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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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10th EADV Dermatological Meeting in Ticino on November 29, 2018
In addition to the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the EADV in 2017, we are also delighted to reach another milestone in 2018 - one decade from the first... Read more
Federica Sallusto President Elect of the European Federation of Immunological Societies
Prof. Federica Sallusto has been elected to the Office of President Elect of the European Federation of Immunological Societies (EFIS). Federica Sallusto will formally... Read more
New study from the Uguccioni’s lab revealing the activity of the CXCL12/HMGB1 heterocomplex in sustaining inflammation in Rheumatoid Arthritis
The group of Dr. Uguccioni has revealed the mechanism by which an heterocomplex formed between the chemokine CXCL12 and the alarmin HMGB1, which was discovered in the... Read more
The Good, the Bad and the Neuroprotective – from IRB a computer-designed antibody to cure prions
Prion diseases affect the brain, causing neurodegenerative problems that always lead to death. They attracted attention in the late 90s due to the “Mad Cow” scare. Today... Read more
IRB collaborates with CERBIOS on developing antibodies targeted at Leukemia Cells
The Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB-USI, Bellinzona, www.irb.usi.ch) and Cerbios-Pharma SA (Bargengo, Lugano), a company active in developing and producing... Read more