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Coronavirus.- The European Commission funds 8 Spanish projects devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of Covid19




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The European Commission has awarded funding to 17 research projects in a special call announced to tackle the coronavirus. IRB Barcelona’s Structural Bioinformatics and Network Biology Lab, headed by Patrick Aloy,  is participating in one of these projects, together with other research centres. The project, called RiPCoN, will perform a computational study of the interactions between coronavirus and human cells, with the aim to identify drugs (already on the market or in trials)  that can halt the spread of the virus. 

Various media have reported on Spain’s participation  in 6 of the 17 projects chosen by the European Commission to advance and speed up research into the coronavirus.

Link to: La Vanguardia

Link to: El Confidencial

Link to: Redacción Médica



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The Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) pursues a society free of disease. To this end, it conducts multidisciplinary research of excellence to cure cancer and other diseases linked to ageing. It establishes technology transfer agreements with the pharmaceutical industry and major hospitals to bring research results closer to society, and organises a range of science outreach activities to engage the public in an open dialogue. IRB Barcelona is an international centre that hosts 400 researchers and more than 30 nationalities. Recognised as a Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence since 2011, IRB Barcelona is a CERCA centre and member of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST).