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El Instituto de Investigación Biomédica empieza con Massagué

15 Oct 05


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The Barcelona research centre comprises 200 scientists involved in five research programmes

The newspaper El Pais explains the refoundation of IRB Barcelona and its new legal status. The newspaper reports that the research undertaken at IRB Barcelona is organized into five programmes, defined on the basis of scientific opportunity and fields of pre-existing excellence and those that are considered to be most promising. The programmes are focused on the following fields: Cell and Developmental Biology; Structural and Computational Biology; Molecular Medicine, Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, and Translational and Applied Oncology. The latter will include the “Tumour Metastasis Research Laboratory” (METLAB), designed by Joan Massagué.

About IRB Barcelona

The Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) pursues a society free of disease. To this end, it conducts multidisciplinary research of excellence to offer pioneering solutions to unresolved medical needs in cancer and other diseases related 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 employees 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).