<p>Teresa Tarragó, IRB Barcelona researcher, CEO and co-founder of Iproteos</p>
25 Oct 2016

Biotech Iproteos – co-founded by IRB Barcelona and based at the Parc Científic de Barcelona– has closed a round

<p>President of the Government of Catalonia Carles Puigdemont, with the three awardees (Generalitat de Catalunya)</p>
25 Oct 2016

The annual award recognizes individuals across the world who have made decisive contributions to foster endeavours of cultural, scientific or human significance.

<p>Miquel A. Pericàs, director of BIST</p>
18 Oct 2016

Miquel A. Pericàs was born in Palma de Mallorca (Spain) in 1951. He studied Chemical Engineering (Institut Químic de Sarrià) and obtained his PhD degree (University of Barcelona) in 1979.

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Media mentions

19 Oct 2016

Roadmap towards excellence

El Mundo

In the "II Foro Universitario de Unidad Editorial", held in Madrid, Joan Guinovart explained what, in his opinion, are the basic requirements to make progress in technology transfer in Spain.

19 Oct 2016

A fly for science

La Voz de Galicia

In its supplement directed at schools, La Voz de Galicia published an article on the usefulness of the fly Drosophila melanogaster for biomedical research.

The article explains scientific breakthroughs made thanks to this fly and, among other examples, mentions the most recent study published by IRB Barcelona.


14 Oct 2016

Reprogramming the genetic code at the transcriptional level: the key in cancer

Gaceta Médica

Researchers at IRB Barcelona and ICREA professors Raúl Méndez, Salvador Aznar Benitah and Eduard Batlle have co-headed the B·Debate. At the end of the event, they spoke to Gaceta Médica about the advances made in cancer epigenetics.

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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.