My expertise in understanding the molecular mechanisms leading to organ regeneration was recognized with the prestigious ERC-Starting grant in 2014. After receiving a Ramon y Cajal Fellowship (first ranked candidate, 100/100 points, 2015) and became Junior Group Leader (2015) at IBEC. I received 5.2 M€ in funded projects. I have published > 58 papers (mostly belonging to the first decile of their respective fields), including journals as Cell, Cell Stem Cell, Materials Today, among others, and 6 book chapters receiving about 2800 citations (Scopus). My h-index is 28. I gave >100 invited talks and participated in more than 200 outreach activities. I am also devoted to translating my findings into the clinics relaying on collaborations with world-recognized clinicians and basic collaborators.
I have been always committed to science dissemination and communication and dedicate my efforts to encourage and explain science to scholars and other social groups. In this regard, after to the ICREA's appointment I have performed more than 15 science communication activities to general public and my work attract the attention of TV and newspapers. I was selected as Co-Commissioner for the organization of the first City and Science Biennial that was held in Barcelona recieving more than 11.000 visitors. I have co-organized four different international meetings in the fields of bioengineering and regenerative medicine. I have recently recieved the prestigious award Iñigo Alvarez de Toledo in Basic Nephrology for our recent work in the generation of kidney organoids published in the prestigious journal Nature Materials. This same work has been highlighted in the same journal (as a News and Views) and in an Editorial Comment in the prestigious journal Nature Reviews in Nephrology.
Key wordsRegenerative Medicine, Pluripotent Stem Cells, Genome Editing, Regeneration