An International consortium discovers various genetic markers associated with infection by SARS-CoV-2 and the severity of covid-19. The IGTP forms part of the consortium with the GCAT|Genomes for Life Project, a population cohort of 20,000 people from across Catalonia. The GCAT has contributed the analyzed data of 5,000 participants to the study
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For the second year running an IGTP PhD Student is awarded the prize for the best research paper by the ICS
The Catalan Institute of Health (ICS) has celebrated its annual research workshop, where the ICS Research Prizes have also been announced. This year, for the second year running, the best research paper by a PhD student has been awarded to a student at the IGTP. The prize for the best research paper by a predoctoral student 2021 was presented to Juan Carrillo-Reixach and Dr Mireia Ramos- Rodríguez received the prize awarded in 2020.
The Second IGTP Retreat took place on 14 and 15 June in a mixed format broadcast from the Badalona International Business Centre (BCIN). Around 50 researchers attended the sessions within the current social distancing rules while close to 200 joined the event online and participated in the lively question sessions. The call to use the research power of academia to improve public health in the keynote speech was continued through the event and the presentations showcased a wide range of examples of success stories.
The IGTP will participate in a European project for the European Researchers’ Night together with the Èpica Foundation of the Fura dels Baus
Badalona will be one of the locations to feature in the European Researchers' Night. The research team led by the Èpica Foundation of the Fura dels Baus has been awarded funding for their project European Performing Science Night to hold an event within European initiative with the participation of the IGTP.
Can Ruti focuses on the effect of COVID-19 in the gender perspective in biomedical research to celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science
The 3rd Celebration of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science at Can Ruti took place on Wednesday 10 February, organized by the multi-institutional working group "Women in Science (WiS)", and hosted by the IGTP. The symposium looked at data on the gender perspective of the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic presenting data from studies both on and off the campus and providing a platform for personal testimonies from men and women involved in research and healthcare.
A review paper with first author Marc Melià-Sorolla of the Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology Research Group and published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences highlights a porcine model as the most suitable for stroke research in the future. The CMCiB-IGTP is equipped to carry out this type of research and the group led by Teresa Gasull are already showing the potential of the non-invasive bioimaging technology.
Jordi Barretina Ginesta is the new Director of the Germans Trias i Pujol Research Institute (IGTP) on Campus Can Ruti, Badalona; he will take up the role this October. The open selection process was managed by the CERCA institution, of which the IGTP is a member. Dr Barretina will take over from Dr Manel Puig Domingo, who is stepping down as director of the research centre after seven years in the post.
Dr Julia Garcia Prado, Scientific Director of the IGTP and Leader of the VIRIEVAC Group at IrsiCaixa, has been appointed member of the new EATRIS Scientific Committee for Spain. The new body is part of the strategic plan of action for the EATRIS Spain node to increase its presence in the network and increase strategic international collaborations between biomedical research institutes.
The Catalan Alliance for Insitutes for Research and Innovation in Health (IRISCAT) has launched its first science communications activity in a series of webinars to share different topics of biomedical research into COVID-19.
New ventilator device developed by the Hospital Clínic, Germans Trias i Pujol and Barcelona University with Protofy.xyz gets the go ahead from the AEMPS for clinical trials
The Spanish Agency of Medicines and Medical Devices (AEMPS) approves a clinical trial with the emergency ventilator device developed by the Barcelona company Protofy.xyz with the financial and scientific support of professionals from the Hospital Clínic Barcelona, the Germans Trias i Pujol hospital and the University of Barcelona. It is a device to automate manual ventilation processes and provide respiratory support for patients in emergency situations when conventional ventilators are unavailable. The support received from civil society, companies and administrations has been key in developing the design and industrial scaling of this model, which will contribute to providing the health system with the necessary ventilators.