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<p>Poster announcing the science outreach activities organised by IRB Barcelona and the ENABLE symposium for young scientists on the occasion of Science Week 2017</p>
9 Nov 2017

IRB Barcelona proposes activities targeted to a wide public audience during Science Week 2017.

The programme includes a visit by more than 100 school children to the centre, microtalks in pubs and debates on hot topics with well-known figures such as Andreu Mas-Colell and Isona Passola.

The activities offered by Science Week are included in the programme of the 1st ENABLE Symposium, aimed at young biomedical scientists, which will be held in Barcelona from 15 to 17 November.

9 Nov 2017

From 15 to 17 November, the first international ENABLE symposium—which is fully booked—will bring together 300 PhD students and postdocs from all around Europe.

ENABLE is the first scientific symposium organised by and for young scientists and it includes scientific talks, a Career day and outreach activities.

The European Union will finance four ENABLE symposia in various European cities up to 2020.

<p>Attendants to the 100xciencia2 meeting on tech transfer and innovation (Photo: INA-CSIC-UMH)</p>
3 Nov 2017

This morning Alicante has started the 100xCiencia.2 meeting, which today and tomorrow brings together the vanguard of Spanish research: the Severo Ochoa and María de Maeztu centers of excellence.

The meeting was opened by Carmen Vela, Secretary of State for Research, Development and Innovation, and she highlighted the importance of approaching science and business.

<p>Elena Meléndez is the first student to be awarded the "IRB Barcelona Futur" fellowship, which has come about through social altruism (Photo: IRB Barcelona)</p>
26 Oct 2017

The “IRB Barcelona Futur” fellowship is funded by donations given to the permanent fundraising campaign “Futur”, which supports the training of young scientists.

The first awardee is a 24-year-old student who graduated in Biomedicine and holds a Master’s from the University of Utrecht and the Gurdon Institute in Cambridge Cambridge.

<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.