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Institute for Research in Biomedicine
Istituto di Ricerca in Biomedicina

Via Vincenzo Vela 6 - CH-6500 Bellinzona
Tel. +41 91 820 0300 - Fax +41 91 820 0302 - info [at] irb [dot] usi [dot] ch

The Institute for Research in Biomedicine was founded in 2000 with the clear and ambitious goal of advancing the study of human immunology, with particular emphasis on the mechanisms of host defense.

The IRB benefits from a wide international network of collaborations.

In addition, the IRB provides teaching and training programs for graduate students from Swiss and foreign Universities.

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Dr. Cristina Leoni awarded the Best PhD Thesis for the year 2017 from the University of Bern
On occasion of the «GCB Symposium 2018», held on February 01, 2018, at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Department of Physiology, University of Bern... Read more
2018 Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine to Prof. Antonio Lanzavecchia
The 2018 Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine is awarded to the immunologist ANTONIO LANZAVECCHIA, Director of the Institute for Research in Biomedicine and Professor at the... Read more
A new paper from the Cejka lab published in Genes & Development
A paper published today in the journal of Genes & Development describes how cells repair broken DNA. DNA of all living organisms is prone to breakage, and a failure... Read more
2017 Special Award from the City of Bellinzona to Prof. Giorgio Noseda
The 2017 special award from the City of Bellinzona was given to Prof. Giorgio Noseda for the many years dedicated to Ticino, its population and the City of Bellinzona in... Read more
Antonio Lanzavecchia receives the 2017 Sanofi-Institut Pasteur Award
Antonio Lanzavecchia, Director of the IRB and Professor at the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences of the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI), immunologist known for his... Read more

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