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.


18 Apr 2015

Carlos Romero is a 43-year-old telecom engineer who is determined to swim across the Strait of Gibraltar in September to raise funds for cancer and metastasis research performed at

16 Apr 2015

On Saturday 18 April, the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), located in the Barcelona Science Park, on the university campus of Pedralbes, will be opening its doors to receive 6

9 Apr 2015

April 15 is International Pompe Day.

2 Apr 2015

From 8 to 11 April, the PCB (Parc Científic de Barcelona) is organizing the 13th edition of the "Live Research" Fair, where scientist

Upcoming events

21 Apr

The course will be divided into two groups, each with 15 participants. Each group will attend two 4-h sessions, held over two consecutive weeks as follows:

- Group 1: Tuesday 21 and 28 April. 10:00 to 14:00

- Group 2: Thursday 23 and 30 April. 10:00 to 14:00

You should download the trial version of Indesign onto your pc and bring it with you to the course.

22 Apr

Speaker: Prof. Boris Turk, PhD

Head of Dept. Biochem. & Mol. & Struct. Biol.

J.Stefan Institute

Ljubljana- Slovenia


22 Apr

Speaker: César González, IBMB-CSIC


24 Apr

Speaker: Fátima Bosch, PhD

Center of Animal Biotechnology and Gene Therapy.

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra - Spain