Thanks to a collaborative work between developmental biologists and scientists specialized in mathematical models.
IRB Barcelona director, Joan J. Guinovart, was awarded today the Federation of European Biochemical Societies' (FEBS) Diplome d'Honneur, in recognition of Guinovart's contributions to the advancement of science in Europe. "I am deeply grateful to FEBS for this honour, which holds particular meaning for me." Guinovart received the award during the inaugural ceremony of FEBS' annual congress, held this year in Vienna, Austria.
Joan J. Guinovart has been director of IRB Barcelona since its foundation, and is president of the Confederation of Spanish Scientific Societies (COSCE), an initiative launched in 2004 to promote scientific and technological development in Spain and which...
Research conducted by investigators from IRB Barcelona appears this week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences PNAS.
The protein Hedgehog is fundamental to the development of multiple organs. Errors in its expression are linked to skin cancer.
Fifteen international researchers will discuss new scientific evidence associating chronic inflammation with a long list of diseases.
The study provides further insight into the functions of the cellular prion protein, a key protein in the central nervous system.
As part of the "Year of Science 2007", the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) and the Barcelona Supercomputing Centre – Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC-CNS) will gather around 150 scientists from prominent biomedical research institutes and centres in Spain, to present the supercomputing opportunities offered by the MareNostrum in the field of the life sciences. The scientific conference, “Computational Biology: Biomolecular Simulations, Bioinformatics and Supercomputing”, will be held from 24-25 May at the Campus Nord at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC).
"MareNostrum optimus est", states Joan J. Guinovart, director of IRB Barcelona -...
The goal of this activity, entitled “How does the scientific method work? Let’s do biomedical research!”, is to stimulate the creativity and thinking in students between the ages of 10 and 12, and to contribute to their educational activities. The project is part of the PCB’s “Science and Society” outreach programme, which aims to help improve the scientific culture of society in general, to promote research, and foster vocations in this field.
During the activity – which lasts from 10 to 12.30 in the mornings – students attend a theatre workshop in which two crazy scientists complete experiments using the scientific method, while explaining the function of cells, DNA and genes...
The shortening and disappearance of telomeres in chromosomes is associated with the appearance of certain types of cancer.
Big business, represented by Francisco González, president of the Fundación BBVA, and science, represented by Joan Massagué, adjunct director of the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) met today at the Barcelona BioMed Forum, “Science, Economy and Society: invest in cancer research,” to discuss the future of cancer research and the role that big business can play in advancing biomedicine. The event, which took place in the Antoni Caparrós auditorium of the Barcelona Science Park (Parc Científic de Barcelona) was inaugurated by the Government of Catalonia’s Minister of Health, Marina Geli.
In conveying the Government’s enthusiasm to participate in the Forum,...