Talk "How to stop aging" by Sergio Moreno
Talk entitled "The human genome" by Francisco Antequera
The IBFG activities for the Week of Science 2014 are presented
Young researchers from IBFG organised the symposium "Cell Cycle: The Challenge to Coordinate Genome Stability and Morphogenesis"
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The congress "The Biology of Meiosis: Implications for Fertility and Genetic Disorders" was organised at the IBFG
The meeting "5th Spanish Worm Meeting" was organised at the IBFG
Research works that are developed in the group led by Mercedes Tamame are presented
Chica N, Rozalén AE, Pérez-Hidalgo L, Rubio A, Novak B and Moreno S (2016). Nutritional control of cell size by the greatwall-endosulfine-PP2A·B55 pathway. Current Biology 26: 319-330
On the occasion of the Week of Science, several activities that will be held at the IBFG
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Opening of the Animal Behavior Unit at the IBFG
González S, García A, Vázquez E, Serrano R, Sánchez M, Quintales L and Antequera F (2016). Nucleosomal signatures impose nucleosome positioning in coding and non-coding sequences in the genome. Genome Research 26: 1532-1543
The Institute of Functional Biology and Genomics (IBFG) organized the 1st Technical Scientific Conference on “Bread Biotechnology in the century XXI”, in which outstanding Spanish researchers and entrepreneurs participated. More information in the following link: Information
November, 2018Pulse aquí para ver el pdf de la noticia
Several activities were organised during 12-13/NOV/2018 on the occasion of the Week of Science
November, 2018Pulse aquí para ver el pdf de la noticia
El IBFG, a joint research center between CSIC/USAL, is accreditated as acreditado Excellence Unit by the "Consejería de Educación de la Junta de Castilla y León" to carry out the Strategic Programme funded through the call "Escalera de Excelencia" and cofunded by The European Regional Development Fund (FEDER).
October, 2018Pulse aquí para ver el pdf de la noticia
La Universidad de Salamanca a través del IBFG impulsa la vocación investigadora de los jóvenes ante la crisis antibiótica global causada por la multirresistencia en bacterias. Nota de prensa USAL
The IBFG carried out several activities during Science Week 2019. Science Week is the most important scientific dissemination activity at a national level and the final objective is to bring science closer to the general public, promote scientific knowledge and encourage the participation of society in the science developed in its cities. .
The activity "Talk with our researchers" was held at the IBFG and was a success. We hope the attendees enjoyed the activity.
Researchers from the IBFG, Dr Santos and Dr Diaz, who participate in the MicroWorld project, have been selected to participate in the I Conference on Good Quality Practices at the University of Salamanca.
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Dr. Marina García Macia, postdoctoral of Dr. Bolaños' group, discovers that the presence of MeCP2 protein is determinant in hepatic fibrosis, which without adequate treatment progresses towards cirrhosis, hepatic failure or liver cancer..
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The Science Week is the most important scientific dissemination activity at a national level and the main objective is to promote scientific knowledge and encourage the participation of society in science .
The IBFG has organised several activities such as dissemination seminars, workshops and yinkanas.
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The collaborative investigation between Dr. Almeida´s group and Dr. Fernandez Jaén ´s group (PI at Hospital Quironsalud of Madrid) has described a new genetic disorder clinically characterized by intellectual disability and epilepsy whose origin is a Fzr1 gene mutation.
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Dr. Bolaños' group has successfully tested a new therapy in the laboratory that could revolutionize the treatment of some neurological diseases, such as Alzheimer's or sclerosis, and even prevent them in some cases. So far, good results have been obtained in damage recovery caused by the stroke and experts believe that the results could be extrapolated.
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The Mini Symposium "Cell Division and Genome Dynamics" will be held next July 16 at the Institute of Functional and Genomic Biology (IBFG).
Attendance to the event is free but registration is compulsory. The deadline to register ends on July 11th.
For any further information you can contact Julio Flecha García (email@example.com).
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The project has involved 5 teachers and / or IBFG researchers, 32 undergraduate students, most of the Biology Degree, 7 teachers and 107 ESO and Bachillerato students from five schools in Salamanca: IES Senara (Babilafuente) , Concerted School Pizarrales, Calasanz School, IES Vaguada de la Palma, and San Estanislao School of Kostka. In addition, audiovisual material has been created thanks to the collaboration of 2 students of the Degree in Communication. This initiative has been funded by IBFG, University of Salamanca and ThermoFisher.
Results: 56 soil samples have been analyzed and 896 microorganisms have been isolated, 78 (8.7%) of these microorganisms are producers of antibiotics against any of the 6 non-pathogenic ESKAPE-like bacteria used in the project (similar to the pathogenic ESKAPE bacteria) and 8 (0.9%) produce antibiotics that kill 4 or more of them. We need to continue investigating to identify the microorganism and the antibiotic.
