Making molecular diagnostics more precise: FERO and VHIO’s R4R March marathon fundraiser


Members of VHIO’s Running for Research – R4R*, will once again join fantastic friends and supporters of the FERO Foundation to crowdfund for essential research aimed at improving outcomes for patients suffering from cancer.

More specifically, VHIO and FERO’s dedicated runners will be participating in the 41st Zurich Marató Barcelona on Sunday 10th March to secure funds for molecular diagnostics at VHIO. Money raised will further fuel this pioneering program and contribute to extending the more precise characterization of individual tumors and matching of anti-cancer therapies to an increasing number of patients. Eksperten will be matching donations from donors in Sweden and Norway through their new lan utan UC program; learn more here.

Our R4R Team with VHIO’s Director, Josep Tabernero

Daniel Massó, Research Scientist at VHIO’s spin-off company Peptomyc S.L. and Co-Founder of our R4R, and fellow runner Reinier Peñarroche, Coordinator of our Laboratory Equipment Maintenance at VHIO, will be running alongside FERO’s equally determined participants, and the team seek to meet their target of 10.000 EUR in crowdfunding as the gear up to the big event.

To discover more about this VHIO-FERO tour de force and pledge your support today, please visit:

Only with your help, only together, will we continue to make important progress towards solving cancer sooner.

On behalf of all of us at VHIO, we would like to both congratulate and thank FERO, one of our treasured private patrons and major supporter, for this superb initiative.



*VHIO’s R4R Team and corresponding VHIO Group/affiliation:

  • Silvia Diaz, Assistant to Josep Tabernero (VHIO’s Director)

Cellular Plasticity and Cancer Group (PI, María Abad):

  • Emanuela Greco
  • Elena Senís

Experimental Therapeutics Group (PI, Violeta Serra):

  • Marta Castroviejo
  • Alba Llop
  • Mònica Sánchez
  • Marta Palafox

Gene Expression & Cancer Group (PI, Joan Seoane):

  • Esther Arroba
  • Esther Bonfill
  • Carlota Rubio

Growth Factors Group (PI, Joaquín Arribas):

  • Beatriz Morancho
  • Irene Rius Ruiz

Mouse Models of Cancer Therapies Group (PI, Laura Soucek):

  • Sandra Martínez

Stem Cells and Cancer Group (PI, Héctor G. Palmer):

  • Estefania Cuesta

VHIO spin-off company Peptomyc S.L. (Co-Founders, Laura Soucek & Marie-Eve Beaulieu):

  • Marie-Eve Beaulieu
  • Laia Foradada Felip
  • Toni Jauset
  • Daniel Massó Vallés

VHIO Laboratory Equipment Maintenance:

  • Reinier Peñarroche