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.


1 Oct 2014

The peptide —a small protein— beta-amyloid is strongly associated with Alzheimer’s disease; however, researchers are still looking for unequivocal proof that this peptide is the causal agent of the

30 Sep 2014

Ernest Giralt, coordinator of the Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at IRB Barcelona and principal investigator of the Peptides and Proteins lab, has been awarded the

22 Sep 2014

Today the European Research Council (ERC) has announced the “Proof of Concept” awards for 50 European projects.

19 Sep 2014

The Spanish Society of Neurology estimates that 600,000 people are affected by Alzheimer’s disease in this country.

Upcoming events

03 Oct

Speaker: Dr. Joaquin Dopazo,
Computational Genomics Department, Centro de Investigación Príncipe Felipe, Valencia, Spain

03 Oct

Speaker: Sarah Teichmann,
EMBL-EBI, The European Bioinformatics Institute, Cambridge, UK

08 Oct

Speaker: Dr. Oriol Marimon,
UniversitatAutònomade Barcelona (UAB), Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain

10 Oct

Speaker: Dr. Dario Valenzano,
Evolutionary and Experimental Biology and Ageing, Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, Cologne, Germany