The newspaper “El País” includes the announcement made by US President, Barack Obama, about the project to build a supercomputer capable of performing a trillion calculations per second. The article includes statements made by Modesto Orozco, Group Leader at IRB Barcelona, Director of Life Sciences at the BSC-CNS and Professor at the UB, who gives his opinion about the impact that this project might have on the field of biomedical research.
Read the article in El País (in Spanish)
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).