Until today, the proteins known as ubiquitin receptors have been associated mainly with protein degradation, a basic cell cleaning process.
News & Media mentions
Discovery of an unexpected function of a protein linked to neurodegenerative diseases
“Create your own imaginary animal” in the “Festival de la Ciència NOVUM” in Barcelona
Impressive show of public at the Open Day held by the Institute for Research in Biomedicine
Crossing the Strait of Gibraltar in support of cancer research at IRB Barcelona
This Saturday (25 April), the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) invites families to delve into the secrets of genetics in order to unravel the mysteries of DNA through a worksho
Various media, including BTV television, have covered news of the first IRB Barcelona Open Day, attended by nearly 600 people.
Carlos Romero is a 43-year-old telecom engineer who is determined to swim across the Strait of Gibraltar in September to raise funds for cancer and metastasis research performed at
What they say about us
Joan J. Guinovart
«We are at an unprecedented position in history to bring about change in the way we deal with human health and disease.»
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.»
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.»
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.»
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.»
«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
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.»
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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...
Contracting eligible for funding with EU FEDER Fund
Contracting eligible for funding with EU FEDER Fund.