Institut de Biomedicina de la Universitat de Barcelona

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The Institute of Biomedicine of the University of Barcelona (IBUB) is a transversal research unit formed by some 40 groups from the Faculties of Biology, Chemistry and Pharmacy and Food Sciences. The IBUB was created in 2006 with the aim of identifying, beyond the traditional academic structures (departments and faculties), a set of laboratories with complementary scientific activity, capable of generating synergies.

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The Institute of Biomedicine brings together highly qualified biomedical research personnel working in groups renowned for their excellence, and its founding collective’s indicators in scientific production and the raising of resources testify to the IBUB’s benchmark status in biomedical research in both Catalonia and the rest of Europe.

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IBUB is comprised of research groups actively coordinated in the form of differents programs and nodes

Research Groups

IBUB consists of different specialized research groups


CANCELLED – Functional role of extracellular vesicles in the dynamic dialogue between metabolic tissues in obesity

María Pardos (IDIS)


February 16, 2024




Aula Graus, F. Biology

Supramolecular Chemical Biology: from Curiosity-Driven Research to Biomedical Applications

Ignacio Alfonso, IQAC-CSIC


January 29, 2024




B-107, Pharmacy Fac.

Screening and identification of browning inducing polyphenols in human adipocytes

Irene Pomares, IDiBE, UMH, Elche


January 22, 2024




A15, Fac. Biology

Article of the month

Sara Soriano-Meseguer, Elisabet Fuguet, Adriana Port, Martí Rosés


Ability of biomimetic chromatography and physicochemical systems to predict the skin permeation of neutral compounds. A comparison study

Five in vitro physicochemical systems have been evaluated in terms of its ability to emulate the skin permeation of neutral compounds: the permeation in two different PAMPA membranes, the classical octanol-water partition coefficient, and two biomimetic chromatography systems, one based in cerasome electrokinetic chromatography and another based in reversed-phase liquid chromatography measurements.

The coefficients of the solvation parameter model equation of the mentioned systems have been compared to the ones of the skin permeation process through different comparison parameters. Moreover, a method to predict whether a physicochemical system is able to emulate satisfactorily a biological one, just by the analysis of the equation coefficients has been developed. Results reveal that the two PAMPA systems are a good choice to emulate directly the skin permeation of neutral compounds. Instead, the other three systems need a volume correction term to provide a satisfactory emulation. However, after the correction, all the evaluated systems show a similar ability to emulate well skin permeation, as predicted.


MCP Lab offers a predoctoral contract associated with a project of the AGAUR Program “Indústria del Coneixement”

Data límit

20/1/2024 - Send CV and motivation letter

ENDED- Call for 6 research initiation grants 2023-2024

Data límit

3 d'octubre 2023. Més informació: http://www.ub.edu/ibub/call-for-6-research-initiation-grants-2023-2024/ Convocatòria: https://seu.ub.edu/ajutsPublic/showPublicacion/441657


Institut de Biomedicina de la Universitat de Barcelona, IBUB

Departament de Bioquímica i Biomedicina Molecular

Facultat de Biologia / Secretaria IBUB & Bioinformàtica
Avda. Diagonal, 643
Edifici Prevosti, planta -1
08028 Barcelona

+34 606 14 87 72

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