Results about: structural biology

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.

Structural biologists endorse the potential of their field to extract quality information from “big data”

International experts in structural biology, such as Nobel laureate Ada E. Yonath, and in massive genomic analysis, such as the bioinformatician Chris Sander—one of the fathers of biocomputation—, are gathering in Barcelona this week with the aim to identify synergies and throw light on the jumble of massive biological data currently available.

The Barcelona Biomed Conference organised by IRB Barcelona and the BBVA Foundation will be held from today 28 to 30 November at the Institut d’Estudis Catalans.

This afternoon, there will be an open debate on “Women in science”, chaired by Ada E. Yonath.

Maria Macias: “Structural biologists are as meticulous as watchmakers”

The third video of IRB Barcelona’s series “Meet Our Scientists” is devoted to ICREA researcher Maria Macias, who describes her field as “exciting and understandable”.

Her research focuses on determining protein structures that have the potential to improve drug development