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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 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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New paper from the Grassi lab: a regulated intestinal immune response against Lactobacillus is important for metabolic homeostasis of the organism
Our gastrointestinal tract is colonized by bacteria at birth, and, thereafter, a mutualistic interaction with the evolving microbiota is established. The microbiota... Read more
Davide Robbiani appointed future Director of the IRB
The Foundation Council of the Institute for Research in Biomedicine and the University Council of Università della Svizzera italiana have appointed Prof. Davide Robbiani... Read more
Federica Sallusto awarded with the “I numeri uno” Prize
The “I numeri uno” prize of the Camera di commercio italiana in Switzerland has been awarded to the Arch. Mario Botta, to Prof. Federica Sallusto of the IRB affiliated... Read more
New paper from the Molinari Lab
Maurizio Molinari (IRB), Lawrence Wrabetz (Hunter James Kelly Research Institute, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, USA) and Maurizio D’Antonio (San Raffaele... Read more
New paper from the Guarda Lab
The phosphatase Shp-2 has been suggested to regulate signaling downstream of NK cell inhibitory receptors, which are essential to calibrate NK cell responsiveness;... Read more