Molecular Modelling and Bioinformatics news

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

10 Mar 2013

The newspaper ARA echoes the news that the Botín Foundation has awarded prizes to two technological innovation projects at IRB Barcelona. Through its programme "Mind the Gap", this foundation will provide financial and logistical support to Colostage, a project headed by Eduard Batlle and Elena Sancho, and "Nostrum Drug Discovery"...

6 Mar 2013

Diario Médico devotes extensive coverage to the three business projects that will receive fuinancial and logiostical support from the Botín Foundation, two of which are headed by researchers at IRB Barcelona.

Modesto Orozco, IRB Barcelona researcher, spoke during the award presentation to explain that "right now scientists are experiencing uncertain times and that initiatives like this one are priceless. It is difficult for me to understand that science does not figure in the minds of the heavy investors of this country ", he said, criticizing the lack of resources dedicated to research in Spain and the lack of philanthropy.

"Nostrum Drug Delivery...

5 Mar 2013

Europa Press Television has produced a video about the presentation by the Botín Foundation, in Madrid, of three technology projects that will receive funding as part of the Mind the Gap Programme. Two of the three projects are headed by researchers at IRB Barcelona. The first, Colostage, will be undertaken by Eduard Batlle and Elena Sancho, and the second, Nostrum Drug Discovery, by Modesto Orozco.

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