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Institutional news
25 Jul 2012

"la Caixa" International PhD Programme celebrates its fourth edition with 40 new fellowships generously funded by the Social Programme of this savings bank foundation.

Next September, IRB Barcelona will welcome 10 new students within this programme. With them, the institute will be hosting 50 "la Caixa" PhD students.

Institutional news
18 Jul 2012

Yesterday, 17 July, the Catalan Government announced the award of the Narcís Monturiol Plaque to the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona).

First given by the Catalan Government in 1982, these awards recognize the contribution of Catalan organisations to furthering science and technology. The “Obra Social “LaCaixa”” and the “Fundació Fero” are the other two organisations presented the award this year. The presentation ceremony will be held in October in the “Palau de la Generalitat”.

The Government also announced the awards of Narcís Monturiol Medals to thirteen authorities in the fields of science and technology: Salvador Barberà, Joaquim...

Institutional news
28 Jun 2012

Founded in 2010, the biotech company Inbiomotion is specialized in the development of markers for the prediction of bone metastases from the analysis of the primary tumor.

Ysios capital, a venture capital firm focused on biomedicine, heads the funding round, which also involves the Fundació Vila Casas and JVRisk Technologies. This operation, the ninth since the start up of Ysios, is also the first made by this company in a spin-off from a public, basic research centre.

The increase in share capital is aimed at promoting the development of diagnostic tools for metastasis based on technology that the company licensed from IRB Barcelona and ICREA.

Institutional news
27 Jun 2012

In the framework of the XVI National Call for Scientific and Technical Research Funding 2011, in the Life Sciences Section.

Institutional news
15 Jun 2012

"La Festa de la Ciència i la Tecnologia" take place this weekend, June 16-17, in Barcelona's Parc de la Ciutadella

Scientific news
6 Jun 2012

Different kinds of tumors start to develop as a result of specific combinations of errors in the processes that safeguard cell integrity.

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