Workshop 'Què és l'envelliment? Noves maneres d’entendre’l'
ICREA Research Professor Manuel Serrano (IRB Barcelona) and Professor Josep Ramoneda co-organize the workshop ‘Què és l’envelliment? Noves maneres d’entendre’l’. Two other ICREA Research Professors, Santiago Zabala (UPF) and Núria Montserrat (IBEC), will participate as guests in the event.
The workshop will be held at Palau Macaya (Passeig de Sant Joan, 108, Barcelona) in four sessions on the 17th and the 18th of November from 17:00 h to 20:30 h.
For detailed information on this event please click here.
94th ICREA BREAKFAST COLLOQUIUM - Back to the Future: A Multidisciplinary Evaluation of Catalan Politics of Identity Building since 1978
Speakers: ICREA Research Professor Matthias M. Tischler, from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), and Prof. Peter Kraus, from University of Augsburg
When: November 2020, 9:00h
Where: Hotel Catalonia Plaza Catalunya, Bergara, 11, 08002 Barcelona
We will focus - from variegated historical and sociological standpoints - the political, social and scientific contributions to Catalan identity building in school education, scientific research and public events (congresses, exhibitions ...) in order to better understand the complex collective memory of 20th-/21st-century Catalonia and to open new perspectives for the further development of the Catalan society in a European framework.
The ICREA colloquia are a great way to learn about remote fields of research from our best experts. We usually have two speakers, who offer their opinions on the same subject from very different angles. They are open to all ICREAs and their guests.
WEBINAR 91st ICREA COLLOQUIUM - Chasing targets for cancer therapy: from basic research to spin-off
Speakers: ICREA Research Professors Laura Soucek, from Vall d’Hebron Institut d'Oncologia (VHIO), and Angel Rodriguez Nebreda, from the Institut de Recerca Biomèdica (IRB Barcelona)
When: 27th of October 2020, 18:00h
Where: VIRTUAL FORMAT
Dr. Nebreda and Dr. Soucek will tell us about their challenges and efforts in drugging unconventional targets in cancer:
Dr. Nebreda will focus on p38a, a broadly expressed protein kinase that is activated by many extracellular stimuli and controls multiple cellular responses. Although p38a is not an oncogene, cancer cells often rely on this signaling pathway for proliferation and to survive chemotherapy drugs. In addition, p38a signaling mediates the communication between non-cancer cells of the tumor microenvironment and cancer cells, which contributes to tumor progression. Dr. Nebreda will describe his studies related to p38a functions in different tumor cell types to rationalize the use of p38a inhibitors for cancer therapy.
On the other hand, Dr. Soucek will tell us about MYC, one of the most wanted targets for therapeutic intervention in cancer, having a key role in driving and maintaining most, if not all, human tumors. Despite this indisputable therapeutic opportunity, MYC has long been perceived as “undruggable” for its intrinsically disordered nature and fear of catastrophic side effects in normal tissues. Indeed, to date, there is still no MYC inhibitor in the clinic. Dr. Soucek’s research has recently resulted in the creation of Peptomyc S.L., a spin off company of VHIO and ICREA. Peptomyc will start clinical trials testing a first-in-class MYC inhibitor in cancer patients in early 2021.
UrbanA Open Webinar ‘COVID-19, Justice and Sustainability in Cities’
ICREA Research Professor Isabelle Anguelovski is organizing together with Dr. Panagiota Kotsila and Dr. Helen Cole (all working at BCNUEJ, ICTA-UAB), the UrbanA Open Webinar ‘COVID-19, Justice and Sustainability in Cities’.
The event will be held on June 5th at 14h30 (CEST - Barcelona time) and it will address Imagining Cities Post Covid with an emphasis on justice and sustainability.
For further information on this webinar and to register please click here.