The Tomato Genome Consortium has sequenced and assembled the genomic DNA of this fruit species, specifically of a domesticated variety, Heinz 1706. Scientists from several European centres, including Modesto Orozco, David Torrents and Xavier Pastor, researchers from the joint programme between the the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC-CNS) and the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) have joined forces to obtain the sequence of this fruit belonging to the family Solanaceae. The sequence, as well as the results of its analysis, has just been published in the journal...
The 2011 edition of the ICREA Academia award, an initiative to foster excellence in research among teaching and research staff of state universities in Catalonia, has recognized the scientific career of Modesto Orozco, scientist at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), and...
A team of researchers at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) and the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) have managed for the first time to extract trustworthy structural information from a triple helix DNA in gas phase, that is to say in conditions in which DNA is practically in a vacuum. The study appears today in the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS), one of the journals with greatest impact in chemistry.
“Until now these special DNA structures were almost impossible to detect and it was not known whether they preserved structural memory in solution when they were evaporated. With this study we have characterized this structure and...
A news feature in El Periódico de Catalunya about the seven ERC Grants awarded to the scientists who are working in Catalan centres, with special attention to the three researchers at IRB Barcelona, Modesto Orozco, Angel R. Nebreda and Cayetano González.
Green light assigned to IRB Barcelona director Joan J. Guinovart in the “Traffic light” section of page 2 in the newspaper La Vanguardia. Further in the paper, a news page is devoted to the ERC Advanced Grants awarded to scientists working in Catalonia. Among them, IRB Barcelona researchers Cayetano González, Angel R. Nebreda and Modesto Orozco.
The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded three ERC Advanced Grants to the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), which account for 20% of the 15 grants awarded to centres in Spain, according to information provided by the European research organisation. Likewise, the ERC statistics for the 2011 call reveal that of the 2284 projects presented, 294 passed the screening process, which represents a success rate of 13%. Advanced Grants are the most competitive in Europe both in terms of funding and in terms of the reduced number of consolidated European researchers able to achieve one....
The research, published in the journal Nature Genetics,
has addressed the genome of 100 patients with leukaemia and identified
that more than 1000 genes are mutated in the development of this
This study is a significant step forward to achievement of the
objectives set out by the Spanish Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia Genome
Awarded by the European Research Council and providing funding of
around 2 and 3 million Euros over five years, ERC Advanced Grants are
given to a limited number of senior scientists.
The multidisciplinary project awarded within the category of
Physical Sciences and Engineering is specialized in chemistry and
computational biology, structural biology, biophysics, and
bioinformatics and will have direct applications in several fields of
biomedicine, such as the regulation of gene expression, and epigenetic