Visiting Researchers programmeFundación Jesús Serra

Dr. Scott Lowe

Dr. Scott Lowe will be the New Guest Researcher with a stay at the CNIO, within the Fundación Jesús Serra Visiting Researchers programme. The purpose of the programme is to encourage interaction in the field of research with the aim of contributing to the advancement of science. 

Doctor Scott Lowe is the Director of the Cancer Genetics & Biology Program in the prestigious Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) and the Director of the Geoffrey Beene Caer Research Center located in New York, USA. Dr. Lowe is a worldwide renowned scientist in cancer research, specifically in the field of senescence and tumour suppressors and in the identification of new therapeutic targets. Dr. Lowe and his laboratory have an extensive experience in the development of cutting-edge biomedicine techniques, including ARM interference, cancer genomics and mouse models.

In recent few years, Dr. Lowe has significantly contributed to the advancement of knowledge within the field of cancer research, with more than 250 articles, many of which have been published in the best scientific journals.

A few recent examples include an article showing how the transplant of organoids enable a fast regeneration in mice of metastatic colorectal cancer (Nat Biotechnol. 2017 Jun; 35 (6): 577), a method to block resistant tumours with specific mutations (Nat. Med., 23(8), pp. 929), and a therapeutic strategy in which a combination of drugs is used to treat a type of lung cancer (Nature. 2016 Jun 30;534(7609):647).

Dr Scott Lowe is a worldwide leader with extensive experience in renowned excellence centres, such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories (CSHL) and the MSKCC. Dr. Lowe has received several awards, among them are the Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research, and he is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a former member of the Management Board of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR).


Visiting Researchers programme

The international prestige of Spanish science, together with the quality of its studies and initiatives, and the results obtained therefrom continue attracting the attention of important researchers, who visit us from a variety of places around the world.

Convinced of the importance of encouraging interaction in the field of research with the purpose of contributing to the advancement of science, our Foundation collaborates with several scientific bodies, to which many renowned doctors attend within the framework of our Visiting Researchers programme. This initiative awards grants to internationally renowned scientists so that they can move to Spanish research centres and stay for several months while, on the one hand, deepening the scientific relationship between the hosting research group and the researcher's own centre and, on the other hand, starting new lines of action emerging from new scientific interests.

As a result of this programme, there are more and more institutions with which we collaborate with the purpose of encouraging the exchange of knowledge and progress. In 2009, we started a solid relationship with the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas (National Cancer Research Centre, CNIO), which is, both nationally and internationally, a public institution of reference in research, diagnosis and cancer treatment; in 2013, with the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares (National Centre for Cardiovascular Research, CNIC) in order to encourage the advancement of studies in the field of cardiology and its transfer to treating patients; and most recently, in 2014, we began collaborating with the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Canary Islands Astrophysics Institute, IAC), which is a research centre international in scope with observatories in Tenerife and Gran Canaria.