IRB Barcelona News - Institutional
5 March 2014
IRB to develop an innovation project on bone metastasis
ICREA researcher Roger Gomis at IRB receives technology valorisation funding from the Generalitat de Catalunya.
This funding seeks to faciliatate the success of technology transfer to the market.
20 February 2014
Three Severo Ochoa Centres of Excellence join efforts in computational biology
BSC, CRG, and IRB sign a collaboration agreement for five years that will promote Barcelona as a world leader in computational biology.
The goals of this joint programme are to retain the critical mass of researchers, to attract talent, and to boost computational biology.
The team includes ten well-known researchers headed by Modesto Orozco (IRB), Roderic Guigó (CRG), and David Torrents (BSC).
14 February 2014
Eduard Batlle winner of the Pezcoller Foundation- EACR Cancer Research Award
The leader of the Colorectal Cancer Lab will give a plenary lecture at EACR-23
28 January 2014
International patient advocates partner to fund Spanish gene-therapy project to treat Friedreich's ataxia
Scientists at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB) and the “Centro de Biología Molecular Severo Ochoa” (CBMSO) launched the project two months ago.
The project is the result of an initiative of Spanish people affected by this rare disease who are grouped in GENEFA in collaboration with the Spanish Federation of Ataxias and the BabelFAmily. The Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA), one of the main patients’ associations in the United States now joins the endeavour.
The support provided by FARA will account for 50% of the project budget of 300,000 euros. Of note, FARA’s funds come from the support of patient families and communities raising funds at a grassroots level and from other International advocates such as FARA – Ireland.
14 January 2014
IRB receives 1.3 MÄ from the European Research Council for investigation into Alzheimerís disease
ICREA researcher Patrick Aloy starts a 5-year project funded by an ERC Consolidator Grant, awarded by the European Research Council (ERC).
“SysPharmAD” seeks to monitor the onset and progression of Alzheimer’s disease and to discover new therapeutic targets for a disease that affects more than 35 million people worldwide.
25% of the researchers at IRB Barcelona are supported by the ERC, the main European funding agency for research of excellence.
10 January 2014
157 young people go crazy about science in 2014
This Saturday the Catalunya-La Pedrera Foundation will welcome the 157 students participating in the "Crazy About Science" programme this year. This initiative has come about as a result of the success of the "Crazy About Biomedicine" programme promoted by IRB Barcelona and the same foundation in 2013.
This year the “Crazy” programme is being extended to five more scientific disciplines and involves a total of eight research centres.
"Crazy About Science" seeks to satisfy secondary school students’ curiosity and passion for science and to give them the chance to do research in a top-class centre.
9 January 2014
Eduard Batlle awarded the III National ďDoctores Diz PintadoĒ Cancer Research Prize
27 December 2013
ďLaura and Joan pursue malignant cellsĒ at IRB Barcelona
The 20th edition of the Catalan Government’s series of educational storybooks centers on metastasis research at IRB Barcelona.
The stories are written for children between the ages of 6 and 10 and it is a tool to foster scientific vocation among young people.
The “Laura and Joan” series of books was launched in 2007 and is distributed to schools, public libraries and hospital waiting rooms across Catalonia
10 December 2013
VHIR and IRB Barcelona collaborate in basic and translational research projects
The agreement will boost synergies between the 86 groups that comprise these two biomedical research centres.
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.