PhD opportunities

IRB Barcelona International PhD Fellowships 2015

"la Caixa” - Severo Ochoa / IRB Barcelona

Call open

Deadline for candidacies 18 February 2015 at 15:00h (CET)



PhD Student

“From our study in Drosophila flies we can deduce that it would be particularly interesting to address vertebrates and analyse the participation of p53 in diabetes and obesity”

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Postdoctoral Fellow

«Our study highlights the complexity of p38 functions, both in cancer and in the maintenance of normal tissues. It shows why an inhibitor of this molecule could effectively have undesirable side effects. But these do not exclude it from being a target against cancer.»

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PhD Student

«I discovered that the bantam molecule drives the transition from larva to pupa, the phase analogous to human adolescence.»

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ex PhD student in the Translational Control of Cell Cycle and Differentiation Lab

«We suspected that CPEB1, a protein involved in regulating mRNA translation in the cytoplasm, might also be active in the nucleus and play a role in controlling pre-mRNA processing. We discovered that it affects the alternative generation in the mature mRNA of the 3'-UTR, regions where most of the elements regulating translation in time and space are located.»

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KEY Publications by our PhD students

Morales M, Arenas EJ, Urosevic J, Guiu M, Fernández E, Planet E, Fenwick RB, Fernández-Ruiz S, Salvatella X, Reverter D, Carracedo A, Massagué J and Gomis RR.
EMBO Mol Med (7), 865 - 81 (2014)
Gupta J, del Barco Barrantes I, Igea A, Sakellariou S, Pateras IS, Gorgoulis VG and Nebreda AR.
Cancer Cell (4), 484 - 500 (2014)
Pérez-Montero S, Carbonell A, Morán T, Vaquero A and Azorín F.
Dev Cell (6), 578 - 90 (2013)
Just-Baringo X, Bruno P, Ottesen LK, Cañedo LM, Albericio F and Álvarez M.
Angew Chem-Int Edit (30), 7818 - 21 (2013)


28 Jan 2015

At the end of February, the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) is launching a new programme entitled

25 Jan 2015

“Magazine” puts the spotlight on how science is funded in Spain.

23 Jan 2015

Last year, a group of scientists at the Insititute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), IRB Barcelona and the University of Barcelona a


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