Next Wednesday 27 June, more than 300 leading researchers will meet at CosmoCaixa to debate the latest scientific advances in cutting-edge fields (energy, health, environment) with a huge impact on
300 researchers to meet at CosmoCaixa to explore the frontiers of scientific knowledge
The Montserrat School in Cornellà opens the 'Joan Guinovart' laboratory in the framework of the Tandem Schools project
Connections between the cell cycle, centrosomes and cilia are gaining attention in biomedicine
Research at IRB Barcelona receives a prize from the AECC
Cilia are the oldest known cellular organelle, first described in 1675. Centrosomes were discovered two hundred years later, in 1883.
The Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer (AECC) has given a prize to a study called Circadian- and UPR-dependent control of CPEB4 mediates a translational response to counteract hepatic steatos
El Punt Avui & other media
El Punt Avui, Ara and El Mundo, among other media, have published an article about the closing ceremony of the Escuelas Tàndem (Tandem Schools) project. This initiative, run by the Catalunya La Pedrera Foundation, has applied science as a core theme to enhance the innovative activities in the Montserrat School in Cornellà with the collaboration of IRB Barcelona.
The newspaper El País has published an article about the implications of applying the CRISPR-Cas9 technique in human cells that could facilitate the appearance of tumours, according to two articles published in the journal Nature Medicine.
The newspaper La Vanguardia has devoted an article to the two Spanish researchers who have become members of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) this year, namely the biologist Salvador Aznar Benitah, head of the Stem Cell and Cancer laboratory at IRB Barcelona, and the physicist Xavier Trepat, at IBEC.
Alumni - Research Associate
«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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Felice Alessio Bava
IRB Barcelona Alumni member
«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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«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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«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.»
Datos básicos sobre IRB
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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.