The Expert Panel met on the 19th of October 2017 to assess the projects that would be eligible for the 2017/2018 Research Call.

In this edition of the Call, 38 projects were received, 14 choose Type A, intended for established researchers and 24 choose Type B, intended for emerging researchers.

After several rounds of selection processes, the final score was set. Projects that obtained the highest score in each category were:

Type A. Established researchers

“Bioinformatic prediction of chemosensitive profiles in colorectal cancer using Epigenomics”

Author: Dr. Manel Esteller Badosa

Center: Institut d’Investigació Biomèdica de Bellvitge. IDIBELL. L’Hospitalet de Llobregat
Type B. Emerging researchers

“Evaluation of clonal evolution and changes in molecular dynamics evolution of colorectal cancers in patient’s blood”

Author: Dr. Rodrigo de Almeida Toledo

Research group leader: Dr. Josep Tabernero

Center: Institut d’Investigació Oncològica Vall d’Hebron. VHIO. Barcelona

The Patronage of the Foundation on proposal from the Scientific Committee approved the granting of two fellowship grants, valued each at 60,000 €, one for every of the two above mentioned projects. The research will take place during the academic years 2018 and 2019.

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