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
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
On Saturday 18 April, the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), located in the Barcelona Science Park, on the university campus of Pedralbes, will be opening its doors to receive 6
April 15 is International Pompe Day.
Various media, including BTV television, have covered news of the first IRB Barcelona Open Day, attended by nearly 600 people. The media have commented on the enthusiasm of the visitors and statements made by Joan Guinovart, director of IRB Barcelona, who expressed his appreciation of the interest shown in this event and the public response to the programme of activities organised.
ABC & La Vanguardia
The newspapers ABC and La Vanguardia have reported on the first Open Day at IRB Barcelona, to be held on Saturday 18 April.
“Diario Médico” has published an article coinciding with International Pompe Day about the campaign “Investigar salva vidas” (Research saves lives), launched by the “Asociación Española de Enfermos de Glucogenosis” (AEEG) in collaboration with sport clubs throughout Spain.
«98% of the potential therapeutic molecules against diseases of the central nervous system cannot cross the blood-brain barrier. We develop peptides with the capacity to open the doors of the barrier and act as shuttles when attached to a therapeutic molecule.»
«Our study highlights the complexity of p38 functions, both in cancer and in the maintenance of normal tissues. It shows why an inhibitor of this molecule could effectively have undesirable side effects. But these do not exclude it from being a target against cancer.»
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«Controlling a biological process from outside is the future of chemistry and opens up promising roads for advancements in pharmacological research.»
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Felice Alessio Bava
ex PhD student in the Translational Control of Cell Cycle and Differentiation Lab
«We suspected that CPEB1, a protein involved in regulating mRNA translation in the cytoplasm, might also be active in the nucleus and play a role in controlling pre-mRNA processing. We discovered that it affects the alternative generation in the mature mRNA of the 3'-UTR, regions where most of the elements regulating translation in time and space are located.»
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Quick facts about IRB
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.