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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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21.07.2016
NIH invests $23 million into a comprehensive HIV vaccine project : the IRB is among the grantees
The IRB is part of an international team established by the Texas Biomedical Research Institute to develop multi-layered HIV defense strategy. Texas Biomedical Research... Read more
21.07.2016
Influenza A: new study presents groundbreaking pre-clinical work in developing immune therapy
A research article published by reknowned scientific journal Cell presents pre-clinical work to develop a promising new antibody, MEDI8852, as a potential therapy to... Read more
14.07.2016
Zika virus: antibodies identified with therapeutic and diagnostic potential
A team of researchers from the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB, USI Università della Svizzera italiana) and the Swiss biotech company Humabs BioMed SA has... Read more
06.06.2016
Cellular receptors for human cytomegalovirus discovered
A publication in the scientific journal Nature Microbiology identifies PDGFRα as the receptor for the trimeric gHgLgO complex of Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV). The study... Read more
05.05.2016
Prof. Antonio Lanzavecchia elected member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences
On May 3, 2016, Antonio Lanzavecchia has been elected, member of the U. S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the most significant and highest honors given to... Read more

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