The Biological Sciences Division of the “Institut d’Estudis Catalans” (IEC) has awarded Joan J. Guinovart, director of the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) the 2009 Prat de la Riba Prize.
A team of British and Spanish researchers have developed COCO, a computer tool to increase the possibility of modelling proteins using data derived from nuclear magnetic resonance. The study, which is published the April issue of the journal Proteins, seeks to contribute to the information held in protein data banks.
The North American scientist Travis Stracker (Ohio, US, 1974) has left his post at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, one of the world’s leading cancer research hospitals, to join the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) this April as head of a new research group in the Oncology Programme.
The director of IRB Barcelona organises a series of conferences on the challenges faced by Catalan society if it is to become competitive and pioneering and attract talent.
IRB Barcelona participates in a European project aimed at finding new antibiotics against resistant microorganisms.
IRB Barcelona participates in a Genoma España initiative involving 20 research laboratories.
The adjunct director of IRB Barcelona has been granted the award in recognition of his outstanding work in cancer metastasis.
Europe has given the go-ahead to researchers Ribas de Pouplana and Zorzano to head studies into malaria and diabetes, two diseases that affect millions of people worldwide.
Massagué has been selected to receive the award for his groundbreaking studies on breast cancer metastasis.
Researcher Ernest Giralt will explain the importance of the discovery
of "green fluorescent protein".