What is IBIS?

The Institute of Biomedicine of Seville (Instituto de Biomedicina de Sevilla - IBiS), was created on the 24th March 2006 by virtue of an agreement signed by the Department of Health of the Junta of Andalusia, the Department of Innovation, Science and Business of the Junta of Andalusia, the Andalusian Health Service, the University of Seville, and the Spanish Scientific Research Council (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas - CSIC).

IBiS represents the continuity of a project initiated with the creation in 2000 of the Biomedical Research Laboratory (Laboratorio de Investigaciones Biomédicas - LIB) through an agreement between the Department of Health of the Junta of Andalusia, the Andalusian Health Service and the University of Seville.


The mission of IBiS is to contribute to the strengthening of biomedical research in Spain, with a view to becoming a research centre of excellence in southern Europe.


IBiS was established as a multidisciplinary biomedical research centre within the complex that houses the Virgen del Rocío University Hospital, a centre of high-level care, education and research. Its principal objective is to undertake competitive research at an international level on the causes of the most prevalent pathologies in the population, and to develop new methods for their diagnosis and treatment.

IBiS is based on fundamental research at the molecular and cellular level with a view to promote the rapid transfer of knowledge to the clinical setting, at the same time improving the quality of clinical and epidemiological research.