<p>Travis Stracker, IRB Barcelona alumni.</p>
5 Aug 2020

Travis Stracker (Ohio, 1974) joined IRB Barcelona in 2009 as a Junior Group Leader to set up a laboratory devoted to Genomic Instability and Cancer to address the way in which cells respond to DNA damage. Travis has been performing research in the field of cancer genetics since obtaining his PhD from the Salk Institute for Biological Studies at the University of California in 2002. Before setting his laboratory at IRB Barcelona, he had been a Research Associate in John Petrini’s laboratory at the Sloan Kettering Institute (New York), where he worked for six years.

Now, after 11 years...

<p>Gonzalo Fernández-Miranda, IRB Barcelona alumni.</p>
9 Jul 2020

Gonzalo Fernández-Miranda is a Molecular Biologist specialised in oncology research and mouse models of cancer who is passionate about medical innovation and entrepreneurship in the biotech sector. In 2012, he joined IRB Barcelona’s Translational Control of Cell Cycle and Differentiation Laboratory, led by Raúl Méndez, as a Research Associate.

Gonzalo now wishes to support the development of therapeutic programmes, boost innovation in the healthcare sector and acquire a financial understanding and strategic vision of biotech companies. In 2017, he was awarded a...

<p>Marina Salvadores, PhD student at IRB Barcelona and first author of the study published in Science Advances.</p>
3 Jul 2020

Marina Salvadores, a PhD student in the Genome Data Science Laboratory at IRB Barcelona, ​​is the first author of a study published recently in the journal Science Advances. The work reveals that around 81% of the cell lines used to study cancer show a high degree of similarity with the tumour of origin. This finding implies that the remaining 18% differ considerably from the tumour that they supposedly represent, 7% matching a different cancer type. The group has also drawn up a list of 366 “validated” cell lines that reliably...

<p>Tiago Botelho in a picture for the equality global campaign held on 8 March 2020.</p>
26 Jun 2020

Tiago Botelho (Lisboa, 1979) joined IRB Barcelona in 2013 as Industry Liaison Officer, a position responsible for liaising with companies.

He also collaborates with the IRB Barcelona Equality and Diversity Committee and is involved in the European project CALIPER, which started in January 2020. Tiago loves music and enjoys travelling and discovering new places (on land and underwater). He is also an amateur snowboarder.

In September 2019, Tiago became president of PRISMA, an association for affective-sexual and gender...

<p>Mohamed Abdelsalam with some of his painting arts in front of Montjuïc, Plaza de Espanya (Barcelona, Spain). Photo credit: Alejandro Silva Corbalán, Photographer and video creator (Instagram: @alejandrosilvacorbalan).</p>
18 Jun 2020

Mohamed Abdelsalam (Egypt) is a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Research Fellow who moved to Barcelona in 2019 to join Jordi Casanova’s Development and Morphogenesis in Drosophila Laboratory at IRB Barcelona. Since 2013, he has been an Assistant Lecturer and a Lecturer of Pharmacognosy (the branch of pharmacy that studies plants or other natural sources as a possible source of drugs) at the Faculty of Pharmacy, Delta University for Science and Technology (Mansoura, Egypt). In 2018, he got  a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of São Paulo (Brazil) in a Joint Collaboration with the...

<p>Clara Morral, Postdoctoral Fellow at IRB Barcelona</p>
14 May 2020

Clara Morral is the first author of an article recently published in the scientific journal Cell Stem Cell.

The study identifies that protein synthesis is a key property for the regenerative potential of colon cancer cells.

<p>From left to right: Eric Matamoros, Muriel Arimon and Lorena González.</p>
4 Oct 2019

Is it really possible to foster scientific vocations from a research centre? At IRB Barcelona, we firmly believe that it is. And to prove it, in this episode we talk to three key players in the programme "Crazy About Biomedicine", a one-year course addressed to baccalaureate students and organised by IRB Barcelona in the framework of the "Bojos per la Ciència" ("Crazy About Science”) series run by the Catalunya La Pedrera Foundation.

In this episode (in Catalan), you will learn what exactly the Crazy is first-hand from the coordinator...

<p>From left to right: Laura Nevola, Teresa Tarragó and Valerie Vanhooren.</p>
25 Sep 2019

Most women experience a glass ceiling with respect to career progression. However, in the past few decades, we have seen women come out of their shells and break stereotypes. Along these lines, we take a look at the entrepreneurial women within the IRB Barcelona community who have turned their scientific backgrounds and innovations into successful businesses:

Laura Nevola, Co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer at IDP Pharma since 2016. She was previously a Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Associate at...

<p>Maria Quintana, Socayna Jouide, Aida Bertolotti and Andrea Rodgers, the four young scientists participating in A Future in Biomedicine.</p>
2 Aug 2019

One of IRB Barcelona’s missions is to foster scientific vocation. Our A Future in Biomedicinestudents are a clear example.