A study published in the journal Cancer Research underscores the importance of the molecular characterization of the metast
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A study reveals the biological changes in breast cancer between the primary tumour and metastases
Meritxell Rovira: "In biomedical research nobody is good enough to know enough, and that is very fortunate"
A new laboratory for analysis of genomic 'big data' at IRB Barcelona
Raúl Méndez: "The oncoselectivity in the animal models we have used is complete"
The Newspaper Nació Digital interviews Meritxell Rovira, visiting scientist in the Biomedical Genomics Lab at IRB Barcelona, about her research on pancreatic stem cells. The best of biomedical rese
The local newspaper “El Punt Avui” has included an article about IRB Barcelona's new laboratory for analysis of genomic 'big data', entitled Genome Data Science (aGENDAS).
La Sexta newscast team has covered the research performed by IDIBAPS
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What they say about us
Mark Ian James
Group: Colorectal cancer laboratory
«The research quality at IRB Barcelona is very high, and the good weather is a bonus! I also had first-class help from the Institute to get settled in.»
Francisca de Oliveira Peixoto
Group: Stem cells and cancer
«IRB Barcelona is a place where research is done at an internationally competitive level, and strong collaborations are forged through shared ideas and efforts. It’s full of innovative and ambitious minds supported by the latest technologies in biomedical research. Add the friendly atmosphere, opportunities for social and scientific exchange, and the irresistible culture, food and weather of Catalonia, and you’ve got the perfect mix.»
Joan J. Guinovart
«We are at an unprecedented position in history to bring about change in the way we deal with human health and disease.»
John H. J. Petrini
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
«The Barcelona BioMed Conferences series provide an inspiring forum to discuss great science from a range of fields – in a spectacular setting. The conferences break down traditional boundaries of scientific fields and bring different players together for a new perspective. A great opportunity, especially for younger researchers. Definitely keep an eye on this series.»
President of the Foundation of the National Institutes of Health and President of the IRB Barcelona Business Advisory Board
«Sometimes the best way to make research useful for society is to publish and bring new knowledge into public arena. Sometimes inventions also need to a patent to guarantee that discoveries can be commercialised and provide incentives for pharmaceutical companies to develop drugs. It depends.»
«As we improve our understanding of the molecular bases of disease, the possibilities of intervening with molecular tools are multiplying. We need a XXI-century chemistry that is subtle and complex, and that will be able to design any type of molecule. One that is not limited to what we currently have to see if it works, but that will be able to tailor specific molecules from natural products. In other words, a chemistry that is capable of pushing the limits of complexity of synthesis.»
Claudio Di Sanza
«At IRB Barcelona I found a solid scientifc project, and the opportunity to 'contaminate' myself working with biophysicists. The solvency of the Institute, the competitiveness of the science together with the unparalleled quality of lifeof the city convinced me that this was the best choice for my career.»
«Our goal is to give IRB Barcelona PhD students the quality training and support they need to become independent thinkers, setting a solid basis for their scientific careers.»
Chair of Graduate Training
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