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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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New paper from the Geiger lab
Nearly 200 billion naïve T cells continuously patrol the human body in a quiescent state, prepared to respond to potential threats. Consequently, they may remain... Read more
New paper from Molinari’s Lab: Deep Learning to monitor Lysosomal activity
Lysosomes clear from cells damaged organelles and macromolecules thus giving substantial contribution to tissues and organs homeostasis. Cumulating knowledge expands the... Read more
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
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
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