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23 Nov 2017

For the third consecutive year, IRB Barcelona is to participate in the initiative #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving, which will be held on 28 November.

<p>In the image, simulation of a chromatin fiber (MuG consortium)</p>
13 Nov 2017

Genomics is one of the most rapidly evolving areas of biology.

<p>Poster announcing the science outreach activities organised by IRB Barcelona and the ENABLE symposium for young scientists on the occasion of Science Week 2017</p>
9 Nov 2017

From 15 to 17 November, Barcelona will host the ENABLE event (EuropeaN Academy for

9 Nov 2017

Barcelona is a major hub for biomedical research in Europe and as of next week it will also become the capital for young biomedical researchers working in Europe.

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Media mentions

<p>Roger Gomis</p>
09 Nov 2017

Roger Gomis on Radio Kanal Barcelona

Radio Kanal Barcelona

Virgil Simons from Radio Kanal Barcelona has interviewed ICREA researcher Roger Gomis about breast cancer. Gomis is one of the co-authors of an article recently published in Lancet Oncology in which they identified a group of patients with early breast cancer who could benefit from a preventive treatment of metastasis.

<p>Image representing the effects of the circadian clock in ageing (Author: Iris Joval Granollers)</p>
09 Nov 2017

Wound made in the morning heal faster than those made at night

La Vanguardia

La Vanguardia has asked ICREA researcher Salvador Aznar Benitah, an expert on stem cells and circadian rhythm, for his opinion  about two studies published by British universities that suggest that skin regeneration is higher during the day than during the night.

<p>Núria López-Bigas</p>
07 Nov 2017

The 'DNA corrector' is more efficient in the most relevant regions of the genome

Diario Médico y otros medios

Various media, including Diario Médico and Madri+d, have echoed the study led by the ICREA researcher Núria López-Bigas, which shows that the mechanism of DNA repair is more efficient in the regions of the genes that contain the information required to produce proteins.

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Quick facts about IRB

Quick facts

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.