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CNIO News, Year 2018

The CNIO brings together twenty of the world’s leading researchers in ageing

Madrid, 4 May, 2018

Ageing is the common risk factor for the most common illnesses in the developed world, such as cancer, cardiovascular disease and neurodegenerative disorders. If until recently, ageing was not considered to be an objective within reach of science, various findings, especially over the past decade, have led to a complete paradigm change.  The forthcoming prestigious CNIO–“la Caixa” Frontiers Meetings (7th, 8th and 9th May) will bring around twenty of the world’s leading experts in the...

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Students during their lab immersion organised by CNIO & The City

More than 250 students and teachers have taken part in CNIO & The City

Madrid, 4 April, 2018

Education is vital to the development of societies, and for this reason, the CNIO has sought to promote its Science Outreach activities through the project CNIO & The City. Around 54 employees from the centre have become involved in the activities of this initiative with a view to showcasing the science conducted by the Centre in an approachable and understandable way, so that members of the general public get involved and learn through it. CNIO & The City is supported by the Spanish...

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Sebastián Thompson and Carolina Maestre, new 'CNIO Friends' postdoctoral researchers./ CNIO

‘CNIO Friends’ promotes research into nanoparticles and cell division

Madrid, 5 March, 2018

CNIO Friends seeks to join efforts for cancer research, under the slogan 'More research less cancer'. Thanks to this initiative and its more than 1,000 donors, the CNIO has launched the CNIO Friends scholarships and contracts programme to attract new talent. Two new postdoctoral researchers have now been granted one of these contracts: Carolina Maestre, from the Cell Division and Cancer Group, led by Marcos Malumbres, and Sebastián Thompson, from the Growth Factors, Nutrients and Cancer Group,...

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Maria A. Blasco, Borja Baselga, Margarita Salas, Eva Lootz, Amparo Garrido and Mireia Puigventós

Art inspired by science: artwork that has emerged from dialogues between Margarita Salas & Eva Lootz

Madrid, 7 February, 2018

“A unique experience”. This is how Margarita Salas, a worldwide pioneer in molecular biology, has summed up what participating in Binomio has meant for her. The visual artist, Eva Lootz, her interlocutor in the project, does not skimp on adjectives either: “Being in direct contact with a pioneer in the deciphering of genetic languages has been fascinating for me”, she says. 'Binomio, a Dialogue between Art and Science' is an initiative by the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO),...

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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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