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.
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
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
Università della Svizzera italiana and
Institute for Research in Biomedicine
for the position of
Director of the IRB