Visiting researchers programme

Eva Nogales, new Visiting researcherresearcher in the CNIO

Visiting researcher in the Jesús Serra Foundation programme

The international prestige of the Spanish Science Association, the quality of its programmes and projects and the successful results obtained attract visitors from the scientific community around the world.

Aware of the importance of fostering cooperation and collaboration in research with a view to contributing to scientific development, the Jesús Serra Foundation collaborates with various science associations which receive the world's top doctors within the framework of the Jesús Serra Foundation Visiting Researchers programme. 

This initiative awards grants to the world's leading scientists to allow them to visit Spanish research centres and stay for several months. The aim is to encourage collaboration between the host scientific community and the research centre of the visiting researcher and also launch new lines of action based on new scientific interests.

Thanks to the programme, the Jesús Serra Foundation is now collaborating with many institutions with the purpose of fostering the exchange of knowledge and development. In 2009, an agreement was made with the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas (National Cancer Research Centre, CNIO), a leading national and international public institution in the research, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. In 2013, a collaboration agreement was established with the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares (National Centre for Cardiovascular Research, CNIC) to promote research in the area of cardiology and to improve patient care and treatment options. In 2014, the Foundation began collaborating with the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Canary Islands Astrophysics Institute, IAC), a research centre with an international reach with observatories in Tenerife and Gran Canaria.


Eva Nogales: visiting researcher in the Jesús Serra Foundation Programme in the CNIO

The researcher Eva Nogales is one of the world's leading scientists in the field of molecular biophysics and mechanistic insight into crucial molecular processes.
Eva has shown incredible instinct in choosing biological systems that are important for biology and human health, and raising and answering critical questions to reveal biological principles fundamental for our understanding of molecular processes in the human cell.

Professor Eva Nogales has exceeded the expectations of cryo-electron microscopy and constantly amazes the scientific community with structures that were considered unattainable, with studies on tubulin, microtubules, human transcriptional initiation, human telomerase and polycomb repressive complex 2 (PRC2), to name a few.

In recognition of her pioneering studies, Nogales was elected a Member of the USA National Academy of Science and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, as well as an External Member of the European Molecular Biology Organisation.

She has been an Investigator in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) for over 20 years, a clear testimony to her brilliant reputation. She has also received awards from the American Society of Cell Biology, the Protein Society, the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the Biophysical Society, and she recently received the Grimwade Medal in Biochemistry from the University of Melbourne.