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Maria Blasco, Jesús Sánchez Martos y Arturo Fernández-Cruz

Maria Blasco has received the XXXVI Lección Memorial Fernández-Cruz Award

Madrid, 21 September, 2017

The director of the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) received the 36th Lección Memorial Fernández-Cruz Award yesterday from the Regional Minister of Health of the Community of Madrid, Rafael Sánchez Martos, and Arturo Fernández-Cruz, president of the Fernández-Cruz Foundation. The award acknowledges Maria Blasco’s contribution to the progress made in extending life expectancy.The award giving ceremony was held within the framework of the 36th Lección Memorial Fernández-Cruz event,...

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Raúl Rabadán, profesor de Biología de Sistemas de la Universidad de Columbia (EEUU)

Raúl Rabadán, Jesús Serra Foundation 'visiting researcher'

Madrid, 7 August, 2017

The ninth edition of the Visiting Researchers Programme of the Jesús Serra Foundation (from the Catalana Occidente Group) is bringing Raúl Rabadán, Professor of Systems Biology and director of the Columbia University Center for Topology of Cancer Evolution and Heterogeneity (USA), to the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) this summer. Rabadán and his team, experts in the mathematical analysis of biological data, will be spending a few months at the centre working with various groups...

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2017 CNIO summer students

Meet the 2017 summer internship students

Madrid, 18 July, 2017

One of the main objectives of the CNIO is to contribute both in terms of numbers and qualification to the increase of researchers in oncology by means of an extensive training programme. It includes practical laboratory courses for undergraduate students that have been running at the CNIO for the last 14 years. A few days ago, we welcomed the six students selected for the 2017 summer internship, young minds from four different countries focused on biomedical research, selected from more than...

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Óscar Llorca

CNIO incorporates researcher Óscar Llorca to direct its Structural Biology Programme

Madrid, 12 July, 2017

How can you visualise the molecules involved in the development and progression of cancer at the atomic level? The researcher Óscar Llorca will be working on this issue - science fiction until a few years ago - at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), which he has joined to direct and enhance the Structural Biology Programme. The researcher will cooperate closely with other Programmes at the Centre to apply revolutionary molecular visualisation techniques and, thus, contribute to...

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Elena Castro

Elena Castro receives a Young Investigator Award from the Prostate Cancer Foundation

Madrid, 11 July, 2017

The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) today announced its 2017 Young Investigator (YI) Awards, which support early career scientists who are focused on accelerating the delivery of life-extending and life-saving therapies for men living with prostate cancer. Elena Castro, member of the Prostate Cancer Clinical Research Unit at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), is the only researcher outside the US awarded this year. Her project focuses on how mutations in DNA damage repair...

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Rafael Fernández Leiro

An expert in electron microscopy and crystallography to strengthen the structural biology programme

Madrid, 29 June, 2017

Rafael Fernández Leiro has joined the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) to head the Genome Integrity and Structural Biology Group within the renewed Structural Biology Programme. His work will focus on electron microscopy studies of protein systems involved in regulating DNA replication and repair processes."It is exciting to be able to work at the CNIO because the scientific level is very high and the opportunities for in-house collaboration are many and exciting," says Fernández...

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Luis Paz-Ares has received the Lilly Foundation Award for Clinical Biomedical Research 2017

Madrid, 9 June, 2017

The Lilly Foundation Biomedical Research Awards 2017 ceremony was held yesterday. On this occasion, its 16th edition, the winners were Professors Luis Paz-Ares and Francisco Martínez Mojica, in the categories of Clinical and Preclinical Research, respectively. These awards recognize the scientific careers of researchers who contribute to the advancement of Biomedicine and the Health Sciences in Spain. The Secretary of State for Research, Development and Innovation, Carmen Vela, presided the...

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Manuel Valiente, jefe del Grupo de Metástasis Cerebral

Manuel Valiente receives funding from Melanoma Research Alliance

Madrid, 22 May, 2017

Manuel Valiente, head of the Brain Metastasis Group at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), has been funded in the 2017 grant cycle by the Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA), the largest private funder of melanoma research. The research, titled ‘Blocking melanoma brain metastasis by targeting the microenvironment’, will focus on investigate actionable targets that will lead to more efficient design of anticancer treatments for patients with metastatic melanoma to the brain.MRA’s...

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