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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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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
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
Federica Sallusto appointed Full Professor of Medical Immunology at the ETHZ
Dr. Federica Sallusto, currently Director of the Center of Medical Immunology and Head of the Cellular Immunology Laboratory at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine... Read more
New paper by the Cavalli Lab published in Structure
The dynamic basis for signal propagation in human Pin1-WW. Understanding how information transfers through large molecular assemblies is an important topic in modern... Read more / Link
NIH invests $23 million into a comprehensive HIV vaccine project : the IRB is among the grantees
The IRB is part of an international team established by the Texas Biomedical Research Institute to develop multi-layered HIV defense strategy. Texas Biomedical Research... Read more

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