Co-founder of the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) and Chair of its External Advisory Board, Joan Massagué, has been awarded the Spanish National Research Award for 2014, in th
News & Media mentions
Today the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) has launched an innovative video – featuring its scientists as dancers.
The scientific reporter Pere Estupinyà talks to representatives from business, research, political and educational circles to find out whether Catalonia is prepared for a production model based on
Researchers at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) have managed to generate a fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) model that reproduces human colon cancer.
What they say about us
«Our goal is to give IRB Barcelona PhD students the quality training and support they need to become independent thinkers, setting a solid basis for their scientific careers.»
Chair of Graduate Training
Claudio Di Sanza
«At IRB Barcelona I found a solid scientifc project, and the opportunity to 'contaminate' myself working with biophysicists. The solvency of the Institute, the competitiveness of the science together with the unparalleled quality of lifeof the city convinced me that this was the best choice for my career.»
Francisca De Oliveira Peixoto
Group: Stem cells and cancer
«IRB Barcelona is a place where research is done at an internationally competitive level, and strong collaborations are forged through shared ideas and efforts. It’s full of innovative and ambitious minds supported by the latest technologies in biomedical research. Add the friendly atmosphere, opportunities for social and scientific exchange, and the irresistible culture, food and weather of Catalonia, and you’ve got the perfect mix.»
Mark Ian James
Group: Colorectal cancer laboratory
«The research quality at IRB Barcelona is very high, and the good weather is a bonus! I also had first-class help from the Institute to get settled in.»
Group: Cell division laboratory
«When I first arrived I was a bit afraid. But I love it here. Nice people, nice food, nice weather. And most of all: great research. Everyone makes me feel comfortable.»
President of the Foundation of the National Institutes of Health and President of the IRB Barcelona Business Advisory Board
«Sometimes the best way to make research useful for society is to publish and bring new knowledge into public arena. Sometimes inventions also need to a patent to guarantee that discoveries can be commercialised and provide incentives for pharmaceutical companies to develop drugs. It depends.»
Imperial Cancer Research Fund London and member of the IRB Barcelona External Advisory Board
«IRB Barcelona is gaining a fine international reputation. Since it was founded in 2005, it has attracted talented group leaders, postdocs and graduate students from around the world. Prestigious awards and grants are flowing in and its training programmes are in full bloom. Innovation activities are beginning to pay off and its outreach programmes are extending the institute’s positive influence to the community.»
2001 Nobel Prize Laureate in Physiology and Medicine
«As we improve our understanding of the molecular bases of disease, the possibilities of intervening with molecular tools are multiplying. We need a XXI-century chemistry that is subtle and complex, and that will be able to design any type of molecule. One that is not limited to what we currently have to see if it works, but that will be able to tailor specific molecules from natural products. In other words, a chemistry that is capable of pushing the limits of complexity of synthesis.»
The official newsletter of the IRB Barcelona community provides information about science-related initiatives and opinions of the people behind...
A 10-page colouring book with fun and fanciful pictures of the world of biomedical science. For our budding scientists of the future!
The IRB Barcelona brochures offer a general overview of the Institute’s research activities.
IRB Barcelona needs the help of Laura and Joan for a very important project. They will do research on cancer, using fruit flies, in order to...
The Annual Report provides an overview of the activities and developments that have taken place within the IRB Barcelona research community during...
This booklet comprises a series of articles that address the current situation of women in science. The articles have been written by four women...
Science Stories from IRB Barcelona is a book aimed at a non-specialist audience that features a selection of research projects currently being...