• A researcher from the University of Oviedo is awarded a Opportunity for Talent scholarship by the ONCE Foundation

    December 15, 2014

    David Hevia Sánchez has been given one of the two grants of €25,000 per year to research the implication of glucose in the development of prostate cancer

    David Hevia working at the lab.

    David Hevia Sánchez, researcher from the University of Oviedo, is receiving today in Madrid one of the two scholarship "Opportunity for Talent" that are given annually by the ONCE Foundation to promote the equality and integration of people with disabilities. The grant, with a monetary value of €25,000 per year during two years, aims at creating opportunities to conduct a research of excellence by people who have a disability.

    David Hevia Sánchez has a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Oviedo. He is currently working at the team directed by Doctors Rosa María Sainz and Juan Carlos Mayo. His research, related to the University Institute of Oncology of the Principality of Asturias, is centered on the implication of glucose in the development of prostate cancer.

    The career of a researcher of David Hevia Sánchez includes a research stay at the Higher Council of Scientific Research in Madrid and a Juan Castillejo grant with which he completed a 7-month period in the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, one of the most advanced oncology research centers.