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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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Lysosomes eat the endoplasmic reticulum to recover from stress
Accumulation of damaged proteins, lipid and organelles compromises cell viability and is linked to human diseases, from cancer to neurodegeneration. These aberrant... Read more
With a new Artificial Intelligence method, humans and machines can analyse complex biomedical data
An interdisciplinary team of researchers from the institute of Computational Sciences (ICS) and the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB), affiliated to USI have... Read more
11th EADV Dermatological Meeting in Ticino - 21 November 2019
It’s time to meet again in Bellinzona, city of magnificent castles and strategic crossroads of the alpine routes connecting the Latin and German worlds. What better... Read more
Multiple sclerosis therapy: scientists identify the Achilles’ heel of a therapeutic antibody and find a solution to avoid the problem
An international research team led by the Institute for Research in Biomedicine, affiliated to the Università della Svizzera italiana, has discovered why some patients... Read more
Identification of SIGN-R1 as responsible of influenza virus recognition
A team of researchers from the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB, affiliated to USI Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland) have discovered and... Read more