Results about: biomedicine
It’s a joint initiative of IRB Barcelona, the Barcelona Supercomputing Center and the Centre for Genomic Regulation.
“StarLife” is funded by the Catalan Government, through the European Regional Development Fund, and by ”la Caixa”.
This activity, developed in collaboration with BIST, will allow participants to learn how and why DNA is studied, and what genetic mutations are and how they relate to cancer.
Also, they will have the opportunity to use a reconstruction of a Light Sheet Microscope made of LEGO.
The PhD4MD Programme allows medical doctors to do a three-year research project devoted to cancer or to respiratory or neurodegenerative diseases.
There are currently eight medical doctors conducting research in centres of excellence in Barcelona, and this year this number may increase by up to four more.
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.
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.
“The people who generously donated to the ‘Futur’ campaign are an example of altruism to be followed,” says Elena Meléndez
The academic year began with the arrival of 11 new students to IRB Barcelona’s International PhD Programme—among them Elena Meléndez Esteban (b. Barcelona, 1993), the recipient of the first "IRB Barcelona Futur” PhD fellowship. This fellowship has come about from the campaign with the same name launched by the institute in December 2016 to increase public awareness of the importance of biomedical research and PhD training. “So many people have shown such generosity in supporting the PhD training of a young researcher whom they have never met,” says Elena.