The renewal of the award, announced last October, brings with it 4 million euros of funding of the next four years.
David Vilchez did his PhD at IRB Barcelona, and since 2013 he has headed a lab in Germany, where he has obtained a prestigious “ERC Starting Grant”.
These short interviews seek to raise awareness of scientific leaders at the institute, increase the visibility of biomedicine, and attract talent.
This year’s Crazy about Science Programme, organised by the Catalunya – La Pedrera Foundation, will be officially launched on Friday at the Món Sant Benet Monastery in an event that expects to bring together 600 people.
This award recognizes his thesis, which addressed the use of shuttle peptides to overcome the blood-brain barrier.
The work in colon cancer by Dr. Enza Lonardo has been selected through an open competition and external evaluation following the quality standards of the Spanish Cancer Association (ACCC).
This study seeks to find a way to slow down the development of the disease and unravel the metastatic mechanism.
Each year the “Carmen Lavigne Hinojosa” Award for Research dedicates 60,000 euros to cancer research projects of excellence performed in Spain.
IRB Barcelona is to coordinate a Horizon2020 bioinformatics project that seeks to lay the groundwork for the emerging field of 3D genomics.
3D genomics provides information about the structures adopted by folded DNA inside a cell and about how they change over time and in response to alterations in cell environment. Modesto Orozco, the coordinator of the project says, “The 3D perspective will allow us to better relate changes in the genome with the corresponding diseases, because although 1D information is relevant, it falls short.”
Over three years, the project aims to provide a set of methods and integrated databases that can be used to store and process the data deriving from studies devoted to 3D genomics.
The European consortium comprises six international leading centres in method development and visualisation in 3D genomics.
Around 400 people gathered in a charity wine-tasting event to raise funds for metastasis research conducted at IRB Barcelona.
IRB Barcelona participates in the fifth edition of the programme “Teachers and Science”, an initiative of the Catalunya-La Pedrera Foundation.