<p>The fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster), a means to model and study human disease.</p>
23 Mar 2017

IRB Barcelona is to participate in the second edition of the Barcelona International Youth Science Challenge (BIYSC), organised by the

<p>IRB Barcelona's Innovation team strengthens ties with industry.</p>
20 Mar 2017

Today sees the start of the three-day international partnering conference BIO-Europe Spring 2017, with

<p>Teachers and scientists working together.</p>
17 Mar 2017

On 17 and 18 March, fifteen secondary school teachers from around Catalonia will have the opportunity to learn about the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster, an animal model used to study de

<p>IRB Barcelona celebrates 10 years of ERC.</p>
17 Mar 2017

The European Research Council (ERC) is celebrating its 10th anniversary.

Investor working

Media mentions

<p>BIO-Europe Spring is the premier springtime partnering conference for the biotechnology industry. Image: BIOCAT, "Fundació BioRegió de Catalunya” (BioRegion of Catalonia Foundation).</p>
21 Mar 2017

BIO-Europe Spring 2017 backs Barcelona as the future HQ of the European Medicines Agency

La Vanguardia

On the occasion of the BIO-Europe Spring 2017 event in Barcelona, the newspaper “La Vanguardia” has published an article about the campaign to host the new headquarters of the London-based European Medicines Agency (EMA) after Brexit. 

20 Mar 2017

IRB Barcelona's European research into cancer

European Biotechnology magazine

The 2017 Issue of the European Biotechnology magazine on the Life Sciences and Industry features recent studies conducted at IRB Barcelona by Oriol Gallego, research associate with the Translational Control of Cell Cycle and Differentiation Lab, and Salvador Aznar Benitah, ICREA researcher and group leader of the Stem Cells and Cancer Lab.

<p>Left, atomic structure of RNA polymerase I in its inactive form - homodimer; Right, atomic structure of RNA polymerase I in its active form -heterodimer with Rrn3-. (Carlos Fernández-Tornero CIB/CSIC and Oriol Gallego, IRB Barcelona)</p>
17 Mar 2017

Scientists discover one of the mechanisms by which cells grow

Diari de Girona

The local newspaper “Diari de Girona” publishes an article about the discovery of a mechanism responsible for halting protein synthesis when cells are deprived of nutrients. This discovery has been made by researchers at the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) in Madrid and Salamanca and at IRB Barcelona.

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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.

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.