The charity organisation headed by the sommelier Xavi Ayala, from Mollerussa, is to organise its 5th charity wine-tasting event for 450 people on 28 November in Calella.
For 5 euros, participants will have the chance to taste 6 wines from various DO (Designation of Origin) regions of Catalonia.
Tomorrow, Thursday 5 November at 19h, Joan Guinovart will give a public talk on the keys to a disease that has become an epidemic of the XXI century.
It has been known for 100 years that the brain is protected by thousands of tight capillaries that form a barrier—a defence mechanism but also an obstacle to the use of promising drugs to treat diseases affecting the central nervous system.
Ernest Giralt: “This barrier is responsible for the low success rate of new drugs to enter the brain. We now have the strategies to overcome it.”
20 pioneering scientists present their latest research on the barrier and the breakthroughs in therapeutic shuttle transporters that target the brain in the Blood-Brain-Barrier Conference, an event organised by IRB Barcelona and supported by the BBVA Foundation.
One of the latest results is a shuttle based on bee venom developed at IRB Barcelona.
Today the Ministry of the Economy and Competiveness has announced that the Severo Ochoa Award given to 8 centres in the first call in 2011 has been renewed for another four years
The award brings with it another 4 million euros (1 per year) for IRB Barcelona
The National Bioinformatics Institute (INB) acts as the Spanish scientific node and coordinates the partner institutions. These comprises CNIO, CRG, UPF, BSC and IRB Barcelona
On Monday 26 October, the “Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona” is to host an IRB Barcelona scientific symposium chaired by its director, Joan J. Guinovart, and the president of the External Advisory Committee, Joan Massagué.
The programme for the 10th Anniversary Symposium combines scientific talks in the morning and sessions addressing science-related topics in the afternoon—the latter including an institutional session with members of IRB Barcelona’s Board of Trustees, Health Minister Boi Ruiz (chair) and Dídac Ramírez (vice president), rector of the University of Barcelona. This will be followed by two round tables involving high-profile public figures.
The candidates selected in the first call of the advanced training programme PhD4MD for physicians have just joined the initiative
Over the next three years, they will carry out translational research projects and split their time between basic research centres and in hospitals
2015 Prisma prize for best video for "doing away with the stereotypes of scientists, and for its originality and bravery" according to the jury
For the next three years he will serve as president of the International Union of Biochemists and Molecular Biologists, an organisation that brings together biologists and biochemists from 77 countries.
During his acceptance of the presidency, Guinovart said, “it is a great honour to chair the Union” and that he will work steadfastly to strengthen the Union around the world.