The Institute for Research in Biomedicine was founded in 2000 with the goal of advancing the study of human immunology, with particular emphasis on the mechanisms of host defense.
The activities of the 13 research groups now extend beyond immunology to include the fields of DNA repair, rare diseases, structural and cell biology.
The IRB benefits from a wide international network of collaborations and provides teaching and training programs for graduate students from Swiss and foreign Universities.
Awarded PhD Degrees
MHC class II as novel entry receptor of influenza A viruses
16/11/2023 4:30 pm
Speaker: Silke Stertz
Next generation CAR T cell therapies: improving efficacy, sa...
08/11/2023 3:00 pm
Speaker: Maria Themeli
1st Microsurgery Course and Experimental Research Techniques...
06/11/2023 12:00 pm
Role of IL-26 on Skin Inflammation
27/10/2023 12:00 pm
Speaker: Michel Gilliet
Pruning of PHGDH in CD8 T cells – taking one for the team
26/10/2023 12:00 pm
Speaker: Christoph Hess
Infectious Disease Seminar Series
16/10/2023 12:00 pm
International Workshop on Ankylosing Spondylitis: tales of m...
12/10/2023 12:00 pm
Understanding interactions between the CTLA-4 and PD-1 immun...
10/10/2023 12:00 pm
Speaker: David Sansom
Immunotherapy For Infectious Diseases Conference
26/09/2023 2:00 pm
(Treg)ulation and roads to tolerance in liver and gut autoim...
20/09/2023 4:00 pm
Speaker: Maria Serena Longhi
Therapeutic potential of manipulating stress responses
13/09/2023 12:00 pm
Speaker: Anne Bertolotti
Forum “New Frontiers in biological and environmental d...
31/08/2023 2:00 pm
From (membrane) protein interactions to precision medicine
14/06/2023 12:00 pm
Speaker: Igor Stagljar
The circadian immune system in cancer
13/06/2023 12:00 pm
Speaker: Christoph Scheiermann
Therapeutic opportunities in age-related diseases
30/05/2023 3:00 pm
Speaker: Fabrizio d'Adda di Fagagna
Understanding and targeting blood vessels in colon cancer
11/05/2023 12:00 pm
Speaker: Tatiana Petrova
Chromosome instability as a driver of age-associated human d...
08/05/2023 10:30 am
Speaker: Ian D. Hickson
Immunità e Vaccini, dal cancro a COVID-19
03/05/2023 5:00 pm
Speaker: Alberto Mantovani
TGF-beta effects on T lymphocytes: friend or foe for cancer?
02/05/2023 12:00 pm
Speaker: Julien C. Marie
The cooperation of human oncogenic gamma-herpesviruses
12/04/2023 12:00 pm
Speaker: Christian Münz
Microenvironmental cues regulating NK cell reactivity in can...
09/03/2023 12:00 pm
Speaker: Adelheid Cerwenka
“Eppur si muove!”: Allosteric activation of TCR-CD3
28/02/2023 12:00 pm
Speaker: Oreste Acuto
The smallest unit: Deciphering immune responses to infection...
14/02/2023 11:00 am
Speaker: Veit Buchholz
Dissecting bidirectional interactions between host and micr...
14/02/2023 10:00 am
Speaker: Simone Becattini
Gut microbes and microbiota-specific T cells in lupus
07/02/2023 4:00 pm
Speaker: Dr. Daniel F. Zegarra Ruiz
Mentoring immunity: Fibroblastic stromal cells
07/02/2023 3:00 pm
Speaker: Dr. Jovana Cupovic
Mitochondrial metabolism and signaling in T cell adaptive im...
07/02/2023 2:00 pm
Speaker: Dr. Francesc Baixauli
Selection Events in Germinal Centres
06/02/2023 5:00 pm
Speaker: Dr. Oliver Bannard
Spatial Temporal Regulation of Adaptive Immunity
06/02/2023 4:30 pm
Speaker: Dr. Tal Arnon
Exploring the immunological effector mechanisms against intr...
30/01/2023 10:00 am
Speaker: Dr. Caroline Junqueira
Discovery of tumor-associated self-antigens in checkpoint in...
