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Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) (IRB Barcelona)
IRB Barcelona is a world-class research centre devoted to understanding fundamental questions about human health and disease. Founded in October 2005 by the Government of Catalonia and the University of Barcelona, it is located at the Barcelona Science Park and forms part of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology.
The Institute's missions include conducting multidisciplinary research of excellence at the interface between biology, chemistry and medicine, providing high-level training in the biomedical sciences to staff, students and visitors, driving innovation through technology transfer to the benefit of society, and actively participating in an open dialogue with the public.
Bioinformatics research focuses on the study of molecular recognition processes and in the field of structural bioinformatics. Main subjects addressed: structure of non-standard nucleic acids; dynamic properties of macromolecules; protein-ligand and protein-protein recognition; use of high-resolution 3D structures to reveal the molecular bases of how macromolecular complexes and cell networks operate.