IRB Barcelona is to participate in the twelfth edition of the Catalunya La Pedrera Foundation's Teachers and Science Programme.
Teachers will work alongside the scientists to develop resources that can be taken back to the classroom.
Ana Janic (Serbia, 1978) finished a Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology and Physiology at the University of Belgrade in 2005, after which she moved to Barcelona for a summer internship in Cayetano González’s Cell Division Laboratory. This experience led her to undertake a PhD at IRB Barcelona, during which she developed a research project in the field of Drosophila tumour biology. Her thesis was graded cum laude by the University of Barcelona and was awarded the “Premis Extraordinaris de Doctorat 2011” as the best doctoral thesis that year. She then moved to Andreas Strasser’s Lab at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourne, Australia, to carry out postdoctoral research in molecular genetics of haematopoietic malignancies. Ana and her husband have been living in Australia since 2011, and they had a daughter, Emma, in 2014. She visited IRB Barcelona in October to give a talk on her current research.
Cayetano González, group leader of the Cell Division Laboratory, comments in Investigación y Ciencia on the research done by E. Derivery, at the University of Geneva, addressing a special case of asymmetrical cell division in Drosophila. These kinds of division, where the two daughters of a dividing cell receive different complements of “fate” factors, are vital for the development of multicellular organisms,...
A comment by Cayetano González in Nature News & Views
Various media channels have commented on a study published in Nature Protocols by Fabrizio Rossi, postdoctoral fellow at IRB Barcelona, and Cayetano González, ICREA researcher and group leader of the Cell division laboratory. The study addresses a recovered technique for tissue transplants in Drosophila. This method was originally invented in 1935, but had fallen into misuse. The article describes the materials, equipment, and approaches required to implement the protocol quickly and effectively and provides links to videos...
Scientists at IRB Barcelona publish the details of an old tissue transplant method for Drosophila melanogaster.
This technique allows the study of tumour growth and tissue regeneration
The digital edition of the “El Periódico de Catalunya” newspaper, as well as other digital media, has published an article published in Current Biology about the discovery made by researchers led by Cayetano González, group leader of the Cell Division Laboratory at IRB Barcelona. The study shows that the absence of the protein Centrobin in cell centrioles determines their ability to form a cilium. The absence or malfunction of the cilia causes many diseases in humans (ciliopathies).
The study, published in Current Biology, focuses on cilia, the cellular structures that by sensing chemicals and mechanical forces allow for smelling, hearing, and many other essential functions.
“El País” newspaper has published an article on the Barcelona BioMed Conference “Drosophila as a model in cancer”. It includes statements made by Marco Milán, ICREA researcher and head of the Development and Growth Control Laboratory, and Cayetano González, ICREA researcher and head of the Cell Division Laboratory, both at IRB Barcelona and co-organizers of this scientific meeting, which is supported by the BBVA Foundation.
The article highlights the project presented by Ross Cagan, director of the Center for Personalized Cancer Therapeutics at Mount Sinai Hospital (United States), which uses flies that have the same tumours as those found in human patients to design personalized...
Various media have echoed the news about the Barcelona BioMed Conference on the use of the fly Drosophila melanogaster as a model to study cancer. Organised by IRB Barcelona with the support of the BBVA Foundation, the meeting will take place from 15 to 17 June in Barcelona. Marco Milán, ICREA researcher and head of the Development and Growth Control Laboratory, and Cayetano González, ICREA researcher and head of the Cell Division Laboratory, both at IRB Barcelona, have selected the 23 speakers who will participate in the conference.