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Research at IRB Barcelona

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.

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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

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.


30 Sep 2015

As of this September and for the next three years, the director of the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), Joan J.

25 Sep 2015

At 19 h on Tuesday 29 September, Ernest Giralt, coordinate of the Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology Programme at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), group leader at the sa

22 Sep 2015

This year the Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer (AECC)(Spanish Association against Cancer) is granting 6.7 million euros to fund four cutting-edge research projects.

21 Sep 2015

On Tuesday 22 September, Carlos Romero, a 44-year-old telecom engineer from Sant Esteve Sesrovires, Barcelona, ​​will swim across the Strait of Gibraltar in support of cancer and metastasis investi

Upcoming events

07 Oct

100xCiencia - Communicating Frontier Science is a meeting between journalists, communicators and scientists from the 20 top research centres in Spain.

7-8 October, La Palma Island (Spain).


13 Oct

Design Thinking by Mathieu Carenzo, IESE Lecturer and Partner at Venture Hub