Results about: Horizon 2020

Paso adelante para combatir la reaparición del cáncer

El laboratorio de Modesto Orozco presenta en Chemical Communications una herramienta terapéutica para evitar la resistencia a los tratamientos de tumores de mama.

La herramienta se ha testado en células tumorales in vitro y ahora debe validarse en modelos animales para avanzar hasta convertirse en una terapia para los pacientes.

 

La genómica se prepara para dar el salto a las tres dimensiones

Los especialistas avanzan hacia el "Google Earth" del genoma, para ver en detalle la estructura que adopta el ADN replegado dentro del núcleo, desde la resolución atómica a la molécula completa.

La genómica 3D permitiría revelar la capa oculta de la regulación de los genes y descubrir la causa de muchas enfermedades.

20 líderes mundiales en genómica 3D se reúnen desde hoy y hasta el miércoles en Barcelona, en la Conferencia Barcelona Biomed del IRB Barcelona y la Fundación BBVA.

Getting ready to celebrate European science

The first ENABLE Scientific Symposium “Breaking Down Complexity: Innovative Models and Techniques in Biomedicine”, is gearing up to welcome more than 250 young researchers to Barcelona from 15 to 17 November. The Symposium is mainly organised by and for PhD students and Postdocs from four international institutes, including IRB Barcelona. Covering a wide range of topics, from synthetic biology to translational medicine, the event will involve eight high-profile invited speakers, 16 short talks and 100 posters presented by attendees, and will offer opportunities for career development and outreach initiatives.

A new tool to enter the era of multiscale genomics and dynamic chromatin

Scientists in the Multiscale Complex Genomics (MuG) Consortium are working on new cloud-based computational infrastructure to support and improve the existing genome analysis tools. The beta-version of the Virtual Research Environment (VRE) was presented for the first time in Cambridge in April. MuG is a Horizon 2020 project coordinated by IRB Barcelona Group Leader Modesto Orozco.

“If you want to be successful in obtaining a grant, broaden your portfolio when you are a PhD student”

How can young scientists obtain funding to continue their research as postdocs? IRB Barcelona’s Research and Academic Administration Department is here to help them. In the most recent workshop they organised, “How to be successful in your postdoctoral fellowship application”, held on 12 July, in vivo approached the Irish chemist Eimer Tuite, Senior Lecturer in Biophysical Chemistry at Newcastle University (UK), and evaluator of Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA) to learn some tricks that might be useful for young researchers interested in applying for one of these grants.

IRB Barcelona goes full on open access

Open access is the future of scientific publications. The EU's H2020 funding and the 2011 Spanish Science Law require scientists to make their research freely available. In May, the Institute signed an agreement with the University of Barcelona that gives IRB Barcelona access to their repository. Ignasi Labastida, a physicist by training, works at the Learning and Research Resources Centre (CRAI) at the UB and is in charge of the University's open access activities. He explains the importance of the repository, and what to do to make sure researchers' scientific production is freely accessible.

“ENABLE is an exciting challenge for young researchers”

One of the faces behind EU Horizon 2020’s ENABLE (European Academy for Biomedical Science) project is that of Clara Caminal, Head of the Academic & International Scientific Affairs Office. She sees the coordination of this European project as “a great success” for the Institute and “a significant achievement” in her career. She is convinced that taking part in the organisation of scientific conferences, the focus of ENABLE, will be “a tremendous experience” for young researchers. “It'll be an opportunity for them to gain valuable experience in organising an international symposium with European partners,” she adds.

Europa impulsa con tres millones de euros la genómica tridimensional

El IRB Barcelona coordina un proyecto Horizon2020 en bioinformática para poner orden en el campo emergente de la genómica 3D.

La genómica 3D ofrece información de la estructura que adopta el ADN replegado dentro de la célula, como varía en el tiempo y por respuesta a condiciones celulares.

Modesto Orozco, coordinador: "La visión 3D nos permitirá relacionar mejor los cambios en el genoma con las patologías asociadas, porque con la información 1D, a pesar de ser relevante, no es suficiente."

El objetivo a tres años vista es ofrecer un paquete de métodos y bases de datos integradas para guardar y procesar los estudios en genómica 3D.

El consorcio europeo lo comprenden seis instituciones internacionales líderes en el desarrollo de metodología y visualización de genómica 3D.