FOT news: The 2024/25 Call for Research Fellowships on Colorectal Cancer opens.


The Expert Panel met on the 21th of October 2021 to assess the projects that would be eligible for the 2021/2022 Research Call.

In this edition of the Call, 37 projects were received, 18 choose Type A, intended for established researchers and 19 choose Type B, intended for emerging researchers.

After several rounds of selection processes, the final score was set. Projects that obtained the highest score in each category were:

Type A). Established researchers

Títol: “Deciphering the epigenomic signature induced by the carcinogenic pks+E.coli and its role in colorectal tumorigenesis.”

Author: Dr. Manel Esteller Badosa

Center: Cancer epigenètics Group
Fundació Institut de Recerca contra la Leucèmia Josep Carreras.

Type B. Emerging researchers

Títol: “Omic-wide colorectal cancer risk deciphering the missing heritability-COALESCE.”

Author: Drª Ceres Fernández Rozadilla

Research group leader: Dr. Angel Carracedo

Center: Fundacion Pública Galega de Medicina Xenómica
Fundación Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria de Santiago de Compostela.
(IDIS) Santiago de Compostela

The Patronage of the Foundation on proposal from the Scientific Committee approved the granting of two fellowship grants, valued each at 60,000 €, one for every of the two above mentioned projects.

The research will take place during the academic years 2022 and 2023.

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30 October 2021