ICREA researcher and group leader of the Colorectal Cancer Laboratory at IRB Barcelona, Eduard Ba
Olga Torres Foundation awards IRB Barcelona a grant to study immunotherapies for metastatic colorectal cancer
Researchers discover a protein that protects against fatty liver
24 secondary school students start the 5th “Crazy About Biomedicine” course
Scientists reveal how to computationally design artificial proteins for novel applications
A team co-headed by scientists at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) and the IDIBAPS Biomedical Research Institute (part of the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona) has revealed the
On Saturday, the 24 students chosen from more than 250 applicants for the “Crazy About Biomedicine” course at IRB Barcelona will have their first theory class in the centre, which
An international team of scientists led by the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle has deciphered key rules that govern how proteins form pocket-like structures that are essential for many key
Medical News Today & OTHER MEDIA
Various media have echoed the new function of CPEB4 protein in the prevention of fatty liver disease discovered by IRB Barcelona researchers.
Carlos Maíllo, first author of the article and PhD student in Raúl Méndez lab, has described the molecular function of CPEB4. He reveals that this protein is essential to drive the liver stress response.
The science programme Lab24, broadcasted by RTVE channel, devotes a space to IRB Barcelona’s fundraising campaign called "Futur" (#IRBfutur).
The campaign aims to increase public awareness of biomedical research and to raise 25,000 euros to fund the first year of a PhD student at the centre.
La Mañana Diari de Ponent & OTHER MEDIA
The local newspaper “La Mañana Diari de Ponent” has echoed a computational study of proteins performed by an international team led by the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle. The first author of the study, Enrique Marcos, is currently working in IRB Barcelona's Molecular Modelling and Bioinformatics Lab.
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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«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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«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.»
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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.