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<p>The fundraising campaign called "Future" (#IRBfutur) was launched at the end of 2016 to raise public awareness of the role that biomedical research plays in advancing medicine (L.T. Barone, IRB Barcelona)</p>
21 Feb 2017

Today, the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) has announced the launch of the “IRB Barcelona Futur” PhD fellowship, which will allow a young student to kick start a scie

<p>The third edition of the PhD4MD programme is launched today</p>
17 Feb 2017

The Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG), the Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) and the Val

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18 Feb 2017

Gloria Pascual, Fighting Cancer at IRB Barcelona

La Sexta

Gloria Pascual, Research Associate in the Stem Cells and Cancer Laboratory at IRB Barcelona, has been invited to participate in an open debate on cancer research, organised by the TV programme 'La Sexta Noche'.

17 Feb 2017

“The balance between Science and Humanities is essential,” says Joan J. Guinovart

TV3 - Els Matins

Joan J. Guinovart, director of IRB Barcelona and group leader of the Metabolic Engineering and Diabetes Therapy Lab, has been on the TV programme “Els Matins de TV3”, participating in an open debate on Science vs. Humanities. Guinovart highlighted the need for a balance between these disciplines to be fully informed. 

17 Feb 2017

IRB Barcelona researcher Salvador Aznar Benitah receives the 2016 "Premi Ciutat de Barcelona"

Europa Press

Salvador Aznar Benitah, ICREA researcher at IRB Barcelona, has been awarded the 2016 "Premi Ciutat de Barcelona" in its Life Sciences category. The Barcelona City Council acknowledges Salvador Aznar Benitah’s research published in Nature. 

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Quick facts about IRB

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IRB Barcelona has been awarded the "HR Excellence in Research" logo. This recognition reflects the commitment of the Institute to continuously improving its human resources policies in line with the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. The award confirms the efforts of the Institute to ensure fair and transparent recruitment and appraisal procedures. Click here for more information.

IRB Barcelona is home to nearly 450 research, technical and support staff from 35 countries who share the common goal of contributing to the advancement of the biomedical sciences through investigator–driven research, and improving quality of life by applying advances in this field.

The convergence of biology, chemistry, and structural and computational biology is unique at IRB Barcelona and opens a strategic window to gain insight into basic molecular processes in health and disease.

Research is conducted by 23 groups organized into 5 interdisciplinary programmes. Each programme includes a diverse faculty of researchers with overlapping scientific interests. The research areas have been structured to be highly interactive, fostering multidisciplinarity by combining modern molecular biology, classical genetics, biochemistry, structural biology, bioinformatics, systems biology, advanced microscopy, and genomic and proteomic approaches.

Our Board of Trustees comprises members of the Catalan Government (from the Department of Economy and Competitivity and the Department of Health), the University of Barcelona, a representative from the BBVA Foundation as well as internationally renowned scientists.