21 Sep 2017

Today, the highest representatives of the universities and research centres of Catalonia (60 institutions, representing around 90% of the university and research community) have met to assess the c

<p>Fran Supek has been awarded with an ERC Starting Grant</p>
6 Sep 2017

Today, the European Research Council (ERC) has announced the award of its Starting Grants to 406 early-career researchers throughout Europe.

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Media mentions

19 Sep 2017

Oscar Flores: “We don’t want a company to just hobble along: we’ll make our mark or die trying”

Biocat News

Biocat news channel interviews Oscar Flores, co-founder and CEO of Made of Genes. An IRB Barcelona alumnus, Oscar did his PhD in Biomedicine at IRB Barcelona and the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC).

<p>An IRB Barcelona study inspires 9-year old kids to develop a project about eating habits</p>
17 Sep 2017

Kids who change the world


A study done by IRB Barcelona inspires a school in Castellón to carry out a project on food that has been selected as a finalist in an international initiative called "I CAN School Challenge".  This news is reported by the newspaper LevanteEl Mercantil Valenciano.

<p>WIN.O non-alcoholic wine</p>
15 Sep 2017

Non-Alcoholic Wine to Fight Cancer


Farmanatur has echoed that Sin Alcohol S.L. and the Spanish Association against Cancer (abbreviated to AECC in Spanish) have agreed to launch two exclusive dealcoholized wines. For each bottle of WIN.O White or Red sold, 0.60 € will be devoted to a study financed by the AECC. Dr.

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Quick facts about IRB

Quick facts

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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.

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