The “la Caixa” Foundation and BIST are creating a chemical biology programme to promote two new cutting-edge research groups at IBEC and IRB (both centres are members of BIST). The initiative aims to attract talent from the field of chemical biology, and to create an ecosystem that fosters research excellence in improving health.
Alberto Elosegui-Artola, IBEC alumni and expert in mechanobiology, will start in a few days his own research group to study cell and tissue mechanics at the Francis Crick Institute, in a joint appointment with the Physics Department at King’s College London. This is another example of great success of IBEC alumni in the international scientific arena.
The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the election of Dr. Silvia Muro as a member of the college of Fellows for her achievements on the behavior of nanomedicines at the cellular and molecular levels.
Nano Rare Diseases Day is an event organized for February 24th within the framework of the World Day for Minority Diseases, in which will be known the latest innovations in the field of Nanomedicine for the treatment and diagnosis of these diseases also known as rare or orphan.
The Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA) recognizes the excellent research of Professor Marino Arroyo, who wins for the third time the ICREA Academia award. Over the next five years he will receive a grant in recognition of the research excellence done in his laboratory to continue developing research projects on mechanobiology.
On the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) presents this February the 11th a female superhero figure which aims to reach out to the general public, in a popular way, one of the disciplines that are called to impact the medicine of the future: bioengineering.
Last Friday 5th of February, the Spanish Minister for Science and Innovation, Pedro Duque, visited the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia, in order to know first-hand the latest advances in bioengineering for health.
Roger Oria wins the XXIV Doctors’ Senate Award of the University of Barcelona (UB) for his thesis on mechanobiology, an emerging discipline that can help identify new tools to stop pathologies associated with tissue stiffness, such as cancer.
Nanomed, the Spanish nanomedicine platform coordinated by the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), organized with the Germans Trias i Pujol Institute (IGTP), the sixth edition of a conference designed to present the advances against cancer, from early diagnosis and controlled drug release, up to nanoparticle radiation therapy.
The Carlos III Health Institute grants Nuria Montserrat, ICREA Research Professor and principal investigator at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), the coordination of the National Platform of Biobanks and Biomodels for the next three years.