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Óscar Llorca, Structural Biology Programme director

Óscar Llorca receives Human Frontiers Science Program award

Madrid, 11 January, 2018

The Human Frontiers Science Program will provide 1,050,000 dollars in funding over three years to a project led by Óscar Llorca, director of the Structural Biology Programme at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), which seeks to provide a more accurate understanding of how chromatin remodelling complexes work. The team coordinated by Llorca is working alongside Mark Skehel's Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) in Cambridge and Heinz Neumann's group at the Max Planck Institute...

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Some CNIO volunteers at the Lab Day./ CNIO

Lab Day, a day to celebrate our science

Madrid, 20 December, 2017

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...

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José Mota and Mago More encourage you to become a 'CNIO Friend'

José Mota and Mago More encourage you to become a 'CNIO Friend'

Madrid, 28 November, 2017

The big question is: how many laughs have they had to keep for themselves while doing this video? José Mota has laziness; his doctor, Mago More, laughs his head off. Two of the best Spanish humourists put in this video their ingenuity at the service of CNIO Friends, the initiative created so that any person or entity can contribute altruistically to cancer research. Mota and More are clear: "If many of us provide a bit, we will do a lot".That is why they are CNIO Friends, and that is why they...

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CNIO & The City

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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