News from CRG
The director of the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG), Luis Serrano, and the president of the Mujeres por África (Women for Africa) Foundation, Maria Teresa Fernández de la Vega, this morning, at the CRG headquarters in Barcelona, signed a collaboration agreement to launch projects and activities of common scientific interest, with women scientists from Africa taking centre stage.
In particular, both organisations have expressed their intention to collaborate on biomedical research programmes and projects for African women; promote research and training on health-related issues, life sciences and biomedicine; drive the transfer of scientific discoveries from the lab to people, prioritising the study of diseases that particularly affect the African population; and organise conferences and seminars on topics related to biomedical research that involve the participation of women scientists from Africa.
The Centre for Genomic Regulation and the Mujeres por África Foundation will also collaborate in setting up networks of African researchers, particularly women, and encourage cooperation between these and Spanish and European networks, as well as foster exchange and scientific cooperation.
During the signing ceremony, Maria Teresa Fernández de la Vega stressed "how enormously important knowledge generation is for everyone, but especially for women, and of course for African women, as generating knowledge implies freedom, tolerance and an open mind, and because through science, reason triumphs against prejudice and imposition."