Tomorrow (Wednesday 27 May) at 19h in the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona
Observing the movement of cells inside an organism, following the development of an embryo in vivo over two days, or seeing how synapses form between neurons are the challenges faced by m
The jury of the 11th “Premio Ciencias de la Salud” awarded by the Fundación Caja Rural de Granada has unanimously voted to present the re
The charity organisation “Vi per Vida”, headed by the Catalan sommelier Xavier Ayala, is preparing its 4th wine-ta
TV3 - TN Vespre
The fourth “Vi per Vida” (“Wine for Life”) charity wine-tasting event, an initiative launched by the sommelier Xavier Ayala, held in Mollerrussa, has been covered in the evening news on TV3, as well as in other media.
“La 2” has broadcasted the “Soy Cámara” television programme “¿Dónde están las mujeres?” (“Where are women?”), made in collaboration with the CCCB. Addressing the limited presence of women in leading scientific research, the programme interviews various female researchers who currently occupy top positions in science, as well as Joan Guinovart, director of IRB Barcelona.
El Mundo & other media
Various media, including El Mundo, have echoed the European Light Microscopy Initiative (ELMI) international congress, which has gathered leading experts in microscopy this week in Sitges.
«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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«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.»
Felice Alessio Bava
former 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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«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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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.