Spain Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Consorcio Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red, M.P.

Fundación Canaria Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria de Canarias- CIBERES GROUP 029

Brief Overview

Consorcio Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red MP (CIBER) is a Public Research Consortium created in 2006 under the leadership of the Carlos III Health Institute (ISCIII, the main Public Research Entity responsible of funding, managing and carrying out biomedical research in Spain), to promote research excellence and build a critical mass of researchers in the field of Biomedicine and Health Sciences. Organized in 11 research areas: Cardiovascular Diseases, Bioengineering, Biomaterials and Nanomedicine, Mental Health, Hepatic Diseases, Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases, Rare Diseases, Respiratory Diseases, Public Health and Epidemiology, Obesity and Nutrition; Fragility and Ageing.

Research Areas

Acute Lung Injury (ALI)\Genetics\Intensive care\Ventilation

Host center eligibility

Global fellowships (return phase only)\ European fellowships

Research infrastructure/facilities

The host research group led by Jesus Villar has the material, equipment, laboratories, and infrastructure needed to perform the research proposal by the candidate to the Marie Curie fellowship, which include:
– Collection of biological samples and DNA from patients with respiratory diseases (including acute respiratory distress, COVID-19, and asthma) and population and at risk-controls.
– Molecular genetics laboratory.
– Computational facilities needed for intensive analysis of genomic data and other multiomic sources.

Research funding/Resources

All members of the Research Group of the host center have funding for reagents from clinical and basic research projects funded by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Science and Innovation, Spain, and from their participation in international research projects funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH) of the United States and Canadian Health Research Institutes.

Links to non-academic sector

One of the main missions of the CIBER is the translation of knowledge, so that the results of research that we generate are developed in protocols, services and products for the improvement of clinical practice and people’s quality of life. Thus, CIBER collaborate with industry and other private institutions under different types of agreements (license, R&D contract, Material Transfer Agreements, etc).
Setting up companies for technological development of research results from public institutions is one of the most widely-used strategies for transfer of knowledge. As well as providing the system with new services and products, quality employment is generated.

Experience hosting international researchers, career development & training programmes, outreach activities

We have provided pre-doctoral and postdoctoral training to national (Spanish) and international students and fellows. Some of them have now tenure track positions in universities and hospitals in Spain and abroad.
The group contributes actively in outreach activities focused on the general population and students. We organize open days at our laboratories and participate in several disseminative activities, such as scientific ferias for the general audience, lectures at museums and schools and high school centers.

HR Excellence in Research – EU award