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UPF has obtained three of the sixteen grants awarded by ACC1Ó and cofunded by the European Union within the TECNIOSPRING technology transfer programme. In the field of biotechnology, all of the grants awarded have been to centres related with UPF.
The European Union co-funding is through Marie Curie COFUND (Co-funding of regional, national and international programmes) actions and is granted to experienced researchers to develop their research career in TECNIO groups with the aim of fomenting mobility and the exchange of scientific and technological knowledge.
In this first call, three TECNIO groups linked to UPF and in the field of biotechnology have received this support. Two of these correspond to the GRIB (UPF-IMIM) (Research Group on Biomedical Informatics ): David Tamborero, researcher of the Biomedical Genomics Laboratory led by ICREA researcher Núria López-Bigas, who will develop a project related with the INTOGEN programme, and Narcís Fernández, who, thanks to the grant will join the Structural Bioinformatics Laboratory, directed by Baldomero Oliva, to work on peptides that disrupt protein interactions associated with diseases.
The third grant has gone to Miguel Ángel Martín, a member of the Bioanalytics, Pharmacology and Proteomics (BAPP) research group, within the framework of a project coordinated by Rafael de la Torre on the prevention of Alzheimer's disease.
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