The project presented by Ernest Giralt (IRB Barcelona) and Jordi Vila (ISGLOBAL) has been awarded € 260,000.
Of the 214 projects that applied for funding, 36 were selected on the basis of the evaluation of 103 scientists.
This is the third time that the IRB Barcelona researcher has received funding from “La Marató”.
On Monday 22 October, the Dolors Aleu Hall registered a full house, with more than 170 people gathering to celebrate the long and successful career of Joan J. Guinovart. Authorities, current and former members of the Board of Trustees, scientific collaborators, family members, representatives from philanthropic institutions, members of IRB Barcelona, and former students accompanied the founder and former director of the institute during 13 years on this special occasion. Indeed, due to interest in the event, it was retransmitted by video streaming in an annex hall. In total, more than 200 people rendered tribute to a life dedicated to biochemistry and science outreach.
The projects address breast, lung, colon, prostate and melanoma cancer.
25 non-profit organisations working in the fields of social welfare, the environment, and biomedical research and associated with the LegadoSolidario.org campaign inform the public about the possibility of including a donation to a cause or charity with which they identify.
According to data from 2015, only 1% of wills made in Spain included a charitable bequest.
IRB Barcelona has been awarded two ERC PoC grants to optimise and validate tools with potential clinical applications.
Angel R. Nebreda’s project seeks to develop treatments to reduce the cardiotoxicity caused by chemotherapy.
Eduard Batlle’s project will build a biobank of mouse tumour organoids with the aim to contribute to the treatment of patients with advanced colon cancer.
A project headed by Antonio Zorzano at IRB Barcelona has been awarded funding from the BBVA Foundation to explore a possible link between ageing and cancer.
Called MitoFuss, the project focuses on the mitochondrial protein Mitofusin 2.
Manuel Serrano, ICREA researcher at IRB Barcelona, is the subject of the next video in the Meet Our Scientists series: “Killing zombie cells”.
In the video, Serrano talks about the work undertaken in his lab to find compounds that can remove damaged cells from the body.
The scientist Roger Gomis receives funding from the “la Caixa” Foundation for a project devoted to metastatic breast cancer.
BIYSC 2018 starts with 90 students from all over the world.
IRB Barcelona receives today eight students that will participate through the workshop "Drosophila melanogaster: a model to study human disease".