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<p>Eduard Batlle, head of the Colorectal Cancer Laboratory at IRB Barcelona</p>
31 Mar 2020

The ICREA researcher at IRB Barcelona obtains €2.5 M to identify residual cells that cause relapse after treatment.

This is the fifth ERC grant awarded to Eduard Batlle, and the 20th at IRB Barcelona.

Institutional news
23 Mar 2020

Against the backdrop of the current health crisis, IRB Barcelona has been following the directives of the authorities to guarantee the health of its employees, to contribute to preventive measures to stop the spread of COVID-19, and to minimize the impact of these measures on the lines of research undertaken at the Institute. The aim is to guarantee minimum services and the maintenance of the Institute's research facilities and tools.

The work done by our computational scientists and many of the lab and administration tasks will continue to be undertaken. However, some projects have inevitably been suspended until things get back to normal and we can return to work. IRB Barcelona...

Institutional news
9 Mar 2020

On 8 March, International Women´s Day, IRB Barcelona joined the international campaign Each for Equal. The institute is committed to promoting a working environment that values and fosters diversity equality and inclusion. Along the same lines, we participate in awareness campaigns such as that carried out for the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.


IRB Barcelona has an Equality and Diversity Committee, which is charged with developing and...

Institutional news
4 Mar 2020

Headed by Eduard Batlle, the project will allow researchers to study the complexity and heterogeneity of cancer using culturable mini-cancers, also known as organoids, derived from patients.

The international ACCELERATOR call funds projects that allow research results to reach cancer patients faster.

Scientific news
21 Feb 2020

The study, published in the journal Developmental Cell and performed in Drosophila, unravels how developmental genes regulate organ size and proportions.

Researchers at IRB Barcelona demonstrate that the size and patterning of a given organ are regulated by different mechanisms.

Given the high genetic and mechanistic conservation between flies and humans, these discoveries pave the way for new research lines into congenital malformations and other diseases

Institutional news
20 Feb 2020

On 26 March, the exhibition of IRB Barcelona´s first Artist in Residence will be launched at the Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site.

Rierola recreates Bosch´s work of the same name with images provided by researcher

This second art and science exhibition at this venue has been organised jointly by IRB Barcelona, the Quo Artis Foundation and the Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site.

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<p>The Pan-Cancer project showed that there is a molecular clock in our cells. (Rayne Zaayman-Gallant/EMBL)</p>
5 Feb 2020
  • Pan-Cancer Project discovers causes of previously unexplained cancers, pinpoints cancer-causing events and zeroes in on mechanisms of development
  • IRB Barcelona researchers, as part of an international team, contribute to the most comprehensive study of whole cancer genomes to date, significantly improving our fundamental understanding of cancer and signposting new directions for its diagnosis and treatment.
Institutional news
4 Feb 2020

Cancer is a worldwide health problem. Last year Spain registered 277,234 cancer diagnoses and this figure is growing. In Catalonia alone, 37,200 new cases were diagnosed last year and this figure is expected to reach 39,000 cases in 2025. This is why, today, on the occasion of World Cancer Day, we are joining the campaign “I am and I will” to showcase our commitment to the fight against this disease.


The Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) was founded 15 years ago with the mission to further research into cancer. Today its 450-strong community share a common goal: to contribute to the advance of biomedical sciences and improve quality of life by ensuring...

Institutional news
<p>Núria López-Bigas, head of the Biomedical Genomics Lab at IRB Barcelona</p>
28 Jan 2020

Each year the Fundación de Investigación del Cáncer de la Universidad de la Salamanca (FICUS) - Centro de Investigación del Cáncer (CIC) presents the 'Doctores Diz Pintado' Prize with the aim to promote and acknowledge the contribution of young Spanish researchers to Cancer Research.

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<p>Schematic representation of the approach followed. In the center, an illustration showing genes (represented by lines) that are shared between lineages (represented by the color of the lines). In the outside, pictures of representatives of the main animal</p>
28 Jan 2020

The study infers the genetic changes that coincided with the appearance of different groups of animals and their main traits.

Researchers at IRB Barcelona and BSC-CNS have confirmed that the dynamics of genomic evolution, in addition to the presence or absence of the genes themselves, determines diversity in the animal kingdom.

Published in Nature Ecology and Evolution, the study has been based for the first time on the genomic data of all the large groups of animals.