The ICREAs

ICREA research professors form a vibrant community of scientists and researchers in all areas of knowledge that contribute to the advancement of humankind by exploring, interpreting and questioning. Have a look and learn about their amazing discoveries and findings here:

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    Durduran, Turgut
    Research Professor at
    Institut de Ciències Fotòniques (ICFO)
    Engineering Sciences
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    Research interests

    Turgut is a physicist who is an expert in biomedical optics. He studies the physics of photon propagation in biological tissues and builds machines that can see through our bodies like never before. His group is highly multi-disciplinary: physicists, engineers and medical doctors, and collaborates closely with hospitals and biomedical centers all around the world. Turgut's current focus is the measurement of hemodynamics and oxygen metabolism. His dream is to see these devices becoming standard clinical equipment for the doctors of the future.

    Key words

    Photonics, Biophotonics, Biomedical optics, Medical Technologies, Diffuse optics

    ORCID

    : orcid.org/0000-0001-5838-1027

    RESEARCHER ID

    : N-7768-2015
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    Dyakonov, Konstantin
    Research Professor at
    Universitat de Barcelona (UB)
    Experimental Sciences & Mathematics
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    Research interests

    Most of my research is devoted to spaces of analytic functions of a complex variable. Typically, the functions live on the unit disk and are well-behaved, in a sense, near/on its boundary, the unit circle. Various specific interpretations of "well-behaved", such as a natural growth restriction or some kind of boundary smoothness, give rise to important function spaces with nice properties, and I have studied some of these. I am also concerned with certain types of linear operators (e.g., the so-called Toeplitz and Hankel operators) acting on such spaces.

    Key words

    Spaces of analytic functions, invariant subspaces, smoothness classes, Toeplitz and Hankel operators

    ORCID

    : 0000-0002-9232-6264
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    Ebrahim-Zadeh, Majid
    Research Professor at
    Institut de Ciències Fotòniques (ICFO)
    Engineering Sciences
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    Research interests

    The 7th His research is focused on the development of new technologies for the generation and manipulation of coherent light in new spectral and temporal domains, which are inaccessible to conventional lasers. The main goal is the exploitation of nonlinear optics, in particular optical parametric processes, to produce laser radiation with unique spectral and temporal flexibility, and applications of this technology to biomedicine, frequency synthesis, spectroscopy, optical microscopy and imaging. Another important focus of his research is commercial enterprise and technology transfer to the industrial sector, where he has successfully transformed research results from his laboratory at ICFO into cutting-edge photonic products through the creation of a spin-off company, Radiantis, in Barcelona, in 2005. Radiantis is a leading manufacturer of state-of-the-art frequency conversion systems and instrumentation, and a certified supplier to major suppliers of laser technology in the world.

    Key words

    Photonics, Lasers, Optical Parametric Oscillators, Nonlinear Optics
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    Eeckhout, Jan
    Research Professor at
    Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF)
    Social & Behavioural Sciences
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    Research interests

    Jan Eeckhout has research interests in labor markets and applied economic theory, with a special emphasis on the theory of matching and search. His models develop tools and testable hypotheses for several market applications both in micro and macroeconomics. He studies unemployment, knowledge spillovers, inequality and local labor markets.

    Key words

    microeconomics, applied theory, matching, search

    ORCID

    : 0000-0001-6509-4296

    RESEARCHER ID

    : A-3981-2008
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    Emparan García de Salazar, Roberto
    Research Professor at
    Universitat de Barcelona (UB)
    Experimental Sciences & Mathematics
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    Research interests

    I try to understand the nature of spacetime at its most fundamental level. We know since Einstein that, due to the existence of gravity, spacetime is a dynamical entity. So I study the classical and quantum aspects of gravity and its most basic objects: the black holes. The natural starting point is the theory of General Relativity and the theories that naturally incorporate the ideas of holographic spacetime, namely, String and M-Theory and the AdS/CFT correspondence.

    Key words

    Classical and Quantum Gravity, String Theory, Black Holes

    ORCID

    : 0000-0003-2457-0203

    RESEARCHER ID

    : F-5166-2016
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    Esteller Badosa, Manel
    Research Professor at
    Institut de Recerca contra la Leucèmia Josep Carreras (IJC)
    Life & Medical Sciences
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    Research interests

    -Definition of the Epigenome of Cancer Cells: Profile of DNA methylation and histone modifications in tumor suppressor genes and repetitive sequences in cancer. Global and gene-specific definition of aberrant epigenetic changes and functional consequences in transcription regulation, DNA repair and chromosome instability. -Study of the Epigenetics Machinery and Mechanisms: Role and function of DNA methyltransferases (enzymes that maintain DNA methylation), specificity of methyl-CpG binding domain proteins (the nuclear factors that recognize DNA methylation), analysis of biological properties of histone deacetylases and methyltransferases (enzymes that modify histones).

    -Study of Mutations in the Epigenetic Machinery: The mechanisms underlying the disruption of the epigenetic landscape in transformed cells are unknown. -Study of the Epigenetic and Genetic Disruption of Non-Coding RNAs in Human Cancer. -Characterization of the Epitranscriptome in Human Diseases.

    Key words

    DNA methylation, histone modifications, non-coding RNA, human cancer, neurological disorders

    ORCID

    : 0000-0003-4490-6093

    RESEARCHER ID

    : L-5956-2014