29 May 2015

Today and tomorrow, 15 secondary school teachers are going to get up to date with scientific concepts at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) through the course “On the fly”.

21 May 2015

Observing the movement of cells inside an organism, following the development of an embryo in vivo over two days, or seeing how synapses form between neurons are the challenges faced by  m

15 May 2015

The jury of the 11th “Premio Ciencias de la Salud” awarded by the  Fundación Caja Rural de Granada has unanimously voted to present the re

Media mentions

29 May 2015

Eduard Batlle: "CRISPR/Cas9 is a truly cutting-edge technique for biomedicine”

Agencia EFE

The coordinator of the Oncology Programme and head of the Colorectal Cancer Lab at IRB Barcelona, Eduard Batlle, has talked to the EFE Agency about the award of “Princesa de Asturias en Ciencia y Tecnología 2015” to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna for the development of the CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing technique.

25 May 2015

“Vi per Vida”, an initiative to raise funds for research into metastasis

TV3 - TN Vespre

The fourth “Vi per Vida” (“Wine for Life”) charity wine-tasting event, an initiative launched by the sommelier Xavier Ayala, held in Mollerrussa, has been covered in the evening news on TV3, as well as in other media.

23 May 2015

Guinovart: “We must find the way to prevent the existing gap between postdoctoral and group leader positions”

La 2

“La 2” has broadcasted the “Soy Cámara” television programme “¿Dónde están las mujeres?” (“Where are women?”), made in collaboration with the CCCB. Addressing the limited presence of women in leading scientific research, the programme interviews various female researchers who currently occupy top positions in science, as well as Joan Guinovart, director of IRB Barcelona.

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Quick facts about IRB

Quick facts

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.