Pura Muñoz-Cánoves wins the "La Vanguardia Science"
The award aims to recognize and showcase the research of excellence conducted in Spain. 
Bioengineering could save the biosphere from the ravages of climate change
According to the work of scientist Ricard Solé, ICREA researcher at the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences, recently published in the journal Ecological Complexity.
Effects of alcohol and cannabis consumption on the adult brain and behaviour
The Spanish Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality has published in the Official State Gazette the decision of 4 December awarding eleven grants to pursue research projects on drug addiction, within the call of the National Drug Plan. At this call, researchers from the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences have received two of these grants which started in early 2015 for a period of three years.
The promiscuity of chemical probes discovered
A new computer tool lets the interaction between small molecules and thousands of proteins be predicted to study their relationship to different diseases. The study has proven that many of these small molecules or chemical probes are not as selective as believed, but instead interact with multiple proteins, which could lead to confusion in experimental results. Understanding these interactions is key to developing more efficient and safer pharmaceuticals
Project iPIE: Testing the environmental impact of drugs

The project iPIE: Intelligence Led Assessment of Pharmaceuticals in the Environment starts on February 2015 with a kick off meeting at Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB) and the participation of the GRIB research groups of Integrative Biomedical Informatics (IBI) and PharmacoInformatics (PhI) of Institut Hospital del Mar d'Investigacions Mèdiques (IMIM) and Pompeu Fabra University (UPF).

Pura Muñoz, nominated for the La Vanguardia Science prize
For her research into ageing. UPF is the only institution to have had nominees at the five editions held to date. The general public can vote until 28 February for the most relevant research in 2014.
UPF's researchers are going to study migraine thanks to a grant from the Migraine Research Foundation
Personalized treatments for the hemiplegic migraine will be on study by José M. Fernández-Fernández, member of the Laboratory of Molecular Physiology and Channelopathies at CEXS and the principal investigator of the study.
A new and efficient method discovers switches predictive of cancer
Described in a paper published in Nucleic Acids Research, coordinated by Eduardo Eyras, ICREA researher at CEXS. A new computational method that analyzed the Cancer Genome Atlas and identifies signatures useful as predictive of the disease.
Deciphering the genetic fingerprint of the domestication of the horse
An international study involving Tomàs Marquès-Bonet, ICREA researcher at the CEXS and head of the Comparative Genomics Laboratory at the IBE (UPF-CSIC), was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on 15 December.
Open Call: Teaching Mentorship Programme DCEXS-UPF 2014-2015

The main objective of the Teaching Mentorship Programme (TMP) is to allow young post-doctoral researchers of the PRBB to get the basic knowledge and skills used in university teaching. This will enhance their working opportunities in academic institutions worldwide.

The mentees will be chosen after their applications to an open call performed by the DCEXS. Applications should be sent to the from the 19th of December to the 20th of January 2015, inclusive.

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