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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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Prof. Antonio Lanzavecchia elected member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences
On May 3, 2016, Antonio Lanzavecchia has been elected, member of the U. S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the most significant and highest honors given to... Read more
New publication on epigenetic regulation of gene expression by the lab of Silvia Monticelli
A new article published in Cell Reports describes how an enzyme involved in regulating DNA demethylation processes impacts differentiation and proliferation of mast... Read more / Link
Protective human-derived antibody against Ebola successfully isolated and characterized
The Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB), affiliated to the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI), and Humabs BioMed SA, a Swiss antibody therapeutics company... Read more
New paper by the Grassi Lab
Ectonucleotidase activity and immunosuppression in astrocyte-CD4 T cell bidirectional signaling / Link
New antibodies with an extra fragment overcome malaria parasite diversity
A publication in the renowned scientific journal Nature describes a new groundbreaking mechanism that generates super-antibodies that can broadly target malaria... Read more / Link

New IRB Headquarters
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