ICREA Acadèmia

The ICREA Acadèmia programme started in 2008 and offers research intensification grants to outstanding university professors who already hold permanent positions in the Catalan research system and are in an expanding phase of their careers.  The grant is for five years and is intended to promote the awardees’ research by relieving them from teaching duties.

The 14th edition of the programme opened in August 2022.  To this date, a total of 364 grants have been given. The list below details the current 145 awardees:

  • Anduiza Perea, Eva UAB - 2015, 2020
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    Anduiza Perea, Eva

    Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) · Ciencia Política i Dret Públic

    Eva Anduiza studied Political Science at Universidad Complutense de Madrid. She got a postgraduate diploma in Data Analysis and Collection at the University of Essex, and a Ph.D. (awarded the IX Stein Rokkan Prize in 2000) at the European University Institute. Before coming to Barcelona in 2003, she taught at the universities of Salamanca and Murcia. Since 2008 she is the principal investigator of the research group Democracy, Elections and Citizenship. She was awarded an Icrea Academia in 2015, and a fellowship at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioural Sciences at Stanford University in 2018. She is currently a full professor at the Department of Political Science and Public Law of the Autonomous University of Barcelona. She has authored or co-authored over 70 publications on different questions related to political attitudes and behavior, supervised 15 defended Ph.D. thesis, and mentored 12 post-doctoral students.

    Research interest

    Anduiza's research examines citizens’ political engagement in advanced democracies, including the causes and consequences of electoral turnout, vote choice, political protest, digital media, and political attitudes. She is also interested in survey and experimental methodology. Recently her research has focused on the attitudinal consequences of the economic crisis, with a special focus on understanding the triggers and implications of populist attitudes. Currently, she is exploring change in political attitudes using panel data covering over a decade of political turmoil in Spain. She is analyzing the consequences of party system change for individual behavior, observing how new parties generate political engagement and meaningful partisanship among supporters. She is also studying the interplay between attitudes towards gender equality, feminist protest mobilization, and vote choice, with a special emphasis on the individual dynamics of gender backlash.

    Key words

    populism, political participation, emotions, attitude change, protest, experiments, panel data, gender attitudes

    ORCID

    0000-0003-0924-8064

    Resercher ID

    D-4829-2009
  • Bartres Faz, David UB - 2019
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    David Bartres-Faz

    Bartres Faz, David

    Universitat de Barcelona (UB) · Medical Psychology Unit / Dept. Medicine / Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

    Full Professor at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Barcelona. Former recipient of a ‘Ramon y Cajal’ excellence research fellowship from the Spanish Government. He conducted a 2-year postdoctoral stage at the Institute National de la Santé et de la Récherche Médicale (INSERM), France, as well as two stages at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School. He has been Principal Investigator of 7 consecutive National Competitive Research projects and PI for the Barcelona center of a FP7 and a H2020 projects. PI of the Barcelona Brain Health Initiative (https://bbhi.cat/) and coordinator of the Barcelona Brain Stimulation Lab (http://www.ub.edu/bbslab/). He is also Chair of the ‘Reserve, Resilience & Protective Factors’ Professional International Area of the Alzheimer’s International Association (ISTAART). He has published over 160 scientific articles and supervised 10 PhD thesis. h index: Web of Science: 42

    Research interest

    My research interests are focused on the study of cognitive and neuroimaging changes occurring in ageing and in particular, how lifestyles and psychological factors can influence brain health during lifespan. At a more experimental level, I also investigate how non-invasive brain stimulation can modulate brain networks, reflecting mechanisms of plasticity in advancing age and potentially providing new strategies to potentiate cognitive function in this segment of people. My group has a strong focus on the use of neuroimaging  techniques, in particular  magnetic resonance imaging, combined with transcranial magnetic and/or electrical stimulation protocols. We are currently engaged in interventional studies aimed to investigate the impact of optimizing and personalizing healthy lifestiles on brain and mental health measures.

