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Meritxell Rovira: "In biomedical research nobody is good enough to know enough, and that is very fortunate"




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The Newspaper Nació Digital interviews Meritxell Rovira, visiting scientist in the Biomedical Genomics Lab at IRB Barcelona, about her research on pancreatic stem cells. The best of biomedical research is that "it is interdisciplinary: chemistry, medicine, and biology... Nobody is good enough to know enough, and that is very fortunate," she stresses. 

The interview also reveals a personal side to this scientist, as she explains what has learned about living with breast cancer.

Link to Nació Digital

About IRB Barcelona

The Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) pursues a society free of disease. To this end, it conducts multidisciplinary research of excellence to cure cancer and other diseases linked to ageing. It establishes technology transfer agreements with the pharmaceutical industry and major hospitals to bring research results closer to society, and organises a range of science outreach activities to engage the public in an open dialogue. IRB Barcelona is an international centre that hosts 400 researchers and more than 30 nationalities. Recognised as a Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence since 2011, IRB Barcelona is a CERCA centre and member of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST).