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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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Antonio Lanzavecchia receives the 2017 Sanofi-Institut Pasteur Award
Antonio Lanzavecchia, Director of the IRB and Professor at the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences of the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI), immunologist known for his... Read more
2017 Robert Koch Prize to Prof. Antonio Lanzavecchia
As previously announced, the 2017 Robert Koch Award was jointly attributed with prize money of 120,000 euros, to Professors Antonio Lanzavecchia, Institute for Research... Read more
Former IRB Group Leader, Prof. markus Manz, receives the 2017 Cloëtta Prize
The 2017 Cloëtta Prize was jointly awarded to Professors Markus G. Manz (University Hospital Zurich) and Denis Jabaudon (Neurocenter Geneva). The Professor Dr. Max... Read more
9th EADV Dermatological Meeting in Ticino - From the Bench to the Clinic
On Thursday, 26 October 2017, from 8:30 am until 5 pm, at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB) - Bellinzona, it will take place the 9th Dermatological meeting... Read more
Introductory Lecture by Prof. Federica Sallusto at ETH Zurich
Prof. Federica Sallusto, Director of the Center of Medical Immunology and Head of the Cellular Immunology Laboratory at IRB Institute for Research in Biomedicine (USI... Read more

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