Institute of Evolutionary Biology (IBE)
The Institute of Evolutionary Biology (IBE) is a joint institute between the University Pompeu Fabra (UPF) and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) which was created in 2008 in Barcelona. It is currently growing to become an international reference in the field, with plans to host 40-50 groups doing research in evolution. Researchers at IBE study the processes and mechanisms that generate biodiversity, including topics such as genetic and molecular evolution, population biology, complex systems biology and the recovery of ancient DNA.
IBE has a successful external funding record:
- 4 European Research Council (ERC) grants
- 8 Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA) awardees
- 2014 – 2nd worldwide position in the evolutionary biology sector, in terms of excellence and the Q1 – ratio of publications indicators in the 2014 Scimago Institutions Ranking report. At the global, international and size-independent ranking, IBE is situated in the position number 282.