Recent advances in the study of proteins and their interactions
The Structural Bioinformatics Research Group led by Baldo Oliva, a researcher in UPF's Department of Experimental and Health Sciences (DCEXS), has presented two web servers that will facilitate the study of protein configuration and the gene expression involved in the manifestation of several conditions.
Investiture ceremony of Professor Sydney Brenner as doctor honoris causa by UPF

At 12:30 pm on Thursday 3 April, the Nobel prize in Physiology or Medicine laureate Sydney Brenner will be made a doctor honoris causa by UPF in a ceremony that will take place in the auditorium of the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park, on the UPF Mar Campus (Dr. Aiguader, 88. Barcelona).

Arnau Busquets receives the 7th Biogen Idec Foundation Prize for Young Scientists 2013
The researcher Arnau Busquests, member of the Neuropharmacology Laboratory directed by Rafael Maldonado, Department of Experimental and Health Sciences (DCEXS, UPF), has been awarded the Biogen Idec Foundation Award 2013 in the category Young Researchers in Neurology, rewarded with 18,000 euro, for his contribution to the research into a new therapeutic target to treat the fragile X syndrome (SFX), published in Nature Medicine in March 2013.
Structural biology, the subject of a new edition of Escolab at the DCEXS
Within the Escolab activities, on March 25, a group of high school students from the school Jaume Balmes of l'Hospitalet de Llobregat visited the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB) and toured the laboratories of the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences (DCEXS)
DCEXS and DTIC and participate in several activities of the Brain Awareness Week
Within the World Brain Awareness Week (10-16 th March 2014) there is a wide range of scientific dissemination activities revolving around neuroscience, in which several Catalan institutions participate. Researchers at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra are actively involved in the organization of some of these proposals and have been invited to prepare workshops and exhibitions showing their research.
Reelin protein restores cognitive abilities in animal models of Alzheimer's

Reelin, a protein essential for the plasticity of the cerebral cortex, is able to restore cognitive abilities in laboratory mice affected by Alzheimer's disease, according to one of the main findings of a paper published in the journal Nature Communications which was led by researchers at the University of Barcelona, and in which Rafael Maldonado, director of the Laboratory of Neuropharmacology, Department of Experimental and Health Sciences- UPF, has collaborated.

New advances in the genome of chronic lymphocytic leukemia
A study led by Roderic Guigó, Full Professor of Genetics at the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences (CEXS) and coordinator of the bioinformatics and genomics program at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG), centre attached to the UPF, within the framework of the Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Genome Project, presents new advances in the study of this illness. This work, published on February 26 in the journal Genome Research, examines in depth the functional profile of genes and mutations associated with leukemia.
A new study from DCEXS-UPF reveals the importance of physical barriers in segregating cells in the central nervous system
The formation and maintenance of boundaries between neighboring groups of embryonic cells is crucial for development because groups of cells with distinct functions must often be kept physically separated. Furthermore, cells at the boundary often are able to instruct surrounding cells or tissues, so boundary shape and integrity might also control the outcome of many downstream patterning events. And importantly, tissue interface deregulation plays a key role during tumor progression and metastasis.
Gianni de Fabritiis at the launch of "HTC Power to Give", a new mobile based volunteer computing project
As part of the Mobile World Congress, on February 24th, Taiwanese smartphone company HTC launched, before 200 journalists from around the world, the new project HTC Power to Give.
Differences among human populations in zinc absorption could have been selected as a protection against pathogens
On February 20 th an interdisciplinary study was published in the journal PLoS Genetics. It has been conducted by the team of Elena Bosch, a researcher at the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (IBE, UPF-CSIC joint centre), in collaboration with Miguel Ángel Valverde and Rubén Vicente, researchers from the research group in Molecular Physiology and Channelopathies- CEXS, among others.