Advances in producing, managing and exploiting huge volumes of data, and knowledge of genetic and molecular alterations associated with disease, have generated huge expectations for personalized medicine. Ethical, technological, social, legal and care-related challenges, however, can be a hurdle to fulfilling these expectations. We'll go over some of the main messages of the first Forum BIB, organized by the Bioinfomatics Barcelona Association (BIB) in collaboration with Biocat and the "la Caixa" Banking Foundation
Projects from the IRB, CRG, and UAB have been chosen in the latest edition of grants from the European Research Council (ERC), each worth up to €150,000. Catalonia swept 10% of the total grants awarded to researchers from all over Europe and 5 of the 7 grants awarded to Spanish entities.