Published in Nature Cell Biology (NCB), the study shows that the EXD2 protein is critical for the mitochondria, the cell’s powerhouses, to produce energy.
This protein was previously thought to be located in the cell nucleus and to be involved in DNA repair.
The results contribute to our basic understanding of mitochondria and suggest that EXD2 could be important for fertility and represent a potential target for cancer therapy.
The programme seeks to stir young people’s interest in science by allowing them to get involved in real projects.
"Crazy About Biomedicine" is part of an initiative run by the Fundación Catalunya - La Pedrera.
IRB Barcelona proposes activities targeted to a wide public audience during Science Week 2017.
The programme includes a visit by more than 100 school children to the centre, microtalks in pubs and debates on hot topics with well-known figures such as Andreu Mas-Colell and Isona Passola.
The activities offered by Science Week are included in the programme of the 1st ENABLE Symposium, aimed at young biomedical scientists, which will be held in Barcelona from 15 to 17 November.
From 15 to 17 November, the first international ENABLE symposium—which is fully booked—will bring together 300 PhD students and postdocs from all around Europe.
ENABLE is the first scientific symposium organised by and for young scientists and it includes scientific talks, a Career day and outreach activities.
The European Union will finance four ENABLE symposia in various European cities up to 2020.
The “IRB Barcelona Futur” fellowship is funded by donations given to the permanent fundraising campaign “Futur”, which supports the training of young scientists.
The first awardee is a 24-year-old student who graduated in Biomedicine and holds a Master’s from the University of Utrecht and the Gurdon Institute in Cambridge Cambridge.
ICREA research professor Eduard Batlle is featured in the “Meet Our Scientists” video entitled “Deconstructing colon cancer”.
The video presents IRB Barcelona's Colorectal Cancer Laboratory research, which is devoted to understanding the behaviour of colon tumours and propose new cures for patients.
IRB Barcelona is to participate in the two-week (10-21 July) scientific summer camp through the project “Drosophila melanogaster: a model to study human disease”.
This initiative is organised by the Catalunya-La Pedrera Foundation, in collaboration with first-class research centres all over Catalonia, including BIST centres.
On May 27-28, the Barcelona Science Festival will bring a hundred science activities to the Parc de la Ciutadella.
IRB Barcelona is to participate in the Festival by giving a talk on Network Medicine and holding two workshops for a wide range of public.
During 2017, five activities programmed by the Institute to promote scientific culture will be supported by the FECYT.