100 secondary school students aged between 16 and 18 years old will have the chance to experience the Barcelona International Youth Science Challenge (BIYSC) 2017.
It is a two-week (10-21 July) scientific summer camp organised by the Catalunya-La Pedrera Foundation in collaboration with first-class research centres all over Catalonia.
The registration period is now open for BIYSC, in which IRB Barcelona coordinates a project in biomedicine.
The 11th international partnering conference comes to Barcelona from 20 to 22 March.
19 young researchers at IRB Barcelona will also be attending the three-day conference.
BIO-Europe Spring is the premier springtime partnering conference for the biotechnology industry.
IRB Barcelona is to participate in the twelfth edition of the Catalunya La Pedrera Foundation's Teachers and Science Programme.
Teachers will work alongside the scientists to develop resources that can be taken back to the classroom.
IRB Barcelona has received 18 M € funding for 11 projects in the fields of Life Sciences and of Physics and Engineering.
Researchers unveil a mechanism responsible for halting protein synthesis when cells are deprived of nutrients.
The cell regulates its growth by forming various assemblies of RNA polymerase I.
The study has implications for cancer research.
IDIBAPS and IRB Barcelona researchers show the effectiveness of a new strategy to achieved genetically modified viruses that infect only tumor cells, thus preserving healthy tissues.
It is an innovative approach that exploits the different expression profiles of certain proteins between tumor and healthy cells, thus allowing the virus to infect only the former.
IRB Barcelona starts a project with the long-term goal to achieve an injectable frataxin treatment able to reach the brain.
Frataxin is the protein that is reduced in those affected by this rare and degenerative disease, which has no cure.
The patients’ associations Babel Family and ASOGAF in Granada provide the funding for the initial 18 months of this challenge.
These comprise a small group of passive stem cells—quiescent—that are activated when needed and have the capacity to produce any kind of intestinal cell.
Quiescent cells are relevant for tissue regeneration and for their participation in tumour development.
Marc Liesa received his PhD in 2008 after completing his doctoral studies in Antonio Zorzano's Complex Metabolic Diseases and Mitochondria Laboratory.
This award recognises the excellence of former IRB Barcelona scientists.
The jury for the prize acknowledges Marc Liesa’s important contributions to mitochondrial biology.
IRB Barcelona is to participate in the first edition of YoMo Barcelona by giving a Lego fluorescence microscope workshop on March 1.
It is a unique and creative project that brings the latest 3D imaging technology to schools, high schools and universities.
Julien Colombelli, co-inventor of the microscope and Core Facility Manager of the Advanced Digital Microscopy Laboratory, will be coordinating the workshop.