Bellvitge Institute for Biomedical Research (IDIBELL)

IDIBELLThe Bellvitge Institute for Biomedical Research (IDIBELL) is a research foundation that was set up on 16 June 2004 as a separate legal entity, as a result of the change in name of the former August Pi i Sunyer Foundation (FAPS), which had been founded in 1988. IDIBELL has scientific cooperation agreements with the following institutions and centres:

  • The University of Barcelona (UB) and the Barcelona Science Park (PCB)
  • Bellvitge University Hospital (HUB)
  • Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO)
  • Institute of Diagnostic Imaging (IDI)
  • Transfusion Centre and Tissue Bank (BST)


Six major areas or programs have been defined at IDIBELL:

  • Area 1. Cancer and human molecular genetics
  • Area 2. Neurosciences
  • Area 3. Infectious pathology and transplants
  • Area 4. Growth factors, hormones and diabetes
  • Area 5. Inflammatory, chronic and degenerative diseases
  • Area 6. Epigenetics and cancer biology