The researcher at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), Xavier Trepat, has received the prestigious ERC Advanced Grant awarded by the European Research Council (ERC) worth 2.5 million euros.
Thanks to this grant the expert and his group will be able to study the mechanical properties of the epithelium in 3D and to lay the foundations for a pioneering technology called “Epifluidics”, which will allow the design of biological robots.
Within the EU project BRAVƎ, experts at Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) combine cell therapy and bioengineering to design a biological device that recovers cardiac functionality in people with cardiovascular diseases.
Researchers at IBEC led by the ICREA Professor Núria Montserrat contribute to the EU project BRAVƎ, an initiative for cardiac regeneration that combines cell therapy and bioengineering to design a biological device capable of recovering cardiac functionality in people with coronary heart disease.
They are crazy, yes, but about science. 24 high-school students from different schools around Catalonia participate together with the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) in the “Crazy about Science” program, promoted by Catalunya-La Pedrera Foundation since 2013.
This is the third year in a row that IBEC gets involved in this initiative and, as always, the aim is to encourage scientific vocations among young students.
IBEC’s Communication Unit is again credited as a member of the Network of the Scientific Culture and Innovation Units (UCC + i), through the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) for its contribution to the scientific culture.
The Scientific Culture and Innovation Units (UCC+i) act as intermediaries between institutions and citizens, with the aim of promoting scientific, technological and innovation culture.
Núria Montserrat, ICREA research professor and principal investigator of the “Pluripotency for organ regeneration” group at IBEC, has unanimously won the XXXI Íñigo Álvarez de Toledo Award for Basic Research granted by the “Fundaciópn Renal Íñigo Álvarez de Toledo”.
Her Majesty Queen Sofia presented the nephrology research awards to the winners of the last two editions, corresponding to the 2018 and 2019 calls.
BioVac, a project led jointly by the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) and the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2) has been awarded the BIST Ignite Awards 2020.
The aim of this collaboration is to populate nanoparticles with antigens to create a new generation of vaccines against untreatable infections and multi-resistant bacteria. The award ceremony of the BIST Ignite Awards 2020 will be held on March 11 at the Auditorium of La Pedrera.
This week, the conference organised by the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) brought together a total of 200 international experts in the field of bioengineering at La Pedrera building in Barcelona.
At the opening of the event, which was led by the mayor of Barcelona, Ada Colau, attention was drawn to Barcelona’s consolidation as an international centre of research and knowledge.
Within the framework of the “International Day of Women and Girls in Science” the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) has brought their researchers to different Catalan schools to assert the role of women in science and promote STEAM careers to young people as an attractive vocation.
Today February 11, IBEC has joined the initiative “100tíficas” organised by the Fundació Catalana per a la Recerca i la Innovació (FCRi), in collaboration with the Department of Education of the Generalitat de Catalunya, to claim the role of women in science.