15/12/2022 12:00 pm
Speaker: Lukas Flatz
Vitamin A delivery to the intestinal immune system
06/12/2022 1:00 pm
Speaker: Lora Hooper
The role of proinflammatory B cells in the pathogenesis of m...
10/11/2022 12:00 am
Speaker: Prof. Roland Martin
Mechanism and regulation of the initial steps in V(D)J recom...
03/11/2022 12:00 pm
Speaker: Dr. Wei Yang
Shielding Cells for Next Generation Cancer Immunotherapy
17/10/2022 12:00 pm
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Lukas Jeker
T cell responses in heart Disease
19/09/2022 12:00 pm
Speaker: Pilar Alcaide
The thin line between pDC and cDC
31/08/2022 2:00 pm
Speaker: Roxane Tussiwand
Humoral human memory repertoire: the good, the bad and the u...
30/06/2022 12:00 pm
Speaker: Elisabetta Traggiai
T regulatory cell plasticity in cancer
14/06/2022 12:00 pm
Speaker: Massimiliano Pagani
Phosphorylation of Runx proteins controls thymocyte fate
09/06/2022 12:00 pm
Speaker: Ichiro Taniuchi
Diversified responses of dendritic cells to inflammatory sti...
02/06/2022 12:00 am
Speaker: Francesca Granucci
Regulation of B cell responses
12/05/2022 12:00 pm
Speaker: Carola G. Vinuesa
Differentiation of effector gamma-delta T cells and applicat...
29/04/2022 12:00 pm
Speaker: Bruno Silva-Santos
How post-transcriptional events define the T cell proteome a...
07/04/2022 11:15 am
Speaker: Monika Wolkers
Fam72a controls the balance between error-prone and error-fr...
01/04/2022 12:00 pm
Speaker: Jacques Moritz
Divergent and convergent signatures of NK cell memory and cl...
10/03/2022 12:00 pm
Speaker: Chiara Romagnani
Structure and activation mechanisms of G protein-coupled and...
09/12/2021 5:00 pm
Speaker: Tracy Handel
Immune responses to SARS-CoV-2
18/11/2021 4:30 pm
Speaker: Akiko Iwasaki
Towards an institutional culture of Respect
17/05/2021 12:00 pm
Speaker: Gisou van der Goot
Antiviral roles of CD8+ T cell in SIV and HIV infection
22/04/2021 4:00 pm
Speaker: Guido Silvestri
Sensing DNA as a danger signal through the cGAS-STING pathwa...
04/03/2021 12:00 pm
Speaker: Andrea Ablasser
Differentiation of antigen-specific CD4+ T cells during infe...
24/02/2021 12:00 pm
Speaker: Marc K. Jenkins
DNA-Based Ligands and Receptors for Immune Cell Signaling
11/02/2021 2:00 pm
Speaker: Ronald D. Vale
Selective autophagy in homeostasis and cancer
30/01/2021 12:00 pm
Speaker: Simon Wilkinson
Neuroimmune interactions in the skin, from molecular mechani...
28/01/2021 12:00 pm
Speaker: Sophie Ugolini
The transcription factor Bhlhe40 as a regulator of immunity
14/01/2021 3:30 pm
Speaker: Brian Edelson
12th EADV-IRB Dermatological Web Meeting
19/11/2020 4:00 pm
Speaker: 12th EADV-IRB Dermatological Web Meeting
Fibroblast causalities in chronic inflammation and cancer
06/11/2020 10:00 am
Speaker: George Kollias
Cellular and molecular trafficking in the regulation of infl...
20/10/2020 3:00 pm
Speaker: Gwendalyn (Gwen) Randolph
The role of bacterial virulence factors in induction of inte...
13/10/2020 12:00 pm
Speaker: Siegfried Hapfelmeier
Inflammasome signalling in host defence and disease
28/11/2019 12:00 pm
Speaker: Kate Schroder
The epigenetics of aging and inflamm-aging in the Geroscienc...
22/11/2019 12:00 pm
Speaker: Speaker Maria Giulia Bacalini
Protein axis to promote genome stability
Antibodies against coronaviruses coldspots discovered
‘Good autoantibodies’ could help against long Co...
