At the beginning of 2017, IRB Barcelona launched its Artist in Residence programme, which aims to bring artists who have an interest in science closer to researchers, data and infrastructure at the Institute. By fostering interactions between artists and scientists, the programme offers new opportunities for inspiration and reflection on both sides. Anna Rierola is the 2017 Artist in Residence.
Scientists in the Multiscale Complex Genomics (MuG) Consortium are working on new cloud-based computational infrastructure to support and improve the existing genome analysis tools. The beta-version of the Virtual Research Environment (VRE) was presented for the first time in Cambridge in April. MuG is a Horizon 2020 project coordinated by IRB Barcelona Group Leader Modesto Orozco.
The Research & Academic Office and Human Resources organised in June two one-day workshops for PhD students and postdoctoral fellows aimed to help young scientists to reflect on their personal strengths and discover their ‘blind spots’. This way, they can increase their self-awareness and be ready for career planning, management and development. Academic career specialist Sarah Blackford has some tricks and tips that might be useful for their next career steps.
Two new Odyssey Fc imaging systems, recently installed by the Barcelona Science Park (PCB), promise to be a valuable tool to help scientists produce stronger data.
What prompts two medical doctors, after six years of training and five years of specialisation, to pursue a PhD? It’s simple: translational medicine.
An innovative programme from IRB Barcelona’s Innovation Department enables researchers to explore how to implement their entrepreneurial ideas
How do you make a successful move from academia to industry? In March, Albert Farré, Brand Manager at Novartis Oncology, told IRB Barcelona scientists who attended the “Building Bridges in your network” workshop how he did it. And he has some good advice for budding entrepreneurs.
Cristina Fuster (Girona, 1989) is the first IRB Barcelona student to participate in the academic exchange programme recently signed with the Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences of the Tohoku University in North East Japan.
Last year, CERCA, the Catalan Government institution that supervises, supports and facilitates the activities of research of research centres in Catalonia, set up a patent fund called Gínjol. This initiative aims to provide funding for knowledge transfer projects and to promote the regional economy.
According to CERCA Director Lluís Rovira, “the idea is not to increase the number of patents, but rather choose those that can really have a commercial impact, with subsequent profits.” Eleven scientific institutions contributed resources to the...
Earlier this year, Elaine Fuchs, a world expert in skin stem cells, visited IRB Barcelona for a short sabbatical. During her stay, she worked on her science and had engaging exchanges with IRB Barcelona scientists. She also gave a lecture on her career path as woman scientist. She spoke with in vivo about it. With some good advice.