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Six Catalonia investigate centres combine to set adult The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology


Six of a tip investigate centres in Catalonia have taken a step brazen in their partnership by environment adult The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology. The centres concerned are: a Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG); a Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ); a Catalan Institute for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2); a Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO); a High Energy Physics Institute (IFAE); and a Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona). The Barcelona Institute is a systematic beginning that seeks to encourage interdisciplinary research, to precedence a systematic impact, and to position itself among a heading European institutions. This afternoon, a Board of Trustees of a Barcelona Institute, has convened for a initial time in Barcelona, chaired by Prof. Rolf Tarrach, and with Mr. Jaume Giró (CEO of “la Caixa” Foundation) as Vice-Chairman.

Following eminent general centres such as Caltech in California and a Weizmann Institute in Israel, a Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology is an beginning promoted by a directors of a 6 centres that harmonise a Institute and 5 preeminent general scientists who cruise that “it is time for a Catalan investigate complement to swell by consolidating partnership between these centres, jointly handling in a new establishment that will concede them to launch some-more transversal systematic projects and to grasp larger general competitiveness”, in a difference of Prof. Rolf Tarrach, chair of a Barcelona Institute. In further to Prof. Tarrach, who also chairs a European University Association (EUA), Profs. Joan Massagué (Sloan Kettering Institute), Ignacio Cirac (Max Planck Institute), Miquel Salmeron (UC Berkeley) and Sergi Verdú (Princeton University) also offer on a Board of Trustees.

The Barcelona Institute comes about with a support of 5 vast foundations that also lay on a Board of Trustees: “la Caixa” Foundation (Mr. Jaume Giró), one of a tip universe foundations; a Banc Sabadell Foundation (Mr. Miquel Molins); a Catalunya-La Pedrera Foundation (Mr. Germán Ramón-Cortés); a Cellex Private Foundation (Mr. Jordi Segarra); and Femcat Businessman Foundation (Mr. David Nogareda). Likewise, a Government of Catalonia also belongs to a Board of Trustees, represented by Minister Prof. Andreu Mas-Colell.

The 6 investigate centres that make adult a Barcelona Institute will continue their possess activity while concurrently participating in a corner endeavour that will boost their particular potential.

At a tip of European rankings

The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology ranks as a fourth European hospital in a series of European Research Council (ERC) grants perceived on a basement of series of researchers; a 6 centres were awarded 49 ERC grants from 2007 to 2014, some-more than 1% of a sum in Europe.

With honour to a announcement index, a centres that harmonise a Barcelona Institute published 144 articles in Nature and Science between 2008 and 2012.

Start-up of activity in autumn

The Barcelona Institute will start a activity in Sep with a Director who will be allocated in a subsequent weeks, who will be obliged for compelling 3 vital lines of work:

The growth of total investigate from different disciplines and common infrastructures,

The growth of a corner record and believe send strategy,

The rising of corner general multidisciplinary connoisseur programs.

Board of Trustees, The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology

Chair: Prof. Rolf Tarrach

Vice-Chair: Mr. Jaume Giró, CEO of “la Caixa” Foundation

Secretary: Dr. Eduard Vallory, former Director of a Barcelona GSE


Prof. Ignacio Cirac, Max-Planck-Institute for Quantum Optics

Prof. Joan Massagué, Sloan Kettering Institute

Prof. Miquel Salmeron, University of California- Berkeley

Prof. Sergi Verdú, Princeton University

Mr. Miquel Molins, Chairman of a Banc Sabadell Foundation

Mr. Germán Ramón-Cortés, Chairman of Catalunya-La Pedrera Foundation

Mr. Jordi Segarra, Cellex Private Foundation

Mr. David Nogareda, Femcat Businessmen Foundation

Prof. Luís Serrano, Director of CRG

Prof. Miquel Àngel Pericàs, Director of ICIQ

Prof. Pablo Ordejón, Director of ICN2

Prof. Lluís Torner, Director of ICFO

Prof. Ramon Miquel, Director of IFAE

Prof. Joan Josep Guinovart, Director of IRB Barcelona

Hon. Andreu Mas-Colell, Minister of Economy and Knowledge, Government of Catalonia

Center for Genomic Regulation