1 Jul 2015

The welcome ceremony was conducted by Adela Farré, Director of Communications, Marketing and Promotion of PCB, along with Miriam

26 Jun 2015

Six of the top research centres in Catalonia have taken a step forward in their collaboration by setting up The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology.

11 Jun 2015

The event, organized annually by the PCB and the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), is aimed at creating a m

10 Jun 2015

For decades, model organisms in biomedical research, such as the fly Drosophila melanogaster, have allowed the first observations of the mechanisms of action of proteins related to human c

Media mentions

30 Jun 2015

Barcelona, scientific hub

ARA & other media

The ARA newspaper, like many other communication media, has published an article on the creation of The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology. This initiative involves the collaboration of six leading research centres in Catalonia—CRG, ICIQ, ICN2, ICFO, IFAE and IRB Barcelona—, 5 internationally renowned scientists, 5 foundations, and the Government of Catalonia.

18 Jun 2015

The avatar fly arrives to fight cancer

El Pais

“El País” newspaper has published an article on the Barcelona BioMed Conference “Drosophila as a model in cancer”.

15 Jun 2015

A conference on Drosophila as a model in cancer held in Barcelona brings together more than 150 experts

Jano & other media

Various media have echoed the news about the Barcelona BioMed Conference on the use of the fly Drosophila melanogaster as a model to study cancer. Organised by IRB Barcelona with the support of the BBVA Foundation, the meeting will take place from 15 to 17 June in Barcelona.

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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.