News and events


BIB presents the Companies Catalogue 2021

Bioinformatics Barcelona (BIB) presents the 2021 edition of its Companies Catalogue. Made in collaboration with all BIB member companies, the catalogue aims to jointly show the range of business activities and services offered by all these companies that are part of the institution.

IMIDomics joins the Bioinformatics Barcelona ecosystem

Bioinformatics Barcelona adds a new member to its ecosystem: IMIDomics IMIDomics is a biotechnological company identifying more specific and more efficacious drugs for patients suffering from immune-mediated inflammatory diseases (IMIDs).

CRAG researchers develop an algorithm to measure fruit morphology

Researchers from the Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG), BIB MEMBER, have developed an automatized and cost-effective computing method to evaluate fruit shape and colour that will contribute to increasing agriculture efficiency.

ALBA offers internships for university students

ALBA SYNCHROTRON, Bioinformatics Barcelona (BIB) member, is offering internships on Bioinformatics for the academic year 21-22 in different branches of the facilities.

Apply for Dual Vocational Training grants

A total of four CFGS students in Web Application Design - Bioinformatics Profile who do their internships in Dual format in public or public-biomedical research centers can apply for SANEC Program grants.

RNAseq Grant Programme

Sequentia, BIB' Member, launch an RNAseq Grant Programme, in the frame of AIR. The call, open up to 15th April, enhance the participation of Researchers to submit their project to access AIR and analyze their data with the Sequentia RNAseq cloud software.

Dreamgenics joins Bioinformatics Barcelona ecosystem

New BIB's Member: Welcome to Dreamgenics to the Bioinformatics Barcelona (BIB) ecosystem. BIB enlarges its varied ecosystem with a new partner: Dreamgenics, a company that develops its activity in the field of omics technologies and bioinformatics.

Successful HumanITCare Webinar: New Era of Digital Health

HumanITcare in collaboration with eit Health, Ferrer and Hospital Clínic launched this past January 27th the webinar: New Era of Digital Health in which it confirmed that now the present of health is digital.

BIB and The Bankia Foundation renovate SANEC-BIB Program

In the framework of the Professional Training in Web Application Development (Bioinformatics profile, DAW-BIO), Bioinformatics Barcelona (BIB) and The Bankia Foundation have renewed the agreement for the continuation of the SANEC-BIB Program in the period 2021-2022.

The FDA joined the Xavier AI World Team

The FDA, the US agency responsible for protecting the public health by ensuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, has joined the Collaborative Community "Xavier AI World Team.

BIB invited at the AI World Team

Josep Lluis Arcos (IIIA-CSIC), representative of the BIB at the AI World Team. The AI World Team is a collaborative community led by Xavier University, devoted to advancing the responsible use of artificial intelligence

COVID-19: EU Extraordinary Collaboration Call

The EU research project IMI-EHDEN (European Health Data & Evidence Network) launches a call for hospitals and institutions holding available clinical data on the COVID-19 pandemic

New biocompatible nanoparticles for breast cancer therapy

A research team has studied the efficacy of new CHO/PA polymeric nanoparticles for the sustained delivery of a drug used in breast cancer therapy. Some of the experiments have been carried out in the NCD-SWEET beamline at ALBA.

The avocado genome informs deep angiosperm phylogeny

Avocados, the green gold in worldwide agriculture. The avocado genome has been sequenced by an international team in which the researchers Julio Rozas and Alejandro Sáncez-Gracia, from the Faculty of Biology and the Biodiversity Research Institute of the

Computational method increases design efficiency of protein-based drugs

Researchers from the Institute of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (IBB), in collaboration with scientists from the University of Warsaw recently presented an important update to their AGGRESCAN 3D computational method, focused on facilitating and reducing the cost of developing new generation protein-based drugs, diminishing their propensity to form aggregates and keeping them stable and active for a longer period of time.

First stable simulations of DNA crystals

A research team has presented the first stable simulations of DNA crystals, according to a study published in the journal Chem -part of the publisher Cell- and led by Modesto Orozco, Professor from the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biomedicine

Ready, set, go for crossing the barrier!

Researchers at the CRG, GRIB (UPF-IMIM) and Helmholtz Center have discovered a new mechanism controlling the expression of a set of genes important for cell proliferation and tumour progression.

A new therapy proves effective against brain metastasis

A study published in Nature Medicine by a team led by researchers at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), with the participation of Mind the Byte, shows that the administration of silibinin in patients with brain metastasis reduces lesions without causing any adverse effects.

Minimalist Biostructures Designed to Create Nanomaterials

Researchers of the Institute of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (IBB-UAB) have achieved to generate 4 peptides -molecules smaller than proteins - capable of self-assembling in a controlled manner to form nanomaterials.

