Results about: Alumni

“At IRB Barcelona I have met people who are truly passionate about science,” says Jordi Coste

After spending three years as a Visiting Student in the Complex Metabolic Diseases and Mitochondria Lab led by Antonio Zorzano, Jordi Coste (b. Barcelona, 1993) is about to embark on new projects in the United States. This young scientist is leaving behind what he considers “a big family” at IRB Barcelona to pursue a career more focused on clinical counselling. But before crossing the pond, he has found time to look back on his years with us: “The Institute has helped me to improve my critical and logical thinking skills, and this will definitely help me in the future.”

I still carry with me the passion IRB Barcelona sparked, says 2017 Alumnus of Excellence Marc Liesa

The 2017 IRB Barcelona Alumni of Excellence Award has gone to Marc Liesa, who obtained his PhD in 2008 in Antonio Zorzano’s Complex Metabolic Diseases and Mitochondria Laboratory. The award, established in 2016, acknowledges the excellence of former IRB Barcelona scientists and is given with the support of Eppendorf. Liesa visited the Institute on 5 May to receive the distinction. He talks about his science and shares some secrets of his success.

 

La pérdida de Dnmt3a aumenta el número de tumores escamosos inducidos por carcinógenos

Investigadores liderados por Salvador Aznar-Benitah en el IRB Barcelona investigan el rol de las proteínas Dnmt3a y Dnmt3b en la salud y mantenimiento de la piel y en el desarrollo de tumores en ratones adultos.

El estudio lo publica eLife y ha merecido un eLife digest, artículo dirigido a una audiencia más general.

El intestino tiene una reserva de células madre resistentes a quimioterapia

Se trata de un grupo pequeño de células madre pasivas - quiescentes- que se activan en caso de necesidad y tienen el poder de generar todos los tipos celulares del intestino.

Las células quiescentes son relevantes en regeneración de tejidos y por su participación en tumores.

El "Premio Alumni a la Excelencia" 2017 del IRB Barcelona es para Marc Liesa

Marc Liesa obtuvo su doctorado en 2008, tras completar sus estudios en el Laboratorio de Mitocondria y Enfermedades Metabólicas Complejas, liderado por Antonio Zorzano.

Este premio reconoce la excelencia de antiguos científicos del IRB Barcelona.

El jurado del galardón reconoce las contribuciones de Marc Liesa en biología mitocondrial.

“My objective? To generate new knowledge, reach the limits, and fight against uncertainty and frustration”

After eight years, Francisco Barriga is ready for a new stage in his scientific career. He says that IRB Barcelona “shaped” him as a scientist and that he “learnt to ask the right scientific questions.” But he also got involved in many outreach activities. “Over the years, I have never met anyone who did not find what we do interesting. We just need to find the right way to talk about it,” he says.