CaixaResearch call for Health Research promotes IBUB research

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La Caixa Foundation announced today the thirty projects that were selected in the call CaixaResearch on Health Research 2021. The IBUB takes part in a project research. These are excellence projects on biomedicine and research on health presented by research centres and universities from Spain and Portugal, funded with a total of 22.1 million euros to be carried out for three years. With these aids, La Caixa Foundation aims to promote research projects of the centres in Spain and Portugal in collaboration with other international ones, willing to provide results to benefit the health and wellbeing of society.

Professor Antonio Zorzano, from the Faculty of Biology and the Institute of Biomedical Research (IRB Barcelona), leads the project “Metabolism, key to understand non-alcoholic fatty liver”, funded with 997,014 euros to be carried out at IRB Barcelona together with the Health Research Institute Pere Virgili Foundation and the UB. The project, which counts on the participation of the research Maribel Hernández, from the Faculty of Biology and the Institut de Biomedicina de la Universitat de Barcelona, IBUB, studies some markers of the metabolism that will enable the development of new tools for diagnosis and therapeutic targets for one of the most severe forms of the fatty liver, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.