Institutional news
<p>Joan J. Guinovart</p>
9 Apr 2009

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.

Scientific news
<p>Protein structure obtained with COCO. Image: Laughton et al.</p>
8 Apr 2009

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.

Institutional news
<p>Travis Stracker. Image: IRB Barcelona</p>
7 Apr 2009

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.

Institutional news
11 Mar 2009

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.

Institutional news
<p>Protein interaction maps of an organism allow researchers to identify the weak points on which to design drugs -or to select drugs already available-, which can be useful against it. Patrick Aloy draws up this kind of map for the AntiPathoGN project.</p>
3 Mar 2009

IRB Barcelona participates in a European project aimed at finding new antibiotics against resistant microorganisms.

Institutional news
<p>Macrophages are key cells in the immune system. Among other functions, they remove debris, pathogens or foreign agents from our body. In the image, a macrophage (with nucleus in green) has swallowed fragments of dead cells (in blue)(c) Maria Serra</p>
9 Feb 2009

IRB Barcelona participates in a Genoma España initiative involving 20 research laboratories.

Institutional news
<p>Joan Massagué (c) IRB Barcelona</p>
27 Jan 2009

The adjunct director of IRB Barcelona has been granted the award in recognition of his outstanding work in cancer metastasis.

Institutional news
23 Dec 2008

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.

Institutional news
<p>Joan Massagué (c) IRB Barcelona</p>
12 Dec 2008

Massagué has been selected to receive the award for his groundbreaking studies on breast cancer metastasis.

Institutional news
10 Dec 2008

Researcher Ernest Giralt will explain the importance of the discovery
of "green fluorescent protein".