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Interview with Lluís Ribas: "The huge evolutionary pressure we are facing is that caused by climatic change "




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In an extensive interview in the Art and Science Channel Excodra, Lluís Ribas de Pouplana, ICREA researcher at IRB Barcelona, talks about many topics related to life, evolution, the genetic code and diseases.

In response to a question about how he thinks our species will evolve, Ribas says, "the genes that will exert greatest influence on our evolution are those involved in heat regulation because the inevitable phenomenon of global warming is on its way". The interview ends with advice for young researchers when they face failed experiments: "Many people can’t even get to do this experiment; what we do is great, we explore, we search for things and sometimes we find them."

Read the interview in EXCODRA


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The Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) pursues a society free of disease. To this end, it conducts multidisciplinary research of excellence to cure cancer and other diseases linked to ageing. It establishes technology transfer agreements with the pharmaceutical industry and major hospitals to bring research results closer to society, and organises a range of science outreach activities to engage the public in an open dialogue. IRB Barcelona is an international centre that hosts 400 researchers and more than 30 nationalities. Recognised as a Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence since 2011, IRB Barcelona is a CERCA centre and member of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST).