<p>Aleix Prat (IDIBAPS), Roger Gomis (IRB Barcelona) and Juan Miguel Cejalvo (PhD student in the joint programme PhD4MD)</p>
20 Apr 2017

A study published in the journal Cancer Research underscores the importance of the molecular characterization of the metast

<p>The 8th “Vi per Vida” (Wine for Life) will be held on Sunday 7 May in Mollerussa.</p>
12 Apr 2017

On Sunday 7 May at 17.00h, the “Vi per Vida” (“Wine for Life” in English) charity organisation run by sommelier Xavier Ayala is holding its 8

<p>Fran Supek is starting his Genome Data Science (aGENDAS) laboratory at IRB Barcelona.</p>
10 Apr 2017

Researcher in the field of bioinformatics and genomics Fran Supek (b.

<p>The BIST founding conference took place on 31st March at the CCCB in Barcelona. (Image: BIST)</p>
4 Apr 2017

Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016, opened the BIST Founding Conference in front of 300 participants including

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Media mentions

<p>Meritxell Rovira. Image: Adrià Costa.</p>
16 Apr 2017

Meritxell Rovira: "In biomedical research nobody is good enough to know enough, and that is very fortunate"

Nació Digital

The Newspaper Nació Digital interviews Meritxell Rovira, visiting scientist in the Biomedical Genomics Lab at IRB Barcelona, about her research on pancreatic stem cells. The best of biomedical research is that "it is interdisciplinary: chemistry, medicine, and biology... Nobody is good enough to know enough, and that is very fortunate," she stresses. 

<p>Fran Supek is starting his Genome Data Science (aGENDAS) laboratory at IRB Barcelona.</p>
15 Apr 2017

A new laboratory for analysis of genomic 'big data' at IRB Barcelona

El Punt AVUI

The local newspaper “El Punt Avui” has included an article about IRB Barcelona's new laboratory for analysis of genomic 'big data', entitled Genome Data Science (aGENDAS).

aGENDAS, headed by Fran Supek, is starting this April and will undertake research in Big Data, a strategic area also for the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST).

14 Apr 2017

Raúl Méndez: "The oncoselectivity in the animal models we have used is complete"

La Sexta-Noticias

La Sexta newscast team has covered the research performed by IDIBAPS Biomedical Research Institute and IRB Barcelona scientists on a new strategy to achieve genetically modified viruses that selectively attack tumor cells without affecting healthy tissues.

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