Month: November 2017

International collaboration at the ”Amino acid transport defects” symposium

The symposium “Amino acid transport defects”, organized by the Rare Diseases CIBER and the Ramón Areces Foundation, took place on November 20th and 21st at its headquarters in Madrid. In addition to national researchers, including the group of Dr. Virgina Nunes of IDIBELL, who coorganized the symposium, seventeen of the leading specialists in this field …

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The isoforms of the HP1 protein differentially regulate the organization and structure of heterochromatin

Researchers from the Epigenetics and Cancer Biology Program of the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL), led by Dr. Àlex Vaquero, have elucidated the role of HP1 proteins in relation to chromatin structure and genome stability, distinguishing different functions based on the presence of different variants of this protein. The work, published in Cell Reports, was …

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Best Ideas 2017” award to Manel Esteller

Last Monday, November 13th, the ‘Best Ideas 2017’ awards ceremony, organized annually by the Diario Médico newspaper, took place at the National Theater of Catalonia. In this year’s edition, Dr. Manel Esteller, Researcher of the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL), ICREA Research Professor and Professor of Genetics of the University of Barcelona received one of …

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The ‘Viladecans Against Cancer’ Association Coordinator raises 16.186 euros for stomach cancer research in IDIBELL

During the course of an open ‘paella’ that brought together seven hundred and fifty people in the Cúbic space of Viladecans, the Association Viladecans Against Cancer officially offered a 16,186 euros check to IDIBELL for the investigation of new therapies in the fight against stomach cancer, led by Dr. Núria Sala (IDIBELL-ICO). This amount brings …

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