Institutional News

<p>Kick-off meeting of the CALIPER consortium held in Thessaloniki (Greece) in January 2020.</p>
6 May 2020

Committed to fostering gender equality policies, IRB Barcelona participates in the EU-funded CALIPER to implement a Gender Equality Plan and thus fulfil gender mainstreaming as a strategy of organisational development.

In order to prevent gender discrimination in scientific institutions, CALIPER aims to promote a universal methodology that provides permanent support for gender equality.

4 May 2020
  • More than 5,000 people have applied to participate in the different training courses offered by the NEUBIAS network, which seeks to expand knowledge in the field of bioimage analysis.
  • Coordinated by IRB Barcelona, ​​NEUBIAS is the only network of bio-imaging analysts in Europe. It has more than 250 members from 42 countries who share knowledge to improve image analysis technology.
  • The network seeks to strengthen the link between life sciences, computer science and digital image processing.
 
9 Apr 2020

The ALBA Synchrotron will host two new major experimental facilities, one dedicated to materials science, valued at 4.1 million euros and led by the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2), and another meant for molecular biology, valued at 1.7 million euros and headed by the Institute of Molecular Biology of Barcelona (IBMB-CSIC).

The new platform also counts with the participation of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST), the Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC), the Institute for Biomedical Research (IRB Barcelona), the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC) and the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG).

Today, the approval of the co-financing through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) of these two projects, which involve numerous institutions and research centres, has been made public.

 

23 Mar 2020

Against the backdrop of the current health crisis, IRB Barcelona has been following the directives of the authorities to guarantee the health of its employees, to contribute to preventive measures to stop the spread of COVID-19, and to minimize the impact of these measures on the lines of research undertaken at the Institute. The aim is to guarantee minimum services and the maintenance of the Institute's research facilities and tools.

The work done by our computational scientists and many of the lab and administration tasks will continue to be undertaken. However, some projects have inevitably been suspended until things get back to normal and we can return to work. IRB Barcelona...

9 Mar 2020

On 8 March, International Women´s Day, IRB Barcelona joined the international campaign Each for Equal. The institute is committed to promoting a working environment that values and fosters diversity equality and inclusion. Along the same lines, we participate in awareness campaigns such as that carried out for the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

 

IRB Barcelona has an Equality and Diversity Committee, which is charged with developing and...

4 Mar 2020

Headed by Eduard Batlle, the project will allow researchers to study the complexity and heterogeneity of cancer using culturable mini-cancers, also known as organoids, derived from patients.

The international ACCELERATOR call funds projects that allow research results to reach cancer patients faster.

20 Feb 2020

On 26 March, the exhibition of IRB Barcelona´s first Artist in Residence will be launched at the Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site.

Rierola recreates Bosch´s work of the same name with images provided by researcher

This second art and science exhibition at this venue has been organised jointly by IRB Barcelona, the Quo Artis Foundation and the Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site.

4 Feb 2020

Cancer is a worldwide health problem. Last year Spain registered 277,234 cancer diagnoses and this figure is growing. In Catalonia alone, 37,200 new cases were diagnosed last year and this figure is expected to reach 39,000 cases in 2025. This is why, today, on the occasion of World Cancer Day, we are joining the campaign “I am and I will” to showcase our commitment to the fight against this disease.

 

The Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) was founded 15 years ago with the mission to further research into cancer. Today its 450-strong community share a common goal: to contribute to the advance of biomedical sciences and improve quality of life by ensuring...

<p>Núria López-Bigas, head of the Biomedical Genomics Lab at IRB Barcelona</p>
28 Jan 2020

Each year the Fundación de Investigación del Cáncer de la Universidad de la Salamanca (FICUS) - Centro de Investigación del Cáncer (CIC) presents the 'Doctores Diz Pintado' Prize with the aim to promote and acknowledge the contribution of young Spanish researchers to Cancer Research.

<p>Modesto Orozco during the award ceremony</p>
12 Dec 2019

Nostrum Biodiscoverya spin-off from IRB Barcelona and the BSC-CNS, focuses on computational simulation to design new drugs and biotech molecules for the market.

The Senén Vilaró Prize is given each year by the “Consejo Social” of the UB and the Bosch i Gimpera Foundation to the best innovative company.