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


The Expert Panel met on the 26th of October 2023 to assess the projects that would be eligible for the 2022/2023 Research Call.

In this edition of the Call, 18 projects were received, 8 choose research call Josep Bombardó Navinés, intended for established researchers and 10 choose research call Dionís Torres Segura, 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:

Josep Bombardó Navinés. Established researchers

“Defining metabolic heterogeneity as a mechanism of immune evasion in colorectal cancer.”

Author: Dr. Carlos Sebastian Muñoz

Center: Metabolic Dynamics in Cancer. Departament de Biologia Cel·lular, Fisiologia i Immunologia. Universitat de Barcelona

Dionís Torres Segura Emerging researchers

“Evaluation of tertiary lymphoid structures (TLS) as biomarker in metastàtic colorectal càncer treated with immune-checkpoint combinations”.

Author: Dra. Maria Elena Élez Fernández

Research group leader: Dr. Josep Tabernero

Center: Colorectal Cancer Group. Fundació Privada Institut de Investigació Oncològica Vall d’Hebron (VHIO)

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 2024 and 2025.

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26 October 2023