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Researcher López-Bigas calls for a national pact for science




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Several media have reported on the presentation ceremony of the ‘Doctores Diz Pintado’ National Cancer Prize, in which Núria López-Bigas, head of the Biomedical Genomics Lab at IRB Barcelona, received her award. During the event, López-Bigas called for all political parties to sign "a national pact for science involving long-term decisions". 

According to the scientist, "Governments are in power for short period of time, 4 years at the most, but science is a long-term national and social investment and it must not be conditioned by which party is governing or if we have new elections”.




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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).