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    Pura Muñoz-Cànovas has received the Pfizer Foundation award for Basic Research

     

    Pura Muñoz-Cànovas, ICREA Research Professor at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) and head of the Cell Biology group of the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences (DCEXS), received the award for Basic Research granted each year by the Pfizer Foundation for her article http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v506/n7488/full/nature13013.html published in Nature in February 2014.

    For the first time a physiological mechanism that is involved in the irreversible ageing process of muscular stem cells in very old organisms has been identified. Through experiments on mice Prof. Muñoz-Cànoves has demonstrated that geriatric satellite cells undergo intrinsic changes that are irreversible and which cause these cells to switch from a latent, quiescent state to a state in which growth and expansion are no longer possible.

    Experts from the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL) and the National Cardiovascular Research Centre also participated in this research project. 

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    ICREA at Science Week 2015

    A whole bunch of ICREAs are taking part in this years' popular science week 'Setmana de la Ciència', an initiative of the FCRI that brings science topics to everyone through talks, shows and conferences. Seventeen ICREA Research Professors are participating in conferences at high schools all over Catalonia, covering topics ranging from astrophysics to climate change to how plants can see!

    The full list is here, if you are curious or want to show up at one of them -but you should pretend you are a high school student to be let in...

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    Antonio Huerta presenta el modelo ICREA en el Foro Nacional de Política de Investigación

     

    En un acto en Madrid, organizado por ELSEVIER y presidido por la Secretaria de Estado de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovacíon, la Sra. Carmen Vela, El Director de ICREA, Antonio Huerta, presentó el dia 12 de Noviembre el modelo de ICREA en el marco del debate sobre la mejora de la calidad de la investigación en las instituciones públicas.

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    Conference by Professor Xavier Cabré (ICREA-UPC) and the economist Jordi Massó in acknowledgement of Professor John Nash

     

    La Societat Catalana d'Economia (SCE) i la Societat Catalana de Matemàtiques (SCM) organitzen un acte conjunt de reconeixement del Professor John F. Nash (Premi Nobel d’Economia 1994 i premi Abel 2015) el proper 9 de novembre de 2015 a les 19 hores.

    L’acte serà a la sala Pi i Sunyer de l'Institut d'Estudis Catalans (Carrer del Carme 47, Barcelona) i consistirà en la conferència: "Les contribucions de John F. Nash a l’economia i a la matemàtica," i els conferenciants seran els professors Jordi Massó, professor d’economia a la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona i professor afiliat de la Barcelona Graduate School of Economics i Xavier Cabré (professor de la Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats (ICREA) i de la Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.

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    Josep Dalmau (ICREA at IDIBAPS), appointed member of the National Academy of Medicine (US)

     

    Josep Dalmau has been elected member of one of the most prestigious medical institutions in the world, the National Academy of Medicine. The Academy eleted 70 new members in the US and only 10 international members, Josep among them.

    In the words of its current president, Victor Dzau, “Our newly elected members represent the brightest, most influential, and passionate people in health, science, and medicine in our nation and internationally,”

    For more details, please see the complete IDIBAPS press release.

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    Laura Soucek (ICREA at VHIO) obtains funding from BBVA foundation to develop her novel anticancer therapy

     

    Barcelona, October 2015.- Laura Soucek, Principal Investigator of VHIO´s Mouse Models of Cancer Therapies Group and ICREA Professor, has just been announced as one of the five BBVA Foundation Grant recipients for her group´s research exploring the Validation of an innovative anti-Myc therapy in glioblastoma.

    Congratulations Laura!

    Further information in the VHIO press release