Biocruces - bc

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Biocruces - bc

Biocruces (bc) is the Health Research Institute of the Cruces University Hospital.  It aims to promote, unite and support the research groups that make up the Institute to develop a translational research quality and enhance the effective innovation and collaboration with other organizations. All this in order to provide new tools, practices and knowledge to contribute to the improvement of health care, population health, wealth creation and economic development.

Duration: 6 months. The fellowship must be started end completed in 2018.
Working language: English
Academic Requirements: PhD with at least 3 years of post-doctoral professional experience 
Documents required: As in the application form

Research proposals shall cover the following lines:

  • Endocrinology, Metabolism, Nutrition and Renal Diseases

    This research area brings together researchers focusing on different chronic conditions in this field, some highly prevalent and others considered rare diseases. Taking clinical, biochemical, and molecular/genetic perspectives, the different research groups work together on the characterisation of the etiopathogenesis and the epidemiology of these conditions and the identification of new diagnostic and therapeutic strategies, seeking to translate scientific progress to patients. Diabetes, obesity, and coeliac disease are key areas in endocrinology and nutrition, and we focus on the genetic and environmental causes and on disease control, as well as new therapeutic approaches including prevention, new drugs and technologies, and cell therapy.

  • Autoimmune, Inflammatory and Infectious Diseases

    This research area has a marked clinical focus. The diseases we focus on tend to have an inflammatory basis and an environmental, infectious, metabolic, or autoimmune cause, and be chronic in nature. Translation of our results to clinical practice should be immediate, the main objective being to improve the prognosis and quality of life of our patients. Further, at the same time, clinical research in this area should contribute to ameliorating the growing social and economic impact of these medical conditions

  • Maternal Child Healthcare and Assisted Reproduction

    The objective of researchers working in the fields of maternal and child health and human reproduction is to innovate and provide answers to the fertility problems, to improve the health of pregnant women and to increase the safety of the mother and child at birth. We focus our efforts on caring for foetal health, the analysis of congenital, and improving the diagnosis of certain genetic disorders, especially in relation to intellectual disability and diseases linked to the X chromosome. Through research, we aim to improve our understanding of paediatric cancer, especially brain tumours and genetic predisposition to cancer, and some rare diseases to develop better diagnostic methods and new treatments. We are concerned about the health problems of children and adolescents, in particular conditions related to prematurity and those associated with severe conditions or requiring urgent intervention.

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