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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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20.05.2020
The IRB at the forefront of the COVID serological tests in Ticino - first results
The Institute for Biomedicine Research (IRB, affiliated to the USI) and Humabs BioMed (a subsidiary of Vir Biotechnology) joint their forces and expertise to test in the... Read more
07.05.2020
New paper from Cejka's Lab
CtIP has emerged as one of the main factors that drives the processing of broken DNA into the homologous recombination pathway. CtIP achieves that by stimulating the... Read more
28.04.2020
Prof. Giorgio Noseda, Honorary President of the IRB Foundation, appointed honorary senator of the University of Zurich
On April 25, 2020, at the annual Dies academicus of the University of Zurich (UZH), Prof. Giorgio Noseda has been appointed honorary senator of the University in... Read more
03.04.2020
New paper from Cejka's Lab : CtIP promotes DNA break repair
When DNA breaks, cells need to join the broken DNA pieces in an accurate way to prevent mutations. Cells utilize the so-called homologous recombination pathway to... Read more
16.03.2020
A molecular network to balance inflammatory programs in immune cells
A research team led by the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB) in Bellinzona, affiliated to the Università della Svizzera italiana, has identified a molecular... Read more