    Key words

    Brain health, brain resilience, aging, cognitive and brain function, non-invasive brain stimulation

    ORCID

    0000-0001-6020-4118

    Resercher ID

    C-8997-2011
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    Dr. Joan Benach

    Benach de Rovira, Joan

    Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) · Political and Social Sciences

    Director of the Health Inequalities Research Group/Employment Conditions Network (GREDS-EMCONET, UPF), Co-Director of the Johns Hopkins-Pompeu Fabra Public Policy Center, Senior Researcher and Full Professor at the Department of Political and Social Sciences at Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) in Barcelona. My academic background includes a MD, a MPH, a degree in Preventive Medicine & Public Health, a PhD in Public Health (Johns Hopkins University) and a wide-ranging background in social sciences (studies of History, and Methodology of Social Sciences). My main scientific contributions include a large number of papers and publications with original analyses on the Social Determinants of Health and Health Inequalities.

    Research interest

    I substantially have contributed to Social Determinants of Health and Health Inequalities scholarship in research/health policy and knowledge transfer. In the last five years, my main scientific contributions include papers (n=46), and books, reports, and other publications (n=10), with original analyses, reviews and commentaries on employment conditions and precarious employment, the health intersections among social class, geography, migration, and gender, health policy analyses, and critical complex systems reviews. I’ve shown my research leadership in many international projects and collaborations linked to scientists from all over the world (e.g., Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Colombia, India, Mozambique, Puerto Rico, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, UK, U.S.), giving many presentations, conferences, and workshops on the aforementioned subjects.

    Key words

    Social Determinants of Health, Health Inequalities, Employment Precariousness, Public Policy

    ORCID

    0000-0003-2285-742X

    Resercher ID

    H-2519-2013
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    Lorena Chanes

    Chanes Puiggros, Lorena

    Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) · Departament de Psicologia Clínica i de la Salut

    Lorena Chanes is an Associate Professor of the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology and Institute of Neurosciences at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, where she leads the Cognitive and Affective Sciences Laboratory (www.caslab.cat). She obtained a PhD in Brain-Cognition-Behavior from Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris) in 2014. She performed predoctoral research at Harvard Medical School-Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and postdoctoral research at Northeastern University-Massachusetts General Hospital.

    Research interest

    My primary goal as a researcher is to better understand conscious experience in humans in health and disease using cognitive/affective/behavioral approaches, noninvasive brain stimulation and neuroimaging techniques, reaching out to other disciplines when relevant. My research spans from healthy to clinical populations, with the ultimate goal to generate a breadth of knowledge with the potential to contribute to the development of novel tools with clinical relevance for brain-related conditions.

    Key words

    Cognitive and affective neuroscience, brain stimulation, behavior, predictive coding

    ORCID

    0000-0002-0581-2927
  • Escera, Carles UB - 2010, 2015, 2020
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    Carles Escera

    Escera, Carles

    Universitat de Barcelona (UB) · Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychobiology

    Carles Escera graduated in Psychology at University of Barcelona in 1987, and after his PhD in 1993, he gained postdoctoral experience at the University of Helsinki (Finland) in 1993, 1994, 1996, 1999. He became Associate Professor in 1997, and Full Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience in 2010. He was visiting professor at the University of Bremen (Germany) and Fellow of the Hanse Wissenschaftskolleg in Delmenhorst (Germany) in 2004 and 2005. He has published over 130 papers in major journals in Psychology and Neurosciences (over 7000 citations; h index = 44). He has been the principal investigator of more than 30 research projects, including one from the Consolider-Ingenio 2010 program, and several from the FP4, FP5 and FP7, and the coordinator of an ERANET.NEURON project of the EU and a Marie Slodowska-Curie action of FP7. Currently, he is involved in an ERC Advanced-Grant in Archaeology (ARTSOUNDSCAPES) as the leader of two research lines (psychoacoustics and neuroscience).

