The renowned scientist joins the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) after 13 years at CNIO, funded by the “la Caixa” Banking Foundation and by the Government of Catalonia's ICREA programme.
Manuel Serrano will study how damaged tissue is repaired and search for therapies based on regenerative medicine for the treatment of diabetes and other diseases.
From cancer to tissue repair, from CNIO to IRB Barcelona
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.
Prof. Joan J. Guinovart, founder-director of the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) since October 2005, plans to step down from this position early in 2018.
On May 13, IRB Barcelona will be holding its Open Day, from 10:00 to 15:00, and almost all the places have been reserved.
Audiences of all ages will visit the laboratories, participate in workshops, and attend informative talks at the Institute, which is located in the Barcelona Science Park.
In the video "Looking for a needle in a haystack", ICREA researcher at IRB Barcelona describes her work at the front of the Biomedical Genomics laboratory.
The group’s interests range from deciphering the basic biology of cancer to the development of useful tools for the diagnosis and personalised treatment of patients.
ACCIÓ awards the Institute’s Innovation Department with the quality seal TECNIO and two VALUNI grants for technology transfer projects
The 8th “Vi per Vida” (“Wine for Life” in English) will be held for 300 participants on Sunday 7 May in Mollerussa and will cost 10 euros per person.
The event aims to raise funds to support research into cancer and metastasis conducted at IRB Barcelona.
This fundraising initiative draws public attention to the importance of scientific research.
Croatian scientist Fran Supek is launching his Genome Data Science (aGENDAS) laboratory.
aGENDAS is starting this April and will promote the research in Big Data, an strategic area also for the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST).
With this new group, the Institute now hosts 24 laboratories and seven core facilities.
The announcement took place during the BIST Founding Conference on Friday 31 March at the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona.