Molecular Imaging for Precision Medicine

At the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia


Our young team of passionate researchers, led by Dr. Irene Marco-Rius, works at the forefront of molecular imaging using a technique that increases the signal of magnetic resonance imaging more than 10.000 times. This dramatic increase means that we can now see molecular processes in real time, in situ, and non-invasively in a wide range of biological systems.

Our group’s research line is to detect, identify and validate biomarkers of disease. In particular, we focus on developing molecular imaging tools to identify abnormalities of cell metabolism in human disease and predict treatment efficacy.


MIPMED, the penguin

In January 2021 our group adopted a penguin from the colony of Punta Descubierta to support the efforts of the XXXIV Antarctic Campaign. We named it “MIPMED”.

Good luck in the austral summer, little MIPMED!

Our comprehensive review of hyperpolarization in NMR has finally dropped on @ACSChemRev! It's longer than George Orwell's 1984, but less dense and has better illustrations🙂 9/10, would read again, not great for children.
#NMR #NMRchat #hyperpolarization

📣 We are hiring in Barcelona ☀️😎!
#postdoc position to work on HP-NMR within the @blocprojectEU (@mipmed lab at @IBECBarcelona). MRI experience is a plus! 👉Apply and please RT and spread the word! #postdocjobs
📆 until February 15th.
More details below:


If you want further information about the master's academic programme, available fellowships, and how your research will develop in the BIST centres of your choice, among other aspects, we encourage you to participate.

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