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Cutting-edge technology to streamline catering services and promote healthy habits
Deep learning is a field of artificial intelligence that in recent years has revolutionized the market and our daily life...
Bluephage is awarded the ACCIÓ prize by the Paris office for the best proposal in the field of health sciences
Bluephage, a spin-off of the University of Barcelona dedicated to the development and marketing of solutions for the control of...
Manuel Vázquez «This drug could treat fatty liver and insulin resistance»
While searching a treatment for type 2 diabetes, Dr. Manuel Vázquez discovered an HRI activator that could be used to...
A new generation of devices to revolutionize the production of electronic circuits
A new kind of devices developed by the team of Dr. Albert Cirera at the Faculty of Physics of the...
Rosina Girones «Until recently, we didn’t have standard techniques to see whether food was virus-free or not»
Rosina Girones leads the Laboratory of Virus Contaminants of Water and Food (VIRCONT) of the Faculty of Biology of the...
A new therapeutic strategy for the most common cancer in men
Prostate cancer is the most common malignant tumour in men in industrialized countries. In Catalonia, the number of cases has...
The Bosch i Gimpera Foundation grants €24,000 to promote the creation and maturation process of new spin-offs
The Bosch i Gimpera Foundation has awarded a total of €24,000 within the framework of the Mentor in Residence (MIR)...
Albert Zamora «In a few years Virtual Bodyworks will likely be attractive enough to be bought»
Albert Zamora defines himself as a ‘serial entrepreneur’. Throughout his career he has created a dozen companies of which he...
The XI edition of the Social Council of the UB and the FBG awards is already open (Deadline: June 30)
The awards of the Social Council of the University of Barcelona and the Bosch i Gimpera Foundation for the transfer...
The University of Barcelona has submitted over a thousand patent applications
In 1989 the University of Barcelona started managing the patent protection of the research results generated at the University, first...
David Ricart «The pharmaceutical industry has turned to the university to see what we are doing»
David Ricart is a project manager at CEREMET, the Centre for Research on Metabolism of the Faculty of Biology. This...
Daniel Prades «We make labels for packaged food that allow us to tell what is going on inside the package»
The Department of Electronics and Biomedical Engineering of the Faculty of Physics has developed a sensor the size of a...
UB researchers awarded by the Mobile World Scholar Challenge
Researchers from the DataScience@UB research group Albert Díaz-Guilera and Josep Perelló, researchers of the Institute of Complex Systems of the...
DBGen, a new spin-off of the University of Barcelona dedicated to the genetic diagnosis of visual pathologies
Human beings are essentially visual and the loss of vision implies a disability that impacts the quality of life of...
F. Javier Luque «We aim to design new tools that increase the success rate of new drug candidates»
Javier Luque recently received the Antoni Caparrós prize, awarded by the Social Council of the UB and the FBG to...
The FBG awards €100,000 to four UB projects for the valorisation of research
On 18 January, the FBG presented the grants of the Valorisation Fund (FVal) of the Fund for the Promotion of...
Teresa Tarragó «Investing in biotech is helping to build a better society and a better world»
Teresa Tarragó is co-founder and CEO of Iproteos, a spin-off from the University of Barcelona devoted to the research and...
Awards of the UB Board of Trustees and Bosch i Gimpera Foundation to research and knowledge transfer
Yersterday the Aula Magna of the Historical Building of the UB held the ceremony for the Awards of the Board...
The UB generates a collective economic impact of € 6,42 in the European economy per every received euro
On Friday, December 1, the second report “Economic contribution of the LERU universities”, created with data from 2016, by the...
Researchers seek partners and investors in Health & Bio Team Dating to bring their research to the market
Representatives of a total of 24 biomedical research projects have taken part in the third edition of Health&Bio Team Dating,...
Josep Mª Suñé «Many of the prescription drugs people take have been formulated by us»
With a background in the pharmaceutical industry, Dr. Josep Maria Suñé is the director of the Drug Development Service (SDM),...
Get a mentor for your project. Last days!
The deadline for submitting an application to the Mentor in Residence (MIR) call for hiring an external professional to advise...
Cristina Malagelada «We can now know when and how severely will a patient with Parkinson’s disease suffer from dyskinesia»
The research group led by Dr. Cristina Malagelada of the Department of Biomedicine of the Faculty of Medicine of the...
