BIST awards three multidisciplinary projects for the BIST Ignite Programme’s second phase

By January 31, 2019May 7th, 2020BIST, CRG, ICFO, ICIQ, IRB Barcelona

The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology has awarded three outstanding multidisciplinary projects within the BIST Community with grants to continue the projects they began developing through the BIST Ignite Programme’s first phase in 2017.

All of the winners of this second phase of the 2017 BIST Ignite Programme contribute significantly to the scientific landscape: A project that aims to discover previously unknown parts of the cell (“PHASE-CHROM“), a project to measure the quantum effects of proteins in photosynthetic bacteria and plants (“Q-SPET“), and a project aiming to develop a new cell culture method for personalised medicine applications (“ENGUT“).

The winners are:

PHASE-CHROM (“Role of phase separation in gene regulation and chromatin architecture”), led by Juan Andrés Torreño Piña of ICFO, Catalina Romero of CRG, and Xavier Salvatella of IRB Barcelona.

Q-SPET (“Quantum-controlled Single Protein Electron Transport”), led by Pau Gorostiza of IBEC, Niek F. van Hulst of ICFO, and Elisabet Romero of ICIQ.

ENGUT (“Engineered models of intestinal epithelial tissue: assessing in vivo-like functional properties”), led by Elena Martínez of IBEC, Emilio J. Gualda of ICFO, and Eduard Battle of IRB Barcelona.

BIST congratulates the three winners of the second phase of the 2017 BIST Ignite Programme. We are eager to follow the progress of these projects!

More about the BIST Ignite Programme:

The goals of the BIST Ignite Programme are to promote the initiation of new collaborations among the BIST researchers, facilitating the exchange of knowledge among different scientific fields and exploring new approaches to address complex questions. The projects must be aimed at exploring new questions and technological challenges through novel multidisciplinary approaches, exchanging knowledge across disciplines, exposing researchers to multidisciplinary environments, and providing new insights to push the collaboration further. More information can be found here.