Institutional News

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. 

11 Mar 2015

Gate2Brain is one of the projects to receive research funding from the Obra Social “la Caixa”

The results of the IRB Barcelona project could have applications in various neurodegenerative diseases

Of the 221 projects presented, only 26 have been awarded funding

5 Mar 2015

On Friday 6 March in a conference at the CCCB, researcher Xavier Salvatella will explain the excellent moment being experienced by research into rare diseases.

Salvatella will present the breakthrough in his lab regarding Kennedy’s disease, a rare muscular atrophy that affects 1 in 36,000 men. “In five years’ time we could have a candidate drug tested in cells in vitro.”

This is the first of four conferences in the “Science today for the medicine of the future”, proposed by IRB Barcelona to explain the close link between basic research and medicine of the future, held on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the centre.

23 Feb 2015

Today the Barcelona Science Park (PCB) hosts the co-session 'Science is Business', organised by Co-societyInfonomia´s innovation platform– in collaboration with the Institute for Biomedical Research (IRB Barcelona) and PCB. The aim of the conference is to present examples of 'quick' conversion of science into business and open a space for dialogue and exchange of experiences among researchers, business people and entrepreneurs to find new ways to connect science and business, and overcome the shortcomings of typical knowledge transfer mechanisms. 

PCB hosts the co-session 'Science is Business, a meeting space to explore new co-innovation pathways 

12 Feb 2015

The president of Esquerra Republicana talks to various group leaders and is “impressed” by the level of research, and the capacity to generate and transfer knowledge and to attract talent.

This year IRB Barcelona celebrates its 10th anniversary.

3 Feb 2015

The Council recognizes the impact of his research in peptide chemistry with applications in innovative therapies for cancer

The "Ciutat de Barcelona" prize represents the highest recognition that gives the city to its citizens

2 Feb 2015

Antonio Zorzano heads the three-year study entitled INFLAMES, which has a budget of 679,800 euros provided by the Institute of Health Carlos III.

It is one of the three interdisciplinary projects of excellence started this year in the framework of the Spanish Biomedical Research Network (Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red (CIBER)