Boards & Committees

IRB Barcelona has put in place structures to ensure that the Institute delivers on the full promise of its potential.

 

The IRB Barcelona Board of Trustees, or Patronat, is the governing body of the Institute and is responsible for overseeing research activities, approving the operating funds and ensuring that the annual goals are met. The Board is composed of nine members and is chaired by the Minister of Business and Knowledge of the Government of Catalonia.

 

PRESIDENT

Santi Vila
Minister of Business and Knowledge
Government of Catalonia

FIRST VICEPRESIDENT

Antoni Comín
Minister of Health
Government of Catalonia

SECOND VICEPRESIDENT

Joan Elías
Rector
University of Barcelona

MEMBERS

Francesc Subirada
General Director for Research
Department of Business and Knowledge
Government of Catalonia

Domènec Espriu Climent
Vicerector of Research
University of Barcelona

Francisco Ciruela Alférez
Rector's delegate for strategic research actions
UB representative at LERU
University of Barcelona

Rafael Pardo
President of Fundación BBVA

Juan Modolell
Centro de Biología Molecular - CSIC

Jerzy Duszynski
Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology
Warsaw, Poland

The scientific work of IRB Barcelona is regularly assessed by an External Advisory Board which comprises 15 leading international researchers in biomedicine. Its main task is to provide guidance in shaping our research and related activities.

MEMBERS

Dr. Joan Massagué, chair
Sloan Kettering Institute
New York - USA

Dr. Dario Alessi
University of Dundee
Dundee - UK

Prof. Dr. Annette G. Beck-Sickinger
Institute of Biochemistry
Leipzig - Germany

Dr. Michael Czech
University of Massachusetts
Worcester, MA - USA

Dr. Anne Ephrussi
European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)
Heidelberg - Germany

Dr. David M. Glover
University of Cambridge
Cambridge - UK

Dr. Jesús Jiménez-Barbero
CICbioGUNE
Derio - Spain

Dr. Johanna Joyce
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC)
New York, NY - USA

Dr. Carlos López-Otín
Universidad de Oviedo
Oviedo - Spain

Dr. Thomas Muir
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ - USA

Dr. Luis F. Parada
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX - USA

Dr. Dinshaw J. Patel
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York - USA

Dr. Gertrud Schupbach
Princeton University
Princeton – USA

Derek Tan

Dr. Derek Tan
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York - USA

Dr. Alfonso Valencia
Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC)
Barcelona - Spain

Pau Bruguera
Chief Technology Officer
Biokit

Begoña Carreño-Gómez
Head Search & Evaluation Primary Care. Global BD&L
Novartis Pharma AG

Laia Crespo
Investment Manager
Ysios Capital

Remi Droller
Managing Partner
KLS Partners

Maria C. Freire
President
NIH Foundation

Joël Jean-Mairet
Managing Partner and co-Founder
Ysios Capital

Eva Méndez
Drug Discovery Advisor

Carlos Plata
Chief Scientific Officer
Esteve

Thomas von Rüden
Investment Consultant

Shailendra Vyakarnam
Director
Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning
Cambridge Judge Business School
University of Cambridge

The Internal Scientific Committee is the executive committee in charge of enhancing and coordinating the scientific activity of the institute. The members of the Internal Scientific Committe include the Programme Coordinators and is chaired by the Director. The Chairs of the PhD Committee and the Research Integrity Committee, the Managing Director and the Head of the Research and Academic Administration Department (who also acts as secretary) also participate in the Internal Scientific Committee meetings, which take place every two months.

MEMBERS

Modesto Orozco
Interim

The aim of the Committee for Research Integrity (CRI) is to promote initiatives related to research integrity, to oversee the implementation of the Code of Conduct, to act as a consulting body, and to conduct any investigations deemed necessary. The CRI is currently in process of defining more specifically the tasks and actions for the near future, including training and prevention. The CRI is formed by the Director, the Managing Director, the Head of an Administration Department, and four representatives from Group Leaders and Core Facility Managers.

MEMBERS

Bibiana Cervelló
Secretary

Equality group at IRB Barcelona

The EDC’s main mission is to develop a strategy through which to monitor equality and diversity issues and to provide support and guidance in the implementation of policies and action plans related to the same.

MEMBERS

Neus Prats (chair)

Isabel Gordaliza

Jelena Urosevic

Gonzalo Fernández-Miranda

Lidia Pérez

Maria Mácias

Xavier Salvatella

Sònia Saborit

Sylvia Martínez

Claudia Vera (secretary)