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Salvador Aznar Benitah receives the “Constantes y Vitales a la Investigación biomédica y la Prevención en salud” Award




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Salvador Aznar has been distinguished in the “Young Talent in Biomedical Research” category

Constantes y Vitales, the Corporate Responsibility campaign run by laSexta and the Fundación AXA, has granted  ICREA researcher Salvador Aznar Benitah, head of the Stem Cell and Cancer Laboratory at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), the Young Talent in Biomedical Research Award, which provides 100,000 euros to ensure the continuity of his  work.

The team headed by Aznar Benitah pursues several lines of research, all of which focus on the study of adult stem cells, addressing questions such as their relation with circadian rhythms and metastasis. 

The “Constantes y Vitales” Award acknowledges Aznar Benitah’s exceptional career in science, reflected by his more than 30 publications as principal investigator in prestigious international journals such as NatureScience and Cell.

Diana Domínguez, PhD student in the Stem Cell and Cancer Laboratory, has collected the award on his behalf from Silvio González, CEO of Atresmedia, in a presentation held in Madrid and chaired by Mamen Mendizábal, ambassador of the initiative.

The “Constantes y Vitales a la Investigación biomédica y la Prevención en salud” Award seeks to foster and pay tribute to the research efforts of scientists in Spain and recognize their efforts in promoting health.


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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).