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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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03.12.2019
New paper from the González lab
The trachea contains different types of immune cells that protect the respiratory tract from the invasion of pathogens. In a paper published this week in the European... Read more
21.11.2019
New Tool to Characterize the Dynamic Behaviour of Immune Cells
To analyse the complex dynamics of immune cells in response to an insult, an interdisciplinary effort is required. In a paper published this week in the journal... Read more
11.11.2019
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
31.10.2019
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
03.10.2019
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

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