28 Jan 2015

At the end of February, the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) is launching a new programme entitled

23 Jan 2015

Last year, a group of scientists at the Insititute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), IRB Barcelona and the University of Barcelona a

20 Jan 2015

Postdoctoral researcher Raquel Batlle, member of the Signalling and Cell Cycle Laboratory led by Ángel Rodríguez Nebreda at IRB Barcelona, will conduct a project called “Contribution of p38 MAPK si

Media mentions

30 Jan 2015

“Spark”, the project led by Iproteos to combat schizophrenia

La Vanguardia

“La Vanguardia”, together with other national and international media outlets, has published a news story about “Spark”, a project launched by a public-private consortium led by Iproteos, an IRB Barcelona and UB spin-off located at PCB. IRB Barcelona, CRG, the University of the Bask Country, and the biopharmaceutical company Ascil-Biopharma are also involved in the project.

29 Jan 2015

Positive venoms for the mind

Wall Street International Magazine

The Wall Street International Magazine has published in an article on the development of compounds with therapeutic purposes capable of crossing the blood-brain barrier, which protects the brain from infection.

25 Jan 2015

Who pays for science?


“Magazine” puts the spotlight on how science is funded in Spain. It gathers the opinions of prominent figures in research, including those of Joan Guinovart, Roger Gomis and Elena Sancho, from IRB Barcelona, who draw attention to the relevance of research as an economic driver.

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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.