This summer 11 students, from Badalona, Barcelona and Mollet are carrying out the practical part of their research projects for Baccalaureate through the IGTP Summer Programme in conjunction with the Organizers of the Badalona Scientific Workshops for schools
At the IGTP TODAY
Rice against HIV: a three-protein cocktail produced in seeds shows potent HIV neutralization in vitro
Researchers from University of Lleida-Agrotecnio, IrsiCaixa AIDS Research Institute and ICREA obtained for the first time three different anti-HIV proteins from a single transgenic rice plant and crude extracts from it averted HIV from entering in human cells in vitro. Rice components showed an enhancing effect, further helping to block HIV infectivity. Dr Julià Blanco, researcher from the Institut Germans Trias i Pujol at IrsiCaixa, where he leads the Cell Virology and Immunology group, participated in the study.
In June this year the new Comparative Medicine and Bioimage Centre of Catalonia (CMCiB) started its normal working activities. Located at the highest point of the campus, the CMCiB is a centre promoted by the Germans Trias i Pujol Research Institute (IGTP) and dedicated to biomedical research and training. The centre is an important addition to scientific infrastructures in southern Europe and is the only one in Spain, it has been set up to become a reference in comparative medicine, bioimaging and computational models with a clear remit to promote alternative research models and methods
"Organized by us, for us," has been the catchphrase for the first Campus Can Ruti PhD Day. The event took place on Friday 29 June with a traditional scientific conference format and it provided a meeting point for all the PhD students on Campus Can Ruti. The idea came from five pre-doctoral researchers, carrying out their respective theses in different institutions on the campus, who made up the first Campus Can Ruti doctoral students' committee.
The 10th Research Symposium of the Catalan Health Institute (ICS) and the 11th Research Symposium of the Primary Health Care Research Institute (IDIAP) Jordi Gol were held jointly on 7 June 2018. The central theme of the event was the use of large clinical data bases to carry out research to improve health.
The TV3 La Marató Foundation has published the results of the cancer research supported by Funds from the marathon campaign of 2012. Of the 79 research groups who participated in 42 projects financed by this edition of the programme three are from the IGTP.
The 2018 Fun Run for Minority Diseases doubles its money with twice as many competitors as last year
The seventh edition of the Charity Fun Run for Minority Paediatric Diseases was a resounding success this year, with twice as many runners as 2017. In all 700 participants completed the different routes and enjoyed a family fun day in Badalona.
Today and during all of this week reusable water bottles will be on sale at three supermarkets of the Sorli chain in Badalona. Funds from the sales will support research into kidney disease. The event is part of the celebration of World Kidney Day, which takes place on 8 March.
Many activities have taken place this week on Campus Can Ruti to celebrate the International Rare Disease Day on the last day of February.
Dr. García Prado, leader of the Viral Immune Evasion and Vacciones (VIRIEVAC) at the IrsiCaixa AIDS Research Institute will combine the new position with the leadership of her group, focused on the design of new strategies against HIV. Manel Puig, General Director of the IGTP, has presented the new organizational chart during the presentation of the Research Agenda 2018, together with the new challenges for the coming years.