Dr. Elias Campo, Research Director of the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, Head of the Human and experimental functional oncomorphology IDIBAPS team and full professor of anatomical pathology at the University of Barcelona (UB), has been recieved the Eugenio Rodriguez Pascual Award for his contributions to diagnosis and cancer therapy. In particular, for his research about mantle cell lymphoma and laryngeal cancer. The award was presented by the Minister of Health, Social Services and Equality, Alfonso Alonso, in a ceremony held last June 10th at the Casino de Madrid.
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Dr. Elías Campo recieves the Eugenio Rodriguez Pascual Award for his contributions to diagnosis and cancer therapy
Researchers from IDIBAPS and the University of Barcelona (UB) lead a study, published today in the prestigious journal Nature Genetics, which reveals an unexpected connection between epigenetic changes associated with lymphocytes’ maturation and those observed in cancer. Both processes share similar changes in large regions of the genome. The work, led by Dr. Iñaki Martín-Subero, researcher in the Pathology, Pharmacology and Microbiology Department at UB and IDIBAPS, is the first in analyze the epigenome during cell maturation of B lymphocytes, the immune system cells responsible of the antibodies production, and provides epigenetic maps of each step in this process.
The Lilly Foundation has awarded the 2015 Biomedical Research Awards in the categories of preclinical and clinical research, respectively, to Dr. Miguel Beato, researcher, founder and first director of the Centre for Genomic Regultaion (CRG), and Dr. Elías Campo, Research Director of Hospital Clínic and Fundació Clínic and head of the Human and Experimental Functional Oncomorphology IDIBAPS Group. These awards recognize excellence scientific career of researchers who have contributed to a high quality Biomedical research in Spain.
New computational method allows the identification of genetic alterations in cancer patients within hours
IDIBAPS and Hospital Clínic have participated in the development of a new computational method that enables to detect genetic changes responsible for the onset and progression of tumors in a simple, quick and precise way. The research is published in the latest issue of the prestigious journal Nature Biotechnology. This methodology, called SMUFIN (Somatic Mutations Finder), is capable of analyzing the complete genome of a tumor and identifying its mutations in a few hours. In addition, it is able to identify alterations which had previously not been revealed, even using methods which require the use of supercomputers over several weeks.
Thomson Reuters has published the list of the Highly Cited Researchers, a compilation of the most influential names in science. 50 Spanish researchers from different broad fields of sciences and social sciences appear on the list. In the field of Clinical Medicine, four of the seven Spanish investigators listed are researchers from IDIBAPS. The health research institute associated to Hospital Clínic and Universitat de Barcelona also has the only Spanish researcher in Psychiatry.
The Government of Catalonia and the Fundació Catalana per a la Recerca i la Innovació recognize through the 2013 National Research Awards the excellence in research activity of scientists. The awards want to encourage the social recognition of science and, particularly, to spread among the Catalan society the work of its researchers. These awards are the highest honour in research in Catalonia. The President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas, underlined last night during the ceremony that “the path achieved in research, science and technology transfer” will allow the country, over the next ten years, “to talk face to face with the leading countries of the world”. This year’s winners were: Elías Campo, National Research Award; Isabelle Anguelovski, National Research Award to Young Talent; KIC InnoEnergy Iberia, National Award in Public- Private Partnership in Research and Innovation; José Carreras Foundation, National Award for scientific Sponsorship; and, Ara newspaper, National Award for Science Communication.
Information via: www.fundaciorecerca.cat