The ERC Consolidator grant will be invested in a project led for finding cancer mutations in the most unknown regions of the genome.
The project, that emerged following the announcement of the WHO warning about the risks of eating processed meat, will be submitted to a competition launched by the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) foundation, whose resolution will take place on October in the Giant Jamboree of Boston.
Researchers from the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre, the Pompeu Fabra University and the Spanish National Center for Cardiovascular Research consider the importance of the genetic diversity in tumoral formation and propose a new concept: "tissue clonal health".
On 20 January all of the personnel from the administrative units of the Mar campus that are merging as a result of the creation of the Administrative Management Unit gathered in order to learn about the changes that this new period will bring.
The Department of Experimental and Health Sciences of the Pompeu Fabra University leads a research describing a genetic expression mechanism present in yeast and very similar to a genetic process that takes place in breast cancer.
The current director of the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences of the UPF and head of the Evolutionary Genomics Lab at the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (CSIC-UPF) will head the secretariat linked to the Department of Enterprise and Knowledge.
Pompeu Fabra University takes part of the discovery of a neuronal subunit that is crutial for tobacco addiction.
Scientists at the Proteomics Unit (CRG - UPF) and the Vall d'Hebron Research Institute develop a new method for early diagnosis of the disease.
Researchers have found an important role for the gene BPTF in allowing the action of MYC, an oncogene that is altered in more than one half of the human cancers, thus converting it in a possible new therapeutic target.
"La Caixa" Banking Foundation offers its prestigious international grants for postgraduate studies in Spain, Europe, North of America or Asia.