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Ben Lehner recieves the "Ciutat de Barcelona" Award


Dj, 02/02/2012 - 12:41

Ben Lehner recieves the "Ciutat de Barcelona" Award

  • The investigator receives the award for his research in 2011 on gene expression.

Ben Lehner, ICREA research professor and head of the Genetic Systems group at the CRG, has been awarded with the "Ciutat de Barcelona" 2012  prize in the category of Scientific Research. The award ceremony will be held in the "Salo de Cent" of the City Council, on Monday February 13.
PhD from the University of Cambridge in 2004 and Postdoc at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in England, Lehner has been Group leader at the CRG since 2006, and in 2009 became ICREA Research Professor.
In recent years, his lab has studied the mutations effects in the phenotype of an individual and their role in the origin of diseases, the biology of genetic regulatory networks and the variability in gene expression between individuals. In 2011 the team has published in prestigious journals such as Nature, Science, PLoS Genetics and Nature Genetics.
He was recently nominated for the “Vanguardia de la Ciencia” Award from the national newspaper La Vanguardia.

Scientific References: 

  • Jennifer I Semple, Laura Biondini & Ben Lehner. Generating transgenic nematodes by bombardment and antibiotic selection. Nature Methods 9, 118 (2012). doi:10.1038/nmeth.1864
  • M. O. Casanueva; A.Burga; B. Lehner. “Fitness Trade-Offs and Environmentally-induced  Mutation Buffering in Isogenic C. elegans.” Science (December 16, 2011). doi: 10.1126/science.1213491. NOTA DE PRENSA
  • Burga A, Casanueva MO, Lehner B. Predicting mutation outcome from early stochastic variation in genetic interaction partners. Nature. 2011. 480:250-254. doi: 10.1038/nature10665.                  NOTA DE PRENSA
  • Jelier R, Semple JI, Garcia-Verdugo R, Lehner B. “Predicting phenotypic variation in yeast from individual genome sequences.” Nat Genet. 2011 Nov 13;43(12):1270-4. doi: 10.1038/ng.1007. NOTA DE PRENSA