Institutional news
12 May 2009

The business sector in southern Europe will be the main beneficiary of the results generated by DIOMED consortium.

Scientific news
<p>Different stages during the process of amyloid fibril formation<br /> (A)Electron microscope images after 2, 6 and 21 days of aggregation <br />(B)Atomic force microscope images after 3 and 21 days of aggregation</p>
30 Apr 2009

This breakthrough is crucial as recent studies demonstrate that there is a correlation between the severity of these diseases and the intermediates formed during the process of amyloid fibril formation.

Institutional news
<p>Equipment of the Advanced Digital Microscopy Facility</p>
27 Apr 2009

On Tuesday, April 28, the IRB Barcelona/PCB Advanced Digital Microscopy Facility (ADM) will be officially inaugurated. Julien Colombelli, manager of the ADM, will present the new service at 12h in the Fèlix Serratosa Auditorium of the Barcelona Science Park. The presentation will be followed by guided tours of the facility.

The Advanced Digital Microscopy Facility, run jointly by the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) and the Barcelona Science Park (PCB) will offer state-of-the-art services for both image processing, and data interpretation and presentation, including 2-photon microscopy, Spinning Disk Confocal, Total Internal Reflection (TIRF), laser based...

Institutional news
<p>Michael Snyder</p>
21 Apr 2009

IRB Barcelona and the BBVA Foundation bring together world authorities in post-genomics in a new Barcelona BioMed Conference.

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.