Institutional News

8 May 2018

IRB Barcelona scientist, Modesto Orozco has been granted 150,000 euros to optimise and validate a promising anti-tumour therapeutic tool over 18 months.

<p>Marta Vilaseca, IRB Barcelona</p>
17 Apr 2018

The latest Meet Our Scientists series is devoted to Marta Vilaseca, manager of the Mass Spectrometry & Proteomics Core Facility at IRB Barcelona.

The video "Proteins caught in fraganti" presents her specialised field.

<p>Francesc Posas, new director of IRB Barcelona</p>
12 Apr 2018

Yesterday IRB Barcelona’s Board of Trustees appointed the renowned scientist as director of the Institute, a position that he will take up on 1 May.

Francesc Posas succeeds Joan J. Guinovart, the director and founder of the Institute.

<p>Image: PCB</p>
11 Apr 2018

More than 75 scientists will be making their research projects known to the public.

IRB Barcelona will be participating through the workshop "Protein synthesis: Xenopus oocytes".

<p>Eduard Battle with the members of the Colorectal Cancer Lab at IRB Barcelona</p>
10 Apr 2018

The IRB Barcelona scientist and head of the Colorectal Cancer Lab has been awarded the Olof Palme Medal in recognition of his recent discovery regarding the treatment of advanced-stage colon tumors with immunotherapy.

<p>Salvador Aznar Benitah, head of the IRB Barcelona group "Stem Cells and Cancer". (Photo: Battista-Minocri, IRB)</p>
6 Apr 2018

Advanced Grants from the European Research Council (ERC) support researchers who have made important scientific achievements in the last 10 years.

The ICREA researcher at IRB Barcelona has been granted €2.5 M to continue his studies on the effects of diet on metastasis.

With this new award, the centre now holds 14 grants from the ERC.

<p>Joan Font-Burgada, 2018 IRB Barcelona Alumni of Excellence Awardee.</p>
4 Apr 2018

The jury highlights the relevance of his findings for the cancer research field.

Font-Burgada has been Assistant Professor in the Cancer Biology Program at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia since 2017.

<p>Joan Massagué, director of the Sloan Kettering Institute of New York. Image: Jordi Casañas (Mahala, IRB Barcelona)</p>
15 Mar 2018

High-ranking figures from the business and innovation sectors attended an event organised by IRB Barcelona and ESADE with the aim to highlight the importance of uniting all sectors of society against metastasis.

<p>Colon cancer stem cells, in green (G. Turon, IRB Barcelona)</p>
13 Mar 2018

Advances in research into the immunological evasion, metabolism and latency of metastatic cancer cells allow the identification of potential targets to test therapies.

IRB Barcelona and the BBVA Foundation invite 20 renowned international scientists working in the field of cancer metastasis to a gathering in Barcelona.

After the scientific conference, IRB Barcelona and ESADE have organised a debate on how to translate scientific research to society.

<p>The Severo Ochoa Centres and Maria de Maeztu Units Alliance (SOMMa)</p>
12 Mar 2018

The creation of SOMMa will allow research centres and units to increase their impact, foster cooperation, work as a network, and enrich the R+D system.

SOMMa has presented a document to draw the attention of politicians to current administrative issues that urgently need to be addressed.