Institutional News

<p>Microscopy image of a human cell showing VPS13B protein (red) at the Golgi (green), next to the nucleus (blue). Image: Microtubule Organization lab.</p>
26 Nov 2020

The collaborative project will focus on identifying the cellular defects that lead to Cohen Syndrome.

Awarded €400,000 of funding, the project will last for 3 years.

The Microtubule Organization lab at IRB Barcelona will be leading the project.

25 Nov 2020

The study of cell lineages seeks to clarify how different types of cells are generated and the important implications of this process for the development of an organism, as well as for cancer.

Alejo Rodríguez-Fraticelli joins IRB Barcelona to head the “Quantitative Stem Cell Dynamics” laboratory.

With this new faculty member, the Institute will have 28 laboratories and 8 scientific platforms.

24 Nov 2020

IRB Barcelona is offering up to 20 places to carry out 4-year doctoral studies in its 28 laboratories.

Highly motivated graduates in scientific disciplines with laboratory experience and good academic records are sought.

In addition to scientific training, those selected will be trained in Open Science, entrepreneurship and interpersonal skills, within the framework of the European project ENABLECARES.

18 Nov 2020

In an online event, four researchers from IRB Barcelona, who hold Banco Sabadell Foundation Awards for Biomedical Research, raise awareness of the importance of fundamental research to tackle cancer and metastasis.

17 Nov 2020

The Institute of Research in Biomedicine, together with the Josep Carreras Leukemia Research Institute, the Sant Joan de Déu Research Institute, Vall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology and the University of Barcelona, receives ERDF support to acquire cutting-edge technology in the field of proteomics.

<p>Cristina Mayor-Ruiz. (Photo by: Laura Álvarez/CeMM)</p>
6 Nov 2020

Scientist Cristina Mayor-Ruiz joins IRB Barcelona to lead the “Targeted Protein Degradation and Drug Discovery” laboratory.

With this new group, IRB Barcelona now has 27 laboratories and 8 scientific platforms.

Along with the addition of the new laboratory, the Institute is also launching a Drug Screening Unit devoted to drug discovery.

28 Oct 2020

The announcement is made in light of the recent approval of the preliminary draft of the Spanish government’s budget which announces an investment of more than five billion euros in science.

The signatories demand a national pact that includes long-term strategies aimed at promoting frontier science and business innovation.

The document aims to add and provide strategic solutions to the recent Pact for Science and Innovation that the Government has just announced.

<p>Ernest Giralt, Doctor of Chemical Sciences, Professor at the University of Barcelona (UB), former head of the Peptides and Proteins Laboratory, and first Emeritus Professor at IRB Barcelona.</p>
5 Oct 2020

Ernest Giralt is one of the founding members of IRB Barcelona and the former Head of the Institute’s Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology Programme.

His appointment as “Emeritus Professor” will allow him to share his guidance and expertise with the current community of scientists.

<p>Professor Antonio Zorzano is an expert in diabetes and obesity.</p>
22 Sep 2020

The Academia Programme run by ICREA seeks to foster research excellence among professors at public universities in Catalonia.

17 Sep 2020

María Isabel Hernández-Alvarez, IRB Barcelona scientist and Ramón y Cajal researcher at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biomedicine of the Faculty of Biology of the University of Barcelona (UB), has received the Catalan Society of Biology (SCB) award to a 2020 scientific article. This award honors the authors of a scientific publication from 2019 indexed by the Thomson Reuters Web of Science, which has contributed significantly to the advance of science in biology.