December 1, 2022
Dr. José Luis Lanciego, a researcher of the Neurosciences Program of the Cima University of Navarra, has been appointed as the new director of the Pan-European Committee of the International Brain Research Organization (PERC-IBRO).
IBRO is an association of neuroscientific societies established in 1961 to promote neuroscience research through training opportunities, research, researcher mobility, and dissemination. "This association, which publishes two prestigious scientific journals (Neuroscience and IBRO Neuroscience Report), is structured in 5 regional committees: Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Pan-European, and USA/Canada. "From the Pan-European committee, we aim to promote the scientific careers of young researchers by funding seed projects and awarding travel grants to cover the costs of attending scientific meetings of these researchers at the beginning of their careers. We place special focus on emerging European countries with scarce funding", explains Dr. Lanciego.
In this appointment is Dr. Lanciego's participation as a member of the European Brain Council executive committee, a network composed of scientific societies (including IBRO-PERC as a full member), patient organizations, professional societies, and industrial partners. "This is a non-profit organization located in Brussels. Its mission is to promote brain research with the ultimate goal of improving the lives of the approximately 179 million European citizens who suffer from brain, mental and neurological pathologies," notes the Cima University of Navarra researcher.
Expert in Parkinson's disease
Dr. Lanciego is the principal investigator of the Parkinson's Disease Group at Cima. His laboratory studies the origin of this neurodegenerative disease and new gene therapy treatments for these patients.
D. in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Salamanca, Dr. Lanciego has published more than 120 articles in international scientific journals.