See you soon, Computational Oncogenomics lab!

Núria López-Bigas started her lab on Computational Oncogenomics at the GRIB, within the PRBB, ten years ago. After a very successful decade, we are sad to see her leaving. We wish her all the best in her lab’s new adventure, and we hope the very fruitful interactions she has started with the different groups at the park will continue to prosper. In her last post on her blog, Núria says thanks to the GRIB, the UPF, the PRBB community and the PRBB Intervals programme… We want to say, thanks to you Núria, for the great research you have done and for … Continue reading See you soon, Computational Oncogenomics lab!

First in Europe: one of the most precise Mass Spectrometers in the world

A couple of months ago, the CRG-UPF Proteomics Unit at the PRBB – run by the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) and the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) – announced the installation of one of the most precise mass spectrometers in the world, marketed as Orbitrap Fusion Lumos, becoming the first place in Europe and the third in the world to have this tribrid instrument. You can read more about this innovative mass spectrometer – which can achieve simultaneous analysis and quantification of more than 10,000 proteins from ten different samples in a single day! – in a post entitled “The CRG Becomes the First European Centre to Have One … Continue reading First in Europe: one of the most precise Mass Spectrometers in the world

Share your #passion4science!

Do you love science? Do you remember what made you decide to become a researcher? Was it a person you met, a movie you watched, a book you read, anything special that happened to you as a child? Were you 16, or 12? 8? 4? Whatever it was that sparked your passion for science, share it with us – your story may inspire young people to start their path in this exciting career! At the PRBB we are organising “BioJúnior” for next April 17 – an event aimed at young students who are about to embark on their career journey. We … Continue reading Share your #passion4science!

Sydney Brenner receives honorary degree from the UPF

Sydney Brenner has been many things in life. The son of Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe in South Africa; a bright student who then became a tireless scientist; one of the first people to see the double helix model for the DNA from Watson and Crick; a Nobel laureate and recipient of many more awards. To this list, he can now add the title of the first scientists to become a doctor ‘honoris causa’ by the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF). It was an honour to have Prof. Brenner at the PRBB, where the ceremony took place last April 3rd. After signing the … Continue reading Sydney Brenner receives honorary degree from the UPF

The PRBB consolidates its internationalization

Take a look at the new issue of Ellipse, the monthly bilingual publication of the PRBB. We have now reached 50 editions!!!! Check out how the demography of the PRBB has changed over the last 5 years, to reach 50 different nationalities amongst our 1,345 residents. Actually, currently 41% of the researchers at the park are non-Spanish! How does the biological clock controls skin stem cell activation? And did you know the ‘out-of-Africa’ route was through Arabia, and not Egypt? CRG researchers show how it is possible to predict the phenotype from individual genomes; an international group of scientists ask … Continue reading The PRBB consolidates its internationalization

New animal models for biomedical and biotechnology research: The zebrafish

Juan Martín-Caballero at the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park animal facilities – Photo: © Diario Médico The zebrafish (Danio rerio) is frequently used in drug discovery and key aspects of developmental biology. Mostly because of its quick development time (its organs are fully formed after just 48 hours) and transparent embryos. Above all, in research into regenerative medicine, because the fish is able to regenerate part of its caudal fin or, even, more than half of its heart. One of the main lines of research carried out with this animal model is that to discover the genes involved in regenerative processes. … Continue reading New animal models for biomedical and biotechnology research: The zebrafish