More information at the project website: MicroMundo Web
This project has ended with a day of celebration where all the people who make it possible participate (institutions, students and teachers of Institutes, students of Degree and researchers / professors of IBFG). This day was chaired by the Vice Chancellor of Education of the USAL, the Institutional Delegate of the CSIC and the coordinator of the project in Salamanca. The conference consisted of a talk given by Bruno González-Zorn (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) on the problem of resistance to antibiotics, the explanation of the results obtained in the project and the delivery of diplomas to all participants.
MicroMundo (formerly SWI) seeks micro-organisms that produce new antibiotics, awareness of the global health problem posed by the resistance of bacteria to antibiotics and, at the same time, fosters scientific vocations.
May, 2019Pulse aquí para ver el pdf de la noticia
A workshop was organised for the general public at the IBFG about the resistance to antibiotics on the occasion of the closure of the SWI-MicroMundo 2019 project. This practical workshop was led by staff from IBFG and ThermoFisher (collaborator of the project in this edition). The problem of antibiotic resistance was explained, how to isolate bacteria from the soil and how to analyze if they are producing antibiotics was explained.
May, 2019Pulse aquí para ver el pdf de la noticia
The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) (CSIC), through the Institute of Functional and Genomic Biology (IBFG) participates as a partner, together with the University of Salamanca and Biome Makers, in the Project “Desarrollo de Microbiología Avanzada con propiedades diferenciadoras para la optimización de los procesos enológicos - INNOMICROVIN” (2018-2021)" which is led by BODEGA MATARROMERA SL and funded by the Ministry of Science, Research and Universities and cofunde by FEDER Funds.
April, 2019Pulse aquí para ver el pdf de la noticia
The Dra. Tamame was invited to participate in the radio program "A vivir Castilla y León" (Cadena Ser CyL) to disseminate the projects which she participates whose final goals is the development of wines and breads of higher quality.
The IBFG participates in the Small World Initiative (SWI). It is an international project of "Citizen Science" aimed at finding microorganisms that produce new antibiotics by exploring microbial biodiversity in soils. It has two objectives:
1. To promote research vocations
- 2. To disseminate the problem of the antibiotic crisis
During the IBFG's Online Science Week 2020 four informative talks were organized for ESO/Bachillerato students. Below you can see the talks given by the researchers of the IBFG:
1. Talk by Dr. Marina Garcia Macia entitled "Recycling keeps us healthy".
2. Talk by Dr. María Delgado Esteban entitled "Scientific career: Motivation and reward".
3. Talk by Dr. Cristina Rodríguez González entitled "Stroke: Do we know what it is and how to beat it?".
4. Talk by Dr. Rubén Quintana Cabrera entitled "Manufacturing new neurons in the adult brain".
The European Researchers' Night is an event promoted by the European Commission that seeks to bring scientists closer to society. In Castilla y León, eight entities have joined together, including the CSIC and the University of Salamanca.
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The IBFG has organized a Microorganism Workshop that is aimed at children of all ages. Take pictures and send them to firstname.lastname@example.org before 9/12/2020. We will give prizes. Here you can see the workshop:
On the occasion of the IBFG 2020 Science Week "Online", Dr. Beatriz Santos was interviewed by the radio program "Más De Uno Salamanca" from Ondacero.
You can listen to the interview from minute 44 in the following link:
On the occasion of the IBFG 2020 Science Week "Online", several activities have been organized. One of them is the virtual visit to the IBFG.
Visit our research center in a virtual way where you can discover all the spaces of the building with a small explanation in each of them. Access the virtual tour of the IBFG in the link below.
Virtual visit of the IBFG
In the European Corner of the European Night of the Researchers, the researchers of Castilla y León tell us some of their projects.
Dr. Ángeles Almeida, IBFG researcher, talks about her project PANA.
The main objective of this project is the development of a new strategy for the early detection of Alzheimer's.
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The Institute of Functional Biology and Genomics (IBFG) has been participating in Science Week for several years. The activities will take place on 19th, 20th, 26th and 27th November. This year all the activities are online; some of them require previous registration.
- "Online Scavenger Hunt"
- Outreach talks for high school students
- Virtual visit to the IBFG (available at https://ibfg.usal-csic.es/ from November 20th)
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November, 2020Click here to download the poster
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Genetic variants found that condition the repair of neurons after a stroke.
A research by the Institute of Functional Biology and Genomics (IBFG, a joint research center of CSIC and the University of Salamanca) and the Institute of Biomedical Research of Salamanca (IBSAL) in 'Science Advances' reveals genetic variants that condition the repair of neurons after a stroke. This discovery will make possible to determine whether a patient who has suffered a stroke has a good or a bad prognosis.
The article is the result of five years of work by the group led by Ángeles Almeida. Her team tries to identify the mechanisms that produce neuronal death after an ischemic stroke, the stroke that is produced by the obstruction of a blood vessel in the brain, as well as prognostic biomarkers in patients who have suffered it.
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Professor Juan Pedro Bolaños' group is coordinating a research project at the University of Salamanca that, in collaboration with Dr. Giovanni Marsicano (Bordeaux), will identify the biochemical mechanism responsible for social interaction.
