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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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Pfizer Prize 2020, awards for IRB and IOR researchers in neurology and oncology
The awards for the 29th Pfizer Prize for Research were given on Thursday, February 6, 2020 in Zurich. Among the winners were Daniela Latorre, former researcher at the... Read more
IRB researcher is the recipient of the Friedrich Miescher Award 2020 in biochemistry
Professor Greta Guarda, Group leader at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB, affiliated to Università della Svizzera italiana, USI), is the recipient of the... Read more
New paper from the Molinari lab
In a recent paper published in DNA and Cell Biology, the group of Maurizio Molinari from the IRB demonstrated that misfolded proteins passing ER quality control are... Read more
A collaborative project supported by the SNSF and the DFG to study the role of RNA-binding proteins in the immune system
A collaborative Swiss-German project between the IRB laboratory of Dr. Silvia Monticelli and the lab of Prof. Vigo Heissmeyer (Ludwig Maximilian University and Helmholtz... Read more
A Chair in honour of Prof. Giorgio Noseda, first President of the IRB and Honorary President of the IRB Foundation
The University of Zurich has decided to establish, as of 2020, the «Giorgio Noseda Chair for the epidemiology and treatment of cancer». For the first time in Switzerland... Read more



Immunotherapy for Infectious Diseases Conference 2020