Two students have been awarded INPhINIT grants by “la Caixa” Foundation to complete their PhDs on the Can Ruti Campus. Emma Koehorst, has been working on Myotonic Dystrophy in the Neuromuscular and Neuropaediatric research group led by Gisela Nogales at the IGTP since last September. Ifeanyi Ezeonwumelu has started working at the IrsiCaixa on novel therapeutic strategies for HIV with Dr Ester Ballana Guix in the HIV Pathogenesis Group, led by Dr José A Esté.
At the IGTP TODAY
This July the Government of Catalonia officially approved the Plan for Prevention and Control of Hepatitis in Catalonia, which aims to facilitate the adoption and implementation of measures to reduce the number of cases and the morbidity and mortality associated with this infection. This is in line with the goal of the WHO, which aims to eliminate hepatitis C by 2030. The plan is the result of healthcare and public health professionals, experts, representatives of scientific societies and organizations and patients and families associations all working together.
The Director of the Germans Trias I Pujol Research Institute (IGTP), Manel Puig and the Director of the Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Raquel Yotti have put their formal seal on the starting up of the Comparative Medicine and Bioimage Centre of Catalonia (CMCiB). The CMCiB is a centre built on the Can Ruti Campus by the IGTP with the aim of being a reference centre for comparative medicine, bioimaging and computational models and a pioneer in applying alternative methods for biomedical research that impacts on the health of the population. The facilities of the centre include latest generation operating theatres that are adaptable for continued training, perfecting new surgical techniques and development of new surgical devices.
This June saw the successful close of the fifth edition of the Postgraduate Course in Research and Innovation in Health Sciences. 21 professionals undergoing their medical training (medicine, nursing, pharmacy and so on) presented their final dissertations for the course, which is organized by the Maresme Health Consortium (CSdM) and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) with the support of the IGTP, the Germans Trias Hospital.
The Ministry of Health presented the grants for the 2018 and 2019 calls of the Strategic Plan for Innovation in Health (PERIS) on Tuesday. In this year's round the Germans Trias neurologist Natalia Pérez de la Ossa received a grant for the project for pre-hospitalization healthcare for patients with acute stroke. The doctor Daniel Fuster was also awarded a grant for the second edition, which he received at the same ceremony.
This Thursday the Llavaneres Golf Club hosted the 1st Pep Anglès Golf Tournament, a charity event for the Amics de Can Ruti (Friends of Can Ruti) and research at the IGTP. It is the first edition of the fundraising event organized by the player and his club and more than 10,000 euros have been raised for research into childhood diabetes at Can Ruti.
In a brand new format, scientists come together to share and discuss research on the Can Ruti Campus in the First IGTP PI Retreat
Principal investigators from the nine areas of research on the Can Ruti Campus met together to discuss topics of concern in the current research environment. During the day, researchers enjoyed inputs from the IGTP research community and external speakers and were able to take advantage of the many moments available for networking and sharing.
Mireia Belmonte the Olympic swimming medallist from Badalona visited the Germans Trias i Pujol Research Institute (IGTP) on Campus Can Ruti on Wednesday 29 May. The event marked the start of a collaboration in support of the Amics de Can Ruti (Friends of Can Ruti) to raise awareness of the importance of health research. During her visit, she presented a watch, which she helped to design, that will soon be available through the web and events organized by the Amics de Can Ruti. All proceeds from the sales of the watch will go to research projects on the campus.
The first series of Can Ruti Biomedical Research Seminars has been a great success. The seminars have been organized jointly by the Germans Trias i Pujol Research Institute, IrsiCaixa, AIDS Research Institute, and sponsored by AstraZeneca and Celgene.
Surgeons in the Germans Trias Hospital are awarded a Llavor grant to commercialize a new surgical device
The project Mechanical atraumatic microvascular sutures has been awarded a Llavor grant (Seed Grant) by the Catalan Agency for Management of University and Research Grants (AGAUR). This research project is led by Dr M Carmen Higueras Suñé, Head of the Plastic Surgery Service at the Germans Trias Hospital, and the scientist responsible for the commercial development of the device is Dr David Priego, a specialist surgeon in the same department in the hospital.