Nuria Montserrat wins the National Research Award for Young Talent

Nuria Montserrat, ICREA Research Professor and Group Leader at IBEC, has been awarded the National Research Award for Young Talent 2020 by the Catalan Government and the Catalan Foundation for Research and Innovation (FCRi). This award recognizes the pioneering research of Professor Montserrat in the field of bioengineering of pluripotent cells and generation of organoids, also known as mini-organs, for the study of diseases in humans.  See … Read more

Researchers discover how the intestinal epithelium folds and moves by measuring its forces

An international team led by Xavier Trepat, ICREA Research Professor and Group Leader at IBEC, in collaboration with the IRB, researchers from the UB and UPC universities in Barcelona, and the Curie Institute of Paris, has deciphered the mechanisms leading the crypts to adopt and maintain their concave shape, and how the migration movement of the cells towards the peaks occurs, without … Read more

CRG welcomes the new Head of Advanced Light Microscopy Unit, Dr. Nadia Halidi

Nadia holds a PhD degree in Biophysics from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and has over 10 years of experience teaching microscopy and using quantitative live-cell imaging techniques. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the Dept. of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School and then a postdoctoral researcher and imaging facility manager at the Structural … Read more

EMBO Young Investigator Programme chooses 30 new scientists and 2 are CATCAT members!

Congratulations to Verena Ruprecht from CRG (left) and Nuria Montserrat from IBEC (right), who have been selected as EMBO Young Investigators this year. “We are delighted to welcome the new Young Investigators to the EMBO community and look forward to support them in leading and further developing their independent laboratories,” says EMBO Director Maria Leptin. … Read more

CATCAT is officially launched!

We hosted our first CATCAT morning on November 5th and it was huge success! More CATCAT mornings will follow in 2021 where we will continue to feature the exciting Cell and Tissue Research happening here in Catalonia. Read more about the inaugural event and the CATCAT initiative here in the CRG news briefing https://www.crg.eu/en/news/new-research-initiative-puts-catalan-cell-and-tissue-research-map The … Read more

Membrane trafficking virtual community and seminar series

A new initiative organized by some CATCAT members (Ishier Raote, CRG; and Felix Campelo, ICFO; together with Francesca Bottanelli, Freie Universität Berlin), to foster remote collaborations and organize online seminars in the field of membrane trafficking. Check it out! https://felixcampelo.wixsite.com/membranetrafficking Also learn about their experience organizing such online seminars and virtual communities here https://jcs.biologists.org/content/133/15/jcs249607.”

When feeling the pinch, nuclei instigate cells to escape crowded spaces

When feeling the pinch, nuclei instigate cells to escape crowded spacesThe threat of serious deformation triggers a rapid escape reflex that enables cells to move away and squeeze out of tight spaces or crowded tissues. In a new study published in the journal Science, researchers from CRG and ICFO reveal that squeezing a cell to … Read more