Institutional News

19 Sep 2014

Alzheimer’s disease has no cure and virtually no palliative treatments are available. Even today its origin is still unknown. All this has driven the international scientific community to back new approaches that allow early diagnosis of the disease and the discovery of a treatment to stop its progression. IRB Barcelona is not oblivious to this tendency. The researchers Patrick Aloy and Natàlia Carulla head projects addressing an alternative slant on the control and progression of the disease and the discovery of new therapeutic agents.

15 Sep 2014

Twenty-four secondary school students start free year-long course that will allow them to delve into the life sciences.

The course is organised by IRB Barcelona, in collaboration with the Fundació Catalunya-La Pedrera.

9 Sep 2014

Biospain is the main biotechnology event in southern Europe and one of the largest in the world by the number of one-to-one meetings and companies participating.

This year this biennial fair will be held from 24 to 26 September in Santiago de Compostela.

29 Aug 2014
  • The coordinator of Chemistry and Pharmacology Programme at IRB Barcelona is presented with the Josef Rudinger Memorial Lecture Award during the European Peptide Symposium, in Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • The award is in recognition of longstanding contributions to the field.
9 Jul 2014

Around 160 scientists, brought together by IRB Barcelona and the BBVA Foundation in a Barcelona Biomed Conference, are discussing the latest research into one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease, the amyloid-beta protein that is the major component of the plaques that are characteristic of this debilitating disorder.

According to data from Alzheimer's Disease International in 2013, an estimated 135 million people worldwide will be suffering from dementia in 2050, Alzheimer’s disease being the most prevalent. This condition currently affects over 40 million people but is very strongly age-related, giving rise to the prospect of a ‘21st century plague’ affecting the aging populations across the globe.

A recent report from the Cleveland Clinic published in July 3, indicates that 99.6% of the clinical trials for Alzheimer´s disease have failed, with the result that much of the pharmaceutical industry is discouraged and uncertain as to how to proceed. The scientific community, however, is making substantial progress in understand the underlying causes of the disease, an essential factor in the rational design of innovative therapeutic strategies.

20 Jun 2014

Twenty-two companies and four institutes form the Catalan delegation organised by Biocat for the San Diego gathering.

3 Jun 2014

IRB hosts 13 researchers who have received the ICREA seal of recognition

2 Jun 2014

Today the cofounder and current president of the International Scientific Board of IRB receives the highest recognition in the field of culture in Catalonia

31 May 2014

At midday today, more than 300 people participated in the first charity wine-tasting event Vi per Vida, an initiative promoted by the sommelier from Mollerussa Xavi Ayala with the aim to support research into metastasis.

The mayor of Mollerussa, Marc Solsona, opened the event, which was held in the Pavelló Firal and coincides with the World No Tobacco Day. Solsona said that the capital of the Pla d’Urgell region wanted to support this endeavour because of its social value and invited everyone to sign...

26 May 2014

The coordinator of the Oncology Programme at IRB Barcelona will also share his vision of the challenges and opportunities faced by Catalonia in order to maintain its leadership in global science.

Organised by “El Periódico de Catalunya” and with the support of the “Banco Sabadell”, the Primera Plan@ conferences are attended by distinguished managing directors, academics, lawyers, researchers, and representatives from the financial and social sectors and trade unions.