Welcome to the PRBB, one of the largest hubs of biomedical research in southern Europe.
"We connect science and diversity in one creative space"
The research centres located in the park conduct science of excellence in a wide diversity of fields, with a critical mass of 1,400 people hailing from 50 different countries, an accumulated R&D budget of approximately 100 M€ per year and cutting-edge scientific equipment.
The physical connection of the PRBB with the Hospital de Mar next door also provides an excellent insight into clinical reality.
Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute
"We effectively connect basic research with clinical reality in the attached university hospital."
Department of Experimental and Health Sciences of the Pompeu Fabra University
"We invest in the education of future top scientists and offer an interdisciplinary PhD programme entirely in English."
Centre for Genomic Regulation
"Our challenge is to understand the genomic basis of disease to improve quality of life."
Barcelona Institute of Global Health
"Our goal is to improve global health and promote health equity. We focus on environmental determinants of health and the prevention and control of these exposures."
Institute of Evolutionary Biology
"We study the processes and mechanisms that generate biodiversity and try to understand the genetic basis of the difference among species and within species."
European Molecular Biology Laboratory
Scientists at EMBL Barcelona explore how tissues and organs function and develop, in health and disease.
Barcelona Institute of Applied Radiopharmacy
We are a laboratory for the synthesis of PET radiopharmaceuticals using a cyclotron
Cutting edge scientific infrastructure
20 scientific platforms (animal facility, genomics, proteomics, imaging, clinical trials, pharmacology, biobank,...)
With the exception of the PRBB animal house, all services are managed by the centres, mainly the CRG, the UPF and the IMIM.
Scientific activity @the_prbb
1,200 publications / year
15 articles in Nature and Science / year
27 ERC projects
90M€ competitive funding / year
300 scientific conferences / year
Code of Good Scientific Practice of the PRBB
A space for reflective learning
The programme PRBB Intervals provides residents with a range of education and training opportunities in areas that complement their professional experience. PRBB Intervals offers about 38 courses grouped into the following themes:
Leadership, management and career development
Biomedicine, society and good scientific practice
Facilitating direct communication between the scientists and the public
12.000 visitors per year, including centres
35 activities for highschool students
PRBB Openday with >2.000 visitors and 150 volunteers
44 international delegations / year
>100 editions of the monthly newspaper El·lipse
>11.000 followers in Twitter
Social activities for the residents
PRBB Beach Volleyball Championship
PRBB Orchestra and Choir
Yoga sessions throughout the week
Animal facility (AAALAC accredited unit)
The PRBB animal facility is one of the most complex and automated in Europe and has capacity for 70,000 mice under SPF conditions as well as 50,000 zebrafish.
The PRBB has an Ethical Committee for Animal Research (CEEA-PRBB)
The PRBB auditorium holds 250 people. It provides also a 65 m2 hall for housing secretaries and receiving guests. The half-covered terrace overlooks the sea and has a convenient power supply for catering services (breakfasts, snacks or meals).