High-ranking figures from the business and innovation sectors attended an event organised by IRB Barcelona and ESADE with the aim to highlight the importance of uniting all sectors of society against metastasis.
Advances in research into the immunological evasion, metabolism and latency of metastatic cancer cells allow the identification of potential targets to test therapies.
IRB Barcelona and the BBVA Foundation invite 20 renowned international scientists working in the field of cancer metastasis to a gathering in Barcelona.
After the scientific conference, IRB Barcelona and ESADE have organised a debate on how to translate scientific research to society.
The creation of SOMMa will allow research centres and units to increase their impact, foster cooperation, work as a network, and enrich the R+D system.
SOMMa has presented a document to draw the attention of politicians to current administrative issues that urgently need to be addressed.
This activity, developed in collaboration with BIST, will allow participants to learn how and why DNA is studied, and what genetic mutations are and how they relate to cancer.
Also, they will have the opportunity to use a reconstruction of a Light Sheet Microscope made of LEGO.
"Vi per Vida", a charity run by sommelier Xavi Ayala, promotes social awareness of the importance of research.
The event will be held this Sunday, February 25 in Calella.
The Meet Our Scientists series presents Ernest Giralt, doctor of chemical sciences, who is the head of the Peptides and Proteins laboratory at IRB Barcelona.
In the video "The power of medicinal chemistry", Giralt highlights his interest in deciphering the language used by proteins to interact with each other.
The donation will be destined to boost research into cancer and metastasis.
The PhD4MD Programme allows medical doctors to do a three-year research project devoted to cancer or to respiratory or neurodegenerative diseases.
There are currently eight medical doctors conducting research in centres of excellence in Barcelona, and this year this number may increase by up to four more.
GenStorm (“An integrated approach to visualize and model the spatial conformation of genes at the nanoscale level”), led by Pablo Daniel Dans (IRB Barcelona) and Marie Victoire Neguembor (CRG) is one of this projects.
The programme seeks to stir young people’s interest in science by allowing them to get involved in real projects.
"Crazy About Biomedicine" is part of an initiative run by the Fundación Catalunya - La Pedrera.