Research Events

28 Jan 2019

This event will include talks and poster sessions presented by and for students. Furthermore, speakers from outside IRB Barcelona will be invited to give presentations, thus providing participants an insightful view into career options after IRB Barcelona. 

Objectives:

- To present scientific data (oral presentation or poster)

- To discuss data presented by students

- To enhance interaction between students

29 Jan 2019

Date: Tuesday, 29 January 2019

 

Time: 09:30  – 13:00

Place: Fèlix Serratosa,  Parc Cientific de Barcelona (PCB)

8 Feb 2019

Organizers: IRB Barcelona

Date: Friday, 8 February, 12:00h

Place: Felix Serratosa room

Host: Dr. Manuel Serrano, PhD Group Leader - IRB Barcelona

 

Abstract

22 Feb 2019

Organizers: IRB Barcelona
Date: Friday 22 February, 12.00h
Place: Felix Serratosa Hall, Parc Científic de Barcelona, Spain

Host: Dr. Manuel Serrano (IRB Barcelona)   

Abstract:

8 Apr 2019 - 10 Apr 2019

Cancer is a multi-hit process involving mutations in oncogenes and tumour suppressors. It is altered by its environment including interactions between the tumour cells and the surrounding normal tissue, immune response, and whole body metabolism. As such, cancer studies benefit from whole animal platforms. The fruit fly Drosophila is an excellent, genetically-tractable system for modelling the development of cancer due to the conservation of cell signalling, proliferation, and survival networks between fly and human.

18 Nov 2019 - 20 Nov 2019

Stimulation of the immune system by blocking immunosuppressive checkpoints has shown spectacular impact in cancer therapy. There is increasing evidence that immunotherapy might elicit similar outcomes in non-oncological settings. This is the case, for example, of neurodegenerative disorders where blockade of immune checkpoints has beneficial effects.  More generally, aging is associated with a progressive unbalance in the composition and activity of the different components of the immune system.