Kick-off meeting of the Connect-EU Nanobio+Nanomed working group

connect-eu IBEC

connect-eu IBECLast Thursday saw the kick-off meeting at IBEC of the Connect-EU Nanobio+Nanomed Working Group (WG). An initiative that aims to promote and reinforce Catalan participation in the EU’s instruments for research funding such as FP7 and the future FP8, the Connect-EU network of WGs covers a range of sectors, from the internet of the future to food technology and processing.

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IBEC researcher receives Pablo Motos award

Eduard Torrents, senior researcher in IBEC’s Microbial Biotechnology and Host-pathogen Interaction group, has been announced as a recipient of the 2010 Pablo Motos award from the Federación Española de Fibrosis Quística (Spanish Association of Cystic Fibrosis) this week.

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First issue of INSIDEIBEC now available


The new year sees the launch of IBEC’s newsletter, INSIDEIBEC. This quarterly bulletin will be a roundup of scientific, institutional and project news, and features covering IBEC’s personnel and their achievements.  It will also serve as a reference about forthcoming scientific activities such as seminars and workshops, training opportunities and events from the social side of the IBEC community.

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Celebrating women in science

Women science

Women scienceAlícia Casals, head of IBEC’s Robotics group and one of the researchers included in the exhibition “16 Catalan Women Scientists” (16 científiques catalanes), will take part in a round table discussion with other participants on 14 December entitled “Women, Society and Science: Breaking the glass ceiling”.

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The regeneration game

Tackling tissue morphogenesis in humans

25% of European patients waiting for an organ donor die before one can be found, and in an average year the number of available donors corresponds to about 15% of the number needed. Solutions to this and other problems related to degenerative disease and regenerative medicine are being addressed by the EU project AngioScaff, which is having its annual meeting in Barcelona this week.

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Race for life

carrera IBEC

carrera IBECOn Sunday 24 October, 21 women scientists and staff from IBEC struggled out of bed at an ungodly hour to take part in Barcelona’s sixth annual Carrera de la Mujer, a five-kilometre race through the streets in aid of charity.

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