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»,

12 Mar 2015

The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a Consolidator Grant to ICREA researcher Xavier Salvatella, head of the Molecular Biophysics Lab

Media mentions

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.

13 Mar 2015

Two million euros for a project against prostate cancer

La Vanguardia

The business section of “La Vanguardia”, in addition to other media and organizations, have highlighted the Consolidator Grant awarded by the European Research Council (ERC) to the project led by ICREA researcher Xavier Salvatella, head of the Molecular Biophysics Laboratory at IRB Barcelona. The results of this project could lead to new drugs for prostate cancer.

09 Mar 2015

A computational tool for mapping pathological mutations in the interactome

Gaceta Médica

The “Gaceta Médica” newspaper has published an article about the computational resource dSysMap, developed by the Laboratory of Structural Bioinformatics and Network Biology at IRB Barcelona, led by ICREA researcher Patrick Aloy. The article includes statements by Aloy.

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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.