Noticias

Institutional news
<p>Núria López-Bigas stars the ninth video of the "Meet Our Scientists" series</p>
5 May 2017

In the video "Looking for a needle in a haystack", ICREA researcher at IRB Barcelona describes her work at the front of the Biomedical Genomics laboratory.

The group’s interests range from deciphering the basic biology of cancer to the development of useful tools for the diagnosis and personalised treatment of patients.

Scientific news
<p>Patient derived colorectal cancer in mice with LGR5-enhanced flourescent protein (EGFP) modification to follow the behaviour of cancer stem cells (image: G. Turon, IRB Barcelona)</p>
3 May 2017

In EMBO Molecular Medicine, IRB Barcelona scientists report a technique based on a combination of CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing and patient-derived tumour organoids that allows the study of cell heterogeneity in human tumours.

The novel approach was used to examine the behaviour of colorectal cancer stem cells by tracing specific marker genes.

Scientific news
<p>Researchers revealed details of the p38 activation mechanism. The image represents the structural changes from the inactive state (purple) to the active one (green) proposed by X-ray crystallography. Image: Antonija Kuzmanic.</p>
27 Apr 2017

p38α is a protein involved in chronic inflammatory diseases and cancer, among other pathological conditions.

Published in the journal eLife, the study provides a deeper understanding of the structure of this protein, thereby paving the way for the development of more effective inhibitors.

These findings are the result of combining fundamental biological data using computational techniques.

Institutional news
<p>This TECNIO seal recognises the IRB Barcelona's Innovation department as a competitive agent in Catalonia’s innovation system</p>
24 Apr 2017

ACCIÓ awards the Institute’s Innovation Department with the quality seal TECNIO and two VALUNI grants for technology transfer projects

Scientific news
<p>Aleix Prat (IDIBAPS), Roger Gomis (IRB Barcelona) and Juan Miguel Cejalvo (PhD student in the joint programme PhD4MD)</p>
20 Apr 2017

Researchers at IDIBAPS and IRB Barcelona have described in Cancer Research, that the longer the time from the onset of the tumour to the development of metastasis is, the more aggressive this cancer becomes.

Institutional news
<p>The 8th “Vi per Vida” (Wine for Life) will be held on Sunday 7 May in Mollerussa.</p>
12 Apr 2017

The 8th “Vi per Vida” (“Wine for Life” in English) will be held for 300 participants on Sunday 7 May in Mollerussa and will cost 10 euros per person.

The event aims to raise funds to support research into cancer and metastasis conducted at IRB Barcelona.

This fundraising initiative draws public attention to the importance of scientific research.

Institutional news
<p>Fran Supek is starting his Genome Data Science (aGENDAS) laboratory at IRB Barcelona.</p>
10 Apr 2017

Croatian scientist Fran Supek is launching his Genome Data Science (aGENDAS) laboratory.

aGENDAS is starting this April and will promote the research in Big Data, an strategic area also for the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST).

With this new group, the Institute now hosts 24 laboratories and seven core facilities.

Institutional news
<p>The BIST founding conference took place on 31st March at the CCCB in Barcelona. (Image: BIST)</p>
4 Apr 2017

The announcement took place during the BIST Founding Conference on Friday 31 March at the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona.

Institutional news
<p>The fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster), a means to model and study human disease.</p>
23 Mar 2017

100 secondary school students aged between 16 and 18 years old will have the chance to experience the Barcelona International Youth Science Challenge (BIYSC) 2017.

It is a two-week (10-21 July) scientific summer camp organised by the Catalunya-La Pedrera Foundation in collaboration with first-class research centres all over Catalonia.

The registration period is now open for BIYSC, in which IRB Barcelona coordinates a project in biomedicine.

Institutional news
<p>IRB Barcelona's Innovation team strengthens ties with industry.</p>
20 Mar 2017

The 11th international partnering conference comes to Barcelona from 20 to 22 March.

19 young researchers at IRB Barcelona will also be attending the three-day conference.

BIO-Europe Spring is the premier springtime partnering conference for the biotechnology industry.