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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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11.09.2019
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
29.07.2019
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
23.07.2019
Gain Therapeutics SA Announces Award Notification of a €1.4M Grant Support from Eurostars-2 together with the Institute for Research in Biomedicine and Neuro-Sys SAS after having scored 2nd among 325 Eligible Applications
Gain Therapeutics SA, a biotechnology company discovering and developing novel therapeutics to target lysosomal enzymes involved in inborn errors of metabolism and in... Read more
22.07.2019
New paper from the Cavalli and Uguccioni labs: Oxidation state dependent conformational changes of HMGB1 regulate the formation of the CXCL12/HMGB1 heterocomplex
High-mobility Group Box 1 (HMGB1) is an abundant protein present in all mammalian cells and involved in several processes. During inflammation or tissue damage, HMGB1 is... Read more
08.07.2019
New paper from the Grassi lab: a regulated intestinal immune response against Lactobacillus is important for metabolic homeostasis of the organism
Our gastrointestinal tract is colonized by bacteria at birth, and, thereafter, a mutualistic interaction with the evolving microbiota is established. The microbiota... Read more