Around 200 students from secondary schools in Badalona have visited different centres on the Can Ruti Campus this morning, taking part in one of the main events of the 28th edition of Science Week in Badalona. The Germans Trias i Pujol Research Institute (IGTP) has organised the event together with the Germans Trias Hospital.
At the IGTP TODAY
The ”la Caixa” Foundation provides funding to two innovation projects at the IGTP to accelerate development
The "la Caixa" Foundation aims to bring 20 new biomedical projects with large social impacts to the market more rapidly within the framework of the CaixaResearch Validate and Consolidate 2021 calls. Two of this year's projects are led by groups from the IGTP. The programme aims to boost innovation and technological and knowledge transfer in the field of biomedicine and health and create new companies based on research
The IGTP and the Èpica Foundation of the Fura dels Baus present the results of the workshop ‘Complex Systems’
Last week the preliminary results of a collaboration between the scenic arts and science, or in other words, between the Èpica Foundation of the Fura dels Baus and the IGTP were presented. The workshop and the resulting performance took place last November and now the researchers are processing the data collected from the experience, which will be useful for their respective research projects.
This years' edition of the Workshop on Rare Diseases took place at the IGTP this Thursday with the title 'A Multidisciplinary Approach to Rare Diseases' timed for the International Day for Rare Diseases, celebrated this year on 29 February. The key to improving the management of this type of disease is dialogue between different specialty areas and a much more global approach. This must be coupled with the inclusion of research staff when deciding on the lines of research to be advanced.
During the coming days many girls and boys are feeding the "tió" and leaving lists of wishes for Santa Claus or the Magic Kings - so we suggest two gifts that will also raise money to help others.
The Neuromuscular and Neuropediatric Group at the IGTP, led by Gisela Nogales-Gadea have identified a subset of patients with an atypical type of myotonic dystrophy type 1 (MD1), which develops later and with more severe symptoms than usual. This has important implications for diagnosis of these patients, who can be misdiagnosed or not given the correct prognosis. It is also vital for managing the disease correctly in patients and their families. The study has been published in Human Mutation.
In the context of research and especially in the case of research into rare diseases, the COST Action Projects (Cooperation in Science and Technology) are key to fostering transnational cooperation. This is the message that a group of Spanish scientists, which includes Dr Gisela Nogales, have sent in a letter recently published in The Lancet Neurology.
For the first time the IGTP has participated in the European Researchers' Night, part of the European Commission's Horizon 2020 Programme, which aims bring scientists and society together. Five researchers from the institute have participated in science popularization events.
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.
The IGTP participates in the debates of the 11th Research Workshop of the ICS: childhood obesity and rare diseases
Experts in paediatric research agree on the need to anticipate and act on obesity from childhood. The importance of early interventions to prevent obesity and excess weight and research into rare diseases have been the main topics of the 11th Research Workshop of the Catalan Institute of Health (ICS), which took place at the Seminari de Tarragona (Centre Tarraconense).