A total of 18 VHIO researchers received grants and fellowships in 2021

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For yet another year, researchers from the Vall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology (VHIO), which is part of the Vall d’Hebron Campus, have stood out for their work. Their degree of excellence and competitiveness has earned them various grants and fellowships, bringing their total to 18 – two more than last year. These will enable them to continue with their research projects. Nine grants were handed out for pre-doctoral research, four for post-doctoral research, three for clinical research and two for senior research.

For pre-doctoral research, the Agency for the Management of University and Research Grants (AGAUR) awarded a grant to Anna Yuste; the Department of Health of the Generalitat de Catalunya awarded grants to Marta Ligero, Andrea Herencia and Andrea García Arijo; the Fundació “la Caixa” awarded grants to Marion Martínez, Ariadna Grinyo and Olivia Prior; the Ministry of Universities awarded a grant to Iñigo González; and the Carlos III Health Institute awarded a grant to Paula Romero.

For post-doctoral research, the European Molecular Biology Organisation awarded a grant to Gonçalo Rodrigues, and the Spanish Association Against Cancer Scientific Foundation (AECCC) awarded a grant to Enrique Javier Arenas. The Ministry of Science and Innovation awarded a fellowship to Joan Frigola, while the AGAUR awarded one to Francesco Grussu.

For clinical research, the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) awarded a grant to Andri Papakonstantinou; the AECC Scientific Foundation awarded a grant to Carolina Ortiz; and the Carlos III Health Institute awarded a grant to Mara Cruellas.

Finally, insofar as senior research is concerned, Isabel Puig received a grant from the AECC, while Tian Tian received a grant from the Ministry of Science and Innovation.

We would like to extend our congratulations to all the researchers who received grants and thank all the institutions that have made this possible for their support.

Below are the grants and fellowships awarded in 2021 to VHIO researchers:

 

Pre-doctoral research

Anna Yuste Estévanez

Project director: Alena Gros

Grants for the recruitment of junior research staff (FI)

Grant reference: 2021 FI_B 00365

Agency for the Management of University and Research Grants (AGAUR)

 

Marta Ligero Hernández

Project director: Raquel Pérez-López

Research Staff in Training (PIF)

Grant reference: SLT017/20/00080

General Directorate for Research and Innovation in Health – Department of Health

 

Andrea Herencia Ropero

Project director: Violeta Serra

Research Staff in Training (PIF)

Grant reference: SLT017/20/00081

General Directorate for Research and Innovation in Health – Department of Health

 

Andrea García Arijo

Project director: Alena Gros

Research Staff in Training (PIF)

Grant reference: SLT017/20/000131

General Directorate for Research and Innovation in Health – Department of Health

 

Marion Martínez

Project director: María Abad

“La Caixa” INPhINIT retaining doctoral grants

Grant reference: LCF/BQ/DR21/11880023

“la Caixa” Foundation

 

Ariadna Grinyo Escuer

Project director: Joaquín Arribas

“La Caixa” INPhINIT Incoming doctoral grants

Grant reference: LCF/BQ/DI21/11860041

“la Caixa” Foundation

 

Olivia Prior Palomares

Project director: Raquel Pérez-López

“La Caixa” INPhINIT Retaining doctoral grants

Grant reference: LCF/BQ/DR21/11880027

“la Caixa” Foundation

 

Iñigo González Larreategui

Project director: Laura Soucek

Grant from the University Teacher Training Programme (FPU)

Grant reference: FPU20/04812

Ministry of Universities

 

Paula Romero Lozano

Project director: Ana Vivancos

Pre-doctoral Health Research Training (PFIS) contracts

Grant reference: FI21/00279

Carlos III Health Institute (ISCIII)

 

Post-doctoral research

 

Gonçalo Rodrigues

Project director: Joan Seoane

EMBO Post-doctoral fellowship

Grant reference: ALTF 293-2021

European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO)

 

Enrique Javier Arenas Lahuerta

Project director: Joaquín Arribas

Post-doctoral AECC grant

Grant reference: POSTD211413AREN

Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC) Scientific Foundation

 

Joan Frigola Rissech

Project director: Enriqueta Felip

Juan de la Cierva training contract grants

Grant reference: FJC2020-046226-IMCIN/AEI/10.13039/501100011033 and “NextGenerationEU”/PRTR”

Ministry of Science and Innovation

 

Francesco Grussu

Project director: Raquel Pérez-López

Grants for the recruitment of post-doctoral research staff to the Catalan science and technology system as part of the Beatriu de Pinós programme.

Grant reference: 2020 BP 00117

Agency for the Management of University and Research Grants (AGAUR)

Clinical research

Andri Papakonstantinou

Project director: Mafalda Oliveira

ESMO Translational Fellowship

European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO)

 

Carolina Ortiz Vélez

Project director: Cristina Saura

AECC Junior Clinician

Grant reference: CLJUN212026ORTI

Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC) Scientific Foundation

 

Mara Cruellas Lapeña

Project director: Judith Balmaña

Rio Hortega Contracts

Grant reference: CM21/00099

Carlos III Health Institute (ISCIII)

Senior Research

Isabel Puig Borreil

AECC Researcher

Grant reference: INVES211004PUIG

Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC) Scientific Foundation

 

Tian Tian

Ramón y Cajal Contract Grants

Grant reference: RYC2020-029098-I/ AEI/10.13039/501100011033

Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities