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<p>José Picón (Fundación Tatiana Pérez de Guzmán el Bueno-FTPGB), Ángel Carracedo, César Nombela (Fúndación Carmen y Severo Ochoa-FCSO), Salvador Aznar (IRB Barcelona), Rosa Menéndez (CSIC), César de Haro (FCSO) y Alvaro Matud (FTPGB)</p>
14 Nov 2019

The jury unanimously decided to award Salvador Aznar Benitah in acknowledgement of his work on adult stem cells and the relation of these with circadian rhythms and metastasis, and also in recognition of his recent entrepreneurial activity.

The award is given in recognition of biochemistry and molecular biology research of excellence performed mainly in Spain.

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<p>Fran Supek, head of the Genome Data Science laboratory at IRB Barcelona</p>
13 Nov 2019

In 2017, Fran Supek started his research group at IRB Barcelona devoted to statistical genomics.

Through its Young Investigator Programme, EMBO identifies and supports some of the best young researchers in the life sciences.

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<p>Roger Gomis, head of the Growth Control and Metastasis Laboratory, IRB Barcelona.</p>
12 Nov 2019

The funded project will address the development of metastasis in breast cancer. 

The grant, which is specifically for research into breast cancer, has been given by the foundation, in collaboration with Mango.

Fero is a private foundation that promotes translational cancer research in Spain.

Scientific news
<p>The SMAD2 protein can have two orientations. Green indicates the open configuration that allows DNA binding and red the closed configuration, which is incompatible with such binding. Maria J. Macias, IRB Barcelona.</p>
11 Nov 2019

Both transcription factors regulate the expression of genes involved in embryo development, among other functions, although they exert very different roles.

The study also refutes the theory accepted to date that SMAD2 does not bind to DNA.

Published in Genes & Development, the research is the result of collaboration between Maria J. Macias’ lab at IRB Barcelona and Joan Massagué’s group at the Sloan Kettering Institute (New York, US).

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<p>Photos of the presentation ceremony of the awards given by the Fundació La Marató</p>
31 Oct 2019

The foundation will be funding 43 cancer research projects.

Institutional news
30 Oct 2019

The Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities, through the State Research Agency,  has awarded the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) €237,500 to carry out the project “Fostering IRB Barcelona internationalisation and H2020 participation” (IRBInterH)”, an action supported by the  “Europa Redes y Gestores-Europa Centros Tecnológicos 2019” call (Plan Estatal de Investigación Científica y Técnica y de Innovación 2017-2020).

The IRBInterH project will boost internationalisation, one of IRB Barcelona´s strategic goals. Likewise, it will also strengthen the participation of the institute in H2020, one of the key internationalization actions identified by the...

Scientific news
<p>Predictive decision trees optimized to decide if a cancer mutation will become visible to the immune system. Rik G.H. Lindeboom, Radboud University.</p>
29 Oct 2019

Using machine learning, researchers have built a tool that detects genetic mutations that trigger the immune system, helping identify which cancer patients are more likely to benefit from immunotherapy

The algorithm also reveals which people living with hereditary diseases may benefit from drugs that already exist

The new technology’s potential is described today in Nature Genetics by researchers at IRB Barcelona, the Centre for Genomic Regulation and Radboud University

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<p>Salvador Aznar Beniath, IRB Barcelona</p>
25 Oct 2019

Salvador Aznar has been distinguished in the “Young Talent in Biomedical Research” category

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<p>Image of the opening concert to mark the International Year of the Periodic Table.</p>
22 Oct 2019

The Vallés Symphonic Orchestra will be playing a fragment of a composition by IRB Barcelona researcher Ernest Giralt that reflects the periodicity and the properties of the elements of the periodic table.

Anna Rierola, IRB Barcelona’s first 'Artist in Residence', and Neus Prats, ambassador of the Artist in Residence Programme, will be participating in a round table about art and science from a woman´s perspective.

IRB Barcelona will also be organising two workshops for children aged between 7 and 12: one about the chemistry around us—on the occasion of the International Year of the Periodic Table—and the other about how the human body works. 

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<p>El presidente de la AECC, Ignacio Muñoz, durante la ceremonia de entrega de las ayudas.</p>
30 Sep 2019

Salvador Aznar-Benitah has received a grant in the AECC Project category.

Two postdoctoral fellowships have been awarded to researchers Magdolna Djurec and Erika López Arribillag.