The researcher Núria Montserrat accompanies the president of the European Research Council (ERC) together with a selection of the best European researchers, at the Summer Davos annual Meeting, organised by the World Economic Forum (WEF). She has participated in several forums about how to work on more prosperous future and she explained how the research in organ regeneration that she is currently undertaking at IBEC can help in the fight against cancer.
The Annual Meeting of the New Champions (AMNC) also known as Summer Davos, is one of the events that brings together the brightest minds on the planet to discuss issues related to scientific research, leadership, and innovation. On this occasion, the forum was from 1 to 3 July and was held in the Chinese city of Dailan with the participation of the European delegation composed of its president, the mathematician Jean-Pierre Bourguignon and ten of the most outstanding European scientists.
Núria Montserrat, ICREA professor and Principal Investigator at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia was among the representatives chosen for the appointment this year. Over this three days, Montserrat and other distinguished international researchers that receive funding from the ERC participated in press conferences, talks and discussions about leadership, globalisation and research in regenerative medicine and cancer. In the words of Núria Montserrat: “the cutting-edge science that we are undertaking in Barcelona and all-around Europe, not only contribute to the creation of knowledge, but is also a clear factor of economic, social and cultural growth. However, the ERC funds cannot replace the funds contributed by the member countries.