Institutional News

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”.

31 Mar 2015

Today, four centres jointly launch a programme that seeks to offer advanced research training for physicians and to strengthen the collaboration between basic research centres and clinical research centres

26 Mar 2015

The charity organisation founded a year ago donates the first 3,800 euros collected in two wine-tasting events held in 2014 and announces three more events for 2015.

In 2014, Vi per Vida brought together more than 750 people, 20 organisations and celebrities from various fields in the wine-tasting events held in Mollerussa and Calella.

Vi per Vida is a generous and exemplary initiative. It is crucial that the general public help us to raise awareness in society as a whole, that it values research, and wants to contribute to it,” says Joan Guinovart, director of IRB Barcelona.

25 Mar 2015

Duszyński serves as member of IRB Barcelona’s Board of Trustees since 2014

12 Mar 2015

This year IRB Barcelona has supervised 39 research projects done by secondary school students

The awardees will present their work in two public science fairs to be held this year

12 Mar 2015

The European Research Council provides funding until 2020 through a Consolidator Grant given to Xavier Salvatella, biophysicist at IRB Barcelona.

It is known that signalling occurs within proteins; however, how these signals are transmitted remains unclear, and it is a question that could transform the field of drug discovery.

The project will focus on the target protein for the treatment of prostate cancer.