Institutional News

21 May 2015

The new microscopes allow the tracking of cell movement within an organism, observation of neuronal synapses, visualization of the spread of cancer, and in vivo monitoring of embryo development.

The development of the 3D microscopy, super-resolution microscopy, and light sheet microscopy (a kind of microscope that illuminates the sample with a sheet of light) pushes biology towards new horizons.

IRB Barcelona and the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) gather 420 experts in the 15th ELMI Meeting, an annual European microscopy congress held this year in Sitges from 19 till 22 May.

15 May 2015

Eduard Batlle receives the “Premio Ciencias de la Salud” from the “Fundación Caja Rural de Granada”

14 May 2015

The event will be held for 500 participants on Saturday 23 May in Mollerussa and will cost 5 euros per person.

The fundraising events organised by this one-year old charity organisation seek to promote the wine culture and draw public attention to the value of research, and are receiving increasing support from organisations, wineries, and popular figures.

11 May 2015

 

‘ELIXIR-EXCELERATE’ will facilitate the integration of Europe’s bioinformatics resources, supporting all sectors of life-science R&D.

It will bring about a step change in how bioinformatics services are coordinated across Europe.

The Spanish node includes 10 research centers and organizations, amongst them IRB Barcelona.

30 Apr 2015

The European project «ECMED» (acronym of Extracellular Matrix in Epileptogenesis) is aimed to design, validate and bring into practice new innovative therapeutic strategies to further the development of a treatment and a diagnostic approach for the management of epilepsy.

The project, which has a duration of three years and a budget of € 3.5 million, is co-funded by the European Union within the Horizon 2020 research and innovation framework program through a Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant.

Biotech Iproteos, –an spin-off the IRB Barcelona and the University of Barcelona, based at Parc Científic de Barcelona– is the only Spanish partner of the consortium.

24 Apr 2015

The ninth edition of this event covers 120 activities, including conferences, exhibitions, workshops, and interactive experiments.

In IRB Barcelona’s workshop this Saturday, members of the public will have the opportunity to discover the secrets of DNA.

18 Apr 2015

A family history marked by cancer has motivated Carlos Romero (a 43-year-old from Sant Esteve Sesrovires, Baix Llobregat) to take up the challenge of swimming across the Strait of Gibraltar in September and to donate the sponsor funds raised to the IRB Barcelona’s Oncology Programme.

Carlos has launched the campaign Nadar contra corrent (Swim against the current) to raise awareness of the project and to ask for contributions from supporters, companies, and businesses in the area.

16 Apr 2015

Next Saturday, IRB Barcelona is set to receive hundreds of people who have shown interest in the centre after the fund-raising dance video featuring its researchers.

Those who have given donations include schools and members of the public curious about the institute’s facilities, which are located at the Barcelona Science Park.

Almost 150 volunteers will be participating in the event, held to mark IRB Barcelona’s 10th anniversary this year.

9 Apr 2015

The Asociación Española de Enfermos de Glucogenosis (AEEG) is to mark International Pompe day by organising activities throughout Spain to raise awareness of this disease and by launching a fundraising campaign to co-fund a research project at IRB Barcelona.

Pompe disease is a rare condition that causes progressive muscle degeneration. It causes death in infants under one year of age and severe muscle weakness in children and adults.

It is estimated that between 5,000 and 10,000 people worldwide suffer from this disease, which has an incidence of 1 case per 40,000 live births. In Spain, there are roughly 400 people with this condition, only 100 diagnosed.

A deficiency in a protein causes the deterioration of muscle cells. However, research into the role of motor neurons in this disease is required.

2 Apr 2015

The PCB is organizing the 13th edition of the "Live Research" Fair with the participation of research centres from all Catalonia.

IRB Barcelona is participating once again in this event through a workshop on “Finding new uses for existing drugs”.