IRB Barcelona dances for biomedical research

IRB Barcelona dances for biomedical research

Who we are

Research at IRB Barcelona

Predoctoral and postdoctoral programmes

Predoctoral and postdoctoral programmes

Technology transfer

The IRB Barcelona Innovation Department focuses on the protection, development and commercialization of the discoveries and inventions of our scientists

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Public engagement activities

We engage school kids at all levels of their education in our outreach activities to help foster their interest in and passion for science, and help them on the road to choosing a career in science and technology.

IRB Barcelona organises regular science training workshops for high school teachers,, bringing them together with our scientists to investigate some of the current questions in molecular medicine and to get a hands-on look at the methodologies used. Scientists and teachers work together to develop and refine materials and resources to take back to the classroom

We offer a summer internship programme for undergraduate students giving them an opportunity to participate hands-on in on-going research projects conducted by our young researchers at IRB Barcelona. A new programme, Maths4Life, provides an additional opportunity for motivated undergraduates and MSc students with a strong interest in mathematics and statistics.

IRB Barcelona strongly believes that scientific institutes have an obligation to inform the public of our work and to encourage an open dialogue about an area of science that is likely to have a huge impact on people’ s lives.


16 Oct 2014

Co-founder of the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) and Chair of its External Advisory Board, Joan Massagué, has been awarded the Spanish National Research Award for 2014, in th

13 Oct 2014

Today the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) has launched an innovative video ­– featuring its scientists as dancers.

8 Oct 2014

Researchers at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) have managed to generate a fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) model that reproduces human colon cancer.

3 Oct 2014

The award is an important recognition to the project and the research conducted by the team of Iproteos.

Upcoming events

29 Oct

Speaker: Dr. James Gordon,
Structural Characterization of macromolecular assemblies, IRB Barcelona, Spain

29 Oct

Speaker: Dr. Maribel Geli,
The endocytic pathway and the actin cytoskeleton, IBMB- CSIC, Barcelona, Spain

31 Oct

Speaker: Dr. Alfonso Martínez Arias,
Dept. of Genetics, University of Cambridge, UK