Joan Clària, head of the Inflammation on liver disease research group at IDIBAPS-Clínic, has been one of the winners of the Albus awards, given annually by the company Grifols. With an endowment of 50,000 euros, the award promotes research on albumin as a therapeutic product.
The Board of Governors of IDIBAPS has begun the process to select a new director of the institute, in replacement of Ramon Gomis. Gomis, endocrinologist expert in diabetes, has been at the forefront of the institution since 2008.
Among others, candidates who wish to apply for the postition must have a relevant curriculum in the field of biomedical research , as well as expertise in management, planning and resource allocation. You can find the detailed application here. The application deadline is next 30 November 2016.
The distribution of the “Handbook of Translational Medicine” began last week. Dr. Josep M. Llovet, ICREA professor at IDIBAPS-Hospital Clínic and director of the Master in Translational Medicine at the University of Barcelona, is the manual’s editor and several professionals from Clínic Campus have collaborated. The aim of the book is to summarize the basic concepts of translational medicine, defined as the discipline that transfers the knowledge and discoveries generated by basic research in biomedical sciences into clinical practice.
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From 28 to 30 September was held in Bilbao the 8th edition of BioSpain, a meeting that involves pharma and biotech companies and organizations. BioSpain provides a space for identifying potential partners and lectures, presentations of companies, investment forums are made, and provides a forum for training and work. In this edition 615 companies have participated, 30% of which are international. The Catalan delegation has had the participation of 90companies and public institutions.
Often, bone fractures are attributed to a slip, a fall or a collision, but the fact is that in many cases it is due to osteoporosis, a very common disease, especially in women over 50 years: one in three are suffering from the disease. On 29 September, Dr. Núria Guanyabens, Chief of Rheumatology, Dr. Pilar Peris and Ms. Celia Saura, consultant and nurse in the same service, they took care of updating on osteoporosis at the crowded audience that attended the “Health Lecture Series Disclosure”.