The “Dinero” supplement of the newspaper La Vanguardia has interviewed Roger Gomis, ICREA researcher at IRB Barcelona, about Inbiomotion, a spin-off from the institute and ICREA. This company, which came about from biomedical research and an entrepreneurial spirit, develops and commercialises a diagnostic test that allows the identification of those breast cancer patients most likely to develop bone metastasis. “It is very satisfying that an idea that arose in a lab has found a favourable environment in Barcelona in which to take a potentially life-saving product onto the market,” says Gomis.
The Spanish Association of Cancer Research recognizes his work and grants him the ASEICA Young Investigator Award 2018.
The award ceremony will be held in Valencia on 6, 7 and 8 November.
The projects address breast, lung, colon, prostate and melanoma cancer.
The magazine Cambio 16 has wrote an article on the 20 projects that the "la Caixa" Foundation has awarded to promote excellence in the fight against diseases that have a big impact in the world. One of these projects is the "Metastasis Cell Fate Mapping" by Roger Gomis, ICREA researcher at IRB Barcelona, who will develop strategies to compensate for the effect of mutations that influence the progression of breast cancer in order to find new treatments.
The biotechnology portal Biotech Spain has published an article about the award of funding from “la Caixa” foundation to develop the project "Metastasis Cell Fate Mapping", headed by Roger Gomis, ICREA research at IRB Barcelona.
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The scientist Roger Gomis receives funding from the “la Caixa” Foundation for a project devoted to metastatic breast cancer.
BIST Director General says modernising research facilities and providing training to boost the social impact of science are the top priorities of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology
Barry C. Barish presents theory and technology behind measuring gravitational waves developed at LIGO, for which he won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics
Barry Barish, 2017 Nobel laureate in Physics, will speak about the ‘new science’ arising from the proof found in 1915 for the gravitational waves Einstein predicted.
The scientific re-evolution based on the new power paradigm, the latest advances in biosensors and in vitro production of specialised cells and human organs are the topics of the three debate panels.
BIST has selected 12 winners, among them Guiomar Solanas, Jelena Urosevic and Lidia Mateo.
This programme recognises excellence in research and supports women scientists in their transition to leadership positions.
Roger Gomis, head of the Growth Control and Cancer Metastasis Lab at IRB Barcelona, participated in the "Càpsules de ciència” video series produced by TV3. In the video he talks about his work on the biology of the metastatic process—research that may contribute to improving patients' lives.
Link to TV3