The brilliant medical student, Laia Marcos, has been one of the protagonists of the tribute broadcast by TVE to the victims of COVID19 that took place today at the Royal Palace. Marcos lived a decisive step in her life, during hher stay in the laboratory of the pioneer researcher Samuel Sánchez at IBEC, with the help of the also scientific and expert Maria Guix.
Last 23rd and 24th of June took place the European Research and Innovation Days, where Nuria Montserrat was invited to share her research and personal experiences in a high-level panel about “COVID-19: lessons learnt, preparedness and resilience”. The event was opened by Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth and was moderated chaired by Philip Campbell, Editor-in-Chief Springer Nature.
Three projects of the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) will receive funding from “La Marató de TV3” to investigate different aspects of COVID-19. Thanks to the contributions received, the experts will deepen their understanding of the disease and its possible therapeutic solutions, study improvements in patient care processes, develop a system to predict the evolution of the respiratory system, and advance in the treatment of patients with pneumonia derived from COVID19.
IBEC experts participate in the XIV Annual Conference of Biomedical Research Technology Platforms, focusing on research opportunities following the pandemic caused by COVID19. Josep Samitier, Teresa Sanchís and Nuria Montserrat highlight the advances made in nanomedicine and bioengineering for health, and join the voices that recommend increasing resources for the entire sector of basic and clinical research.
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.
Núria Montserrat, ICREA researcher and IBEC group leader, appears in the podcast”Coronavirus Scientists” from “Agencia SINC” explaining how she managed during this past months both in the laboratory and at home, where she lives with her partner and three children.
The Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) launches the Faster Future “A por la COVID19” campaign, with the aim of raising the 100.000€ needed to accelerate three research projects in collaboration with hospitals and patients associations.
Nuria Montserrat, ICREA professor and group leader at IBEC receives the “Constantes y Vitales” award for the best biomedical publication of 2020 for her work with human organoids created with bioengineering techniques for the study of SARS-CoV-2.