Noticias Institucionales

<p>Constitution of the Board of Trustees of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (Photo: Ramon Vilalta)</p>
26 Jun 2015

CRG, ICIQ, ICN2,ICFO, IFAE and IRB Barcelona come together in this new institution.

The Barcelona Institute emerges as one of the leading scientific institutes in Europe, ranking fourth in the number of ERC grants awarded per volume of researchers.

Its Board of Trustees is formed by non-profits and renowned international scientists including Profs. Rolf Tarrach (Chair), Joan Massagué, and Ignacio Cirac, among others.

The Barcelona Institute will promote joint research strategies, transfer of technology, and graduate programs.

<p>"Career progression in science - Options beyond the bench" seminar, organized by the PCB and IRB Barcelona.</p>
11 Jun 2015

Over 60 attendees participated today at the 6th edition of the «Career progression in science – Options beyond the bench», held at the auditorium of the Parc Científic de Barcelona (PCB).

<p>Drosophila melanogaster is a valuable model for cancer research</p>
10 Jun 2015

In the conference Drosophila as a model in cancer”, to be held from 15 to 17 June in Barcelona, IRB Barcelona and the BBVA Foundation bring together a select group of leading scientists that use the fruit fly for cancer research.

This fly can be used to study specific types of tumour, ranging from leukaemia to brain tumours, and complex processes such as metastasis or the wasting syndrome (extreme muscle weakness) associated with cancer. In addition, Drosophila has proved to be an excellent tool for drug screening in vivo.

Nobert Perrimon is among the invited speakers. From his lab at Harvard, he has performed one of the largest screenings of molecules in flies in search of new anti-tumour applications of drugs that have already been approved by the FDA.

Special mention is also given to the participation of Sam Jackson, from the National Center for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research, a British organisation that promotes and supports the use of invertebrate models, such as Drosophila, for cancer research.

<p>Joan J. Guinovart and Peter Smits have signed collaboration agreements between the two organisations.</p>
9 Jun 2015

The two organisations sign agreements concerning scientific and educational matters.

<p>This is the sixth year that IRB Barcelona will participate in the Bio International Convention (Picture: BioSanDiego2014. Biocat)</p>
5 Jun 2015

The Catalan delegation headed by Biocat includes thirty-seven companies and 7 research organizations.

5 Jun 2015

Organised by companies in Reus, these prizes are given in recognition of esteem and excellence of individuals working in various fields.

<p>Illustration of breast cancer metastasis to the lung (©  R Gomis lab)</p>
4 Jun 2015

This June, Roger Gomis will start a study on a protein that confers tumour cells the capacity to colonise and to become resistant to treatment.

The international charity has awarded funding to 27 of the more than 700 projects presented.

<p>Image of the last "On the fly" programme (2012)</p>
29 May 2015

The two-day workshop is part of the Teachers and Science programme, organised by the Catalunya-La Pedrera Foundation. This year’s programme will involve the participation of nine research centres from around Catalonia

The overall objective is to improve science teaching in order to increase scientific vocation among students

The IRB Barcelona workshop is dedicated to biomedical research with fruit flies

<p>Barcelona Biomed Perspectives conferences are held in the CCCB, Barcelona</p>
26 May 2015

Over the last 45 years, cancer survival has tripled, and for certain types of cancer, such breast tumours, it reaches 90%.

Elena Sancho gives an informative conference at the CCCB Museum on research perspectives for cancer and metastasis that will lead to an increase in survival.

<p>(from right to left): Julien Colombelli (IRB Barcelona), Rafael Yuste (Columbia University) and Timo Zimmermann (CRG) during the press conference at ELMI</p>
21 May 2015

The new microscopes allow the tracking of cell movement within an organism, observation of neuronal synapses, visualization of the spread of cancer, and in vivo monitoring of embryo development.

The development of the 3D microscopy, super-resolution microscopy, and light sheet microscopy (a kind of microscope that illuminates the sample with a sheet of light) pushes biology towards new horizons.

IRB Barcelona and the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) gather 420 experts in the 15th ELMI Meeting, an annual European microscopy congress held this year in Sitges from 19 till 22 May.