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.
Genomics is one of the most rapidly evolving areas of biology.
From 15 to 17 November, Barcelona will host the ENABLE event (EuropeaN Academy for
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.
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.
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.
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.
«Controlling a biological process from outside is the future of chemistry and opens up promising roads for advancements in pharmacological research.»
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«Our study highlights the complexity of p38 functions, both in cancer and in the maintenance of normal tissues. It shows why an inhibitor of this molecule could effectively have undesirable side effects. But these do not exclude it from being a target against cancer.»
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Felice Alessio Bava
former PhD student in the Translational Control of Cell Cycle and Differentiation Lab
«We suspected that CPEB1, a protein involved in regulating mRNA translation in the cytoplasm, might also be active in the nucleus and play a role in controlling pre-mRNA processing. We discovered that it affects the alternative generation in the mature mRNA of the 3'-UTR, regions where most of the elements regulating translation in time and space are located.»
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«98% of the potential therapeutic molecules against diseases of the central nervous system cannot cross the blood-brain barrier. We develop peptides with the capacity to open the doors of the barrier and act as shuttles when attached to a therapeutic molecule.»
Quick facts about IRB
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.