Institute of Biotechnology and Biomedicine  "Vicent Villar Palasi" (IBB)

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    Parc de Recerca, Mòdul B

    08193 Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Vallès)


Organisation profile

Organisation profile

The Institut de Biotecnologia i de Biomedicina (IBB) was created in 1970 as a research institute of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). Although the institute was originally devoted to promoting fundamental biological research, we have been focusing in the Biotechnology and Biomedicine fields for the last 20 years.

We conduct top-level scientific research with the mission to improve the health and quality of life of the population through the production and dissemination of scientific knowledge. Our researchers participate in high competitive calls, both national and internationally, aimed at funding basic and translational research.

Among the 200 researchers currently working at the IBB, there are lecturers and professors from the UAB, ICREA professors and senior researchers, postdoctoral fellows, and PhD and Master students. The IBB hosts 18 research groups organised into 3 scientific programmes covering different areas that include bioinformatics, cellular and structural biology, genomics, immunology, microbiology and proteomics.

Our multidisciplinary nature is one of the most relevant characteristics of the IBB and allows for a broad approach to biological problems in a vibrant scientific environment. The IBB researchers have expertise in different topics within the biomedicine and the biotechnology field.

Research lines

  • Research lines:
  • Applied Proteomics and Protein Engineering.
  • Genomics in Evolution and Disease.
  • Response Mechanisms to Stress and Disease.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


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