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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Pablo Motos, a well-known TV personality and creator of the popular show ‘El Hormiguero’, donates the royalties from his book ‘Frases célebres de niños’ to the foundation to provide the annual prize, now in its second year, which aims to support research projects in cystic fibrosis or social initiatives that benefit sufferers of the disease.

Eduard’s project, ‘Ribonucleotide reductase: a novel therapeutic target against bacterial pathogens in cystic fibrosis patients’ was one of a total of four winners chosen by the foundation from many proposals entered from all over the country. A quarter of the total prize amount will fund his work on the project for up to two years.

“I’m delighted that my efforts have been recognized by such a prestigious association,” says Eduard. “With this project I’ll study the molecular mechanisms of bacterial pathogenesis in cystic fibrosis patient infections, with the aim to identify new antibacterial targets.”

For more information, see http://www.fibrosisquistica.org/index.php?pagina=noticias&esnoticia=248