For the first time, researchers have integrated cell division machinery in synthetic cells, paving the way towards truly life-like man-made systems. The study, published in the scientific journal Advanced Materials, was co-led by IBEC group leader César Rodriguez-Emmenegger.
A study led by IBEC researchers, and published in Nature Cell Biology, shows that applying mechanical force to the cell nucleus affects the transport of proteins across the nuclear membrane. In doing so, this controls cellular processes and could play a key role in various diseases, such as cancer. This entails a novel approach to understanding aspects of cancer invasion and metastasis, opening the door to potential new techniques for diagnosis and therapy.
Samuel Sánchez, profesor de investigación ICREA en el Instituto de Bioingeniería de Cataluña (IBEC), donde lidera el grupo de “Nano-Bio Dispositivos Inteligentes”, recibe el Premio Fundación Banco Sabadell a las Ciencias y la Ingeniería por su contribución en el campo de la nanotecnología.
The second edition of the EMBL-IBEC Conference organized by the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) focused on the medicine of the future, bringing together 170 international experts in the field of bioengineering at the PRBB in Barcelona this week.