Institutional News

3 Oct 2016

From today and until Wednesday, 150 scientists from around the world will debate plasticity and cell migration in the new gathering in the Barcelona Biomed Conference Series, organised by IRB Barcelona and the BBVA Foundation.

The 28th conference in this series brings together biologists devoted to the study of development in animal models, specialists in cancer, and paediatricians.

27 Sep 2016

The Bilbao Exhibition Center (BEC) in Barakaldo (Vizcaya) is the venue of BioSpain 2016, the eighth of these biennial biotech gatherings, the most important event in this sector in Europe and permanently held in Spain, and fifth-ranked event worldwide for the number of partnering meetings held.

<p>34 researchers have been awarded in the 2016 edition. Today, all the attendees at the ceremony in the AECC institutional act held in Barcelona (Picture: AECC)</p>
22 Sep 2016

Today the Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer (Spanish Association against Cancer) presents its 2016 Research Awards in Barcelona.

Two research projects on colon cancer will receive funding over five years.

To date, IRB Barcelona has received AECC funding for eight studies.

20 Sep 2016

The University has awarded this honour in recognition of his “outstanding career in biochemistry and his contributions to research, in particular, in relation to alterations in diabetes and to Lafora disease

<p>Joan J. Guinovart, director of the IRB Barcelona, Francisco Chavarri from Eppendorf, awardee David Vilchez and Ernest Giralt, member of the jury, in the presentation of the first Alumni of Excellence Award today (L.T. Barone, IRB Barcelona)</p>
16 Sep 2016

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.

<p>Biomathematician Camille Stephan-Otto Attolini heads the Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Unit</p>
1 Aug 2016

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.

<p>11 young scientists will learn about proteins, lab techniques and bioinformatics at IRB Barcelona</p>
21 Jul 2016

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.

<p>ENABLE consists in a new format of international symposia organized by young scientists, designed to strengthen their future (IRB Barcelona)</p>
18 Jul 2016

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.

<p>Jaume Giró, Fundació "la Caixa", Andreu Mas-Colell, BIST president and the director, Montserrat Vendrell.</p>
15 Jul 2016

The aim of BIST is to become a multidisciplinary institution which serves as an international benchmark for research

<p>Víctor Guallar (left) and Modesto Orozco are the scientific leaders behind Nostrum BioDiscovery</p>
12 Jul 2016

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.