    Research interest

    My research focuses on how the human brain builds up the auditory world around us to give rise to auditory perception. In particular, I am interested in how the brain models the implicit regularity in the acoustic environment supporting predictive perception, and more recently in how it encodes a particular type of sounds, those of speech, as critical prerequisite towards human communication. My approach is multimodal, including EEG, magnetoencephalography (MEG), structural and functional neuroimaging, and animal models. The results of my research support the emerging view that the subcortical auditory system has complex computation capabilities contributing to auditory cognition. My current projects address speech sounds acquisition in very young infants born normally or after clinical conditions challenging fetal development. Also, I inquiry how the acoustic environment where sounds are heard shapes the way these are perceived, eventually triggering altered states of consciousness.

    Key words

    Psychology, cognitive neuroscience, attention, auditory perception, speech

    ORCID

    0000-0001-8203-2951

    Resercher ID

    A-8658-201
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    Moises Esteban-Guitart

    Esteban-Guitart, Moises

    Universitat de Girona (UdG) · Institut de Recerca Educativa (director)

    Full Professor at the Department of Psychology and director of the Institute of Educational Research at the University of Girona (UdG). He did a postdoctoral stage at the Institute for Cultural Research and Education (California, USA) and he was visiting professor at the University of Arizona (USA) and University of Colorado-Boulder (USA). He has been involved in different funded research projects on education and learning sciences. He is leading the consolidated research group “Culture and Education” (https://culturaieducacio.cat), and the international alliance "funds of knowledge" to promote equity and social justice in education (https://fundsofknowledge.org). Author of the book entitled “Funds of Identity. Connecting Meaningful Learning Experiences In and Out of School” (2016, Cambridge University Press), among other books in Spanish. He has published over 150 scientific articles accumulating more than 6,000 citations in February 2022 (h-index: 40, i10-index: 112).

    Research interest

    His research interests are focused on the study of the connections between identity, culture and education. He is developing a research area focused on the concepts of the “Funds of identity” and “Community funds of knowledge and identity”, based on the funds of knowledge approach, and the promotion of the bridges of the contexts and learning experiences in and out of school (https://www.educacio360.cat). The proposal theory and praxis of “funds of identity” (Esteban-Guitart, 2012, Esteban-Guitart & Moll, 2014) has been implemented around the world by a wide range of researchers. A rich literature that has been recently reviewed by Hood & Volman (2020) in the Review of Educational Research journal (impact factor: 12.566, 1 out of 264, Q1, JCR). He is currently engaged in action-research projects aimed to investigate the personalized and contextualized learning and to improve equity and social justice in education.  

    Key words

    Identity, funds of knowledge, funds of identity, cultural psychology, qualitative methods, participatory action-research, design-based research, equity, social justice

    ORCID

    0000-0002-1700-8792

    Resercher ID

    J-8947-2014
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    Rafael Esteve Palós

    Esteve Palós, Albert

    Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) · Ciències Polítiques i Socials

    Albert Esteve, demographer and researcher, is a Serra Húnter professor at the UPF and director of the CED. He has done research stays at the U. of Minnesota, INED, and Princeton U. Ramón y Cajal fellow at the CED. He has obtained funding for research from the Government's National R&D Plan, from the Generalitat of Catalonia, and the EU. In 2009 he obtained a Starting Grant financed by the ERC. Investigates aspects related to demographics, marriage formation, marriage markets and the structure of households, both nationally and internationally. His participation in research infrastructure projects related to the harmonization and dissemination of microdata of the Population Censuses (U. of Minnesota). His works can be read in the most relevant journals. Editor of the European Journal of Population and currently is the director of the EDSD in Barcelona. Recently he has been elected IUSSP Council Member for Europe.

    Research interest

    Over the last five years, my research has focused on two main areas: cross-national perspectives on family and household demography and harmonization of international census and survey microdata for social and demographic research. I highlight my cross-national research on the dynamics of marriage markets, the implications of the gender gap reversal in education for assortative mating, the rise of cohabitation and other family forms in the Americas, the relationship between education and age at union formation and childbearing, and global trends in living arrangements. I have done research on population dynamics in Spain focusing on its most pressing demographic challenges: low fertility, aging, and depopulation of rural areas. My work has been published in the top demographic journals.

