Molecular Modelling and Bioinformatics news

<p>Inntags is a new tool for protein tagging (Image: Dr Aldea's laboratory)</p>
1 Sep 2015

A study conducted in collaboration with the CSIC, BSC and UB provides a new approach to follow cellular proteins more closely.

The target proteins labelled with inntags do not show detectable alterations of function or localization.

31 Aug 2015

The journal Nature Middle East has interviewed Modesto Orozco, group leader at IRB Barcelona, Director of Life Sciences at the BSC-CNS, and Professor at the UB. Orozco talks about the recent publication in Nature Methods of a study on inntags, a new method developed in collaboration with CSIC, IRB Barcelona, BSC and UB to study proteins.

See the interview in Nature Middle East

11 Aug 2015

The Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (GEN) magazine and other media have echoed an article recently published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS) by a group of scientists led by Modesto Orozco, Group Leader at IRB Barcelona, Director of Life Sciences at the BSC-CNS, and Professor at the UB. Comprising researchers from IRB Barcelona, the University of Cambridge, and the University of New York, this group has discovered the molecular mechanism by which a type of epigenetic markers influence gene expression.

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7 Aug 2015

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)

<p>Histone tails (FreeStockImages)</p>
28 Jul 2015

Researchers at IRB Barcelona discover the molecular mechanism that determines how epigenetic markers influence gene expression

27 Jul 2015

Combination of two strong denaturants of DNA leads to stabilization of the structure

An unexpected finding that opens new fields to the biotechnological use of DNA

22 Jul 2015

A study, published today in the journal Nature, marks a milestone in the understanding of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)

CLL is the most frequent leukemia with more than 12,000 new cases diagnosed in Europe every year

IRB Barcelona group leader Modesto Orozco participated in the study as he is involved with the International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC)

14 Jul 2015

The newspaper “El Periódico de Catalunya” has echoed the award ceremony of the 77 grants given by the “Obra Social La Caixa” foundation to support doctoral students. This grant programme aims to retain Spanish students and attract international students with talent for research, both for Spanish universities and Severo Ochoa centres. In this edition, IRB Barcelona students Jürgen Walther, Craig Donoghue, Elzbieta Szulc, and Lada Murcia received these awards.

6 Jul 2015

The trilingual magazine of the city of Barcelona, Barcelona Metropolis, dedicates its leading article and an extensive report to the biomedicine conducted in Barcelona. Various articles in this edition address topics related to this discipline, ranging from biomedicine as a business model and associated research fields, such as biomedical chemistry or big data, to key institutions such as the Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA).

IRB Barcelona is well represented in the magazine, with references and statements by Joan Guinovart, director of the institute, Patrick Aloy, Eduard Batlle, Natàlia Carulla, Ernest Giralt, Modesto Orozco, and Xavier Salvatella,...

17 Dec 2014

ELIXIR coordinates the storage, access and development of the software needed to understand biological data

Six institutions coordinated through the INB, whose central node is hosted at the CNIO, will participate in the European infrastructure