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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.


17 Nov 2014

All our cells have membranes that separate the cell content from the external environment. Thirty percent of human proteins exert their action in these and other cell membranes.

14 Nov 2014

This year the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) is once again participating in Science Week in Catalonia (

13 Nov 2014

The liver stores excess glucose, sugar, in the form of glycogen—chains of glucose—, which is later released to cover body energy requirements.

6 Nov 2014

On Friday 7 and Saturday 8 November, 15 teachers from secondary schools in Catalonia will have the opportunity to get up to date with the latest research in cancer, metastasis and personalized medi

Upcoming events

26 Nov

Speaker: Dr. Joana Fort
Amino acid transporters and disease, IRB Barcelona, Spain

28 Nov

Speaker: Dr. Pura Muñoz-Cánoves
Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona) & ICREA

12 Dec

Speaker: Oskar Fernandez-Capetillo, PhD
HHMI International Early Career Scientist, Genomic Instability Group, Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), Madrid, Spain