The aim of this session is to provide information about the main characteristics of this program, which is available for the 2015-2016 academic year.
Session's date, 27th may at 17:00
The Jury of the Award for Biomedical Research of the Banco Sabadell Foundation has recognized Núria López-Bigas, leader of the Biomedical Genomics group of GRIB (UPF-IMIM) and coordinator of the Elements of Biocomputing subject in our MSc Programme, as the winner of the 2016 prize, endowed with 50,000 euros. In this eleventh edition there have been a total of 53 candidates with profiles of basic research, clinical and epidemiological. The jury decided to give this prize to Núria López-Bigas, for her contribution to the development of new bioinformatics methods to study cancer genomes. Her work opens up new avenues for the classification of cancer patients according to their tumors carry mutations and thus advance the implementation of the most appropriate individualized for each patient therapies.
" This award helps to give visibility to the Biomedical Research and lets the society know the people who do research. It is a social recognition of the work we do and it is an honor for me that the research done in my group has been recognized" said Núria when knowing the news." In Barcelona, high quality biomedicine research is made with leading research groups in this field to develop high-impact projects for society. For me, it is a luxury to do research in this environment and appear next to the remains of scientists who have been honored with this award".
President of the jury, Carlos Lopez-Otín, Professor at the University of Oviedo, said " The Banc Sabadell Foundation renews once again its commitment to research and scientific talent to recognize and support the most outstanding young in the field of biomedicine."
Javier Prado, who graduated in 2011 from our MSc programme, will receive one of the seven Doctoral School PhD Extraordinary Awards, selected among the 75 PhD theses defended during the academic course 2014-2015.
Javier Prado thesis is entitled "Great ape genomics: Diversity and evolution", and has been supervised by Tomas Marques Bonet, coordinator of the subject "Genomes and Systems". In his thesis, Javier Prado investigates the genetic diversity of wild-born great apes.