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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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A Swiss team discovers new antibodies that nip malaria in the bud
BELLINZONA and BASEL (Switzerland) – A Swiss team of researchers from the Institute for Research in Biomedicine, affiliated to the Università della Svizzera italiana,... Read more
New paper by the Molinari Lab
The endoplasmic reticulum (ER) is an intracellular organelle that produces all proteins destined to the cell surface, to the extracellular environments and to the... Read more
Dr. Cristina Leoni awarded the Best PhD Thesis for the year 2017 from the University of Bern
On occasion of the «GCB Symposium 2018», held on February 01, 2018, at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Department of Physiology, University of Bern... Read more
2018 Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine to Prof. Antonio Lanzavecchia
The 2018 Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine is awarded to the immunologist ANTONIO LANZAVECCHIA, Director of the Institute for Research in Biomedicine and Professor at the... Read more
A new paper from the Cejka lab published in Genes & Development
A paper published today in the journal of Genes & Development describes how cells repair broken DNA. DNA of all living organisms is prone to breakage, and a failure... Read more

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