The researcher Rafael Mestre wins the CERCA 2021 Pioneer Award for his doctoral thesis on the development and application of bioacoustics biorobots based on muscle tissue, and the improvement of its manufacture using 3D printing technologies. The jury considered that the project, carried out under the supervision of ICREA Professor at IBEC, Samuel Sánchez, could have a great impact and applications, in various fields, such as regenerative medicine.
Laura Gómez Rubio, member of Core Facilities Unit at IBEC, has won the photo contest “One day at Parc”, organized by the Barcelona Science Parc (PCB), with a picture called “When you do what you love, your dreams come true”.
The IBEC researcher, Zaida Álvarez, has been awarded the 2nd edition of the Mike Lane Scholarship. Thus, Dr. Álvarez has been awarded, for her research in innovative regenerative therapies, almost €17,000, contributed by more than 75 patrons through a micro-patronage campaign and by the Castellers de la Vila de Gràcia.
The ICREA Research Professor at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), Xavier Trepat, has been awarded with the “Constantes y Vitales” Award for Talent in Biomedical Research, awarded by the Atresmedia group, for his contributions to the field known as mechanobiology, that studies the effect of physical forces on living systems and their implication in pathologies such as cancer.
On November 18th, members of the Catalan Association for Parkinson’s visited the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) to see, first-hand, the work of Silvia Muro and her research group, which use nanotechnology to find solutions to this disease. Professor Muro’s work has been supported, among others, by donations received through the IBEC “Faster Future” program.
Samuel Sánchez, group leader at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), has received a medal from the Young Academy of Spain as a new full-time academic. The event took place in the Assembly Hall of the Royal National Academy of Pharmacy.
Professor Samuel I. Stupp from the Northwestern University, in USA, joined last November 1st the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) as a Visiting Severo Ochoa Research Distinguished Professor. Stupp is a pioneer demonstrating how supramolecular biomaterials can be used to regenerate neural, vascular, and musculoskeletal tissues such as the spinal cord, cartilage, bone, blood vessels, or muscles.