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 generate and transfer to society the knowledge derived from research in health and life sciences through higher education."
Centre for Genomic Regulation
"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."
Barcelona Institute of Global Health
"Our goal is to improve global health and promote health equity through excellence in research, and the translation and application of knowledge."
Institute of Evolutionary Biology
"We work to understand the evolutionary mechanisms that generate biodiversity and to promote its conservation."
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 radiopharma-ceuticals using a cyclotron"
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.
1,200 publications / year
10-15 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 three thematic learning areas:
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 250 volunteers
44 international delegations / year
>180 news on the El·lipse channel per year
>30.000 followers in social media
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).