IBEC researcher Nuria Montserrat receives the “Constantes y Vitales” award for the best biomedical publication of 2020 for her work with human organoids created with bioengineering techniques for the study of SARS-CoV-2.
IBEC and Medicen, in collaboration with Biocat, La Caixa Foundation, Meditecnologia and EIT Health have joined forces to organize a digital event that brings together Medtech and Biotech players fighting against cancer.
Several researchers from IBEC have been awarded for their quality in spreading the word of bioengineering. From scientific talks, to videos and posters, IBEC scientists and engineers show their talent inside, but also, outside the lab.
The Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) organized from the 27th to the 28th October its 13th Symposium. The event, that this year took place for the first time online, was focused on Bioengineering for Future & Precision Medicine. With more than 400 registered attendees, 18 flash presentations and 106 posters, the event also counted with contributions from top international speakers such as Robert Langer from the MIT, Ada Cavalcanti of the University of Heidelberg or Raquel Yotti, Director of the Carlos III Health Institute, among others.
The Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) invites Robert Langer, and other renowned international speakers, to its annual symposium to talk about how bioengineering can shape the future of precision medicine. Langer, Professor of the Technological Institute of Massachusetts (MIT), and Director of its biomedical engineering laboratory, is considered the father of intelligent drugs delivery, the most cited engineer in the world but, especially, a global pioneer with over thousand patents and promoter of dozens of companies with great projection, which has earned him the nickname of “The Edison of Medicine”.
Nuria Montserrat and her research team at IBEC, receive funding from “Fundación BBVA” to lead a research project on COVID-19. Montserat’s project is one of the 20 projects selected from among almost 1,000 proposals submitted to the call, which will receive a total of 2.7 million euros. The twenty projects selected to stop the coronavirus outbreak involve more than 400 researchers, who will approach the mechanisms of infection, diagnosis and treatment of this disease from different angles. The psychosocial and economic impact derived from the pandemic will also be studied.
Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2020 for discovering a gene technology in Bioengineering: the CRISPR/Cas9 genetic scissors. The announcement marks the first time a science Nobel has been awarded to two women.
IBEC has signed the European Commission Manifesto for maximizing the accessibility of research results in the fight against COVID19