Noticias Alumni & Community

<p>Eva Novoa's mother receives the Young Researchers Award in her name</p>
21 Jul 2016

Eva Novoa was one of the first students to complete a PhD in as part of the ”la Caixa”/IRB Barcelona International PhD Programme in Biomedicine. She was a PhD student at IRB Barcelona between 2008 and 2012. Six months ago, she moved to Sydney, Australia to join the Garvan Institute of Medical Research as a Senior Research Officer. She just received the Young Research Award from the Catalan Society for Biology.

<p>Protein Androgen Receptor forms aggregatesthat damage muscle and motor neuron cells in Kennedy's Disease (B. Eftekharzadeh, IRB Barcelona)</p>
10 Jun 2016

La enfermedad de Kennedy genera atrofia progresiva de los músculos, afecta sólo a los hombres y se manifiesta entre los 40 y 50 años. No tiene ningún tratamiento específico.

Las células musculares y las neuronas motoras se mueren con el paso de los años porque acumulan dentro una proteína que los afectados tienen mutada.

Los investigadores del IRB Barcelona descubren que la proteína lleva incorporado un mecanismo que demora los efectos perniciosos de la mutación.

<p>Patricia Nadal was one of the people who took part in the IRB Barcelona's 10th anniversary video in 2015.</p>
27 May 2016

“I like new challenges, I like facing changes. I am not afraid to embark on a new adventure”. Academic Coordinator Patricia Nadal (Valencia, 1984) said these words in May when she left IRB Barcelona to become Programme Manager at the ”la Caixa” Foundation. After a little over six years at the Institute, she has moved on to run the international PhD Programme (INPhINIT) that the Foundation—an established partner of many activities launched by IRB Barcelona—is currently setting up. A specialist in Human Resources and Tourism, Patricia also combined her career at IRB Barcelona with postgraduate training in Human Resources and Management, a qualification she obtained in 2016.

At the...

27 May 2016

How well does IRB Barcelona fare in addressing its employees' expectations when it comes to gender equality, inclusion and diversity? To answer this crucial question, a working group has been set up at the Institute. Its goal is to pave the way for the implementation of gender equality and diversity procedures and policies for all employees.

Histopathology Core Facility Manager Neus Prats is leading this working group. The group will soon give way to a proper Equality and Diversity Committee that will include members representing all IRB Barcelona's communities. The group currently includes Head of...

<p>Fayna García is an expert in cancer vaccine research</p>
11 Mar 2016

Fayna García (Las Palmas, 1979) did her doctoral thesis on the synthesis of peptides of biomedical interest at IRB Barcelona under the supervision of Fernando Albericio. Having finished her PhD in 2007, she is one of the first female doctoral students and alumni of the Institute. In 2008, she applied for an academic position at the Hokkaido University (HU) School of Life Sciences that was offered exclusively to female scientists. She would be later appointed Assistant Professor at the same University, a position that she still holds today. At the same time, she...

<p>Helena on the day of the discussion of her thesis in 2014</p>
11 Mar 2016

After more than 6 years, Helena González (Salamanca, 1983) has left IRB Barcelona to pursue her dream of communicating science. Thanks to Big Van: Científicos Sobre Ruedas, the company she created together with her colleagues from the first Spanish edition of FameLab, she will be working on two European projects within Science With and For Society, a call under the Horizon2020 framework. The two EU projects she is now involved in aim to bring science into secondary school classrooms using drama-based activities...

<p>David Vilchez, winner of the "IRB Barcelona Alumni Award of Excellence" (M.Minocri, IRB Barcelona)</p>
29 Ene 2016

David Vilchez hizo su doctorado en el IRB Barcelona ​​y desde 2013 dirige un laboratorio en Alemania, donde ha obtenido una prestigiosa ERC Starting Grant.

<p>Laura Nevola</p>
27 Ene 2016

After seven intense years in Ernest Giralt’s lab, Laura Nevola (Benevento, Italy, 1980) is ready to undertake a new challenge in her career. “It’s time to fly on my own,” she says.