26 Mar 2015

Today, Xavier Ayala, president and founder of the charity organisation Vi per Vida, founded in March 2014, has presented Jo

25 Mar 2015

Biochemist Jerzy Duszyński, current member of IRB Barcelona's Board of Trustees and head of the

12 Mar 2015

Yesterday, Wednesday March 11, La Pedrera Auditorium hosted the awarding of prizes for the «Tutoring for Secondary School Students»,

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30 Mar 2015

Wine association donates 3,800 euros for research in metastasis

La Vanguardia i altres mitjans

La Vanguardia and other media have published news about the first donation of the non-profit association “Vi per Vida” (“Wine for Life”) to IRB Barcelona for cancer and metastasis research. Xavier Ayala, its promoter, and Joan Guinovart, director of IRB Barcelona, were grateful for the participation of so many people, institutions and wineries in the two charity tastings held in 2014.

28 Mar 2015

Massagué lauds the role in research of Barcelona

El Punt AVUI

“El Punt Avui” has included an article about the award given by the Club d’Amics de la Clau de Barcelona to Joan Massagué, scientific director of the Sloan-Kettering Institute in New York and Chair of the External Advisory Board of IRB Barcelona.

17 Mar 2015

Ambulance for the brain

Radio 5

Radio 5 (RNE) has broadcasted a report on a molecule developed by IRB Barcelona capable of crossing the barrier that protects the brain and transporting drugs inside. The breakthrough made by the Peptide and Protein Laboratory was recently published in Angewandte Chemie.

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Quick facts about IRB

Quick facts

IRB Barcelona has been awarded the "HR Excellence in Research" logo. This recognition reflects the commitment of the Institute to continuously improving its human resources policies in line with the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. The award confirms the efforts of the Institute to ensure fair and transparent recruitment and appraisal procedures. Click here for more information.

IRB Barcelona is home to nearly 450 research, technical and support staff from 35 countries who share the common goal of contributing to the advancement of the biomedical sciences through investigator–driven research, and improving quality of life by applying advances in this field.

The convergence of biology, chemistry, and structural and computational biology is unique at IRB Barcelona and opens a strategic window to gain insight into basic molecular processes in health and disease.

Research is conducted by 23 groups organized into 5 interdisciplinary programmes. Each programme includes a diverse faculty of researchers with overlapping scientific interests. The research areas have been structured to be highly interactive, fostering multidisciplinarity by combining modern molecular biology, classical genetics, biochemistry, structural biology, bioinformatics, systems biology, advanced microscopy, and genomic and proteomic approaches.

Our Board of Trustees comprises members of the Catalan Government (from the Department of Economy and Competitivity and the Department of Health), the University of Barcelona, a representative from the BBVA Foundation as well as internationally renowned scientists.