IRB Barcelona News - Institutional
29 November 2013
IRB Barcelona trains secondary school teachers in cancer and metastasis
15 teachers devote Friday 29 and Saturday 30 November to learning about recent discoveries, techniques, and tools to combat cancer.
This activity is part of 5th edition of the “Teachers and Science” programme, promoted by the “Fundació Catalunya-La Pedrera”.
These courses seek to improve science education and boost passion for science among students.
28 November 2013
150 experts in protein synthesis and associated diseases gather at the 23rd Barcelona Biomed Conference
From Monday 2 till Wednesday 4 December, the “Institut d’Estudis Catalans” will be hosting the conference “Gene translation: fidelity and quality control”, organized by IRB Barcelona and the BBVA Foundation.
26 November 2013
Joan Massagué appointed scientific director of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
25 November 2013
Roger Gomis and Xavier Salvatella appointed ICREA Research Professors
IRB Barcelona has 12 ICREA researchers, accounting for 52% of the heads of laboratories in the institute.
The ICREA Programme is an initiative of the Government of Catalonia that seeks to attract talent from Spain and abroad and is considered a brand of scientific quality and leader capacity.
22 November 2013
Fernando Albericio, doctor “honoris causa” by the University of Buenos Aires
21 November 2013
Experts are convinced that epigenetics has a key role in the fight against cancer
First event in the series “Barcelona Conferences on Epigenetics and Cancer: Challenges, Opportunities and Perspectives”, promoted by CRG, IBMB-CSIC, IMPPC, IDIBELL and IRB Barcelona.
15 November 2013
160 “PhDs express” during Science Week
The program “PhD Express!”, an initiative of the Barcelona Science Park, is being run by the IRB Barcelona researchers Clara Morral, Francisco Barriga and Helena González.
The 160 places available for secondary school students have already been filled.
Science Week in Catalonia is held from 15 to 24 November.
14 November 2013
Patients and scientists join forces to tackle Friedreich’s Ataxia
Patients and their families united in a single platform, two patients’ associations, and two biomedical research centres join forces in the fight against this hereditary neurological disease for which there is still has no cure.
Scientists at the “Centro de Biología Molecular Severo Ochoa” in Madrid and IRB Barcelona develop a gene therapy project that involves introducing into the body’s cells a correct copy of the defective gene that causes the disease.
Friedreich’s Ataxia affects approximately 2 in every 100,000 people of European origin (Caucasians). In Spain the incidence of this disease is higher, with an estimated 4.7 cases per 100,000 population.
13 November 2013
Young budding scientists from around the world gather in “La Pedrera”
- A two-day symposium on aging organized by PhD students at IRB Barcelona bring together 200 young scientists from 17 countries.
- The senior guest speakers are from universities such as Princeton, Oxford, Cambridge, among others, and a Max Planck centre in Germany.
12 November 2013
IRB Barcelona participates in four cancer research projects supported by the “Fundació La Marató de TV3”
Salvador Aznar-Benitah, Angel R. Nebreda, Modesto Orozco, and Manuel Palacín are beneficiaries of funds raised in the 2012 “Marató” destined to fight cancer.
The IRB Barcelona projects—one individual and three coordinated—are to receive approx. 1.2 M€.
Having raised more than 11 M€, “La Fundació” will financially support 47 projects carried out by 79 researchers over the next three years.