The welcome ceremony to participants of the Spend the summer at the Park! program was held today, Wednesday, July 1.
The aim of this initiative –organized annually by the Barcelona Science Park (PCB)– is to bring research closer to students of any university in the world through their participation in projects currently being carried out in research groups, research centers and companies based at the PCB.
CRG, ICIQ, ICN2,ICFO, IFAE and IRB Barcelona come together in this new institution.
The Barcelona Institute emerges as one of the leading scientific institutes in Europe, ranking fourth in the number of ERC grants awarded per volume of researchers.
Its Board of Trustees is formed by non-profits and renowned international scientists including Profs. Rolf Tarrach (Chair), Joan Massagué, and Ignacio Cirac, among others.
The Barcelona Institute will promote joint research strategies, transfer of technology, and graduate programs.
Over 60 attendees participated today at the 6th edition of the «Career progression in science – Options beyond the bench», held at the auditorium of the Parc Científic de Barcelona (PCB).
In the conference “Drosophila as a model in cancer”, to be held from 15 to 17 June in Barcelona, IRB Barcelona and the BBVA Foundation bring together a select group of leading scientists that use the fruit fly for cancer research.
This fly can be used to study specific types of tumour, ranging from leukaemia to brain tumours, and complex processes such as metastasis or the wasting syndrome (extreme muscle weakness) associated with cancer. In addition, Drosophila has proved to be an excellent tool for drug screening in vivo.
Nobert Perrimon is among the invited speakers. From his lab at Harvard, he has performed one of the largest screenings of molecules in flies in search of new anti-tumour applications of drugs that have already been approved by the FDA.
Special mention is also given to the participation of Sam Jackson, from the National Center for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research, a British organisation that promotes and supports the use of invertebrate models, such as Drosophila, for cancer research.
The two organisations sign agreements concerning scientific and educational matters.
The Catalan delegation headed by Biocat includes thirty-seven companies and 7 research organizations.
Organised by companies in Reus, these prizes are given in recognition of esteem and excellence of individuals working in various fields.
This June, Roger Gomis will start a study on a protein that confers tumour cells the capacity to colonise and to become resistant to treatment.
The international charity has awarded funding to 27 of the more than 700 projects presented.
The two-day workshop is part of the Teachers and Science programme, organised by the Catalunya-La Pedrera Foundation. This year’s programme will involve the participation of nine research centres from around Catalonia
The overall objective is to improve science teaching in order to increase scientific vocation among students
The IRB Barcelona workshop is dedicated to biomedical research with fruit flies
Over the last 45 years, cancer survival has tripled, and for certain types of cancer, such breast tumours, it reaches 90%.
Elena Sancho gives an informative conference at the CCCB Museum on research perspectives for cancer and metastasis that will lead to an increase in survival.