Virginia Crivelli won the “Best Poster” at the U...
Interplay of Dna2 and RPA in DNA metabolism, a Nature Commun...
IRB Foundation appoints four new Scientific Council members,...
International Symposium, IRB, Sept 22-23, 2022: Typical and ...
Proteomics of immune cells from liver tumors reveals immunot...
Castelgrande Lecture 2023
The Institute for Research in Biomedicine hosted the Diploma...
CANCOL, a Computer-Assisted Annotation Tool to Facilitate Co...
Roger Geiger selected to the EMBO Young Investigator program...
New IRB study: mapping the anatomical localization of atypic...
Imaging DNA repair complexes in action
DNA protection: new IRB Study
Santiago González President of the Association of the Spani...
Jonathan Muri won the Poster Award 2022
First peptide inhibitor of the CXCL12/HMGB1 heterocomplex id...
Clonal composition and persistence of antigen-specific T fol...
Valentina Cecchinato and Jonathan Muri honored with the Biot...
Opening for Group Leader position at the IRB
Workshop on Artificial Intelligence methods applied to intra...
Action of mismatch repair and WRN proteins on cruciform DNA
A Single Vaccine Against Coronaviruses is a step closer
The Helmut Horten Foundation awards a special collaborative ...
A new cell analyser at IRB to celebrate the 25th anniversary...
Roger Geiger honored with the Dr. Ernst Th. Jucker Award 202...
Liver disease associated to alpha1-antitrypsin deficiency: a...
Marcus Thelen nominated for a Life Science Switzerland (LS)2...
EMBO Workshop: Imaging the Immune system
Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year
2nd International Workshop on Ankylosing Spondylitis: tales ...
IRB PhD students awarded the best poster price at the ITID c...
Serena Melgrati awarded the Best PhD Thesis for the year 202...
Covid-19: a new mechanism of immune resistance discovered
10° giornata della Ricerca della Svizzera italiana – Best...
The IRB Student Association (ISA) is born
Melanoma metastasis: new IRB study
Identification of a new PLK1-mediated pathway to limit homol...
IRB community pays tribute to one of its founding members: P...
Bios+: Open Day under the banner of Science and curiosity
Methylation of messenger RNAs limits inflammation
Regulation of nuclear envelope dynamics upon acute endoplasm...
Countess Heidi Goëss-Horten
Antonino Cassotta awarded the SAIS prize for best PhD thesis...
Issam Senoussi won the “Best Poster” at the Reco...
Inauguration – 27.11.2021 – Live streaming
Two is better than one against tick viruses
Science that Helps – History and prospects of biomedic...
Pfizer Research Award, IRB and IOR researchers among winners
Human memory B cells are highly stable while plasmablasts ar...
Prof. Federica Sallusto elected member of the U.S. National ...
More than 150 participants at the Castelgrande Lecture with ...
IRB ready for clinical testing of second generation antibody...
HEIA-FR on a visit to the Bellinzona Institutes of Science
New IRB study: finding on the influence of Myc in NK cells
Giordano Reginato awarded PhD
New paper published in PLoS Biology
Reasons for rejecting the initiative to ban animal and human...
Bios+: Nearly 1’000 visitors to the Bellinzona Research In...
The Association Bellinzona Institutes of Science (Bios+) is ...
One for all? A class of antibodies that targets all coronavi...
Press Review (2021)
New SNSF grants awarded to three IRB researchers
A new Research Group at the IRB led by Dr. Caroline Junqueir...
Workshop on Artificial Intelligence methods applied to intra...
Bios+: Professor Franco Cavalli appointed president
Andrea Casagranda won the Maria Begnudelli Award at the 33rd...
Engineered bacteria for cancer immunotherapy
Gaia Antonini, Josipa Jerak and Pedro Ventura IRB Student aw...
Doctor Honoris Causa title conferred on Prof. Federica Sallu...
Niccolò Bianchi awarded PhD
Giordano Reginato awarded the ETH Zurich Silver Medal
New strategic infectious disease research collaboration betw...
Secretory IgA promotes gut fitness
Greta Guarda President Elect of Swiss Society for Allergolog...