Public engagement media mentions

14 Mar 2018

TV3’s program "Els Matins" has interviewed Joan J. Guinovart, director of IRB Barcelona, about the alliance formed by the Severo Ochoa Centres and María de Maeztu Units (SOMMa) to promote excellence of science in Spain and safeguard its competitiveness.

Link to TV3

13 Mar 2018

La Vanguardia, El País, EFE, and ABC, among other media, have published an article about the creation of SOMMa, an alliance between Severo Ochoa Centres and Maria Maeztu Units. This initiative seeks to promote science of excellence in Spain and safeguard its competitiveness, thus increasing its impact, fostering collaboration and networking, and enriching the R&D system.

Link to La Vanguardia

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<p>Maria Macias, group leader of the Structural Characterization of Macromolecular Assemblies Lab</p>
9 Mar 2018

TV3’s "Telenotícies Vespre" has reported on women who occupy position in work environments historically dominated by men. They interviewed Maria Macias, group leader of the Structural Characterization of Macromolecular Assemblies Lab at IRB Barcelona, to talk about this situation.

Link to TV3

8 Mar 2018

The ABC newspaper has published an article about philanthropy in Spain and how more people are naming research centres universal heirs. The article mentions the €1.5 M bequest recently received by IRB Barcelona in support of research into cancer and metastasis.

Link to ABC

<p>Image: La Vanguardia</p>
6 Mar 2018

La Vanguardia newspaper has published an article congratulating the winners of the "Vanguardia de la Ciencia" Award. The third place went to the research done by Marc Claret, at IDIBAPS, and Antonio Zorzano, head of the Complex Metabolic Diseases and Mitochondria Laboratory at IRB Barcelona. This study, discovered that a small group of neurons communicates with the pancreas to regulate the release of insulin. This finding thus, represents an advance in the understanding of type 2 diabetes.

Link to La Vanguardia

<p>Image: La Vanguardia</p>
5 Mar 2018

La Vanguardia newspaper published an article about the winners of the "Vanguardia de la Ciencia" Award, organised by the same newspaper and the Catalunya-La Pedrera Foundation. A study by Marc Claret from IDIBAPS and Antonio Zorzano from IRB Barcelona revealing that a small group of neurons communicates with the pancreas to regulate the release of insulin got third place. This finding is an advance in the understanding of type 2 diabetes.

Link to La Vanguardia

<p>The overexpression of the gene Serpent in the Drosophila wing causes permanent overgrowth and it is sufficient to promote tumour development (Image: Kyra Campbell, IRB Barcelona)</p>
22 Feb 2018

La Vanguardia, EFE, La Sexta, RTVE, among other media, have published articles about the study by Jordi Casanova, at IRB Barcelona, that reveals that the same genes can activate tumour growth and metastasis and that therefore some tumours are conferred metastatic capacity from their very outset.

Link to La Vanguardia

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<p>Workshop "Drosophila Melanogaster, a small superhero in the fight against cancer"</p>
19 Feb 2018

The newspaper El Periódico has published an interview with Dani Infante, a physicist and cancer patient who organised the event "Al càncer, Donem-li recerca!" on the occasion of International Childhood Cancer Day. IRB Barcelona participated in this initiative through the workshop "Drosophila Melanogaster, a small superhero in the fight against cancer", aimed at students aged between 14-16.

Link to El Periódico (català)

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<p>Eduard Batlle, head of the Colorectal Cancer Laboratory at IRB Barcelona</p>
19 Feb 2018

TV3, RTVE, Rac1, La Vanguardia, and Ara, among other important media, have published articles about research led by Eduard Batlle, head of the Colorectal Cancer Laboratory at IRB Barcelona, on the effectiveness of treatments that enhance immune system function in colon cancer.

Link to ABC

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<p>ICREA reserach professor Eduard Batlle</p>
19 Feb 2018

The ABC newspaper interviewed Eduard Batlle, about his latest work published in the journal Nature, in which he has managed to cure colon cancer in mice by unblocking the immune system to act against the disease.

Link to ABC