24 Apr 2015

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

18 Apr 2015

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

16 Apr 2015

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

9 Apr 2015

April 15 is International Pompe Day.

Media mentions

18 Apr 2015

Impressive show of public at the Open Day held by the Institute for Research in Biomedicine


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.

16 Apr 2015

The Institute for Research in Biomedicine opens its doors to hundreds of citizens

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.

15 Apr 2015

United against Pompe disease

Diario Médico

“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.

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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.