A team co-headed by scientists at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) and the IDIBAPS Biomedical Research Institute (part of the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona) has revealed the
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An international team of scientists led by the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle has deciphered key rules that govern how proteins form pocket-like structures that are essential for many key
Many of the secrets of life, such as how we become a certain size and shape, have been uncovered in studies performed over more than 100 years and involving animal models such as the fruit fly
Salvador Aznar Benitah, ICREA researcher and group leader of the Stem Cells and Cancer Laboratory at IRB Barcelona, has
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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.»
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.»
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.»
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.»
«Our Friedrich's Ataxia project is maginificent because it has come about from the patients. It reminds us that answers are provided by basic research, the cornerstone of all future applications.»
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Joan J. Guinovart
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Group: Cell division laboratory
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