2020 Annual Report
The year that science made a difference
2020 in numbers
PUBLICATIONS IN D1 JOURNALS
Our scientific results continue to be published in the best scientific journals. This year we have made major discoveries about diseases such as cancer, and ageing, and we have developed powerful tools and techniques to accelerate research.
The global pandemic that we are still experiencing poses a major challenge for society at all levels. In this context of uncertainty, IRB Barcelona has put what it knows best, namely cutting-edge research, at the service of the public.
Important projects funded by public and private entities, through competitive and non-competitive calls, uphold the Institute’s commitment to excellence in research. These are some of the most remarkable projects granted in 2020.
Research of excellence acts as a driving force for the well-being of society. Our technologies and spin-off companies have continued to emerge and evolve, generating great value.
PEOPLE ENGAGED THROUGH OUTREACH ACTIVITIES
In strict compliance with the health and safety measures in the context of the pandemic, we have adapted our outreach and public engagement initiatives, favouring online and blended events and courses. The online activities have allowed us to reach a wide audience through new engagement pathways.
IMPACTS IN THE MEDIA
Our scientific discoveries, as well as our strategic projects and the talent upon which the Institute is built, have generated great interest in the media. Our presence in specialised and general journals, online media, and TV and radio shows has been consistent throughout the year.
Raised since the launch of the Metastasis Challenge
Metastasis continues to be responsible for 90% of cancer-related deaths. IRB Barcelona’s fundraising campaign, aiming to bring people and organisations together in support of metastasis research, has reached more than 6,700 people since it was started. The generosity of members of society is reflected through one-off or regular donations, the organisation of fundraising events, the inclusion of IRB Barcelona in legacies, and a variety of other initiatives.