30 Jul 2015

Meritxell Teixidó, associate researcher with the Peptides and Proteins Lab at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), and Núria Bayó, postdoctor

28 Jul 2015

Researchers at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), Cambridge University and New York University, led by Modesto Orozco, Group Leader at IRB Barcelona, Direct

27 Jul 2015

Pyridine, that is known to unfold DNA, can also have a strong stabilizing effect on it under acidic conditions.

22 Jul 2015

A study, published today in the journal Nature, marks a milestone in the understanding of chronic lymphocytic leukemia, the most common leukemia in adu

Media mentions

23 Jul 2015

Vendrell to head the Catalan cluster of research institutes

El Punt Avui & other media

Various media have echoed the appointment of Montserrat Vendrell as director of the recently formed Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST). The board of the institute has unanimously chosen Vendrell, who will assume its leadership in September. The Barcelona Institute comprises IRB Barcelona, CRG, ICIQ, ICN2, ICFO and IFAE.

14 Jul 2015

Supporting the excellence of outstanding students

El Periódico de Catalunya

The newspaper “El Periódico de Catalunya” has echoed the award ceremony of the 77 grants given by the “Obra Social La Caixa” foundation to support doctoral students. This grant programme aims to retain Spanish students and attract international students with talent for research, both for Spanish universities and Severo Ochoa centres.

07 Jul 2015

Guinovart: “We turn money into knowledge”


In an extensive interview for the “Expansión” newspaper, Joan Guinovart, director of IRB Barcelona, emphasizes the high competitiveness of research centres in Catalonia and the importance of bringing science closer to society. According to Guinovart, research centres must generate knowledge to improve quality of life led by pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.

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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.