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Prof. Marino Arroyo and Dr. Eulàlia de Nadal (Photos: IBEC, IRB Barcelona).
 19.02.2021

Marino Arroyo from IBEC and Eulàlia de Nadal from IRB Barcelona have been awarded in the 2020 ICREA Acadèmia call

Dr. Eulàlia de Nadal, head of the Cell Signaling laboratory at IRB Barcelona, and the professor Marino Arroyo, associated researcher at IBEC, have been selected in the 2020 ICREA Acadèmia call. This programme –launched in 2008 by Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA)– aimes to help university faculty to dedicate more time to research activities, contributing to retain the research talent of our country. The thirty lecturers that were chosen in this call –18 men and 12 women– will receive 40,000 euros per year for five years.

Dr. Eulàlia de Nadal has been an associate professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Pompeu Fabra University since 2008 and full professor at the same university and group leader at IRB Barcelona since 2017, where she leads jointly Dr. Francesc Posas, the Cell Signaling laboratory.

It is the second time that she has received this recognition. In the next five years, Dr. de Nadal will focus her research on the study of the transcriptional regulation in response to stress, characterising its heterogeneity, as well as identifying new histone modifications. She will also explore the therapeutic potential of the molecular mechanisms discovered. More information: IRB website [+]

Professor Marino Arroyo is an associated researcher at IBEC and member of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Mathematics Institute of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)-BarcelonaTech (IMTech) of the UPC, where he leads the Mechanics of Soft and Living Interfaces laboratory from the Research program on Cell and Tissue Mechanobiology.

This is the third time Prof. Marino Arroyo receives this award. The grant will support his research related to develop mathematical and computational models to understand the the small-scale mechanics of biological interfaces, cells and tissues; the rational manipulation of active living materials and the engineering of new bionic and bioinspired materials. More information: IBEC website [+]