Skip to main content

“Living forever is not around the corner. We study aging in order to tackle associated diseases”




Press & Communications Section Head
Tel.+34 93 40 37255

The programme “El Balcó” broadcasted by the radio channel Cadena Ser has interviewed Manuel Serrano, ICREA researcher and head of the Cell Plasticity and Disease Lab at IRB Barcelona. The interview was about regenerative medicine, a kind of medicine that attempts to understand tissue regeneration mechanisms.  “The regenerative process is well described and it is known what happens. But there is little information about the mechanisms, genes and proteins involved,” says Serrano The researcher insists that “it is necessary to understand the process at the molecular level and to be able to manipulate it via pharmacological means. In processes involving defective repair, this approach would allow us to activate the mechanism that allows tissue regeneration”.

Link to: El Balcó


About IRB Barcelona

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).