Molecular Modelling and Bioinformatics news

28 Jan 2014

Laura Orellana, PhD student in Modesto Orozco's lab at IRB Barcelona and part of the IRB-BSC joint programme is featured in a video made by the Barcelona Supercomuting Center to explain the impact of supercomputers on science and on daily life.

Laura is the first scientist to...

13 Jan 2014

The Spanish television channel “La 2” broadcasted a programme funded by the Botín Foundation about several of the projects it supports, among them two "Mind the Gap" technology transfer projects belonging to IRB Barcelona. Eduard Batlle and Elena Sancho talk about "Colostage" and Modesto Orozco about "Nostrum Drug Discovery".

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5 March 2013
The Botín Foundation announces support for two IRB Barcelona business projects

12 Nov 2013

Salvador Aznar-Benitah, Angel R. Nebreda, Modesto Orozco, and Manuel Palacín are beneficiaries of funds raised in the 2012 “Marató” destined to fight cancer.

The IRB Barcelona projects—one individual and three coordinated—are to receive approx. 1.2 M€.

Having raised more than 11 M€, “La Fundació” will financially support 47 projects carried out by 79 researchers over the next three years.

6 Nov 2013

The “Diario Médico” talked to IRB Barcelona researcher Modesto Orozco about advance in computational simulation during the Barcelona Biomed Conference, held in the IEC and supported by the BBVA Foundation.

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30 Oct 2013

Meeting of international experts in biosimulation in the 22nd Barcelona Biomed Conference, organized by IRB Barcelona and the BBVA Foundation.

Advances and applications in chemistry and computational biology have been awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

18 Sep 2013

Exascale computation, to be available as of 2020, will achieve a rate of one trillion calculations per second, making it 1000 times faster than today’s most powerful supercomputers.

This will lead to a wealth of benefits for science and economy: it will allow scientists to read, process and better understand the genome, produce drugs more cheaply, and create computer simulations of entire organisms, including humans, which will provide an important boost to personalized medicine.

On 18-20 September, experts from the US, Canada, Germany, Switzerland, the UK, Germany and Spain will meet at Barcelona’s Cosmocaixa to discuss the current state and expectations of high-throughput supercomputing, and its impact on European research and industry.

<p>Different views of a DNA molecule ©3DMaps/IRB Barcelona/BSC-CNS</p>
13 Jun 2013

Researchers with the joint programme Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona)- Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) on Computational Biology, together with scientists at Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG) have discovered a hidden DNA structural code that provides novel insights on gene expression. The results are available in the electronic version of ...

12 Apr 2013

The supplement "El Cultural" of the newspaper "El Mundo" publishes an interview with researcher Modesto Orozco about supercomputation and the capacity to simulate biological processes. Orozco goes over some of the projects that his "Molecular Modelling and Bioinformatics" lab is working on, such as "Nostrum Drug Discovery", which is funded by the Botín...

7 Apr 2013

The newspaper “El Periódico de Catalunya” devotes an extensive article to the two flagship projects on the human brain launched almost simultaneously by the United States and Europe. IRB Barcelona researcher Modesto Orozco talks about the European “Human Brain” Project in which he is involved.

Read the article in "El Periódico de Catalunya" (PDF in Catalan, PDF in Spanish)

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<p>Diagram of the protein unfolding in presence of urea. Author: M Candotti © IRB Barcelona</p>
26 Mar 2013

IRB Barcelona scientists pave the way towards describing the conformation of proteins that do not have a defined structure

Structural and theoretical techniques are combined to develop new methodologies for the analysis of proteins