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

View more

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.


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.

15 Sep 2014

On Monday 15 September, IRB Barcelona will be opening the registration for its third “Crazy About

9 Sep 2014

From 24 to 26 September, IRB Barcelona’s Innovation Office will move to Santiago de Compostela to participate in the Biospain Fair, the main biotech meeting in Southern Europe and 5th in the world

Upcoming events

25 Sep

Speaker: Dr. Laura Spagnolo,
University of Edinburgh, School of Biological Sciences, Institute of Structural Molecular Biology, UK

25 Sep

Speaker: Dr. Israel Sanchez,
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, UK

25 Sep

Speaker: Riccardo Fodde,
PhD, Dept. of Pathology, Erasmus MC Cancer Institute, Rotterdam, The Netherlands