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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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25.11.2016
IRB, associate member of the NCCR ‘RNA & Disease’
Silvia Monticelli was awarded a grant from the National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) ‘RNA & Disease’. The NCCR ‘RNA & Disease’ is a... Read more
11.11.2016
New paper on maintenance of organellar size and function published in Nature Cell Biology
A work published in the November issue of Nature Cell Biology by Fiorenza Fumagalli, Julia Noack, Timothy J. Bergmann et al. in the group of Maurizio Molinari identifies... Read more
09.11.2016
8th EADV Dermatological Meeting in Ticino - From the Bench to the Clinic
On Thursday, 1 December 2016 from 8:30 am until 5:00 pm, is taking place the 8th edition of the Scientific Meeting in Ticino promoted by the European Academy of... Read more
24.10.2016
IRB collaborates with EU-funded global research alliance to combat Zika
ZIKAlliance, a multinational and multi-disciplinary research consortium coordinated by the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (... Read more
13.10.2016
New paper on how the Dietary intake of arginine can enhance the immune response against cancer published in Cell
A study led by researchers from the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB) affiliated to the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI), shows that L-arginine, an... Read more

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