BIST-FBA Fellow at IBEC, Dr. James Eills, is part of an international team that has received the Erwin Schrödinger Prize. Eills, current Postdoc at the Group of Irene Marco at IBEC, contributed in Germany to a technique that amplifies magnetic resonance signals.
A Dynamic Nuclear Polarisation (DNP) Polariser for Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) has been recently installed at IBEC, being the only one in operation in Spain, and among the few ones existing in Europe. This equipment can improve up to 10000 folds the signal compared to a conventional NMR procedure and allows for the study of cellular metabolism in real time.
Vitala Technologies, a biotechnology-based company born in the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), will offer innovative solutions for the analysis of drugs during their development, as well as the possibility to know in advance and in a personalized way, what will be the response of a patient to a certain treatment.
Last Friday, September 24, the “European Researchers’ Night” took place, an event that is held on a European scale in more than 300 cities in 30 different countries. The objective of this event is to publicize the diversity of science and its impact on the daily lives of citizens in a close and inspiring way. For yet another year, IBEC has not wanted to miss it and has been present at various activities.
Irene Marco-Rius, junior group leader at IBEC and doctor by the University of Cambridge is interviewed in “el Periódico” for her participation in “la Caixa” Foundation-BIST Chemical Biology programme.
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.
Last February 11, on the occasion of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, more than 20 IBEC researchers gave talks in different schools around Catalonia. The objective of the meetings between researchers and students was to bring science closer to schools and to vindicate female scientific talent.
Several researchers from IBEC have been awarded for their quality in spreading the word of bioengineering. From scientific talks, to videos and posters, IBEC scientists and engineers show their talent inside, but also, outside the lab.