    Key words

    population change, family demography, cross-national research, census and survey microdata harmonization

    ORCID

    0000-0001-9916-386X

    Resercher ID

    7004709191
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    Fuentemilla Garriga, Lluís

    Universitat de Barcelona (UB) · Cognition, Development and Educational Psychology

    Lluís Fuentemilla is a Full Professor at the University of Barcelona (UB) where he leads the Dynamics of Memory Formation group. In 2007 he received the PhD in Psychology for his thesis of how neural oscillatory activity supports auditory sensory memory. He then moved to the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience (University College London) as a postdoctoral researcher, a time that helped him crystallize his deep interest in the understanding of the brain underpinnings of human learning and memory.  In 2010, he was awarded by a Ramon y Cajal programme to create and establish his own research group at the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute and at the UB. In 2015, he joined the UB as an Associate Professor, where he combines research and teaching as one at the group leaders of the Institute of Neuroscience (UB).  

    Research interest

    My research focusses on the cognitive neuroscience of memory, a field that studies the neural mechanisms and cognitive processes that support human memory. I lead the Dynamics of Memory Formation group, who uses behavioural, neuroimaging and electrophysiological techniques that, combined with advanced analytical approaches, help us set out work emphasizing the critical role that neural replay exerts on memory. Our research covers studies on healthy population and neurological patients to guide and document the relevance of memory reactivation during working memory maintenance, memory recollection and sleep consolidation. Our findings have an impact on the field as they provide insights of the neural mechanisms that underlie fundamental memory processes, such as how experiences are integrated and transformed into long-term memory traces by the brain. 

    Key words

    Episodic memory, neuroimaging, cognitive neuroscience, neural replay

    ORCID

    0000-0002-4799-3762

    Resercher ID

    E-3926-2012
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    Aina Gallego

    Gallego Dobon, Aina

    Universitat de Barcelona (UB) · Departament de Ciència Política, Dret Constitucional i Filosofia del Dret

    Aina Gallego is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Barcelona. She is also a research affiliate at the Barcelona Institute for International Studies, the Institute for Political Economy and Governance (UPF) and the Institutions and Political Economy Research Group (UB). She was formerly a Ramon y Cajal Fellow at IBEI and held post-doctoral positions at the Spanish Higher Research Council and at Stanford University. She earned her PhD in Political Science from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona in 2008.

    Research interest

    Aina Gallego is a political scientist working in the areas of political behavior and political economy. In the last five years she has worked primarily on two areas.

    She is contributing to an emerging agenda about the political consequences of automation and digitalization on political behavior. The questions tackled include: a) to what extent are citizens worried about technological change as a source of labor market risk; b) the impact of working in digitalizing industries on support for political parties; c) public support for different policies designed to help workers displaced by automation.

    She has also investigated how the individual characteristics of politicians affect the issues they choose to discuss and the public policies they implement in office. Her research helps understand how the traits of those elected to office (e.g. women) affect government performance and representation.

     

    Key words

    Political science, political behavior, political economy

    ORCID

    0000-0001-7943-3500

    Resercher ID

    I-7033-2015
  • González Luna, Libertad UPF - 2015, 2020
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    Libertad González

    González Luna, Libertad

    Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) · Economia i Empresa

    I was born and raised in Dos Hermanas (Sevilla). After getting my BA in Economics from the University of Sevilla, I did my PhD in Economics at Northwestern University, and since then I have been a professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. I'm also affiliated with the Barcelona School of Economics. In 2017 I was granted an ERC Consolidator for a research project on the effects of different interventions on child human capital development.

    Research interest

    I'm an applied microeconomist, and my research is in the areas of labor, public, and health economics. I work on questions related to the family (fertility, divorce), labor supply, gender, child health, and the evaluation of the effects of public policies. My most recent publications were in the Journal of Health Economics, the Journal of Human Resources, the Review of Income and Wealth, and PNAS. 

