Molecular Modelling and Bioinformatics news

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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<p>The Botín Foundation supports the tech transfer through the "Mind the Gap" programme</p>
5 Mar 2013

• The “Mind the Gap” programme selects Eduard Batlle and Elena Sancho to develop a diagnostic kit for patients at risk for metastasis, and Modesto Orozco to create a drug design platform.

• The IRB Barcelona projects, two of the three chosen by the Foundation, will receive one million euros of funding as well as management, coordination and consulting support for two years.

• An international committee of experts in investment strategies for biotechnology and biomedicine praise the high potential for innovation and viability of the projects.

10 Feb 2013

"We can find out what makes us human at the molecular level", says IRB Barcelona scientist Modesto Orozco in an article in the newspaper ARA devoted to the "Human Brain" project, an initiative that has recently received Eurpean funding of approximately 500 million euros. IRB Barcelona and the Barcelona Supercomputing Center are the Catalan organizations involved in...

29 Jan 2013

"El Periódico de Catalunya", as well as many other media, devotes an extensive report to two projects approved by the European Commission's FET-Flagships call, namely Graphene and the Human Brain. The report includes statements by Modesto Orozco, IRB Barcelona researcher, who, together with scientists at the BSC, UB and UPF, will be involved in simulating the human brain.

Read the news in El Periódico de Catalunya (PDF in Catalan)

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<p>Simulation of a single neuron ©EPFL/Blue Brain Project</p>
28 Jan 2013

This morning the EU has announced the two winning projects of the call “Future and Emerging Technologies- Flagship”. Europe will invest 500 million euros in each of these projects over 10 years.

The objective of the Human Brain Project is to apply supercomputation to simulate the complexity of the human brain.