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.
Ernest Giralt is to give a public conference at the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona on Tuesday 29 September at 19h.
In front of a non-specialized audience, he will present the innovative research being done to overcome the blood-brain barrier and to provide drug treatments for neurological diseases.
Raúl Méndez, ICREA researcher at IRB Barcelona, coordinates a 5-year project in collaboration with IDIBAPS and the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona
The AECC has also awarded a postdoctoral fellowship to Isabel García Cao to study colon cancer resistance to treatment
On Tuesday 22 September, Carlos Romero, a 44-year old from Sant Esteve Sesrovires, Barcelona, will swim across the Strait of Gibraltar in support of IRB Barcelona’s Oncology Programme.
In April, he launched the campaign Nadar contra corriente (Swim against the current) to raise awareness of the project, which is backed by supporters, companies and businesses in the area.
The music video, seen by more than one million viewers, has received the Best Fundraising Campaign award as well as the Jury's Grand Prize by the Spanish Association of Fundraising.
The two centres will promote the exchange of PhD students and foster scientific collaboration.
Meritxell Teixidó and Núria Bayó, researchers at IRB Barcelona, have completed the first stage of the LLAVOR (seed) Programme aimed to support innovation
The researchers recommend the experience “for 99% of scientists”
The appointment of the Director marks the launch of the new institute, a scientific initiative involving CRG, ICIQ, ICN2, ICFO, IFAE and IRB Barcelona
As of September, she will be responsible for promoting interdisciplinary research strategies, tech transfer, and international graduate training with the six centres that compose the Institute
The Barcelona Institute is one of the main scientific institutes in Europe and it seeks to contribute to strengthening the Catalan research system
The European Research Council awards 45 scientists with grants to commercialize their research results
The grant, worth up to €150,000, cover costs of activities to verify the innovation potential of Nebreda’s ERC Advanced Grant-funded project
Nebreda will study new breast cancer therapies
BIB includes 25 organisations, among these universities, research centres, hospitals, large scientific facilities, companies, and others, in addition to 23 organisations that are currently in the process of joining.
The first governing board is formed by the chair Dr. Ana Ripoll (UAB), secretary Dr. Arcadi Navarro (UPF), and treasurer Dr. Alfons Nonell (Mind the Byte).
This association seeks to engage all the member organisations in initiatives and dynamic collaborations in advanced research, knowledge transfer, and training, in order to position Barcelona and Catalonia as an international reference in bioinformatics.
BIB will tackle the challenge of big data in the field of health science and agro-food sectors, such as for personalised medicine and precision agriculture.
The first of BIS’s initiatives has been the design of pioneering studies in Spain: the technical training of information technology technicians with an orientation for bioinformatics, which will be launched in 2015-16, and the first interuniversity degree in bioinformatics in the Catalan university system, expected to start in 2016-17.