The European Commission has granted IDIBELL the 'HR Excellence in Research' logo that credited the institution as a research center committed to continuous improvement of its human resources policies in accordance with the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers adopted by the Commission in 2005.
The head of the Infections and Cancer Lab at ICO-IDIBELL, Ignacio Gonzalez Bravo has received a Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) to develop his CODOVIREVOL project: "Evolution of viral codon usage preferences: manipulation of translation accuracy and evasion of immune response ". The grant entails financing of 2 million euros for the next five years.
Between March 16 and 22 is Brain Awareness Week. This is a global campaign to raise public awareness about the progress and benefits of brain research. Several researchers IDIBELL participate in activities organized by both the City Council and the City of L'Hospitalet to disseminate neuroscience.
This year has been incorporated Francisco Miguel Torres in the IDIBELL as a new quality manager and responsible of scientific indicators of the institution.He graduated in Biology at the University of Barcelona and did a doctorate at the Vall d'Hebron Institute of Oncology (VHIO). He worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB) and then went on to work in private enterprise, in the spin-off ReadyCell.
On 5 and 6 March the International Convention Centre of Catalonia in Barcelona hosts the 13th Congress of the Catalan Association of Diabetes (ACD) organized by Eduard Montanya of the Endocrinology and Nutrition Service at University Hospital of Bellvitge and head of the research group on Diabetes and Metabolism IDIBELL.