Manuel Serrano awarded the Severo Ochoa Prize for Biomedical Research

Manuel Serrano, group leader of the Cellular Plasticity and Disease laboratory at IRB Barcelona.

Manuel Serrano, group leader of the Cellular Plasticity and Disease laboratory at IRB Barcelona.


The Ferrer Research Foundation acknowledges the various perspectives of his research into cancer and aging.

Manuel Serrano, group leader of the Cellular Plasticity and Disease Lab at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) and ICREA Research Professor, has received the Severo Ochoa Prize for Biomedical Research for his work "Tissue damage and senescence provide critical signals for cell reprogramming in vivo".

Organised by the Ferrer Research Foundation, this award was contended by a total of 15 outstanding candidates and went to Manuel Serrano “for being one of the greatest authorities in the understanding of aging from different perspectives (cancer, metabolism and regeneration)”. The prize will be delivered on May next year in Madrid.

The selection jury was made up of the members of the Foundation's Scientific Committee: Francesc Jané Carrencá (Autonomous University of Barcelona), Enrique de la Morena (Fundación Jiménez Díaz), Joan Rodés Teixidor (IDIBAPS); Ciril Rozman (University of Barcelona), Margarita Salas Falgueras (CBMSO) y Miquel Vilardell Tarrés (Autonomous University of Barcelona).

Manuel Serrano joined IRB Barcelona in May 2017 with the support of the Obra Social "la Caixa".

 

More information: https://www.ferrer.com/es/fundacion/premios-severo-ochoa

 

About IRB Barcelona
Created in 2005 by the Generalitat de Catalunya (Government of Catalonia) and University of Barcelona, IRB Barcelona is a Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence, a seal that was awarded in 2011. The institute is devoted to conducting research of excellence in biomedicine and to transferring results to clinical practice, thus improving people’s quality of life, while simultaneously promoting the training of outstanding researchers, technology transfer, and public communication of science. Its 25 laboratories and seven core facilities address basic questions in biology and are orientated to diseases such as cancer, metastasis, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, and rare conditions. IRB Barcelona is an international centre that hosts 400 employees and 32 nationalities. It is located in the Barcelona Science Park. IRB Barcelona forms part of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST) and the “Xarxa de Centres de Recerca de Catalunya” (CERCA).