The scientific article Bolaños and Marsicano publish today in the journal Nature, carried out in a mouse, it is revealed that the mitochondria of astrocytes coordinate a complex network of molecular signals that allows neurons to modulate social interaction.
These findings are very relevant in Biology for different reasons. Thus, they represent the first direct demonstration that one of the behavioural side effects of cannabis abuse (e.g. social impairment) is due to an alteration of the brain energy metabolism. On the other hand, they reveal that the mitochondria of a specific type of non-neuronal nerve cells (astrocytes) coordinate a complex network of signals that allows them to communicate with neurons to control complex behavioural functions such as sociability.
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SEBBM participated in various events organised in homage to Margarita Salas, including the activities carried out by the IBFG on the occasion of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.
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The Spanish Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (SEBBM) interviewed Dr. Olga Calvo about her research and professional career.
The Casa de las Conchas hosted the event 'Margarita Salas: the emotion of discovery'. Conducted by Enrique Viguera under the organization of the IBFG, it was the final act of the activities developed on the occasion of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.
In addition, the awards ceremony for the school drawing contest 'Women and Science. Pioneering Women Scientists. Margarita Salas'' was held.
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The third edition of the project MicroMundo@Salamanca begins. MicroMundo is an international citizen science project aimed at finding microorganisms that produce new antibiotics by exploring microbial biodiversity in soils around the planet. The project has two objectives:
- 1) To encourage research vocations in young students
- 2) To disseminate and raise awareness about the problem of the antibiotic crisis
In Salamanca, this project is led by researchers from the Institute of Functional Biology and Genomics (IBFG; CSIC/USAL). In this edition, 33 university students from the Faculty of Biology and about 120 students from ESO/Bachillerato from five educational centres (CESB) in Salamanca will participate: IES Peñaranda (Peñaranda de Bracamonte), IES Calixto y Melibea (Santa Marta de Tormes), IES Fray Luis de León, Colegio San Juan Bosco and Colegio Santa Teresa de Jesús.
This project is financed by the IBFG (CSIC/USAL), USAL (teaching innovation project USAL ID2019/036, Scientific Culture and Innovation Unit, Faculty of Biology) and Thermofisher.
February, 2020Click here to see the staff who leads the project
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Dr. Andrés Clemente-Blanco and Dr. Pedro San Segundo participated in the First International Congress of CABIMER "Trends in Genome Integrity & Chromosome Dynamics", organized by Dr. Andrés Aguilera and Dr. Pablo Huertas.
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The Institute of Functional Biology and Genomics (IBFG) participates and organizes various activities on the occasion of the Day of Women and Girls in Science celebrated on 11F.
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Dra. Martín-Castellanos has participated in an initiative of the subject "Didactics of Science" of the Faculty of Education of Segovia to celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. The activity consisted in telling the experience of several women scientists and the path they have taken to become a principal investigator of a research group.
On January 23rd and 24th, the symposium "Yeasts: at the intersection of systems biology and biomedicine" was held in Madrid in memory of Professor Julio Rodríguez Villanueva. Dr. Moreno, Dr. San Segundo and Dr. Vázquez de Aldana, researchers from the IBFG, participated in the symposium giving various talks.
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Students from the Faculty of Biology of the University of Salamanca are part of the Micromundo USAL 2021 Project. This project aims to develop content and informative activities to familiarize the population with the resistance that some microorganisms develop to antibiotics, and is coordinated locally by the Institute of Functional Biology and Genomics (IBFG).
Micromundo is an international initiative based on a research and teaching project that aims to bring science closer to young people in society, and to raise awareness of antibiotic resistance among the younger generations. The project originated at Yale University under the name Small World Initiative in 2012, and the University of Wiscosin adapted it as Tiny Earth in 2018.
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Dra. Angeles Almeida was interviewed in the Tribuna Salamanca on the occasion of Women's Day.
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On the occasion of 11F - International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Dra. García Macia gave an dissemination talk entitled "Recycling keeps us healthy".
On the occasion of 11F - International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Dra. Rodriguez gave the dissemination talk "Ictus, Do we know what it is and how to beat it?".
On the occasion of the 11F - International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Dra. Delgado Esteban gave the dissemination talk "Scientific career in depth: Motivation and Reward".
On the occasion of 11F - International Day of Women and Girls in Science, the informative talk "They do science and they tell us about it: IBFG scientists" was held, with the participation of several IBFG researchers.
The Institute of Functional Biology and Genomics (IBFG) is once again participating in the organization of various telematic activities on the occasion of the Day of Women and Girls in Science, which is celebrated on February 11th.
The scientific journal 'Neurochemical Research' dedicated a special issue in its latest edition in January to IBFG researcher Juan Pedro Bolaños. The publication highlights the academic and research trajectory of the professor of the Salamanca-based research center and collects different articles written by international authors related to the line of study he is developing at IBFG.