The medical and scientific experts who receive grants from the ”la Caixa” Foundation explain about the latest developments in their fields of research

The Debates Series aims to highlight the work of research and health professionals who receive scientific project grants from the ”la Caixa” Foundation, through the Research Program.


From medical, scientifc ans innovation experts who receive grants from the ”la Caixa” Foundation, the debates are a meeting point between society and the results of research, new medical practices and current challenges in health and life quality.

CaixaResearch DEBATES

  • How the brain perceives the world and generates memories

    Josep Dalmau (ICREA & Hospital Clínic Barcelona) and Guillermina López-Bendito (CSIC).

    Tuesday 21 June 2022.

  • Curing blindness: treating the retina to restore vision

    Maria Pia Cosma (ICREA & CRG) and José Antonio Garrido (ICREA & ICN2).

    Wednesday 25 May 2022.

  • Is it possible to create a universal vaccine for chronic infectious diseases?

    Christian Brander (ICREA, IrsiCaixa & AELIX Therapeutics) and Valentina Casella (MELIS-UPF).

    Tuesday 26 April 2022.

  • COVID-19: how should we live with it?

    Antoni Trilla (Hospital Clínic Barcelona, UB, ISGlobal) and Clara Prats (UPC & IGTP).

    Wednesday 23 March 2022.

  • Rare diseases: Why is there no treatment for 95% of them?

    Pablo Lapunzina (IdiPAZ & CIBERER) and Víctor Martínez (IdiPAZ & CIBERER).

    Wednesday 23 February 2022.

  • Childhood cancer: many diseases with no specific treatments

    Jaume Mora (PCCB) and Ana Patiño (CUN).

    Monday 24 January 2022.

  • 40 years of AIDS. How long before a cure or vaccine?

    Julià Blanco (IrsiCaixa) and Beatriz Mothe (IrsiCaixa).

    Monday 29 November 2021.

  • Extremely premature babies: increasing their survival

    Eduard Gratacós (BCNatal) and Adelina Pellicer (H.U. La Paz).

    Wednesday 17 November 2021.

  • Pancreatic cancer, new treatments for the deadliest forms of cancer

    María Abad (VHIO) and María Vicent (CIPF).

    Wednesday 27 October 2021.

  • How do we approach heart disease? The leading cause of death globally

    Valentí Fuster (CNIC), Judit Cubedo (GlyCardial) and Gloria Santos (SHE Foundation).

    Wednesday 29 September 2021.

  • ALS, a fatal disease… for how long?

    Carmen M. Fernández-Martos (HNP) and Rubèn López Vales (UAB).

    Tuesday 15 June 2021.

  • Can we cure obesity? A 21st century pandemic

    Sonia Fernández (IISPV) and Miguel López (CiMUS).

    Thursday 27 May 2021.

  • New challenges in vaccination and disease eradication

    Pedro Alonso (OMS) and Regina Rabinovich (ISGlobal).

    Thursday 22 April 2021.

  • Leukemia, present and future of the new treatments

    Dra. Biola Javierre (IJC) & Dr. Elías Campo (IDIBAPS, Hospital Clínic).

    Thursday 25 March 2021.

  • Women and science, overcoming stereotypes and inequality

    Carmen Gil (CIB-CSIC) & Blanca Fuentes (IdiPAZ) & Almudena Ramiro (CNIC) & Marisol Soengas (CNIO) & Genma Triola (IQAC-CSIC) & Nuria Campillo (CIB-CSIC).

    Thursday 11 February 2021.

  • Vaccines, the great response against COVID-19

    Dr. Mariano Esteban (National Centre for Biotechnology - CNB-CSIC) & Dra. Denise Naniche (ISGlobal).

    Tuesday 26 January 2021.

  • Goal: to prevent Alzheimer’s disease. A scientific and social challenge

    Dr. Arcadi Navarro (Fundación Pasqual Maragall) & Dra. Mercè Boada (Fundación ACE).

    Tuesday 17 November 2020.

  • Cancer. What direction are the new therapies taking?

    Dra. María Blasco (CNIO) & Dr. Josep Tabernero (VHIO).

    Tuesday 20 October 2020.

  • Success of treatments now available for COVID-19 patients

    Dr. Bonaventura Clotet & Dr. Valentín Fuster.

    Tuesday 22 September 2020.