Vilchez obtained his PhD from IRB Barcelona in 2008, and three years ago he began his own group in Germany, where he has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant.
Applications for the 2017 IRB Barcelona “Alumni of Excellence Award” will be accepted in autumn.
Camille Stephan-Otto Attolini, who holds a PhD in Biomathematics, heads the Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Core Facility at IRB Barcelona.
The “Meet Our Scientists” video “Deciphering the bytes of life” explains her work and shows us the personal side of this scientist.
The Barcelona International Youth Science Challenge (BIYSC) is a singular programme run by the Catalunya-La Pedrera Foundation that seeks to bring together students with a passion for science and the best scientists in prestigious research centres in Catalonia.
IRB Barcelona participates in the BIYSC through the project “From DNA to protein related diseases”, which includes sessions about the different fields addressed at the institute.
The EU’s Horizon 2020 Programme awards 500,000 euros to the project “European Academy for Biomedical Science” (ENABLE) to allow young scientists organise a new format of international symposia designed to strengthen their future.
In 2017, Barcelona will host the first ENABLE conference. This event will be followed by annual events in Copenhagen (2018), Nijmegen (2019), and Milan (2020). The cities correspond to the seats of the research centres that participate in ENABLE.
The initiative seeks to promote excellence in the biomedical sciences in Europe, strengthen scientific careers, and bring biomedicine closer to society.
The aim of BIST is to become a multidisciplinary institution which serves as an international benchmark for research
Nostrum BioDiscovery has come about from the combined efforts of IRB Barcelona and the BSC-CNS—two research centres of excellence in Barcelona—with the participation of the University of Barcelona and ICREA and supported by the Botín Foundation’s technology transfer programme.
The company boasts cutting-edge bioinformatics technologies to speed up the development and lower the cost of designing drugs—which are becoming increasingly more complex and expensive—and to further precision medicine.
The outgoing president, Rolf Tarrach, will remain on the board of trustees
BIST reaches an agreement with the Diputació de Barcelona to move to the Escola Industrial campus
IRB Barcelona is to hold three workshops for all kinds of public
In a ceremony in Madrid today presided by the State Secretary for Research Carmen Vela, the Lilly Foundation has presented Eduard Batlle with the 2016 Preclinical Research Prize.
"In love with the genetic code", the new video in the series Meet Our Scientists, presents the research performed by Lluís Ribas on the genetic code and protein synthesis, both of which are essential for life.
Ribas highlights the impact of the evolution of the enzyme ADAT, described in the journal Cell in 2012. The appearance of ADAT was decisive for the separation of species into the three domains of life, and it could be of biomedical and biotech relevance.