Health Research Call for Proposals

Selected projects 2023

Cardiovascular and associated metabolic diseases

  • Study of the regenerative properties of endothelial cells that promote the formation of new blood vessels

    Mariona Graupera

  • Is supplemental oxygen an effective treatment for acute pulmonary embolism?

    David Jiménez

  • A molecule produced by gut microbiota enables early detection of atherosclerosis

    David Sancho

  • New genetic studies to improve diagnosis and treatment of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

    José Luis de la Pompa

  • Personalised medicine tools to improve early diagnosis of familial hypercholesterolaemia

    Mafalda Bourbon

  • New therapeutic target to reduce inflammation and prevent cardiovascular disease

    José Antonio Enríquez

  • Immune regulation of skeletal muscle to improve metabolic health and exercise response during ageing

    Pedro Sousa-Victor

Infectious diseases

  • Development of a new therapy to deactivate superbug antibiotic resistance

    Daniel López Serrano

  • New approach to facilitate the transport of antibiotics across the cell membrane

    Javier Montenegro

  • New biological approach to curb the spread of mosquito-borne infectious diseases

    Juana Díez-Antón

  • Study of the molecular mechanisms that regulate T-lymphocyte generation in the thymus and their implications in the immune response against infection.

    Nuno L. Alves

  • Deciphering Plasmodium biology to develop new malaria strategies

    Maria Mota

  • What mutations make the monkeypox virus more efficient at transmitting between humans?

    Antonio Alcamí

  • New strategies to combat antibiotic resistance in gram-positive bacteria

    Didier Cabanes

  • Deciphering the mechanisms of immune response initiation against pathogens

    Luis Ferreira Moita


  • Deciphering the role of alterations in cellular metabolism in the development of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

    Estela Area

  • A connected health strategy to prevent suicide in at-risk individuals

    Enrique Baca-García

  • Mapping how food and microbiota affect brain function and behaviour

    Carlos Ribeiro

  • Study of microglial cells to develop new treatments to reduce the side effects of stroke

    Anna Planas

  • Deciphering the link between cannabis and psychotic disorders

    Juan Pedro Bolaños

  • Understanding how people with autism spectrum disorder perceive the intensity of sensory stimuli

    Alfonso Renart

  • A new approach to unravelling and manipulating intercellular communication to promote brain regeneration following injury

    Christa Rhiner


  • Genomically-guided precision medicine to improve the effectiveness of brain metastasis treatment

    Manuel Valiente

  • Identification of new biomarkers for predicting the risk of relapse in acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

    Biola M. Javierre

  • Deciphering the role of the RANK protein to develop new treatments for breast cancer

    Eva González Suárez

  • Towards a better understanding of metastasis

    Toni Celià-Terrassa

  • Towards early diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer

    Elisa Espinet

  • Deciphering the impact of leukaemia on the immune system beyond the disease itself

    Nuno Rodrigues dos Santos

Enabling technologies

  • Laboratory-generated red blood cells for the treatment of patients with sickle cell anaemia

    Núria Nogués Gálvez

  • Development of a wireless device to promote the regeneration of damaged tissue after spinal cord injury

    Nuno Silva

  • Portable device for the mass diagnosis of malaria

    Eva Baldrich

  • Development of sensors to monitor the doses applied during FLASH radiotherapy

    Consuelo Guardiola

  • Advanced microscopy to decipher immunogenic cell death-mediated immune response activation

    Francisco Sánchez Madrid