- Date: February 08, 2018
Pere Roca-Cusachs, a researcher at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), has won the 2017 City of Barcelona Award for Life Sciences. The jury panel unanimously decided to award Roca-Cusachs for a paper published in the journal Cell. The study describes a molecular mechanism that explains how the rigidity of tumour tissues could encourage the survival and spread of cancer cells.
Leader of the Cellular and Molecular Mechanobiology group, Roca-Cusachs took part in CaixaImpulse 2016 as project manager for the Solid Tumor Therapy project. The project aims to develop new cancer treatments based on the relationship between tumour rigidity and cancer progression, as mentioned above.
The City of Barcelona Awards will be presented at the Saló de Cent room in Barcelona City Hall on 15 February, in an award ceremony presided over by the Mayor of Barcelona, Ada Colau, and the Commissioner of Culture, Joan Subirats.
January 10, 2019
Until 10 February, healthcare innovators are invited to apply for the Wild Card programme, an initiative designed to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing healthcare.
December 18, 2018
The EIT Health Summit, held on 4-5 December in Łódź (Poland), brought together over 400 experts in medical innovation from all over Europe.
November 29, 2018
”La Caixa” Banking Foundation (LCF) has launched the second edition of the open call for Health Research projects, which will remain open until 15 January.