Results about: PhD students
Centres of excellence in biomedical research in Barcelona offer five fellowships as part of the new edition of the predoctoral programme in biomedicine for physicians, PhD4MD.
The initiative allows physicians to embark on a three-year research project on topics such as cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, fertility, and AIDS vaccines.
Thanks to the collaboration among research centres, the studies will address two distinct facets of biomedicine: basic molecular research and more applied clinical work.
Juan Miguel Cejalvo (Valencia, 1984), an oncologist trained at the Hospital Clínico Universitario de Valencia, has been selected to do his thesis at IRB Barcelona under the PhD for Medical Doctors (PhD4MD) programme. He has already joined Roger Gomis’ Growth Control and Cancer Metastasis group, where he will perform the basic research for his project. Aleix Prat, from IDIBAPS, will lead the clinical part of this project. Both Roger Gomis and Aleix Prat have extensive experience in cancer research, especially breast cancer and metastasis. Promoted by IRB Barcelona, CRG, IDIBAPS and VHIR, the PhD4MD programme seeks to train a new generation of physician-scientists in order to facilitate the transfer of biomedical discoveries to patients.
Manuel Serrano from CNIO was one of the ten invited speakers who participated in the IRB Barcelona PhD Symposium on 12-13 November. The event attracted many young and senior scientists from all over Europe and covered a wide range of themes. The next event of the series will take place in 2017.
Three young physicians combine basic research and clinical practice in four research centres in Barcelona
The candidates selected in the first call of the advanced training programme PhD4MD for physicians have just joined the initiative
Over the next three years, they will carry out translational research projects and split their time between basic research centres and in hospitals
The two centres will promote the exchange of PhD students and foster scientific collaboration.
The two organisations sign agreements concerning scientific and educational matters.