Mireia Ribera «Technology should adapt to people, not the other way around»
Mireia Ribera leads Adaptabit, a research group devoted to digital accessibility in teaching, research, and teaching innovation at the Faculty...
Get ready, the F2I is back with € 124,000 to foster innovation at the UB!
Do you have an idea with a high transfer potential but you lack the resources to carry out a proof...
CRB to licence novel fluorescent dyes with the University of Barcelona and University of Edinburgh for in vitro research
Cambridge Research Biochemicals (CRB), offering over 37 years of expertise in the custom supply of research reagents, namely peptides and...
CaixaImpulse funds an FBG project to palliate Alzheimer’s disease
Researchers from the Faculty of Pharmacy and Food Sciences of the University of Barcelona have been awarded a grant within...
CaixaImpulse funds an FBG project to develop a Point of Care portable device
Point of Care systems are the future in the detection of diseases that require rapid and accurate diagnoses. In the...
@urGENTestimar_bot, a conversation tool for research and artistic creation in FiraTàrrega 2017
@urGENTestimar_bot is the visible digital part of a citizen science project born with the aim of exploring the strength of...
Olga Jubany «It is not that there is more discrimination, but there are more platforms to give voice to it»
Providing empirical foundations for those who can transform projects into actions is the goal of the research carried out by...
Bluephage closes its first round of capital increase
Bluephage, a spin-off of the University of Barcelona, has just closed its first round of capital increase for €180,000. The...
The University of Barcelona, winner of Essity’s Global University Challenge
The University of Barcelona has won the Global University Challenge 2017 in the category of Engineering, competing with 86 teams...
Entrepreneurship and Scientific Quality in the Third Edition of Science + Partners
The third edition of the Science + Partners meeting, organized by the Bosch i Gimpera Foundation, took place on 30...
Jordi Alcaraz «I do not know if we will succeed in curing cancer, but we will manage to turn it into a chronic disease and keep it under control»
With only three researchers on staff, the Translational Research Group on Cancer and Pulmonary Fibrosis of the Faculty of Medicine...
Maribel Trillas «Researchers who only care about publications are missing out on half the story»
Maribel Trillas, co-founder of Biocontrol Technologies, was one of the twelve finalists for the European Women’s Innovation Awards 2017. This...
Xavier Hernández «We try to get people to see, touch, and experience the past»
rofessor Xavier Hernández heads the research group Didactics of Heritage, Comprehensive Museography, and New Technologies (DIDPATRI) of the University of...
Verònica Violant: «We have to imbue hospitals with humaneness»
The research group on Hospital Pedagogy in Neonatology and Pediatrics at the University of Barcelona was created in 2014 and...
Jordi Vitrià:«Maybe in the future data banks will be more important than conventional banks»
In recent years data analysis has become a key element called to change the world as we know it. Jordi...
Lluís Francesc Santamaria:“In the future, translational immunology should be able to predict some diseases in order to prevent them”
After thirteen years working in the pharmaceutical sector, Lluís Francesc Santamaria Babí crossed the line between industry and academia to...
Pilar Vinardell «Abandoning animal testing is not only a matter of ethics, it is also cheaper»
Dr. Pilar Vinardell pioneered the search for in vitro methods as an alternative to animal experimentation in Catalonia. “These things...
Ana I. Fernández «We need more female reference figures; Marie Curie is quite a worn-out example by now»
In a men’s world such as the new materials industry, Ana Inés Fernández stands out as a member of DIOPMA,...
The University of Barcelona opens a new line of funding to promote the innovation and transfer activities carried out by its researchers
The University of Barcelona has created the Fund for the Promotion of Innovation (F2I) through the Bosch i Gimpera Foundation,...
Sergi Munné: «The future of universities involves combining basic knowledge and knowledge transfer»
The project to ‘awaken the trees’ developed by the research group Antiox, from the Faculty of Biology, in collaboration with...
Ruth de Diego: «Without language we would have to redefine ourselves as a species»
Ruth Diego Balaguer wanted to devote herself to sociology until psychobiology’s web of brain networks captivated her. Specialized in Cognitive...
Petia Radeva: «Knowledge transfer is a driving force of motivation for researchers»
The passion for numbers that Petia Radeva had since she was a child led her to obtain a degree in...
Laszlo Bax «The lack of investment in innovation is a cultural problem»
When Dr. Hans Supèr discovered vergence eye movement Laszlo Bax did not hesitate to join him to create Braingaze, a...