Noticias Institucionales

<p>Image of the opening concert to mark the International Year of the Periodic Table.</p>
22 Oct 2019

The Vallés Symphonic Orchestra will be playing a fragment of a composition by IRB Barcelona researcher Ernest Giralt that reflects the periodicity and the properties of the elements of the periodic table.

Anna Rierola, IRB Barcelona’s first 'Artist in Residence', and Neus Prats, ambassador of the Artist in Residence Programme, will be participating in a round table about art and science from a woman´s perspective.

IRB Barcelona will also be organising two workshops for children aged between 7 and 12: one about the chemistry around us—on the occasion of the International Year of the Periodic Table—and the other about how the human body works. 

<p>El presidente de la AECC, Ignacio Muñoz, durante la ceremonia de entrega de las ayudas.</p>
30 Sep 2019

Salvador Aznar-Benitah has received a grant in the AECC Project category.

Two postdoctoral fellowships have been awarded to researchers Magdolna Djurec and Erika López Arribillag.

<p>The director general of BIST, Gabby Silberman, and the directors of the seven BIST centers planted a tree at the entrance of the BIST headquarters as a symbolic gesture with which the institution joins the global mobilizations against the climate crisis.</p>
26 Sep 2019

We work in some of the most advanced research institutions in our country, recognized with awards and certifications of excellence, employing world-class scientists and participating actively in the international science arena. As such, we are well placed to know the science behind climate change. Likewise, we also have a direct duty to ensure that our scientific conclusions revert back to our society.

We are both privileged observers and human beings inhabiting this planet. We therefore feel compelled to preserve nature and issue the following statement in connection with the Global Climate Strike actions that are taking place around the globe.


<p>”la Caixa” Fellowship award ceremony</p>
20 Sep 2019

On 16 September, the ”la Caixa” Foundation presented the 79 grants for national and international research and innovation projects of excellence—among these four projects from the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona).

Among the beneficiaries of funding from ”la Caixa”, IRB Barcelona researchers Eduard Batlle and Raúl Méndez obtained two grants from the call for research projects in biomedicine and health, Meritxel Teixidó received a grant from the CaixaImpulse Programme, and Enrique Marcos was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship.

Characterised by a central theme “Questions for the future”,...

17 Jul 2019

Ana Janic received her PhD in 2011 after completing her her doctoral studies in Cayetano González’s Cell Division Laboratory.

The jury for the prize acknowledged the outstanding quality of Ana Janic’s contributions to science, and her seniority along her career.

29 May 2019

The new institution will represent and give visibility to young scientists, preferably from the field of experimental sciences

<p>IRB Barcelona’s Open Day</p>
24 May 2019

Personal chronicle of the day by Tanya Yates

Although the event itself is not due to start till 10 am, at 7 am a small group of sleepy people from the Communications Department (including me) are already busy with the logistics of the event. Bit by bit, our eager “crazies” (different generations of our Crazy About Biomedicine programme for secondary school students) start to arrive, PhD students turn up to organise the multiple stands in the Science Fair, admin staff take up duties at the registration desk… it’s 10 am. I love punctuality!

People start to trickle down the street. It’s...

22 May 2019

It is estimated that one in four people will require brain treatment at some point. While there are drug candidates for most diseases of the brain, the blood-brain barrier (BBB) poses an impassable obstacle for most of these compounds and a bottleneck for the delivery of drugs that could cure these patients.

In the Peptides and Proteins Lab at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), Dr. Meritxell Teixidó headsa line of research that, after 10 years, has led to the development of a technology called Gate2Brain. This patented technology consists of three...

<p>Clara Campàs, founding partner of Asabys Partners, Salvador Aznar-Benitah and Valerie Vanhooren, founders of Ona Therapeutics, and Sergio Pérez, director of Sabadell Venture Capital</p>
21 May 2019

Ona Therapeutics, a spin-off from IRB Barcelona and ICREA, has been founded by researchers Salvador Aznar-Benitah and Valerie Vanhooren after receiving investment from Sabadell Asabys.

Based at the Barcelona Science Park, the company focuses on the development of a new drug for the treatment of metastatic cancer.

The Sabadell Asabys Fund, which belongs to Asabys Partners, has invested € 1.5M into the company in order to start a venture round that could reach € 20M.

<p>Francesc Posas, director of IRB Barcelona.</p>
2 May 2019

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