The CNIO celebrates its traditional Lab Day by recognizing the work of its researchers, especially the youngest ones
Almost 30 volunteers have been part of the evaluation committee, which reviewed more than 70 jobs
The day was supported by the Jesús Serra Foundation, Promega, eppendorf, Miltenyi Biotech and Cultek
As every year, the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) held its Lab Day on Monday 18, a day in which younger researchers have the opportunity to share their work, show their progress and receive recognition of colleagues for the achievements of the year. From the first coffee in the morning to the pizzas at the end of the day, Lab Day is a day of science and team spirit but also of emotive moments. The warmest moment came this year with Jorge Martinez Torrecuadrada when he received the supervolunteer award. The prize was presented by Valle Sallés, Chief Executive of Juegaterapia.
- “Antonia Nieto Award” presented by Alfonso Agüera Nieto to Leire Bejarano, from the Telomeres and Telomerase Group, for her work on inhibition of Trf1 and glioblastoma published in Cancer Cell.
- Marta Brandt, from the Growth Factors, Nutrients and Cancer Group, for her research on mTORC1 and colorectal cancer published in Cell Metabolism.
- Metehan Cifdaloz, from the Melanoma Group, for his research on mechanisms of regulation of the melanoma blueprint published in Nature Communications.
- Teresa Olbrich, from the Genomic Instability Group, for describing a new way to stabilize haploidy in animal cells. The paper appeared in PNAS.
- Laura Remacha, from the Hereditary Endocrine Cancer Group, for identifying new mutations related to Pheochromocytomas and Paragangliomas. The study was published in Clinical Cancer Research.
David Olmeda, from the Melanoma Group, for his research on the visualization of metastasis in melanoma; a work published in Nature that appeared in dozens of media and has had a great impact on society.
* Outstanding Contributions to Outreach and Awareness at CNIO:
The supervolunteer of the year was Jorge L. Martínez Torrecuadrada, coordinator of the European Night of the Researchers 2017 at the CNIO and active participant in other science outreach activities. The award was presented by Valle Sallés, Chief Executive of the Juegaterapia Foundation.
* Oral Presentations Awards:
- Neibla Priego (Brain Metastasis Group). First award.
- Daniela Cerezo (Melanoma Group). Second award.
* Poster Presentations Awards:
- Beatriz Salvador (Cell Division and Cancer Group). First award.
- María Sanz (Cell Division and Cancer Group). Second award.
- Paula Pennacchi (Melanoma Group). Third award.
* Best illustration Award:
Daniel Calvo (Crystallography and Protein Engineering Unit).