Research news

IBEC participates in an international study to stop coronavirus contagion

Researchers at the Institute of Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) led by Professor ICREA Núria Montserrat are studying the role of the receptor ‘Angiotensin converting enzyme’ (ACE2), one of the pathways that the SARS-Co-V2 virus uses to enter our body.

To do this, experts use mini-kidneys, as well as other cell cultures such as cardiac organoids. The goal is to exploit these mini-organs to better understand how the virus works.

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The third edition of the “Crazy about Bioengineering” program is ongoing

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.

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