- 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.
May 24, 2018
The initiative aims to encourage collaboration between Spanish scientists and MIT, and is open to researchers from non-profit universities and research centres.
May 16, 2018
The above is the title of an article published in the Social Observatory of “la Caixa”, which shows imbalances between the social impact of certain diseases and the intensity of the research dedicated to them.
May 10, 2018
28 May marks one of this year’s deadlines for applications for projects that want to take advantage of the EIT Health Living Labs and Test Beds network.