Feature article published in the Spanish science news website Excelenciencia about the IRB Barcelona initiatives to bring closer the science to the society.
News & Media mentions
The Spanish Society of Neurology estimates that 600,000 people are affected by Alzheimer’s disease in this country.
On Monday 15 September, IRB Barcelona will be opening the registration for its third “Crazy About
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
What they say about us
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.»
«Our Friedrich's Ataxia project is maginificent because it has come about from the patients. It reminds us that answers are provided by basic research, the cornerstone of all future applications.»
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«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
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
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.»
«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.»
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.»
John H. J. Petrini
Memorial Sloan-Ketterin Center
«The Barcelona BioMed Conferences series provide an inspiring forum to discuss great science from a range of fields – in a spectacular setting. The conferences break down traditional boundaries of scientific fields and bring different players together for a new perspective. A great opportunity, especially for younger researchers. Definitely keep an eye on this series.»
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