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Joan J. Guinovart: “Barcelona is already one of the hottest spots in biomedicine in Europe"

11 Apr 17



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Science Magazine publishes a report on the official launch of European Molecular Biology Laboratory's (EMBL) sixth site, in Barcelona. The new branch, housed at the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB), will focus on tissue biology and disease modelling.

The agreement between the EMBL and the Spanish government strengthens Barcelona's profile as one of southern Europe's premier science hubs, stresses Joan Guinovart, director of the Institute for Research in Biomedicine, in Science Magazine. “Barcelona is already one of the hottest spots in biomedicine in Europe," he adds.

Link to Science Magazine

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Created in 2005 by the Generalitat de Catalunya (Government of Catalonia) and University of Barcelona, IRB Barcelona is a Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence, a seal that was awarded in 2011. The institute is devoted to conducting research of excellence in biomedicine and to transferring results to clinical practice, thus improving people’s quality of life, while simultaneously promoting the training of outstanding researchers, technology transfer, and public communication of science. Its 27 laboratories and eight core facilities address basic questions in biology and are orientated to diseases such as cancer, metastasis, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, and rare conditions. IRB Barcelona is an international centre that hosts 400 employees and more than 30 nationalities. It is located in the Barcelona Science Park. IRB Barcelona is a CERCA center, and a member of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST).