5 Mar 2015

On Friday 6 March at 19h in “Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona” (CCCB), Xavier Salvatella, ICREA resea

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

Media mentions

06 Mar 2015

Bee venom for the brain

El Punt AVUI

An article in “El Punt Avui” newspaper mentions the most recent advances made by the Peptides and Proteins Laboratory at IRB Barcelona, headed by Ernest Giralt, also full professor at the UB. This lab has identified several substances capable of transporting drugs across the barrier that protects the brain from infections.

04 Mar 2015

The stroma, a better tool for predicting metastasis in colon cancer

Gaceta Médica i altres mitjans

On Monday, the weekly medical newspaper “Gaceta Médica” reported on the study published in the journal Nature Genetics by the Colorectal Cancer Laboratory at IRB Barcelona, led by ICREA researcher Eduard Batlle.

04 Mar 2015

Community fight against schizophrenia

El Pais

“El País” has included an article about Spark, the project started by the public-private consortium led by Iproteos, an IRB Barcelona and UB spin-off. IRB Barcelona, CRG, the University of the Basque Country, and the biopharmaceutical company Ascil-Biopharma are also involved in the project.

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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.

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.