IRB Barcelona is to participate in the first edition of YoMo Barcelona by giving a Lego fluorescence microscope workshop on March 1.
It is a unique and creative project that brings the latest 3D imaging technology to schools, high schools and universities.
Julien Colombelli, co-inventor of the microscope and Core Facility Manager of the Advanced Digital Microscopy Laboratory, will be coordinating the workshop.
The positive public response to the "Futur" fund-raising campaign launched by IRB Barcelona towards the end of 2016 sets the stage for a new "IRB Barcelona Futur PhD Fellowship".
The fellowship will allow a young researcher to join an IRB Barcelona lab to do a 4-year doctoral thesis.
Research centres of excellence in Barcelona offer PhD fellowships to medical doctors.
Called PhD4MD, the programme allows medical doctors to carry out a three-year doctoral thesis on cancer, rare disease or neurodegenerative conditions.
He studies the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying the regulation of tissue growth during normal development, its proper functioning and the formation of a tumour.
The research collaboration will combine Merus’ Biclonics technology platform and unique cell and animal models at the Colorectal Cancer Laboratory led by Eduard Batlle to investigate the stroma.
Antonio Zorzano, group leader of the Complex Metabolic Diseases and Mitochondria Laboratory, heads the study.
The Ramón Areces Foundation has granted 120,000 euros for this 3-year project.
The Barcelona City Council acknowledges the relevance of his work for metastasis research.
ICREA researcher and group leader of the Stem Cells and Cancer Laboratory at IRB Barcelona receives an award for his work on cancer.
The prize acknowledges Salvador Aznar Benitah's contributions to transferring knowledge from basic to clinical research.
The project, headed by group leader and ICREA researcher Eduard Batlle, receives a 60,000-€ grant.
The study will test the effectiveness of immunotherapies to treat metastatic disease in advanced colorectal cancer.
Research will take place during the academic years 2017 and 2018.
IRB Barcelona organises a new year-long workshop in the life sciences within the series “Crazy About Science”, run by the Fundació Catalunya – La Pedrera.
“Crazy About Biomedicine” seeks to satisfy students’ interest in science and give them the chance to get a taste of what doing science in a top-class centre is like.