Results about: PhD students
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.
“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.
The “IRB Barcelona Futur” fellowship is funded by donations given to the permanent fundraising campaign “Futur”, which supports the training of young scientists.
The first awardee is a 24-year-old student who graduated in Biomedicine and holds a Master’s from the University of Utrecht and the Gurdon Institute in Cambridge Cambridge.
More than 700 experts on biochemistry and molecular biology take part in the first edition of the FEBS3+ Congress
Professor Antonio Zorzano is the president of the FEBS3+ Congress as well as programme head at IRB Barcelona and the Diabetes and Associated Metabolic Diseases Networking Biomedical Research Centre (CIBERDEM).
The Research & Academic Office and Human Resources organised in June two one-day workshops for PhD students and postdoctoral fellows aimed to help young scientists to reflect on their personal strengths and discover their ‘blind spots’. This way, they can increase their self-awareness and be ready for career planning, management and development. Academic career specialist Sarah Blackford has some tricks and tips that might be useful for their next career steps.
What prompts two medical doctors, after six years of training and five years of specialisation, to pursue a PhD? It’s simple: translational medicine.