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About: IRBBarcelona

IRB Barcelona is an independent, non-profit research institution engaged in basic and applied biomedical science that aims to improve quality of life by applying advances in this field. IRB Barcelona was founded in October 2005 by the Government of Catalonia (Generalitat de Catalunya), the University of Barcelona (UB) and the Barcelona Science Park (Parc Científic de Barcelona). The Institute aims to promote multidisciplinary research of excellence at the interface between biology, chemistry and medicine, to foster collaborations with local organisations and international research institutes, to provide high-level training in the biomedical sciences to staff, students and visitors, to promote innovation and technology transfer, and to actively engage in an open dialogue with the public through a series of outreach and education activities. IRB Barcelona is located in the Barcelona Science Park, a centre in which first-class public research converges with the private sector in a stimulating, vanguard scientific environment.

Posts by IRBBarcelona:

Scientists disclose minute-by-minute details of the biological clock of skin stem cells

Posted by on October 14th, 2013

Researchers lead by Salvador Aznar Benitah describe in detail the cyclic activity of the genes in skin stem cells during the course of a day. The correct balance of the biological clock of stem cells affects their function, and its disruption causes aging and can lead to predisposition to skin cancer.   Our skin regenerates[…]

And in the beginning was histone 1

Posted by on September 30th, 2013

A team at IRB Barcelona identifies an essential protein for embryonic viability during the first cell divisions in the fly Drosophila. This protein, called dBigH1, which is a variant of histone 1, could also be associated with fertility issues.   A zygote is the first cell of a new individual that comes about as the[…]

PhD Positions at IRB Barcelona

Posted by on August 12th, 2013

Description: One key objective of IRB Barcelona is to train future scientific leaders in a competitive international and multidisciplinary scientific environment. IRB Barcelona focuses its efforts on developing the scientific careers of more than 130 PhD students. The advanced research training programme includes specific scientific and technology courses and seminars, lab management workshops, media training[…]