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27 Feb 2015

Today in the journal Nature Methods, the laboratory headed by ICREA researcher Patrick Aloy, at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), presents a computational tool tha

23 Feb 2015

About 40–50% of all colorectal patients relapse in the form of metastasis.

23 Feb 2015

The opening presentation will be given by Joan Guinovart, director of IRB Barcelona and will feature the participation of experts, José Ignacio Latorre, professor of Theoretical Physics at the Univ

12 Feb 2015

Today Oriol Junqueras, the president of Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya (ERC), visited the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona)—which celebrates its 10th anniversary thi

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24 Feb 2015

A genetic analysis predicts the risk of metastasis in colon cancer

El Pais

The work of the Colorectal Cancer Laboratory published in Nature Genetics on the molecular classification of colon tumors has had a great impact on the media. The study shows that the malignancy of tumors lies in whether the cells surrounding the tumor are altered or not.

21 Feb 2015

IRB scientists find the way to transport drugs into the brain via a protein carrier

TV3 - TN Vespre

TV3 News has broadcasted a report on a shuttle molecule capable of crossing the barrier that protects the brain from infections and of transporting therapeutic molecules into this organ —a development patented by members of the Peptides and Proteins Laboratory at IRB Barcelona, headed by Ernest Giralt, also full professor at the UB. In the report, Giralt explains how this shuttle works.

19 Feb 2015

The engine room of the genome

El Mundo

“El Mundo” has produced an article to mark the publication of 24 papers on epigenetics in journals belonging to the Nature group. These papers are the result of the endeavours of hundreds of scientists participating in the Epigenomics Mapping Programme, launched by the USA National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2008, and its European equivalent project, called Blueprint Epigenome.

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Quick facts about IRB

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IRB Barcelona has been awarded the "HR Excellence in Research" logo. This recognition reflects the commitment of the Institute to continuously improving its human resources policies in line with the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. The award confirms the efforts of the Institute to ensure fair and transparent recruitment and appraisal procedures. Click here for more information.

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.