Next Saturday, IRB Barcelona is set to receive hundreds of people who have shown interest in the centre after the fund-raising dance video featuring its researchers.
Those who have given donations include schools and members of the public curious about the institute’s facilities, which are located at the Barcelona Science Park.
Almost 150 volunteers will be participating in the event, held to mark IRB Barcelona’s 10th anniversary this year.
The Asociación Española de Enfermos de Glucogenosis (AEEG) is to mark International Pompe day by organising activities throughout Spain to raise awareness of this disease and by launching a fundraising campaign to co-fund a research project at IRB Barcelona.
Pompe disease is a rare condition that causes progressive muscle degeneration. It causes death in infants under one year of age and severe muscle weakness in children and adults.
It is estimated that between 5,000 and 10,000 people worldwide suffer from this disease, which has an incidence of 1 case per 40,000 live births. In Spain, there are roughly 400 people with this condition, only 100 diagnosed.
A deficiency in a protein causes the deterioration of muscle cells. However, research into the role of motor neurons in this disease is required.
The PCB is organizing the 13th edition of the "Live Research" Fair with the participation of research centres from all Catalonia.
IRB Barcelona is participating once again in this event through a workshop on “Finding new uses for existing drugs”.
Today, four centres jointly launch a programme that seeks to offer advanced research training for physicians and to strengthen the collaboration between basic research centres and clinical research centres
The charity organisation founded a year ago donates the first 3,800 euros collected in two wine-tasting events held in 2014 and announces three more events for 2015.
In 2014, Vi per Vida brought together more than 750 people, 20 organisations and celebrities from various fields in the wine-tasting events held in Mollerussa and Calella.
“Vi per Vida is a generous and exemplary initiative. It is crucial that the general public help us to raise awareness in society as a whole, that it values research, and wants to contribute to it,” says Joan Guinovart, director of IRB Barcelona.
Duszyński serves as member of IRB Barcelona’s Board of Trustees since 2014
This year IRB Barcelona has supervised 39 research projects done by secondary school students
The awardees will present their work in two public science fairs to be held this year
The European Research Council provides funding until 2020 through a Consolidator Grant given to Xavier Salvatella, biophysicist at IRB Barcelona.
It is known that signalling occurs within proteins; however, how these signals are transmitted remains unclear, and it is a question that could transform the field of drug discovery.
The project will focus on the target protein for the treatment of prostate cancer.
Gate2Brain is one of the projects to receive research funding from the Obra Social “la Caixa”
The results of the IRB Barcelona project could have applications in various neurodegenerative diseases
Of the 221 projects presented, only 26 have been awarded funding
On Friday 6 March in a conference at the CCCB, researcher Xavier Salvatella will explain the excellent moment being experienced by research into rare diseases.
Salvatella will present the breakthrough in his lab regarding Kennedy’s disease, a rare muscular atrophy that affects 1 in 36,000 men. “In five years’ time we could have a candidate drug tested in cells in vitro.”
This is the first of four conferences in the “Science today for the medicine of the future”, proposed by IRB Barcelona to explain the close link between basic research and medicine of the future, held on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the centre.