received her PhD in 2011 after completing her her doctoral studies in Cayetano González’s Cell Division Laboratory.
The jury for the prize acknowledged the outstanding quality of Ana Janic’s contributions to science, and her seniority along her career.
The new institution will represent and give visibility to young scientists, preferably from the field of experimental sciences
Personal chronicle of the day by Tanya Yates
Although the event itself is not due to start till 10 am, at 7 am a small group of sleepy people from the Communications Department (including me) are already busy with the logistics of the event. Bit by bit, our eager “crazies” (different generations of our Crazy About Biomedicine programme for secondary school students) start to arrive, PhD students turn up to organise the multiple stands in the Science Fair, admin staff take up duties at the registration desk… it’s 10 am. I love punctuality!
People start to trickle down the street. It’s...
It is estimated that one in four people will require brain treatment at some point. While there are drug candidates for most diseases of the brain, the blood-brain barrier (BBB) poses an impassable obstacle for most of these compounds and a bottleneck for the delivery of drugs that could cure these patients.
In the Peptides and Proteins Lab at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), Dr. Meritxell Teixidó headsa line of research that, after 10 years, has led to the development of a technology called Gate2Brain. This patented technology consists of three...
Ona Therapeutics, a spin-off from IRB Barcelona and ICREA, has been founded by researchers Salvador Aznar-Benitah and Valerie Vanhooren after receiving investment from Sabadell Asabys.
Based at the Barcelona Science Park, the company focuses on the development of a new drug for the treatment of metastatic cancer.
The Sabadell Asabys Fund, which belongs to Asabys Partners, has invested € 1.5M into the company in order to start a venture round that could reach € 20M.
Academia Programme run by ICREA seeks to foster research excellence among professors at public universities in Catalonia.
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.