News from ISGlobal
The Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) is one of the six Spanish centres that in 2019 have been named a Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence by the Spanish State Research Agency, an organism that depends on the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities. This accreditation recognises the excellence, scientific contributions, social and economic impact, and talent-attracting capacity of research centres in Spain and elsewhere. ISGlobal is the only Spanish global public health centre to receive the Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence award.
"The promotion of interdisciplinary science will facilitate the development of cutting-edge science and innovation" says Manolis Kogevinas, Scientific Director of the Severo Ochoa program at ISGlobal. "We have the opportunity to strengthen our capacity to develop large studies and effective population interventions on a global scale."
The Severo Ochoa grant will allow ISGlobal to promote competitiveness and interdisciplinary research through a 3 x 3 approach that will strengthen the 3 main strategic research areas of the centre with three new groups applying advanced technologies. The three new research groups will focus on: 1) mobile health technologies for diagnosis and exposure assessment; 2) data science and big data, and 3) health impact assessment and implementation science. The new groups will work in a close interdisciplinary way with the three internationally recognized areas of ISGlobal: 1) malaria and other diseases infectious, 2) maternal and child health, and 3) urban health, climate and non-communicable diseases.