Institutional News

<p>The fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster), a means to model and study human disease.</p>
23 Mar 2017

100 secondary school students aged between 16 and 18 years old will have the chance to experience the Barcelona International Youth Science Challenge (BIYSC) 2017.

It is a two-week (10-21 July) scientific summer camp organised by the Catalunya-La Pedrera Foundation in collaboration with first-class research centres all over Catalonia.

The registration period is now open for BIYSC, in which IRB Barcelona coordinates a project in biomedicine.

<p>IRB Barcelona's Innovation team strengthens ties with industry.</p>
20 Mar 2017

The 11th international partnering conference comes to Barcelona from 20 to 22 March.

19 young researchers at IRB Barcelona will also be attending the three-day conference.

BIO-Europe Spring is the premier springtime partnering conference for the biotechnology industry.

<p>Teachers and scientists working together.</p>
17 Mar 2017

IRB Barcelona is to participate in the twelfth edition of the Catalunya La Pedrera Foundation's Teachers and Science Programme.

Teachers will work alongside the scientists to develop resources that can be taken back to the classroom.

<p>IRB Barcelona celebrates 10 years of ERC.</p>
17 Mar 2017

IRB Barcelona has received 18 M € funding for 11 projects in the fields of Life Sciences and of Physics and Engineering.

<p>Scheme of therapeutic concept designed by IRB Barcelona. The protein frataxina binds to peptide shuttle (blue), allowing the protein to cross the blood brain barrier and reach the brain (IRB Barcelona)</p>
14 Mar 2017

IRB Barcelona starts a project with the long-term goal to achieve an injectable frataxin treatment able to reach the brain.

Frataxin is the protein that is reduced in those affected by this rare and degenerative disease, which has no cure.

The patients’ associations Babel Family and ASOGAF in Granada provide the funding for the initial 18 months of this challenge.

<p>Marc Liesa, 2017 IRB Barcelona Alumni of Excellence Award.</p>
28 Feb 2017

Marc Liesa received his PhD in 2008 after completing his doctoral studies in Antonio Zorzano's Complex Metabolic Diseases and Mitochondria Laboratory.

This award recognises the excellence of former IRB Barcelona scientists.

The jury for the prize acknowledges Marc Liesa’s important contributions to mitochondrial biology.

<p>LegoLish-Mot, the second prototype of LEGOLish. Image: Julien Colombelli, Core Facility Manager of the Advanced Digital Microscopy Laboratory at IRB Barcelona.</p>
23 Feb 2017

IRB Barcelona is to participate in the first edition of YoMo Barcelona by giving a Lego fluorescence microscope workshop on March 1.

It is a unique and creative project that brings the latest 3D imaging technology to schools, high schools and universities.

Julien Colombelli, co-inventor of the microscope and Core Facility Manager of the Advanced Digital Microscopy Laboratory, will be coordinating the workshop.

<p>The fundraising campaign called "Future" (#IRBfutur) was launched at the end of 2016 to raise public awareness of the role that biomedical research plays in advancing medicine (L.T. Barone, IRB Barcelona)</p>
21 Feb 2017

The positive public response to the "Futur" fund-raising campaign launched by IRB Barcelona towards the end of 2016 sets the stage for a new "IRB Barcelona Futur PhD Fellowship".

The fellowship will allow a young researcher to join an IRB Barcelona lab to do a 4-year doctoral thesis.

<p>The third edition of the PhD4MD programme is launched today</p>
17 Feb 2017

Research centres of excellence in Barcelona offer PhD fellowships to medical doctors.

Called PhD4MD, the programme allows medical doctors to carry out a three-year doctoral thesis on cancer, rare disease or neurodegenerative conditions.

<p>Marco Milán.</p>
15 Feb 2017

The “Meet Our Scientists” video entitled “Our relative the fly” presents the research performed by Marco Millán on the fruit fly.

He studies the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying the regulation of tissue growth during normal development, its proper functioning and the formation of a tumour.