Juan Pablo Horcajada at IMIM: Antibiotics are getting less and less effective

Juan Pablo Horcajada coordinates the Infectious Pathology and Antimicrobial Research group at the IMIM, which was set up in 2014 and comprises fifteen people. “We are a clinical research group and we use our healthcare activity at the hospital to … Continue reading Juan Pablo Horcajada at IMIM: Antibiotics are getting less and less effective

Cathryn Tonne at ISGlobal: Linking air pollution to cardiovascular risk in India

Cathryn Tonne joined ISGlobal in 2015 to study the effects of air pollution and noise exposure. Her group mainly works on a European Research Council funded project called CHAI, which focuses on the link between cardiovascular risk and air pollution … Continue reading Cathryn Tonne at ISGlobal: Linking air pollution to cardiovascular risk in India

Roderic Guigó: “We look for differences in gene expression between both tissues and individuals”

The international Genotype-Tissue Expression project (GTEx) began in 2010 with the aim of creating a database and tissue bank that would allow scientists to study the relationship between genetic variation and gene expression in human tissues. On April 20 and … Continue reading Roderic Guigó: “We look for differences in gene expression between both tissues and individuals”

Bacterial DNA is consistently organised the same way in all the cells

Working together with colleagues in Spain, Japan and Australia, researchers led by Luis Serrano, ICREA research professor and leader of the Design of Biological Systems laboratory at the CRG, focused their attention on the organisation of DNA within an organism … Continue reading Bacterial DNA is consistently organised the same way in all the cells

The CRISPR-Cas system: the latest trend in gene modification

Article written by Rosa Martínez Corral.

In less than a decade, the field of genome engineering has been revolutionised by a series of techniques that now allow to accurately, efficiently and economically modify virtually any point in the genome of any organism. Continue reading “The CRISPR-Cas system: the latest trend in gene modification”