Today, the highest representatives of the universities and research centres of Catalonia (60 institutions, representing around 90% of the university and research community) have met to assess the c
Official statement from the Universities and Research Centres of Catalonia
BIST and UPF launch the first Master of Multidisciplinary Research in Experimental Sciences
Internal mechanism found to be responsible for the limitless growth potential of epithelial tumours
Europe gives a boost to Supek’s research in cancer genomics
The Master Multidisciplinary Research in Experimental Sciences, a joint academic programme between the Department of Experimental
Researchers from the Development and Growth Control Laborato
Today, the European Research Council (ERC) has announced the award of its Starting Grants to 406 early-career researchers throughout Europe.
Biocat news channel interviews Oscar Flores, co-founder and CEO of Made of Genes. An IRB Barcelona alumnus, Oscar did his PhD in Biomedicine at IRB Barcelona and the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC).
A study done by IRB Barcelona inspires a school in Castellón to carry out a project on food that has been selected as a finalist in an international initiative called "I CAN School Challenge". This news is reported by the newspaper Levante, El Mercantil Valenciano.
Farmanatur has echoed that Sin Alcohol S.L. and the Spanish Association against Cancer (abbreviated to AECC in Spanish) have agreed to launch two exclusive dealcoholized wines. For each bottle of WIN.O White or Red sold, 0.60 € will be devoted to a study financed by the AECC. Dr.
«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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«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.»
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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«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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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.