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The IIBM participates in the European Researchers' Night in Madrid.

  The CSIC centers on the campus of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) have organized two events for the European Researchers' Night: on September 23 at the Casa Encendida and 30 at the CSIC . Both venues will host workshops, conferences, meetings with scientists and a treasure hunt, both for schools in the morning and for the general public and families in the afternoon. The Researchers' Night is a European celebration in which science is made available to the public with various scientific and cultural activities. One more year, the CSIC centers of the Cantoblanco campus (UAM) join together to participate as a whole in this initiative. This year 2022 there will be two different spaces that will bring together all the proposals designed by the scientific community of these CSIC centers: La Ciencia Encendida at...

Angela García-Mato is awarded with the Spoendlin Junior Award

  Angela García-Mato, PhD student of the Neuropathology of Hearing and Myelinopathies Group has received the Spoendlin Junior Award for one of the best papers presented at the Inner Ear Biology Workshop. The 57th Inner Ear Biology Workshop (IEB 2022) was held in Trieste from September 10 to 13. This year it was held again in a face-to-face format after two editions of break due to COVID-19. This congress brought together professionals from various fields related to hearing, in order to present their latest results and enjoy workshops in an environment where the high interaction of the scientific community stood out . The PhD student Ángela García-Mato , from the group of Neuropathology of Hearing and Myelinopathies, of the Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas Alberto Sols (IIBM), CSIC-UAM, led by Professor Isabel...

Potential new therapy for anaplastic thyroid carcinoma

Scientists from the Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas Alberto Sols (IIBM), CSIC-UAM, in collaboration with scientists from IBBTEC (CSIC-UC), have analyzed the antitumor effects of an ERK dimerization inhibitor for the treatment of anaplastic thyroid carcinomas. The results, published in Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences, highlight the differential response of tumors with different oncogenic burden to targeted therapies. In general, thyroid cancer has a very good prognosis, due to the efficacy of standard treatment, which consists of surgical removal of the gland and subsequent treatment with radioactive iodine. Unfortunately, a number of these carcinomas progress to very aggressive forms, which lose their differentiated state. Among these are anaplastic thyroid carcinomas, one of the most lethal human cancers, which currently...

Pilar Santisteban receives the distinguished Pinchera Award

Professor Pilar Santisteban has received the prestigious Pinchera Prize awarded by the European Thyroid Society (ETA) at its annual congress held this year 2022 in Brussels.   The Pinchera Award values the scientific career of a researcher in the Thyroid Area. This year 2022, the appreciated award has been given to Dr. Pilar Santisteban of the Department of Cancer Biology at the Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas Alberto Sols ( IIBM ), CSIC-UAM. The CSIC Professor was unanimously voted by the scientific committee of the European Thyroid Association (ETA). The Laudatio in her honor highlighted her brilliant scientific career, emphasizing her motivation, hard work and perseverance and pointing out her numerous seminal contributions that have contributed to a better understanding of thyroid function Dr. Santisteban ,...

Commemorative Concert "50 years researching cancer"

Guillermo de Cárcer, from the Department of Cancer Biology of the IIBM (CSIC-UAM) has participated in a press conference to present the outstanding closing concert of the 50th Anniversary of the Scientific Foundation of the Spanish Association Against Cancer. This concert commemorates the 50 years that the Association has been promoting cancer research and working to ensure that cancer is equal for all people and that all types of cancer are investigated. The commemorative concert "50 years researching cancer" will be held on September 16 at the National Auditorium of Music in Madrid with the National Orchestra of Spain. It will be the culmination of a series of concerts that have celebrated the commitment to cancer research of the Spanish Association Against Cancer for 50 years. Dr. Guillermo de Cárcer has had the honor of being the...

New target identified to reduce oxidative damage in cells

The Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas Alberto Sols (IIBM), CSIC-UAM, in collaboration with the Karolinska Institute have identified a molecule that activates an enzyme that repairs oxidative DNA damage, making it more efficient. The results, published in the journal Science, open the door to a possible new therapeutic target to treat genetic lesions associated with aging, Alzheimer's disease or cancer Researchers at the Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas Alberto Sols (IIBM), CSIC-UAM , in collaboration with the Karolinska Institute, have participated in the identification of a molecule capable of stimulating the repair of oxidative DNA damage. This molecule binds to the enzyme responsible for repairing this type of damage and gives it a new enzymatic function, making it more efficient. The work, published in the journal...

The IIBM hosts two winning students in the Spanish Biology Olympiad

For the first time, the Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas Alberto Sols (IIBM), CSIC-UAM, participates in the Spanish Biology Olympiad. The objective is to promote the interest of high school students in Biology The IIBM groups led by Juan Manuel Zapata and Ángela Martínez Valverde welcome two excellent high school students and winners of the competition to encourage their passion for research The Spanish Biology Olympiad (OEB) is a national competition that was born in 2005 and is organized by the Spanish Association of Biology Olympiads. This competition is open to students of 2nd year of Bachillerato from all over the country, with the aim of promoting the study of Biology and bringing students closer to the world of research. First, regional competitions are held and the winners then participate in a national competition (the OEB)....

Plenary Lecture in honor of Sebastián Cerdán

Dr. Pilar López Larrubia , director of the Biomedical Magnetic Resonance Laboratory at the Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas Alberto Sols, IIBM (CSIC-UAM), has had the honor of addressing the opening plenary lecture of the annual meeting of the Iberian Chapter of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance (ISMRM) which is being held these days in Lisbon. This plenary lecture has been called "Sebastian Cerdan" Plenary Lecture in homage to our dear colleague and friend, Sebastián Cerdán, who left us a few weeks ago. In the plenary session, Dr. Lopez Larrubia spoke about the applications of magnetic resonance imaging to study pathologies of the central nervous system. To conclude, she dedicated a few words to Dr. Sebastián Cerdán highlighting his enthusiasm and passion for science, his numerous contributions in the field of magnetic...

María Monsalve's group promoves scientific talent at IIBM

Scientists in practice is a pioneering experience in Spain promoted by the CSIC and the Spanish Association for the Advancement of Science (AEAC) in Madrid to bring science closer to young people Nineteen research groups, including the laboratory led by Dr. María Monsalve from the Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas Alberto Sols IIBM (CSIC-UAM), have hosted 38 students from 3rd ESO and 2nd PMAR (Learning and Performance Improvement Program) from June 20 to 24. The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the Spanish Association for the Advancement of Science (AEAC) have launched a pilot project in Madrid to promote scientific talent in the country.  Thus, a total of 38 students from 3rd ESO and 2nd PMAR (Learning and Performance Improvement Program) have become scientists for a week, living together and collaborating in the daily...

Dra. Ana Rivera-Barahona has been awarded with the Best Oral Presentation Prize in the XV CIBERER Annual Meeting

The XV Center for Biomedical Research Network on Rare Diseases (CIBERER) Annual Meeting has taken place in hybrid format (face-to-face and online) from 26th to 27th of June with the aim of presenting the latest results on rare diseases produced by the CIBERER groups and Clinical Associated groups. Dr. Ana Rivera-Barahona , from the Human Genetics and Molecular Pathophysiology group of the Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas Alberto Sols, IIBM (CSIC-UAM) and U760 CIBERER led by Dr. Víctor Luis Ruiz-Pérez , has been awarded with the Best Oral Presentation Prize for the presentation "Biallelic truncating variants in MAPKAPK5 cause a new developmental disorder involving neurological, cardiac, and facial anomalies combined with synpolydactyly". The work presented by Dr. Ana Rivera-Barahona is the result of the research carried out by...