Health Research Call for Proposals

Selected projects 2020

Cardiovascular and associated metabolic diseases

  • New therapeutic targets for diabetes

    Manuel Irimia

  • The search for new markers and therapeutic targets in atherosclerosis

    Miguel Ángel del Pozo Barriuso

  • Improving diagnosis and treatment of sudden death

    María Carmo-Fonseca

  • New gut-tissue brain-adipose metabolic connection as a therapeutic target to combat obesity and diabetes

    Sonia Fernández Veledo

Infectious diseases

  • Attacking HIV reservoirs to eliminate the infection

    María José Buzón

  • New strategies to treat sleeping sickness

    Luisa Figueiredo

  • Understanding and blocking the adaptation mechanism of the malaria parasite in order to eradicate the disease

    Elena Gómez-Díaz

  • New approaches to combatting Chagas disease and leishmaniasis

    Olga Genilloud

  • The dialogue between neurons and defences opens the door to new therapies against infections

    Henrique Veiga-Fernandes

    Project awarded in collaboration with the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia


  • How does the brain classify stimuli as positive or negative?

    Ana Joao Rodrigues

  • Cellular reprogramming to repair the brain’s sensory circuits

    Guillermina López-Bendito

  • New treatments for schizophrenia and ictus

    Manuel Palacín

  • In search of therapies for mitochondrial diseases

    Albert Quintana

  • Understanding the origin of Parkinson's disease

    Guglielmo Foffani

  • Diamond nanosensors to detect Parkinson’s disease

    Jana B. Nieder

    Project awarded in collaboration with the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

  • Epilepsy and neurodevelopmental disorders share mechanisms that may inspire new therapies

    Ana Luisa Carvalho

    Project awarded in collaboration with the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

  • Non-invasive test for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

    Maite Mendioroz

    Project awarded in collaboration with the Fundación Luzón


  • Disabling immunosuppression mechanisms in melanoma

    Marisol Soengas

  • Better understanding of the mutations present in T-lymphocyte lymphomas to improve their diagnosis and treatment

    Xosé R. Bustelo

  • Exploring blood production to understand the most aggressive forms of leukaemia

    Felipe Prósper

  • Personalised therapy against a rare childhood cancer

    Luciano Di Croce

  • Fluorescent sensors to study the physical forces in tumours

    Xavier Trepat

  • Artificial intelligence, a new ally against leukaemia

    M. Carolina Florian

  • 3D bioprinting, a new tool to improve cancer survival rates

    Elena Martínez

  • Understanding the role of fatty acids in cancer regulation

    Gemma Triola