30 Sep 2014

Ernest Giralt, coordinator of the Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at IRB Barcelona and principal investigator of the Peptides and Proteins lab, has been awarded the

22 Sep 2014

Today the European Research Council (ERC) has announced the “Proof of Concept” awards for 50 European projects.

19 Sep 2014

The Spanish Society of Neurology estimates that 600,000 people are affected by Alzheimer’s disease in this country.

15 Sep 2014

On Monday 15 September, IRB Barcelona will be opening the registration for its third “Crazy About

Media mentions

21 Sep 2014

The challenge of being faster than Alzheimer's


To mark World Alzheimer's Day on 21 September, the newspaper ARA publishes an article about research trends into Alzheimer's disease. The article includes mention of the project led by Patrick Aloy on AD and funded by an ERC Consolidator Grant.

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20 Sep 2014

Commitment to science

El Pais

Joan J. Guinovart publishes an article in El País about the contributions of Emilio Botín, president of Bank of Santader who recently died at the age of 79, to the advancement of the science in Spain.

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19 Sep 2014

Attracting donations with one click


Feature article published in the Spanish science news website Excelenciencia about the IRB Barcelona initiatives to bring closer the science to the society. The aim behind the new approaches included in the article are to inform and attracting new donations.

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Quick facts about IRB

Quick facts

IRB Barcelona is home to nearly 450 research, technical and support staff from 35 countries who share the common goal of contributing to the advancement of the biomedical sciences through investigator–driven research, and improving quality of life by applying advances in this field.

The convergence of biology, chemistry, and structural and computational biology is unique at IRB Barcelona and opens a strategic window to gain insight into basic molecular processes in health and disease.

Research is conducted by 23 groups organized into 5 interdisciplinary programmes. Each programme includes a diverse faculty of researchers with overlapping scientific interests. The research areas have been structured to be highly interactive, fostering multidisciplinarity by combining modern molecular biology, classical genetics, biochemistry, structural biology, bioinformatics, systems biology, advanced microscopy, and genomic and proteomic approaches.

Our Board of Trustees comprises members of the Catalan Government (from the Department of Economy and Competitivity and the Department of Health), the University of Barcelona, a representative from the BBVA Foundation as well as internationally renowned scientists.

IRB Barcelona is housed within the Barcelona Science Park on the University of Barcelona Pedralbes Campus. It is an integral part of the ‘Bioregion of Catalonia’, a rich landscape of research centres of excellence, universities, science parks, hospitals, scientific infrastructures and pharmaceutical companies, all with a focus on the life sciences. It is a member of the CERCA network of government research centres.