30 Sep 2015

As of this September and for the next three years, the director of the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), Joan J.

25 Sep 2015

At 19 h on Tuesday 29 September, Ernest Giralt, coordinate of the Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology Programme at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), group leader at the sa

22 Sep 2015

This year the Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer (AECC)(Spanish Association against Cancer) is granting 6.7 million euros to fund four cutting-edge research projects.

21 Sep 2015

On Tuesday 22 September, Carlos Romero, a 44-year-old telecom engineer from Sant Esteve Sesrovires, Barcelona, ​​will swim across the Strait of Gibraltar in support of cancer and metastasis investi

Media mentions

01 Sep 2015

Starving tumour cells–a strategy against cancer

Diario Médico & other media

Raúl Méndez, ICREA researcher and group leader of the Translational Control of Cell Cycle and Differentiation Laboratory at IRB Barcelona, has participated in a study led by Marcos Malumbres, from CNIO, in which a new anticancer strategy is proposed.

31 Aug 2015

New “tags” could improve the study of proteins

Nature Middle East

The journal Nature Middle East has interviewed Modesto Orozco, group leader at IRB Barcelona, Director of Life Sciences at the BSC-CNS, and Professor at the UB. Orozco talks about the recent publication in Nature Methods of a study on inntags, a new method developed in collaboration with CSIC, IRB Barcelona, BSC and UB to study proteins.

31 Aug 2015

Tumour suppressor genes restrain cell growth

El Punt Avui & other media

Various media, including the newspaper “El Punt Avui”, have echoed the study published in PLoS Biology by Marco Milán, ICREA researcher and group leader of the Development and Growth Control Laboratory at IRB Barcelona, and Ana Ferreira, PhD student from the same laboratory.

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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.