Noticias Institucionales

27 Nov 2018

Coinciding with #GivingTuesday, today IRB Barcelona is launching its donation campaign for the forthcoming holiday season.

Basic research paves the way towards the medicine of the future. Donations made to research speed up discoveries

<p>Chinese researcher He Jiankui claims first gene-edited babies (image: AP)</p>
27 Nov 2018

The announcement made yesterday by the Chinese scientist He Jiankui that twins Lulu and Nana had been born after editing their DNA has brought about a storm of criticisms and generated alarm among the scientific community and society. (*Chinese researcher claims first gene-edited babies. Associated Press). The gene editing of embryos may become (or not) a reality in the future, but right now it is clearly premature.

The Chinese researcher He Jiankui has crossed all the red lines because before...

<p>Fran Supek, head of the Genome Data Science group</p>
16 Nov 2018

Since 2017, the Croatian researcher has been leading a team of 10 scientists in the Genome Data Science lab.

With Supek’s new appointment, IRB Barcelona now has 14 ICREA researchers.

<p>Roger Gomis, head of the Growth Control and Cancer Metastasis Lab</p>
2 Nov 2018

The Spanish Association of Cancer Research recognizes his work and grants him the ASEICA Young Investigator Award 2018.

The award ceremony will be held in Valencia on 6, 7 and 8 November.

<p>Ernest Giralt receives the diploma at La Marató ceremony</p>
2 Nov 2018

The project presented by Ernest Giralt (IRB Barcelona) and Jordi Vila (ISGLOBAL) has been awarded € 260,000.

Of the 214 projects that applied for funding, 36 were selected on the basis of the evaluation of 103 scientists.

This is the third time that the IRB Barcelona researcher has received funding from “La Marató”.

25 Oct 2018

On Monday 22 October, the Dolors Aleu Hall registered a full house,  with more than 170 people gathering to celebrate the long and successful career of Joan J. Guinovart. Authorities, current and former members of the Board of Trustees, scientific collaborators, family members, representatives from philanthropic institutions, members of IRB Barcelona, and former students accompanied the founder and former director of the institute during 13 years on this special occasion. Indeed, due to interest in the event, it was retransmitted by video streaming in an annex hall. In total, more than 200 people rendered tribute to a life dedicated to biochemistry and science outreach.

At 18:00...

<p>The AECC ceremony was held in Madrid yesterday, 25th September, the World Cancer Research Day</p>
25 Sep 2018

The projects address breast, lung, colon, prostate and melanoma cancer.

<p>"Legado Solidario" Campaign. Source: Legadosolidario.org</p>
13 Sep 2018

25 non-profit organisations working in the fields of social welfare, the environment, and biomedical research and associated with the LegadoSolidario.org campaign inform the public about the possibility of including a donation to a cause or charity with which they identify.

According to data from 2015, only 1% of wills made in Spain included a charitable bequest.

<p>Eduard Batlle, head of the Colorectal Cancer laboratory at IRB Barcelona</p>
10 Sep 2018

IRB Barcelona has been awarded two ERC PoC grants to optimise and validate tools with potential clinical applications.

Angel R. Nebreda’s project seeks to develop treatments to reduce the cardiotoxicity caused by chemotherapy.

Eduard Batlle’s project will build a biobank of mouse tumour organoids with the aim to contribute to the treatment of patients with advanced colon cancer.

<p>Montserrat Romero, Antonio Zorzano, David Sebastián and Juan Pablo Muñoz from the Complex Metabolic Diseases and Mitochondria Lab at IRB Barcelona. Source: Fundación BBVA</p>
6 Sep 2018

A project headed by Antonio Zorzano at IRB Barcelona has been awarded funding from the BBVA Foundation to explore a possible link between ageing and cancer.

Called MitoFuss, the project focuses on the mitochondrial protein Mitofusin 2.