“Cinc dies a...” broadcasted by La2 has devoted a programme to the day to day lives of all those who work at the Barcelona Science Park, ranging from researchers to admin staff and other service staff. Several members of the IRB Barcelona community participated in the programme. Lara Barrio, a researcher with the Growth Control and Development Lab, showed how studying the vinegar fly Drosophila can help us to understand human diseases. In the Colorectal Cancer Lab, the scientists Elena Sancho and Carme Cortina explained their research into colon cancer and metastasis. In addition, Silvia Frutos, Alumna of IRB Barcelona, commented on how she founded her company ProteoDesign seven years ago.
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About IRB Barcelona
Created in 2005 by the Generalitat de Catalunya (Government of Catalonia) and University of Barcelona, IRB Barcelona is a Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence, a seal that was awarded in 2011. The institute is devoted to conducting research of excellence in biomedicine and to transferring results to clinical practice, thus improving people’s quality of life, while simultaneously promoting the training of outstanding researchers, technology transfer, and public communication of science. Its 27 laboratories and eight core facilities address basic questions in biology and are orientated to diseases such as cancer, metastasis, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, and rare conditions. IRB Barcelona is an international centre that hosts 400 employees and more than 30 nationalities. It is located in the Barcelona Science Park. IRB Barcelona is a CERCA center, and a member of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST).