The Institute of Molecular Biology of Barcelona (IBMB) is a research institute of the Spanish Research Council (CSIC) located in the Barcelona Science Park (PCB), which provides an excellent scientific and technological framework. The main purpose of institute is to promote excellent research and to contribute to fundamental scientific advances across a broad spectrum of life sciences.
IBMB is organized with four different departments covering the areas of structural biology, genomic regulation, cell biology and cell development. Research at IBMB is being reinforced by two outstanding scientific platforms and through the interaction with the local institutions.
The main goal of the IBMB is to promote excellent basic research and to contribute to fundamental scientific advances in Biology and Biomedicine. As a key hallmark, IBMB give priority to interdisciplinary research, with our groups which organized in four departments covering the areas of cell biology, development, genomic regulation, and structural biology. Scientists working at IBMB use an exceptionally large range of experimental approaches, model systems and techniques to understand basic biological problems. Though committed to basic science, research within IBMB has essential implications to numerous diseases areas including cancer, brain disorders, aging and rare diseases.
Institute provides two superb scientific platforms: an outstanding advanced microscopy facility, covering the most powerful methodologies based on fluorescence imaging, and the platform for structural biology that provides researchers with the knowledge and tools to purify protein, generate crystals and generate data X-Ray diffraction.