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- Institutional

New data on the immune system behaviour in paediatric patients with type 1 diabetes

Researchers at the IGTP and Germans Trias Hospital have published new research in Frontiers in Immunology on the behaviour of dendritic cells (DC) during the development of type 1 diabetes (T1D) in children. These cells are involved in both the destruction of beta cells in T1D and the regulation of the immune response. This paper fills an important gap in knowledge about the disease in children.

The IGTP promotes science for high-school students at the celebration of the 24th Science Week at Can Ruti

This week the IGTP and other centres hosted the “Can Ruti Open Door Session” within Science Week in Badalona; the Science Week is a national event organized by the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT). This year nearly 200 high school students from various educational centres have visited the research facilities at nine different organizations on the Can Ruti Campus and learned about studies taking place there.

- Institutional, Research

Badalona receives the maximum award from the European Commission as a place of innovation in active and healthy aging

The IGTP is one of the participating institutions working to promote this along with other research institutions and also others from academia, business and the third sector.  Badalona Health Services (Badalona Serveis Assistencials, BSA), the municipal health organization promoted the candidature. BSA is part of an ecosystem of over 30 bodies and associations who make the local area eligible for the award.

The CMCiB on the map for 3Rs Research

The Centre for Comparative Medicine and Bioimage (CMCiB) now forms part of the Working Group on European 3Rs Centres. This literally puts it on the map, for European 3Rs Research and it has been included in the Norwegian NORECOPA website, which is currently the largest resource on European 3rs Research available. The Working Group is preparing the setting up of a European 3Rs Center Network to promote and facilitate ethical research.

The IGTP receives the HR Excellence in Research Award

On 22 August the IGTP received the HR Excellence in Research Award (HRS4R) from the European Commission (EC). The Commission's human resource strategy is aimed at aligning HR policies across European research institutions with the goal of making the movement of researchers between institutions easier and conditions fairer. The IGTP can use the HRS4R logo to identify itself as one of the 490 organizations now recognized as working towards this goal.

Two Can Ruti PhD students at the INPhNIT award ceremony

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.

IGTP professionals participate in the Plan for Prevention and Control of Hepatitis C in Catalonia

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 Comparative Medicine and Bioimage Centre (CMCiB) open for business

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.