The aim of these Chairs is to facilitate knowledge transfer and strengthen cooperative ties between world-class teams and centers in Spain and international researchers who have made particularly significant contributions in their specialist fields. Further ahead, it is hoped they will contribute to improving the quality of healthcare available to citizens.
The selection of the Chairs, with a duration of between six months and a maximum of one year, was entrusted to an independent review panel. Three of the Biomedicine Chairs are awarded for basic research and another three for clinical research, each one financed with up to 200,000 euros.BASIC BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH
The second basic research Chair goes to Hari Reddi, Lawrence J. Ellison Chair in Musculoskeletal Molecular Biology at the University of California, Davis (United States). Dr. Reddi will work with José Becerra’s team at the University of Malaga on a project dealing with the regeneration of damaged articular cartilage.
Anthony McNaughton, Sheild Professor and Head of the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Cambridge (United Kingdom) will join Carlos Belmonte’s team at the Instituto de Neurociencias de Alicante (University Miguel Hernández-CSIC). The aim of this research collaboration will be to elucidate how the temperature threshold of cold-sensitive ion channels is modulated at the molecular level,CLINICAL BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH
Evan Balaban, Associate Professor on the Behavioral Neurosciences Program at McGill University (Canada), will join the team led by Manuel Desco at the Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón (Madrid). Their shared research will focus on neuroimaging at the dawn of integrative brain function.
The third clinical research Chair goes to Richard Stanley Cooper, Professor of Medicine and Head of the Department of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology at Loyola University (United States). Cooper will work with Josep Redón’s group at Hospital Clínico de Valencia on the study of genetics and molecular medicine in cardiovascular risk.
The review panel for the 2007 BBVA Foundation Chairs in Biomedicine was formed by Jesús Ávila of the Severo Ochoa Molecular Biology Center (CSIC-UAM, Madrid); Flora de Pablo, from the Instituto de Salud Carlos III (Madrid); Antonio López Farré, from Hospital Clínico San Carlos (Madrid); José M. Mato of CIC bioGUNE (Bilbao); Ricardo Moreno, from Hospital de la Princesa (Madrid); Juan Rodés, from Hospital Clínic i Provincial (Barcelona); and José Manuel Zubeldia, from Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón (Madrid).
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