Results about: bacteria

“La Marató” awards funds for a project aiming to design an alternative molecule for the treatment of infections

The project presented by Ernest Giralt (IRB Barcelona) and Jordi Vila (ISGLOBAL) has been awarded € 260,000.

Of the 214 projects that applied for funding, 36 were selected on the basis of the evaluation of 103 scientists.

This is the third time that the IRB Barcelona researcher has received funding from “La Marató”.

The depths of the ocean and gut flora unravel the mystery of microbial genes

An international team led by computational biologist Fran Supek at IRB Barcelona develop a machine learning method to predict unknown gene functions of microbes.

The system examines and compares ‘big data’ available on the metagenomes of human and environmental microbiomes.

Researchers identify the component that allows a lethal type of bacteria to spread resistance to antibiotics

Scientists at IRB Barcelona identify a key component of the machinery that allows Staphylococcus aureus to transfer genes that confer antibiotic resistance. 

Infection by antibiotic-resistant S. aureus is a serious threat in hospitals worldwide.

Halting the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria is one of the strategies available to tackle hospital infections.

Getting wired for innovation

Meritxell Teixidó and Núria Bayó, researchers at IRB Barcelona, have completed the first stage of the LLAVOR (seed) Programme aimed to support innovation

The researchers recommend the experience “for 99% of scientists”