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.
Pau Gorostiza and his team at IBEC participates in the DEEPER project which aims at creating new tools for accessing the deep brain with unprecedented precision for the study and treatment of neurological diseases. The project involves 12 partners in 8 countries, and it has been funded by the European Union with approximately 5.7 million euros for the next 4 years.
Joan Montero from IBEC participated last February 3rd in a conference organized by the European Commission, addressing replacement of animals for scientific purposes. Montero presented during the “Cutting edge science sessions” his work at IBEC on precision medicine for cancer.
February 11th is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science and, for the third year in a row, IBEC participates in the “100tífiques” event, an initiative that aims to bring science closer to schools and claim the female scientific talent.
Oxolife, the biotechnological startup focused on the development of drugs to improve female fertility, and the Bioengineering for Reproductive Health laboratory of the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), will combine two pioneering technologies for the study and treatment of infertility.
The Wall Lab program decorates one of the exterior walls of the Hèlix building, at the Barcelona Science Park , with a work on the “nano universe”, inspired by the research carried out at IBEC.