My research activity was recognized with the prestigious ERC-Starting grant (call 2014) and the ERC Consolidator Grant (call 2020). I received >14 M€ in competitive projects. I published more than 80 papers in peer review journals (Cell, Cell Metabolism, Nature Materials, among others). I combine my research activity being Deputy Director [CMRB:2011-13 and IBEC:2018-today]. From January 2021 I have been selected in a competitive call as Coordinator of the Spanish Platform for Biobanks and Biomodels from the Institute of Health Carlos III (P_ISCIII_BB). From 2021 the P_ISCIII_BB is the national node of the European Infrastructure of research BBMRI-ERIC.
By generating new organoid model systems developing cutting-edge solutions in cell and tissue engineering we study how systemic conditions (i.e., diabetes) and physical constrains (i.e., changes in extracellular matrix) lead to morphogenesis and disease in heart, kidney, retina and brain.