News

1 Sep 2015

A study performed in Barcelona has revealed a new method for protein tagging that preserves protein native functions and structure.

28 Aug 2015

The healthy development of an organism depends on its tissues and organs growing to the right size, stopping when they need to, and maintaining stability in their form and function.

21 Aug 2015

The group led by ICREA Research Professor Cayetano Gonzalez at IRB Barcelona, in collaboration with the group of Professor Giuliano Callaini from the University of

14 Aug 2015

The protein E-Cadherin (E-Cad) is a kind of adhesive that keeps cells tightly bound together, thus favouring the organisation of tissues and organs.

Media mentions

31 Aug 2015

New “tags” could improve the study of proteins

Nature Middle East

The journal Nature Middle East has interviewed Modesto Orozco, group leader at IRB Barcelona, Director of Life Sciences at the BSC-CNS, and Professor at the UB. Orozco talks about the recent publication in Nature Methods of a study on inntags, a new method developed in collaboration with CSIC, IRB Barcelona, BSC and UB to study proteins.

31 Aug 2015

Tumour suppressor genes restrain cell growth

El Punt Avui & other media

Various media, including the newspaper “El Punt Avui”, have echoed the study published in PLoS Biology by Marco Milán, ICREA researcher and group leader of the Development and Growth Control Laboratory at IRB Barcelona, and Ana Ferreira, PhD student from the same laboratory.

26 Aug 2015

Catalonia’s Department of Agriculture to support the fight against cancer at its Wines and Cavas Fair

Generalitat de Catalunya

The non-profit association “Vi per Vida” (“Wine for Life”), an initiative launched by sommelier Xavier Ayala to boost research into cancer and metastasis, will be the beneficiary of the funds raised with the “solidarity hat” at the 35th Wines and Cavas of Catalonia Fair, to be held from 19 and 24 September at the Arc de Triomf in Barcelona.

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Quick facts about IRB

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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.

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