Results about: ERC
Advanced Grants from the European Research Council (ERC) support researchers who have made important scientific achievements in the last 10 years.
The ICREA researcher at IRB Barcelona has been granted €2.5 M to continue his studies on the effects of diet on metastasis.
With this new award, the centre now holds 14 grants from the ERC.
Xavier Salvatella, ICREA researcher at IRB Barcelona, proposes a new approach to combat prostate tumour cells that have become unresponsive to the treatments currently available.
The incidence of prostate cancer is increasing worldwide. In the US and Europe, it is one of the most common tumours and among the main causes of death by cancer.
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.
Part of the European Research Council’s reasoning for providing their coveted Starting Grants is to “provide top talent with good conditions at the right time to thrive.” For the team led by Fran Supek (b. Zagreb, Croatia, 1981), the right time has just arrived with the award of a Starting Grant worth 1.5 million euros of funding. His project, called HYPER-INSIGHT, was among the 13% of successful proposals of the 3,085 applications made to the 2017 ‘Starting Grants’ Call.