In an article published in La Vanguardia newspaper, the IRB Barcelona director , Joan J. Guinovart, examines the main characteristics that have made Barça European Champion and advocates application of the same criteria to ensure the success of the BioRegion of Catalonia. Guinovart identifies the following criteria: a team with the finest international players; competitive salaries; training of talented local players; social support; and motivation to become the leader.
IRB Barcelona director, Joan Guinovart has written an article about the revolution that has to be done to foster science in Spain.
This month, La Vanguardia newspaper has published a series of articles devoted to the analysis of the current science system in Spain, its advances and its handicaps. The jounalists have given voice to several actors involved in the development of the Catalan and Spanish system: leading scientists, politicians, Pharmaceutical Industries, University representatives... There is a general feeling of improvement but the system still shows a number of deficiencies.
The articles are:Ciencia y declive Ciencia y empresa hablan lenguas distintas Y sin embargo se mueve Un oasis en el desierto
The newspaper El Pais reports the research developed by biochemist Modesto Orozco, group leader of Molecular Modelling Informatics at IRB Barcelona. The scientist is developing a large library which will contain 1,900 proteins in movement. To build this library Dr. Orozco is taking advantage of the new supercomputer Marenostrum, established by the UPC.
The appointment of Joan Massagué in Science Magazine
The Barcelona research centre comprises 200 scientists involved in five research programmes