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FEMP will promote the Friends of CNIO Local Government initiative to support cancer research

01.07.2024

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FEMP Delegation at CNIO. Seated, from the left: Francisco Díaz Latorre (FEMP Castilla-La Mancha); Yolanda Sáez (FAMP); Luis Martínez-Sicluna, Secretary General of FEMP; Maria Blasco, Director of CNIO; and Miguel Ruiz (FEMPEX). Standing: Berta Enrique (FNMC); Patricia Vilán (FEGAMP); Valentín Cisneros (FRMP); Neus Serra (FELIB); Antonio Moreno (FMRM); Vicente Rodríguez (FECAM); and Susana Mérida (FMC). A. Tabernero / CNIO. FEMP Delegation at CNIO. Seated, from the left: Francisco Díaz Latorre (FEMP Castilla-La Mancha); Yolanda Sáez (FAMP); Luis Martínez-Sicluna, Secretary General of FEMP; Maria Blasco, Director of CNIO; and Miguel Ruiz (FEMPEX). Standing: Berta Enrique (FNMC); Patricia Vilán (FEGAMP); Valentín Cisneros (FRMP); Neus Serra (FELIB); Antonio Moreno (FMRM); Vicente Rodríguez (FECAM); and Susana Mérida (FMC). A. Tabernero / CNIO.

Luis Martínez-Sicluna, Secretary General of the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (FEMP), announced the launch of this initiative to promote both innovation and the attraction of research talent.

The scientific director of CNIO, Maria Blasco, stressed the need to make the public aware of the importance of cancer research in our country.

The regional heads of FEMP visited CNIO to promote awareness and support for research activity.

Luis Martínez-Sicluna, Secretary General of the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (FEMP), announced the launch of this initiative to promote both innovation and the attraction of research talent.

The scientific director of CNIO, Maria Blasco, stressed the need to make the public aware of the importance of cancer research in our country.

The regional heads of FEMP visited CNIO to promote awareness and support for research activity.

The Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (FEMP) will promote the Friends of CNIO Local Government initiative, a proposal that plans to open the door to donations from local councils and government bodies to encourage the training and recruitment of talented cancer researchers. This was highlighted by the Secretary General of FEMP, Luis Martínez-Sicluna, at the meeting held this morning at CNIO with the Secretaries of FEMP’s Regional Federations.

According to Martínez-Sicluna, innovation and talent engagement are fundamental “to achieve the advances required to cure people”. And in this sense, Maria Blasco stressed the need to make citizens aware of “the importance of the cancer research being conducted in our country.”

The FEMP delegation, made up of secretaries of the Regional Federations, led by Martínez-Sicluna, was able to find out more about the research work carried out by CNIO “in situ” , in Madrid. The heads of FEMP’s Regional Federations: FAMP, Yolanda Sáez Cuevas; FELIB, Neus Serra Cañellas; FECAM, Vicente Rodríguez Lorenzo; FEMP-Castilla-La Mancha, Francisco Díaz Latorre; FRMP Castilla y León, Valentín Cisneros Escribano; FMC, Susana Mérida López; FEMPEX, Miguel Ruíz Martínez; FEGAMP, Patricia Vilán Lorenzo; FMRM, Antonio Moreno García; and FNMC, Berta Enrique Cornago visited the laboratories of the Experimental Therapies Group, the Hereditary Endocrine Cancer Group and the NovaSeq-X Plus (DNA) sequencer and the cryogeny room.

Delegates from FEMP by the entrance to CNIO, with Fernando Peláez, director of the CNIO Biotechnology Programme; the CNIO Director of Philanthropy, Jessica Rose, and her colleague Mercedes Antona. / Antonio Tabernero. CNIO
Delegates from FEMP by the entrance to CNIO, with Fernando Peláez, director of the CNIO Biotechnology Programme; the CNIO Director of Philanthropy, Jessica Rose, and her colleague Mercedes Antona. / Antonio Tabernero. CNIO

The Secretary General of the Federation reaffirmed the local commitment to CNIO, a global leader in its field. Martínez-Sicluna agreed with the director of CNIO on the importance of disseminating to local governments the activity of the Centre in order to promote awareness and support for research.

During the meeting held as part of the visit, CNIO officials also explained other areas of work and the different possibilities for collaboration.

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