Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona)

A Severo Ochoa center since 2011

IRB Barcelona is a world-class research centre aimed at promoting multidisciplinary research of excellence in biomedicine, addressing fundamental biological questions to provide ground-breaking solutions to unmet medical needs. Within biomedicine, its research has a special focus on cancer, aging and metabolism. The collaborative approach promoted at IRB Barcelona has led to excellent scientific results and the transfer of technologies to society, that can lead to their implementation in clinical practice.

The Institute pursues outstanding research through the development of individual and collaborative, multidisciplinary, high-risk, high-reward projects. This strategy is complemented by the involvement of external partners, mainly clinical researchers, and ambitious institutional initiatives in the technological field.

Key Facts IRB Barcelona

180 Publications
91% in Q1, and 77%in D1 journals, during year 2021
7 ERC
Number of ongoing European Research Council grants (March 2022):
189 Projects
Participation in National and International research projects and networks, in year 2020
6 Spinoffs
Number of active spin-offs stemming from IRB Barcelona.
The Severo Ochoa - Maria de Maeztu brand should serve as a seal of quality to inspire philanthropy and support for science, with the guarantee that donations will be put to good use.
Francesc Posas
Director at IRB Barcelona