Institutional News

<p>Carmen Vela with the directors and representatives of the "Severo Ochoa" Centers of Excellence and "María de Maeztu" Units of Excellence.</p>
18 Oct 2017

The Secretary of State for R&D+i, Carmen Vela, chaired the kickoff meeting of the new Severo Ochoa and Maria Maeztu Alliance of Excellence.

The alliance’s target is to internationally promote and strengthen the centres and units accredited with this distinction, to give their research a higher profile.

17 Oct 2017

Professor Antonio Zorzano is the president of the FEBS3+ Congress as well as programme head at IRB Barcelona and the Diabetes and Associated Metabolic Diseases Networking Biomedical Research Centre (CIBERDEM).

29 Sep 2017

The labs headed by Angel R. Nebreda, Ernest Giralt and Roger Gomis secure funding for further development of three medical applications.

The three projects will receive 220,000 euros from the "Knowledge Industry" programme, which is run by the Catalan Government and cofunded by ERDFs.

21 Sep 2017

Today, the highest representatives of the universities and research centres of Catalonia (60 institutions, representing around 90% of the university and research community) have met to assess the current situation in Catalonia resulting from the actions of the Spanish Government over the last few days. The meeting was also attended by representatives of the trade unions and students' associations.

It has been concluded that the good repute of the academic and research institutions of Catalonia has been undermined by their inclusion by the Ministry of Finance and Civil Service in a list of institutions whose budgetary powers have been rescinded and which are, therefore, in the eyes...

12 Sep 2017

The only one of its kind in Spain, the Master offers practical training in experimental research in various disciplines at centers of excellence including IRB Barcelona.

<p>Fran Supek has been awarded with an ERC Starting Grant</p>
6 Sep 2017

ERC Starting Grants support young talented researchers over 5 years.

The IRB Barcelona group leader will focus on the genomes of hypermutated tumours to detect cancer vulnerabilities.

<p>The video "Decostructing colon cancer", the tenth video in the series "Meet Our Scientists", presents the work performed by Eduard Batlle, who leads the Colorectal Cancer laboratory at IRB Barcelona</p>
31 Jul 2017

ICREA research professor Eduard Batlle is featured in the “Meet Our Scientists” video entitled “Deconstructing colon cancer”.

The video presents IRB Barcelona's Colorectal Cancer Laboratory research, which is devoted to understanding the behaviour of colon tumours and propose new cures for patients.

<p>Gonzalo Fernández-Miranda, Project Leader and associate researcher with the Translational Control of Cell Cycle and Differentiation Lab. Image: CaixaImpulse.</p>
20 Jul 2017

Gonzalo Fernández-Miranda, associate researcher at IRB Barcelona, leads this therapeutic project selected by CaixaImpulse to facilitate its development towards the market.

<p>IRB Barcelona will host students for a research project on the fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster).</p>
10 Jul 2017

IRB Barcelona is to participate in the two-week (10-21 July) scientific summer camp through the project “Drosophila melanogaster: a model to study human disease”.

This initiative is organised by the Catalunya-La Pedrera Foundation, in collaboration with first-class research centres all over Catalonia, including BIST centres. 

<p>BIST Board of Trustees meeting, today in Barcelona. Image: BIST.</p>
26 Jun 2017

At the BIST Board of Trustees meeting, which took place today in Barcelona, the incorporation of the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) as a new member of the Foundation was also approved.

Silberman, who holds a PhD in Computer Science and brings a lot of research experience in both the private and university sectors, will succeed Miquel A. Pericàs, who combined the position within the BIST with the direction of ICIQ.