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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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19.06.2017
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
11.05.2017
New paper by the Cavalli Lab
Cytochromes P450 (CYP450s), in particular, CYP19A1 and CYP17A1, are key clinical targets of breast and prostate anticancer therapies, critical players in drug... Read more / Link
04.04.2017
Discovery of a new vaccine against RSV virus in the cattle, with possible implications for the development of such a vaccine in humans
The Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB) and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID, USA), together with the Pirbright Institute (UK)... Read more
24.03.2017
New paper by the Cejka Lab
The laboratory of Prof. Cejka studies how cells repair damaged or broken DNA. DNA can break as a result of exposure to radiation, chemicals or errors during natural... Read more
21.03.2017
New paper by the Grassi Lab on a regulatory circuit in the gut, which controls immune system response to commensals to promote a beneficial ecosystem for host metabolic homeostasis
The intestine of mammals is colonized by trillions of commensal bacteria. These bacteria contribute to the metabolic balance of the organism, for example by influencing... Read more

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