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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 by the Varani lab on a double antibody to defeat Zika virus
The prestigious scientific journal Cell today published a study resulting from a collaboration between the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB) affiliated to... Read more / Link
New paper by the Lanzavecchia Lab on antibody engineering by nature
A publication in the renowned scientific journal Nature describes two new types of non-conventional antibodies that are frequently produced by malaria-exposed... Read more
New paper by the Varani Lab
The human immune system is trained to recognize and attack foreign pathogens such as viruses or bacteria but it often fails to recognize cancer cells. In recent years,... Read more
New paper by the Thelen Lab
The paper published in the journal Oncotarget unveils an important role of the atypical chemokine receptor ACKR3 in tissue infiltration of diffuse large B cell lymphoma... Read more / Link
Prof. Antonio Lanzavecchia receives the 2017 Robert Koch Award
The Robert Koch Foundation is jointly awarding the 2017 Robert Koch Award to Professors Antonio Lanzavecchia and Rafi Ahmed. The award recognizes the two immunologists’... Read more

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