- 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.
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These is one of the conclusions reached in the latest Annual Report published by the Spanish Association of Biotech Companies (ASEBIO).
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The magazine The Scientist has spent a decade publishing the latest biomedicine innovations in its annual Top 10 Innovations contest. Applications are already open for this year’s competition.
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The Investment Readiness Series is a new programme run by Biocat, offering mentoring and the chance to meet potential investors who are looking for healthcare research projects in the early stages of the innovation process.