News from CEXS-UPF
Within the framework of activities to celebrate its 25 th anniversary and with the support of the company Novartis, on Friday 1 April Pompeu Fabra University invited the researcher Aaron Ciechanover to give a talk in the auditorium of the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB). Ángel Lozano, vice-rector for research at the University, got the proceedings underway expressing the honour involved in receiving a Nobel Prize-winner at our University. The Novartis director of institutional relations, Concha Marzo, participated in the opening speeches and recalled the support that the company gives to both research and the university.
David Comas, director of the DCEXS, and Joaquim Gea, dean of the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, closed the introduction by taking stock of the positive results that the Department is obtaining in research and summarizing the curriculum of the guest speaker.
With the title "The Ubiquitin Proteolytic System: From Basic Mechanisms through Human Diseases and on to Drug Targeting", the winner of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry (2004), Aaron Ciechanover, briefly summarized his extensive knowledge of the ubiquitin-proteasome system, a cell complex responsible for removing residual proteins.