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Succesful start to the CNIO & The City Project

Madrid, 15 November, 2017

Raising awareness among young people and society regarding the work carried out in our laboratories is one of the goals of the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) and the basis of the CNIO & The City project, which was officially launched with a Teacher Training Course held from 25 September to 10 October. Education in science is a way to protect science because, as Adelaida Martínez, a teacher at CEIPSO Príncipe Felipe who attended the course, pointed out, "we appreciate what we...

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Launch of the “Alliance of Severo Ochoa Centres and Maria de Maeztu Units of Excellence”

Launch of the “Alliance of Severo Ochoa Centres and Maria de Maeztu Units of Excellence”

Madrid, 18 October, 2017

The 25 centres and 16 research units accredited with the “Severo Ochoa” and “María de Maeztu” excellence distinctions formally established this afternoon the Severo Ochoa and María de Maeztu Alliance (SOMMa) in their first official meeting. Chaired by the Secretary of State for R&D+i, Carmen Vela, the gathering was attended by directors and representatives of all centres and units that have approved creation of the Alliance and defined the strategic and working plan for the coming...

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Some of the participants of the Hidden No More programme, including Lola Martínez (second from right

Lola Martínez participates in an international programme for women leaders in STEM

Madrid, 18 October, 2017

The US State Department has launched the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) 'Hidden No More: Empowering Women Leaders in STEM' aimed at highlighting women who are leaders in scientific-technological fields. Forty-eight women from various countries were selected by this agency and have been visiting America for some days, participating in a wide range of activities aimed at sharing experiences and promoting the presence of women in these fields of study. Lola Martínez, head of the...

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Manuel Valiente receives the Beug Foundation Metastasis Research Prize

Madrid, 10 October, 2017

The head of the Brain Metastasis Group of the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), Manuel Valiente, received the Metastasis Research Award, granted by the Beug Foundation, in Vienna. The prize, which was presented during the Opening Conference of The Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP), is designed to facilitate the implementation of original and innovative strategies to combat cancer metastasis."This award allows us to start key experiments to test our hypothesis," says...

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Maria Blasco has received the Award for Scientific Merit from the Generalitat Valenciana

Madrid, 9 October, 2017

The ceremony took place this morning at the Palau de la Generalitat (Government Building) on the occasion of the celebration of the Day of the Valencian Community. All the members of the Valencian Government were present, including the President, Ximo Puig, who emphasised the values of the winning individuals and their entities. Maria Blasco, Director of the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) received the Award for Scientific Merit. Maria A. Blasco is a molecular biologist...

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The CNIO and the Weizmann Institute, together at the forefront of cancer research

Madrid, 29 September, 2017

“Curiosity moves us to change the future of this terrible disease. Cancer is very complex, and we need to work together to combat it". These were the words of Moshe Oren, director of The Moross Integrated Cancer Center (MICC) of the Weizmann Institute of Israel, during the presentation of the symposium at the Ramón Areces Foundation last Tuesday. Some of the most prestigious researchers from this institution and the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) gathered before an audience of...

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More than 60 CNIO volunteers will be participating in the European Researchers' Night

Madrid, 28 September, 2017

Tomato, salt, pineapple juice, dishwasher liquid, ethanol… These are the ingredients that will be used by 250 people who will be attending the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) on Friday to participate in The European Researchers' Night. This year, the Centre's 60 volunteer scientists will teach them how to extract DNA from any living being. It is "an extremely positive initiative because, even if it is only for one day, you open research centres so that society can become...

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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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