Bioinformatics firm Mind the Byte acquires Intelligent Pharma

The deal enables Mind the Byte, a pioneer in developing cloud technologies for computational drug design, to secure its leadership on the Spanish market and furthers its plans to become one of the key companies in the industry in Europe

Mind the Byte and Prosilico sign a strategic partnership agreement

Together, the two companies will provide a broad portfolio of in silico models covering most aspects of virtual drug discovery and development. Prosilico software will now be included in Mind the Byte's SaaS platform and both firms will promote each other's technologies.

Genomics prepares to jump to three dimensions

20 world leaders in 3D genomics will meet today until Wednesday in Barcelona at the Barcelona BioMed Conference organized by IRB Barcelona and the BBVA Foundation.

Open innovation improving drug safety evaluation

The Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute (IMIM) and the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) have just published a comment in the prestigious journal Nature Reviews Drug Discovery where they explain the excellent results from eTOX, a project that has facilitated a new model for collaboration among pharmaceutical companies, as well as between these and academia, where data and knowledge are shared for the purposes of improving the toxicological evaluation of drugs.

Graduation of the first class promotion in the Web Application Development training cycle, adapted to the Bioinformatics profile

Nine students from the Institut Provençana in L'Hospitalet de Llobregat and two from the Gimbernat Formació center in Sant Cugat del Vallès have graduated The aim of the trainig is to form computer technicians with knowledge in life sciences that will enable them to understand the basic concepts and the most common bioinformatics tools used in the sector ​The award ceremony took place on Thursday 14 September for the first promotion of graduates of the cicle de grau superior de Desenvolupament d'Aplicacions Web, adaptat al perfil professional de Bioinformàtica.

40 Million EUR european project for new drug safety assessment and integrative data analysis research

The five-year project eTRANSAFE: Enhancing Translational Safety Assessment through Integrative Knowledge Management, aims to develop an advanced data integration infrastructure together with innovative computational methods to improve the security in drug development process and is funded by the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI 2) together with the pharmaceutical industry.

Èxit del Workshop sobre Bioinformàtica per a enginyers

L'Auditori Pompeu Fabra de la seu dels Enginyers Industrials Catalunya ha acollit el dimarts 11 de juliol un workshop gratuït organitzat per l'Associació Bioinformatics Barcelona (BIB) i el Col·legi Oficial d'Enginyeria en Informàtica de Catalunya (COEINF).

Researchers describe the complete epigenomes of the most frequent tumours

A team of researchers led by the lecturer Manel Esteller, ICREA researcher in the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL) and the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of the University of Barcelona, have characterized the complete epigenomes of the most common tumours, among which are the ones from colon cancer, lung cancer and breast cancer.

VET in bioinformatics, a good way to attract young talent

Vocational Education and Training (commonly known as VET) in bioinformatics is sure to be a way for many young people to enter the job market and a good gateway to companies in the healthcare and life sciences sector looking to add junior technicians to their teams, not just PhDs.

Genetic signature of natural selection in first Americans

When 18,000 years ago humans entered America through the Bering Strait they found a totally different climate and food. A recent study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA (PNAS) shows that this migration left traces in the genome of Native Americans, descendants of those early settlers.

The fundamental causes of human ageing explained

Natural selection favours fragile and unhealthy old age if it is due to mutations that are beneficial during childhood. As of 40-50 years of age, natural selection is blind because we have already passed on our genes, whether beneficial or not, to our descendants.

Key genes for disease

Scientists at the IBE find common features in genes associated with diseases. The study, published in the journal Human Molecular Genetics, suggests a degree of biological importance in the genome depending on the linkage of genes to disease

Enrolment opened for the Graduate Diploma in Big Data Processing for Life Sciences

Enrolment is open for the Graduate Diploma in Big Data Processing for Life Sciences offered by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. This new programme will begin on 17 February and is offered in collaboration with several institutions, such as Fundació i2cat, Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, IDIAP Jordi Gol, Consorci Hospitalari Parc Taulí and the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG).

Sequentia Biotech launches Gaia, the first intuitive metagenomics SAAS tool

Sequentia Biotech, based at the Barcelona Science Park, recently developed Gaia, an online bioinformatics tool able to manage and analyze metagenomic data from any microbial community (bacteria, viruses and eukaryotes) generated by Next Generation Sequencing technologies (NGS) applied to human, animal and plant genetics.

Es constitueix l’Associació Bioinformatics Barcelona - BIB

L'associació BIB compta amb 25 entitats membres entre universitats, centres de recerca, instituts de recerca hospitalària, grans infraestructures científiques, empreses i altres institucions, a més de 23 entitats en procés d'incorporació.