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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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New paper on how epigenetic modifications restrain inflammatory responses published in PNAS
This work was performed by Cristina Leoni, Sara Montagner et al. in the lab of Silvia Monticelli – watch the movie by Cristina explaining her paper in four minutes,... Read more / Link
IRB study awarded with a Pfizer Research Foundation Prize
At the 26th Pfizer Research Prize Foundation awards ceremony, held in Zurich on the evening of January 26th, three researchers from the Institute of Research in... Read more
Prof. Petr Cejka received the 2017 Friedrich Miescher Award
The LS2 section for Molecular and Cellular Biosciences, formerly the Swiss Society for Molecular and Cellular Biosciences, has the honor to continue to present the... Read more / Link
New paper on the defect in migration of CCR6+ lymphocytes in HIV-1+ patients, and its correlation with a state of chronic immune activation
The work published in the Journal of Immunology on November 28th  by Valentina Cecchinato et al. in the group of Mariagrazia Uguccioni, is the results of a collaboration... Read more
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

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