Great challenges of Biomedicine

The ICREA-CCCB Debates disclose the progress and challenges of high-level research in Catalonia.

How do diseases will be treated in the future? Will we have a cure for some of the diseases that now have a greater impact on population? To speak about these issues the CCCB and the Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats (ICREA) proposes a series of conferences that will take place at the CCCB from 5 to June 26.
“Great Challenges of Biomedicine” is the first of the ICREA-CCCB Debates and the beginning of a stable working relationship aimed at informing the wider public about the advances being made in high-level research in Catalonia and the challenges it faces. Each debate will present the work being done by researchers at the Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats (ICREA – Catalan Institute for Research and Advanced Studies) in different fields of knowledge.
Wednesday 5 June, at 7.30 p.m.
"CANCER: FROM BIOMEDICINE TO PATIENT"
Cancer is the world’s second most important cause of death. Human genome sequencing and knowledge of the molecular anomalies of cancer cells have led to unprecedented advances in the treatment of this illness.
Josep Maria Llovet, ICREA lecturer in Research at IDIBAPS (August Pi i Sunyer Biomedical Research Institute) – Hospital Clinic of Barcelona
Presented by: Milagros Pérez Oliva, editor in chief, El País

Wednesday 12 June, at 7.30 p.m.
"PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE OF AIDS"
In 2011, 34 million people around the world were infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Present-day treatments manage but do not cure the infection, which means that the number of people affected by the virus keeps rising.
Javier Martínez-Picado, ICREA research lecturer at the IrsiCaixa Institute for AIDS Research, Barcelona, and associate lecturer at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Presented by: Bonaventura Clotet, director of IrsiCaixa.
Wednesday 19 June, at 7.30 p.m.
"DOWN’S SYNDROME: A STORY OF CHROMOSOMES"
Down’s syndrome is the result of the presence of an extra Chromosome 21, or part of it, in the organism’s cells. Down’s syndrome research therefore seeks to understand the function of the genes contained in this chromosome.
Susana de la Luna, ICREA lecturer in Research at the Centre for Genomic Regulation, Barcelona. Presented by: Josep Maria Espinàs, writer.
Wednesday 26 June, at 7.30 p.m.
"AUTOIMMUNITY, BRAIN AND MIND"
A few years ago it was discovered that the immune system could alter the function of neuronal receptors. This brings about serious changes in conduct and memory and also causes psychosis and personality regression.
Josep Dalmau, ICREA Research lecturer at IDIBAPS (August Pi i Sunyer Biomedical Research Institute) – Hospital Clinic of Barcelona. Presented by: Ramon Gomis, director of IDIBAPS.
Further information: CCCB
 
 
 

 

Publication date: Friday, 07 June 2013
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