The European NanoMedicine map is now released


The European Technology Platform on Nanomedice and the partners of the NANOMED2020 project have released the NanoMedicine map of Europe. Overall, more than 500 industrial players and SMEs having direct links or activities with the field have been identified, together with nearly a thousand actors conducting excellent research across Europe in Laboratories or Research Centres. Detailed, public and easily accessible information about the actors’ research activities, products and specific transversal expertise are also available and displayed on the Map for new networking and partnership possibilities amongst the community.

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Biomedical Research on Cancer in Galicia Forum

From the organizing committee of the first Day IBCG : “Biomedical Research on Cancer in Galicia”, we want to share with you this new initiative consistent in gathering around an experts forum the different perspectives of the study of cancer being carried out in Galicia. The aim is to get an overview of the strengths of the various research groups and to facilitate synergies between them in the short and medium term. After this initial contact, we trust to get a successful attendance which hopefully will demand the establishment of an annual event. This will lead to create a network on the subject, sharing scientific interests and which will foster collaborations between research groups of oncology in Galicia.

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9th International Meeting on Translational Research and Medicine

The 9th International Meeting on Translational Research and Medicine will be held in the Aula Magna of the Jiménez Díaz Foundation on Thursday 20 of February 2014.  The topic for this edition will be “Frontiers in Personalized and Genomic Medicine”.

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7th Annual Conference of the Biomedical Research Technology Platforms: Innovative Medicines, Nanomedicine, Health Technology and Biotechnology Market. The Health Challenge.


The 7th Annual Conference of the Biomedical Research Technology Platforms will be celebrated in Barcelona on 4th and 5th of March. This edition will review the activities of the four platforms of biomedical research in 2013 and will discuss the key issues that will shape the projects over the coming years.

It will also encourage the Spanish participation in international initiatives different aspects.

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International Doctoral Fellowship Program “la Caixa” Severo Ochoa


The National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) opened the submission of applications for its International Doctoral Fellowship Program “la Caixa” Severo Ochoa, 2014, ending February 28.

This program provides specialized and high quality in different areas of both basic and applied cancer research education. In this call about four scholarships will be awarded with a duration of four years each. Applicants must have an excellent academic record, a high level of English and must have previous research experience.

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The Science journal sets the immunotherapy against cancer as the first of the ten major scientific advances in 2013

The method, which represents a change of approach in the treatment of cancer, uses the body’s immune system to fight tumors rather than attacking them directly with chemicals or radiation.


“New treatments will propel T cells and other immune system to fight cancer cells. The editors of Science believe that these strategies are sufficiently promising to lead their list of the most important scientific discoveries of the year”. This was said in a statement by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, which publishes this journal.


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Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions

These are the latest news on to the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions under the Horizon 2020 “Excellent Science”, the European Programme for Research and Innovation to take over the FP7 starting January 2014:

• will have an estimated budget of € 5,450 million for the period 2014-2020

• will have a bottom-up approach (not ruled by topics)

• will finance 100% of the eligible costs (excluding co-founded)

• will be open to researchers and innovation staff, universities, research organizations, companies, etc.., of all countries (including third countries under certain conditions)

• will pay particular attention to encouraging the participation of enterprises, particularly SMEs, to improve the success and impact of the projects

• will have the requisite of mobility. Researchers will receive funding to move from country to country and expand or deepen their skills

Actions types:

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks (ITN)

Objective: To empower a new generation of researchers (Early-Stage Researchers) to address current and future challenges and turn knowledge and ideas into products and services for the benefit of society and the European economy. Three types of networks will financed: European Training Network (ETN), European Industrial Doctorate (EID) and Joint Doctorate (EJD).

Estimated opening date: December 2013.

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Objective: To promote international and intersectoral collaboration through the exchange of researchers and innovation, and knowledge transfer to the advancement of science and innovation development.

Estimated opening date: September 2014.

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (IF)

Objective: To support the career development of experienced researchers in both the public and private sectors and in the international arena. Particularly support to the return of researchers who are outside Europe and who previously worked in a European country.

Estimated opening date: December 2013.

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Co-funding of Regional, National and International Programmes (co-founded)

Objective: To co-finance regional programmes, national and international recruitment of researchers involving transnational mobility.

Estimated opening date: July 2014.

European Researchers’ Night (NIGHT)

Objective: To support participation in the “Night of the researchers,” an event involving pan-European scientific organizations of different types. It includes a series of activities that aim to bring researchers to the general public to enhance their role in society.

Estimated opening date: December 2013.

4th Scientific BIOCAPS Seminar 2013: Chemistry and Cancer: From Causes to Diagnosis and Therapy



The Biomedical Research Institute of Vigo (IBIV), within the framework of the European project BIOCAPS (Capacities Biomedical Support Programme), organize their 4th Scientific Seminar on the subject of chemistry and cancer. It will be held at the “Experimental Science building” of the University of Vigo, December 20th, from 8:30 h.

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