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

20 Dec 16




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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

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).