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  • April 28, 2015

    Discovered the genome regions responsible for pancreas formation

    A group of researchers from IDIBAPS and the Imperial College London have developed, for the first time, a collection of the genome regions that contain the instructions for the pancreas development in the human embryo. There are included both the genes and those regions of the genome, called enhancers, that act as a kind of switches and play a key role in the genes activation or deactivation. The analysis of these switches has revealed a new mechanism that promotes the formation of the pancreas. In the article, published in the journal Nature Cell Biology, a model of stem cells differentiated to pancreatic progenitor cells, has also been validated which will facilitate the study of this organ in vitro from now on. Dr. Jorge Ferrer, head of the Genomic Programming of Beta Cells and Diabetes team at IDIBAPS and the Imperial College London, coordinates this study in which has also participated Dr. Meritxell Rovira, researcher in the same group at IDIBAPS.

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  • April 24, 2015

    IDIBAPS, awarded with the "HR Excellence in Research" grant from the European Commission

    IDIBAPS has been recognized with the HR Excellence in Research label, within the framework of the action Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R) of the European Commission (EC). This award is granted to research institutions that voluntarily implement improvements to their HR practices to get closer to the principles set out in the European Charter and Code for Researchers.

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  • April 22, 2015

    Dr. Albert Pol awarded with a Human Frontier Science Program research grant

    Dr. Albert Pol, ICREA Professor of the Cell Compartments and Signaling IDIBAPS team and professor in the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Barcelona (UB), has received a grant from the prestigious foundation Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP), as a member of an international team which involves four research groups. The project, which coordinator is Prof.  Steven P. Gross, from the University of California (Irvine), aims to study if our cells are capable of producing antibiotic proteins in order to identify them. This is the first time that an IDIBAPS’ researcher is awarded with a grant from this foundation and, this year, his group has been the only one in Spain that has received funding.

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  • April 20, 2015

    A new tool to diagnose systemic amyloidoses

    A recent article in the Blood journal proposes a new methodology for the differential diagnosis of systemic amyloidoses, a group of rare diseases characterized by protein deposits in organs and tissues. Thus, by using a type of microscopy, the immunoelectron microscopy, is possible to classify amyloidoses and determine which protein is involved to choose the most appropriate treatment. Dr. Carlos Fernández de Larrea, researcher of the 50/50 Program at the Hemato-Oncology IDIBAPS team and at the Amyloidosis and Myeloma Unit of Hospital Clínic, is the first author of this study, in which have participated scientists from the University of Pavia.

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  • April 14, 2015

    Dr. Anna Bosch, elected Councilor of the ESBB, the leading European society in the field of biobanking

    Dr. Anna Bosch, Head of Core Facilities at IDIBAPS and the Biobank Coordinator, has been elected Councilor of the European, Middle Eastern and African Society for Biopreservation and Biobanking (ESBB) by all its members. The ESBB is the most important European Society in the biobanking field and aims to advance in this area to support research related to health, agriculture and the environment.

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Events

  • Wednesday, 04/29/2015

    A Dialogue with the Cerebral Cortex: Cortical Function and Interfacing

    Several speakers
    Day:
    04/29/2015
    Place:
    Caixafòrum Avda. Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia 6-8
    Schedule:
    09:15
  • Wednesday, 05/06/2015 · Seminar

    Dr. Emilio Fernandez-Egea

    Department of Psychiatry University of Cambridge

    Immune cell system associated with cognitive deficits and negative symptoms of schizophrenia”
    Day:
    05/06/2015
    Place:
    Sala Miguel Servet Hospital Clínic de Barcelona Casanovas, 160
    Schedule:
    13.30
  • Wednesday, 05/06/2015 · IDIBAPS CORE FACILITY SEMINAR

    Itziar Salaverria & Elena Aller

    IDIBAPS / Affymetrix

    Copy number analysis and its application to Genomic research
    Day:
    05/06/2015
    Place:
    Esteve Auditorium, IDIBAPS-CEK Building (c/ Rosselló 149-153, Barcelona)
    Schedule:
    15:00h
  • Thursday, 05/07/2015 · IDIBAPS IN-HOUSE SEMINAR

    Sergi Castellvi, PhD

    IDIBAPS Junior Group Leader. Genetic predisposition to colorectal cancer

    Genetic predisposition to colorectal cancer: finding needles in the genome haystack
    Day:
    05/07/2015
    Place:
    Esteve Auditorium IDIBAPS-CEK Building c. Rosselló 149-153, Barcelona
    Schedule:
    15:00h
  • Friday, 05/15/2015 · Seminar

    Dr. Miles Hewston

    Professor of Social Psychology and Fellow of New College University of Oxford, UK.

    The impact of diversity on social cohesion: implications of positive and negative intergroup contact
    Day:
    05/15/2015
    Place:
     Sala de Graus. Facultat de Psicologia Campus Mundet, Universitat de Barcelona
    Schedule:
    12.30 PM

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