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Scientific news
7 Apr 2020

The Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) is coordinating a task force with the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) and the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), as requested by Generalitat de Catalunya, to set up mass testing for citizens to stop the spread of the new coronavirus outbreak.

There will be two mass testing sites – one coordinated by the CRG at its labs at the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB) and another at the Parc Cientific de Barcelona, jointly coordinated by IRB Barcelona, IBEC and the Centro Nacional de Análisis Genómico (CNAG-CRG), part of the CRG.

The project, codenamed Programa Orfeu by the Generalitat de Catalunya...

Scientific news
<p> Cells of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae in  the mitosis phase of the cell cycle</p>
6 Apr 2020

The HOG signalling pathway regulates the stress response in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae and halts cell division, thereby regulating the segregation of chromosomes through protein Net1.

The p38 signalling pathway in humans is equivalent to that of HOG and is involved in tumour development.

The study by the Signaling Laboratory at IRB Barcelona has been published in the journal PNAS.

Scientific news
3 Apr 2020

·       The tool is based on Chemical Checker technology, developed by the Structural Bioinformatics and Network Biology Laboratory at IRB Barcelona.

·       The aim is to use artificial intelligence to generate a drug database that includes all the published scientific results related to the treatment of COVID-19.

·       This open access database will provide researchers from around the world with an expanded portfolio of molecules with the potential to fight COVID-19.

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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.