Visiting researchers programme

Raúl Rabadán, new researcherin the CNIO as part of the programme

Raúl Rabadán, new visiting researcher in the CNIO as part of the Fundación Jesús Serra 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 project 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 working 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.

Dr. Raúl Rabadán: Visiting researcher (January - June 2021)

Dr. Raúl Rabadan is the director of the Program for Mathematical Genomics (PMG) the Center for Topology of Cancer Evolution and Heterogeneity at Columbia University, New York, and is a true world-class specialist in computational genomics, particularly in its application to the study of cancer, an area of strategic importance for the CNIO.

Dr. Rabadan has been collaborating regularly with various CNIO Research Groups for several years, including those led by the Drs. Mariano Barbacid, Massimo Squatrito, Nuria Malats, and Fátima Al-Shahrour, among others. Some of these collaborative projects have already resulted in high-impact scientific publications.

Furthermore, since 2019, Dr. Rabadán has maintained a relationship with the CNIO as External Expert Adviser, providing scientific advice and support to the New Junior Groups working in the field of cancer system biology (Geoff Macintyre and Solip Park), recruited during 2019.