Results about: bioinformatics

IRB Barcelona participates in the Bioinformatics Barcelona (BIB) Association

BIB includes 25 organisations, among these universities, research centres, hospitals, large scientific facilities, companies, and others, in addition to 23 organisations that are currently in the process of joining.

The first governing board is formed by the chair Dr. Ana Ripoll (UAB), secretary Dr. Arcadi Navarro (UPF), and treasurer Dr. Alfons Nonell (Mind the Byte).

This association seeks to engage all the member organisations in initiatives and dynamic collaborations in advanced research, knowledge transfer, and training, in order to position Barcelona and Catalonia as an international reference in bioinformatics.

BIB will tackle the challenge of big data in the field of health science and agro-food sectors, such as for personalised medicine and precision agriculture.

The first of BIS’s initiatives has been the design of pioneering studies in Spain: the technical training of information technology technicians with an orientation for bioinformatics, which will be launched in 2015-16, and the first interuniversity degree in bioinformatics in the Catalan university system, expected to start in 2016-17.

Spain to become a full member of ELIXIR, the European infrastructure for bioinformatics

ELIXIR coordinates the storage, access and development of the software needed to understand biological data

Six institutions coordinated through the INB, whose central node is hosted at the CNIO, will participate in the European infrastructure 

IRB launches Maths4Life to train biostatisticians

This initiate is aimed at young undergraduate students and graduates in statistics, mathematics, informatics, and bioinformatics interested in the biosciences.

Maths4Life involves tutored summer training placements in labs working in cancer, network biology, molecular modelling and biostatistics.

A step closer to putting together the vital puzzle of the bacteria Escherichia coli

E. coli is the best known model organism at the molecular level. It is used extensively for biotechnology production, and its infectious strains are of biomedical interest.

The article in Nature Biotecnology is a collaborative effort between biologists, biochemists and bioinformaticians at the Craig Venter Institute, the University of Virginia, and the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB).

The team of 18 researchers presents the first map of key interactions between the molecular components of the bacteria, and allow us to understand how its most intimate machinery works.

Three Severo Ochoa Centres of Excellence join efforts in computational biology

BSC, CRG, and IRB sign a collaboration agreement for five years that will promote Barcelona as a world leader in computational biology.

The goals of this joint programme are to retain the critical mass of researchers, to attract talent, and to boost computational biology.

The team includes ten well-known researchers headed by Modesto Orozco (IRB), Roderic Guigó (CRG), and David Torrents (BSC).