Betevé Notícies interviewed Núria López-Bigas, group leader of the Biomedical Genomics Lab, about the role of women in science. The interview was part of a report for the “International Day of Women and Girls in Science”.
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The scientific journal Nature Genetics has dedicated a "News and Views" article to the latest study by the ICREA researcher Núria López-Bigas, published in November. The article analyses the results according to which the mechanisms of DNA repair are more efficient in the region of the genes that contains the information necessary to produce proteins.
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La Vanguardia, Europa Press and Biotech-Spain, as well as El Mundo's Innovadores supplement, have dedicated some lines to the ENABLE symposium. In addition, The International Union of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (IUBMB) has highlighted this event on the cover of its November newsletter. The symposium, which was held from November 15 to 17, was complemented by various activities aimed at the general public. The ENABLE symposia series aims to train the next generation of leaders in biomedicine, establish a sustainable network of young researchers and achieve dialogue on science with society.
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Various media, including Diario Médico and Madri+d, have echoed the study led by the ICREA researcher Núria López-Bigas, which shows that the mechanism of DNA repair is more efficient in the regions of the genes that contain the information required to produce proteins.
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A study published by IRB Barcelona in Nature Genetics demonstrates that the error (mutation) surveillance and repair system shows greater efficiency in the protein-coding regions of genes.
“It is a great honour and it strengthens my commitment to continuing my research with the highest standards,” says the IRB Barcelona group leader.
Eight IRB Barcelona group leaders are currently members of the European Molecular Biology Organization.
Several media have echoed the election of Núria López-Bigas, ICREA Research Professor and group leader of the Biomedical Genomics Lab at IRB Barcelona, as European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) Member.
EMBO has announced the membership of 65 new outstanding life scientists—these joining a group of more than 1700 of the best researchers in Europe and around the world.
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In the video "Looking for a needle in a haystack", ICREA researcher at IRB Barcelona describes her work at the front of the Biomedical Genomics laboratory.
The group’s interests range from deciphering the basic biology of cancer to the development of useful tools for the diagnosis and personalised treatment of patients.
The Biomedical Genomics group, led by ICREA researcher Núria López-Bigas, has recently participated in a study to profile the genomic landscapes of three subtypes of melanoma, which also involved postdoctoral fellows in her lab Loris Mularoni and Sabarinathan Radhakrishnan. Headed by researchers at Melanoma Institute Australia and QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, it is the largest gene-sequencing study ever undertaken in melanoma and one of the biggest in the field of oncology.
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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.
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