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The independent research centres located at the PRBB form an inter-institutional coalition that is interconnected via shared spaces within a single building. They are dedicated to research in the field of life sciences, human health and biomedicine. Taken together, the joint budget for the organisations tops 100 million euros per year.
Three PRBB centres (CRG, ISGlobal and DCEXS-UPF) are members of SOMMa, the Alliance of Severo Ochoa Centres and María de Maeztu Units for promoting excellence in research and improving its social impact at both the national and international level.
We effectively connect basic research with clinical reality in the attached university hospital.
We generate and transfer to society the knowledge derived from research in health and life sciences through higher education.
We want to understand the complexity of life: from the genome to the cell, to a whole organism and its interaction with the environment, offering an integrated view of genetic diseases.
Our goal is to improve global health and promote health equity through excellence in research, and the translation and application of knowledge.
We work to understand the evolutionary mechanisms that generate biodiversity and to promote its conservation.
Scientists at EMBL Barcelona explore how tissues and organs function and develop, in health and disease.
We are dedicated to the development, production and marketing of PET radiopharmaceuticals.
The more than 1,400 residents (60% women and 40% men) of the research centres at the park include 377 foreigners (26%) from 52 different countries.
Looking at different categories, the park has about 747 researchers: 273 PhDs, 290 Postdocs and 184 principal investigators (PIs). The support staff is grouped into 462 technicians and 243 people from administration. Demographic data from December 2020.
⟶ PRBB Demography 2020 (PDF in Catalan)
The PRBB Consortium manages and maintains the park's assets and facilities; it also operates the animal facility as a scientific service. The centres rent out space according to surface area and type, and also pay for various park services. The PRBB receives no structural subsidies.
The Governing Council of the PRBB Consortium includes representatives from the Generalitat de Catalunya, Barcelona City Council and Pompeu Fabra University, and is chaired by the Minister of Economy and Knowledge of the Generalitat de Catalunya. The PRBB Consortium is headed up by the General Director, Jordi Camí, and the Head of Administration, Marga Sala.
Our values are: Flexibility, Empathy, Efficiency, Collaboration and Commitment to the environment.
Center for Quantitative Biology at Peking University in Beijing
This is an awesome place to do science and to live. And happy scientists are creative & successful scientists.„
Cardiff University, UK
Visiting @jgojalvo in his “penthouse” @the_prbb to discuss TF dimerisation and fate transitions. Amazing views and such a great energy about the place!„
Thanks to @the_prbb for the amazing facilities for the #barcelona #A2GSS event. This place inspired innovation.„
Delft University of Technology
Came back from a visit to @the_prbb - Great discussions, enthusiastic students, insightful sysBio, all right *on* the beach!!„
Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA
Ethnically diverse research teams are more successful than non-diverse teams" - Enjoyed a visit to @the_prbb in Barcelona where they walk the diversity talk. @ReimundFickert Thanks for hosting us! #BoilerUpBarcelona @LifeAtPurdue @LambSchool #PurdueCLAabroad„
Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, Cologne, Germany
Amazing day at the PRBB in Barcelona. Thank you so much @ArcadiNavarro for the generous invitation and for the great discussions. Always great to see @nstroustrup1 and discuss with students. Who conceived this place was a visionary genius.„
Waltham Science Institute, Leicestershire, UK
Looking forward to another inspiring #EMBOYIP meeting today, this time in sunny Barcelona at @the_prbb.„
Group Leader at EMBL-Barcelona
The perks of working at @the_prbb on a sunday summer evening. Next time I will follow @CarmenMoccia0 advice and go to the beach before„
Very interesting post-doc opportunity. And working at @the_prbb, one of the most amazing buildings/places to do science in Europe (and maybe worldwide), is certainly a plus„
We are open about everything we do.
As a public entity, the PRBB transparency portal provides access to information on our activities and the obligations for the good governance of the PRBB Consortium (see also Law 19/2013 of 9th December on transparency, access to public information and good governance, in Spanish).
The PRBB grabs your attention because of its beauty and incomparable location next to the sea. It has an aesthetic appeal that inspires and stimulates scientific activity.
The Catalan architects Manel Brullet and Albert de Pineda designed a scientific hub where researchers can come together, establish links and communicate with each other in a flexible, alveolar structure. Despite the technological complexity of the building, it introduces a new approach to austerity. The main construction materials used are wood, steel, concrete and glass. This is offset by the richness of the space and its urbanistic sensation of volume. In fact, the PRBB, at 55,000 m2, is one of the largest buildings in Barcelona and its surface area is equivalent to an entire block in the Eixample.
The PRBB was inaugurated in 2006 and is currently occupied to capacity.
The surroundings of the PRBB are characterised by a proliferation of unique buildings: the two large towers of the Olympic Village (Torre Mapfre and Hotel Arts), the Natural Gas building, a small block of houses, the Hospital del Mar monoblock tower, the fish sculpture of Frank Gehry and a sports centre. Physically, the PRBB building (research) is connected to the university Mar Campus (teaching) and Hospital del Mar (healthcare).
The PRBB has specific email addresses for you to direct your queries to.
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Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB)
C/ Doctor Aiguader, 88
Tel: (+34) 93 316 0000
Fax: (+34) 93 316 0019
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