The appointment of Joan Massagué in Science Magazine
Science Magazine echoes the appointment of the biochemist Joan Massagué as Adjunt Director of the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona). It is explained that Massagué will travel to Barcelona once every two months to personally supervise the research on metastasis developed in the lab that he will head.
About IRB Barcelona
The Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) pursues a society free of disease. To this end, it conducts multidisciplinary research of excellence to offer pioneering solutions to unresolved medical needs in cancer and other diseases related to ageing. It establishes technology transfer agreements with the pharmaceutical industry and major hospitals to bring research results closer to society and organises a range of science outreach activities to engage the public in an open dialogue. IRB Barcelona is an international centre that hosts 400 employees and more than 30 nationalities. Recognised as a Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence since 2011, IRB Barcelona is a CERCA centre and member of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST).