• Three students of Medicine win the Scientific Meeting of Spanish Olympiads in Biology

    March 25, 2013

    The Asturian university students, from the second year, won the first prize for their work on "Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (IPSCs) for the study of Human Progerias". They competed with other 15 national posters.

    The Asturian students (three first from the left) received the diploma along with the rest of awarded students.

    Three students of the second year of Medicine of the University of Oviedo have won the first prize in the III Scientific Meeting of the Spanish Olympiads in Biology for the poster "Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells" (IPSCs) for the study of Human Progerias. Pablo Álvarez Ballesteros, Ana Sofía Álvarez Quintana y Helena Fernández Rodríguez, Undergraduate students, received the diploma that proves their win among the Spanish olympiads in a meeting held in the Autonomous University of Madrid.

    The work with which the Asturian university students competed with other 15 national posters was supervised by Ana Gutiérrez-Fernández, researcher of the IUOPA and member of the team of Carlos López-Otín. A total of four prizes were awarded.

    The remaining posters that have obtained a distinction are: Generation of corneas by bioengineering with xenotransplantation and human keratocytes, by Álvaro Ríos Rodríguez; Molecular characterization of a population of Sudan and South Sudan through the analysis of the ADNmit, by Elena González Pérez; and Main methods for the search of life on Mars, by Adrián Barry Sosa.