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Scientific news
31 May 2012

The Tomato Genome Consortium has sequenced and assembled the genomic DNA of this fruit species, specifically of a domesticated variety, Heinz 1706. Scientists from several European centres, including Modesto Orozco, David Torrents and Xavier Pastor, researchers from the joint programme between the  the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC-CNS) and the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona)  have joined forces to obtain the sequence of this fruit belonging to the family Solanaceae. The sequence, as well as the results of its analysis, has just been published in the journal...

Institutional news
25 May 2012

IRB Barcelona and the BBVA Foundation bring together international leaders in Barcelona to address the repair of DNA damage.

Institutional news
<p>Raúl Méndez is the principal investigator of the "Translational Control of Cell Cycle and Differentiation" lab</p>
9 May 2012

Fifty-five leading life scientists from Europe and around the world were recognized today by EMBO for their excellence in research

Scientific news
<p>In the image, red indicates the localization of mitochondria in a neuron. The new proteins described help to regulate their positions in the cell.</p>
9 May 2012

This family comprises a cluster of six genes that may be altered in neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s and Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease

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<p>Comparative microscope images. The lower picture shows a cerebellum sample from a healthy mouse. Above, the same tissue after glycogen accumulation. (Jordi Duran. IRB Barcelona)</p>
2 May 2012

Work by IRB Barcelona researchers will further the study of neurodegenerative diseases such as Lafora progressive myoclonic epilepsy

Institutional news
27 Apr 2012

On May 3-4, the European science policy lobby group the Initiative for Science in Europe (ISE), with the support of the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), the Ramon Areces Foundation and the Government of Catalonia, will hold its annual conference at the Institute for Catalan Studies in Barcelona.

Under the title of “Strengthening the European Research Area: What Does Science Need to Flourish?”, the ISE will bring together key players in europe to discuss aspects such as how to involve of scientists in the governance of the European Research Area (ERA) and how to organise cross-border research collaboration.

Helga Nowotny...

Institutional news
<p>The poster of the 10th edition</p>
23 Apr 2012

IRB Barcelona participates in 10th “Live Research” Fair organized by the PCB and Welfare Programme of the Catalunya Caixa

Institutional news
18 Apr 2012

IRB Barcelona researchers organize the final meeting of the European network in Barcelona

Institutional news
<p>Dr. Orozco is head of the Molecular modelling and bioinformatics laboratory</p>
18 Apr 2012

The 2011 edition of the ICREA Academia award, an initiative to foster excellence in research among teaching and research staff of state universities in Catalonia, has recognized the scientific career of Modesto Orozco, scientist at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), and...

Scientific news
<p>Simulation of a triple DNA helix structure side view and viewed from above (author: Annalisa Arcella. IRB Barcelona)</p>
18 Apr 2012

A team of researchers at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) and the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) have managed for the first time to extract trustworthy structural information from a triple helix DNA in gas phase, that is to say in conditions in which DNA is practically in a vacuum. The study appears today in the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS), one of the journals with greatest impact in chemistry.

“Until now these special DNA structures were almost impossible to detect and it was not known whether they preserved structural memory in solution when they were evaporated. With this study we have characterized this structure and...