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<p>Different localization of the proteins involved in apoptosis in basal (Ctrl) and upon death receptor induction with TRAIL. Saška Ivanova, IRB Barcelona</p>
15 Apr 2019

Many treatments against cancer, such as TRAIL, aim to trigger a type of cell death known as apoptosis.

A team at IRB Barcelona, headed by Antonio Zorzano, has demonstrated that the protein TP53INP2 induces apoptosis in chemotherapy treatments.

Institutional news
<p>Press conference at IRB Barcelona, presenting the #MetastasisChallenge</p>
19 Mar 2019

Through the campaign called #MetastasisChallenge, the centre aims to raise €5 M over the next four years.

Metastasis is responsible for 90% of deaths from cancer, and this campaign aims to rally social support for research in order to speed up discoveries.

Institutional news
<p>Starlife’s presentation at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center</p>
27 Feb 2019

It’s a joint initiative of IRB Barcelona, the Barcelona Supercomputing Center and the Centre for Genomic Regulation.

“StarLife” is funded by the Catalan Government, through the European Regional Development Fund, and by ”la Caixa”.

Institutional news
<p>Gloria Pascual, Research Associate at IRB Barcelona. Picture: Fundación Pfizer</p>
19 Feb 2019

The Pfizer Foundation has awarded the IRB Barcelona scientist a prize within the “Basic Research” category.

Gloria Pascual, a member of the Stem Cells and Cancer lab, will receive €10,000 to continue her research

Institutional news
<p>"Art Made of Science – Microspheres". Source: Quo Artis</p>
5 Feb 2019

From 12/02 to 12/03, the Artist in Residence, Ayse Güll Süter, will be exhibiting her work: “Art made of Science-Microspheres” at the Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site (Recinto Modernista de Sant Pau).

This project has been done in collaboration with the Fundación Quo Artis, the Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site, and IRB Barcelona.

Institutional news
<p>ICREA research professor Eduard Batlle</p>
1 Feb 2019

Awards for outstanding creation, research and production developed in Barcelona

The Barcelona City Council acknowledges the impact of his studies in cancer and metastasis

Institutional news
<p>Raúl Méndez, IRB Barcelona & José J. Lucas, CSIC. Picture by Xavier Cervera, La Vanguardia.</p>
30 Jan 2019

The research focuses on the CPEB4 protein, a key molecule in the development of this neurological disorder.

The award is a joint initiative of La Vanguardia and the Fundació Catalunya-La Pedrera.

Scientific news
<p>Picture of the three crystal systems examined in this study. These systems contain (from left to right) 27, 24 and 36 double-stranded DNA respectively. Pablo Dans Puiggròs, IRB Barcelona.</p>
21 Jan 2019

The breakthrough made by researchers at IRB Barcelona allows the study of the role of each molecular component in the stability and conformation of DNA crystals.

The new molecular simulation techniques are expected to reduce the time and cost of obtaining crystals in the laboratory.

Institutional news
<p>Biennal Ciutat i Ciència</p>
16 Jan 2019

From 7 to 11 February, the general public will have the opportunity to participate in activities related to ageing, nanoscience and climate change, among others.

IRB Barcelona will be taking part in the Biennal event through three initiatives that target the public.

Institutional news
<p>Joan J. Guinovart, IRB Barcelona</p>
15 Jan 2019

The IRB Barcelona scientist received the award during the opening ceremony of the academic year of this institution.