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Patrick Aloy: “The whole is more than the sum of its parts”




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The “Meet Our Scientists” video “Networks of life” explains his work and reveals the personal side of this scientist.

Patrick Aloy (Barcelona, 1972), ICREA research professor and ERC Consolidator Grant holder, leads the Structural Bioinformatics and Network Biology Laboratory at IRB Barcelona. In the  video, he talks about the network biology of Alzheimer's disease and breast cancer. 

Applying computational models to study whole systems, his research aims to find therapeutic solutions for Alzheimer's disease and breast cancer.

Meet Our Scientists” comprises a series of 3-minute videos in an interview format produced in English and with subtitles available in Catalan and Spanish. In these interviews, IRB Barcelona scientists give a brief description of the research that they do and explain what motivates them and the impact their work may have. The videos seek to show the insight, passion, character and talent of the scientists that work at the centre. 

Watch the video “Networks of life” (Subtitles available in Spanish, Catalan and English).



A new video will be available on YouTube and via the IRB Barcelona’s website next month.

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).