Institutional News

19 May 2016

"In love with the genetic code", the new video in the series Meet Our Scientists, presents the research performed by Lluís Ribas on the genetic code and protein synthesis, both of which are essential for life.

Ribas highlights the impact of the evolution of the enzyme ADAT, described in  the journal Cell in 2012. The appearance of ADAT was decisive for the separation of species into the three domains of life, and it could be of biomedical and biotech relevance.

<p>(from left to right) Dr Castells, Dr Eduard Batlle, Dr Elena Élez, and chair Josep Corbella, health journalist at La Vanguardia (A Ros, IRB Barcelona)</p>
4 May 2016

Yesterday, the coordinator of IRB Barcelona’s Oncology Programme participated in the conference series Ciencia After Work a la Pedrera in a session entitled Càncer de colon, què hi ha de nou? (Colon cancer: what’s the latest?), with Dr. Antoni Castells, from the Hospital Clínic, and Dr. Elena Élez, from the Hospital Vall d’Hebrón.

15 Apr 2016

During the event, IRB Barcelona received the second donation for research into cancer and metastasis from the “Vi per Vida” charity.

12 Apr 2016

The third video of IRB Barcelona’s series “Meet Our Scientists” is devoted to ICREA researcher Maria Macias, who describes her field as “exciting and understandable”.

Her research focuses on determining protein structures that have the potential to improve drug development

<p>Xavier Ayala and Elisabet Carnicé, hosts of Vi per Vida</p>
21 Mar 2016

On Saturday 9 April, Mollerussa will host the 6th “Vi per Vida” (Wine for Life) wine-tasting event, which is being organised by the charity organisation “Vi per Vida” for 300 people.

The charity organisation has already received the support of five public entities, 22 wineries, 14 companies, and 31 celebrities from the world of arts and sport and the restaurant sector.

11 Mar 2016

Registrations are open for the Barcelona International Youth Science Challenge, to take place 11-22 July.

Young scientific talent will work with IRB Barcelona scientists to learn about computational biology, big data and computer drug design.

10 Mar 2016

The IRB Barcelona group leader and ICREA Professor has been recognized in the category of preclinical research for his contributions to the understanding of colon cancer.

Since 2002, these awards have recognized excellence in biomedical research in Spain.

<p>The activities of the first two terms were focused on training the Mare de Déu de Montserrat teaching staff (A.Ros / IRB Barcelona)</p>
10 Mar 2016

It is a three-year project that forms part of the “Escoles Tàndem” (Tandem Schools) Programme promoted by the Catalunya-La Pedrera Foundation.

It is the first tandem between a research centre and a primary school.

The school curriculum will be designed around biomedicine.

The Tandem Programme aims to improve academic results, provide added value to schools, and strengthen social cohesion.

 

9 Mar 2016

The company concludes a 2.2 million € round led by ”la Caixa” through Caixa Capital Risc. Also participating in the operation were Ysios Capital and Fundación Vila Casas.

Inbiomotion, a spin off founded by IRB Barcelona's group leader, Roger Gomis,  develops diagnostic products for predicting risks that cancer patients may suffer bone metastasis.

29 Feb 2016

The second video, "Magical Choreography" (02:52), is devoted to Xavier Salvatella, ICREA researcher and holder of an ERC grant, awarded in 2015.

This biophysicist studies protein folding using the Androgen receptor as a model—a receptor linked to Kennedy disease —a rare neurodegenerative condition —and also to prostate cancer.

His research could lead to new drug treatments for both conditions. "Doing what we do is an honour but also a responsibility," says the scientist.