    Key words

    labor economics, public economics, immigration, family policy, fertility, female labor supply, divorce, child health, gender

    ORCID

    http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4555-9652

    Resercher ID

    D-6778-2013
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    GRANERO PEREZ, ROSARIO

    Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) · PSYCHOBIOLOGY AND METHODOLOGY

    PhD - Psychology (Autonomous University of Barcelona [AUB], 1999), Diploma in Statistics (AUB, 1997), Master in Design and Statistics in Behavioral Sciences (AUB, 2000), and Master in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology (AUB, 1997).

    Professor of Methodology, Psychobiology and Methodology Department (AUB, since 2001; collaborator-teacher during 1994-1999).

    Methodological chair and clinical researcher at the Service of Psychiatry of the Bellvitge University Hospital (Barcelona, since 2005). Researcher at the CIBERobn (Physiology of Obesity and Nutrition, an excellence network group).

    Research focused on the Eating Disorders, Addictions and Children/Adolescent Psychopathology.

    Researcher in multiple National and International Research Projects with public funding. More than 300 works indexed at the JCR (Web of Science h=36; Google-schoolar h=53 and i10=201). More than 340 contributions to prestigious clinical national and international congresses-conferences-symposia.

    Research interest

    Emergent psychiatric disorders (behavioral addictions [gaming disorder or food addiction]), and high vulnerable patients with mental conditions characterized by low scientific attention and treatment barriers (women, young/old ages, dual psychiatric conditions).

    Trans-diagnostic psychiatric dimensions: emotional regulation, impulsivity, and neuropsychological functioning.

    Conceptual approach to mental disorders, formulation of causal etiological models, development of assessment tools, and elaboration of preventive and intervention programs based on the precision-medicine-approach.

    High expertise in methodology, contributing to incorporate innovative procedures in the psychiatric area (Network Analysis, Latent Growth Curve Modeling, path Structural Equation Modeling, and Survival Analysis). Also contributing to improve treatment plans for mental disorders into the impulsive-compulsive spectrum (including three-generation technological approaches, such serious video games).

    Key words

    Methodology, Statistics, Psychometry, Design of studies, Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry, Eating Disorders, Behavioral Addictions

    ORCID

    http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6308-3198

    Resercher ID

    F-9492-2016
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    Montserrat Guillén i Estany

    Guillen i Estany, Montserrat

    Universitat de Barcelona (UB) · Econometria, Estadística i Economia Aplicada, Riskcenter-IREA

    Full Professor of Quantitative Methods in Economics and Business at the University of Barcelona and Honorary Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Actuarial Science and Insurance at City, University of London. I received a MSc in Mathematics and a PhD in Economics at the UB. I studied Economics at the University of Cambridge and I got a MA in Data Analysis at the University of Essex. I was Visiting Research faculty at the University of Texas at Austin and Visiting Professor of Insurance Econometrics at the University of Paris II. I am member of the BGSMath, director of the research group Riskcenter in the global network of risk research units of the International Insurance Society and director of the Research Institute of Applied Economics. I have been research visitor of the Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk at the University of California, Berkeley.

    Research interest

    My research is on insurance and risk quantification. I have specialized in statistical methods for actuarial science. This requires unique interdisciplinary talent involving mathematics, economics and statistics. In risk analysis, I am currently developing new methods in telematics and digital analytics, with tools aimed at assessing risk from big data sources. I am working on extensions of predictive modelling that focuses on multidimenional risk measurement: accident severity, vehicle usage and customer lapse. I am also working on the UK Institute and Faculty of Actuaries funded project on saving/investment decisions for pre and post-retirement, with generalization of pooled annuity funds.

    Key words

    Insurance, Risk management, Actuarial Science

    ORCID

    0000-0002-2644-6268

    Resercher ID

    E-1407-2011
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    Jordana Casajuana, Jacint

    Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) · Polítical and Social Sciences

    Professor of Political Science and Public Administration at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), he is also associate researcher at the Centre of European Studies and Comparative Politics (SciencesPo). Director of the Institut Barelona d'Estudis Interncionals (IBEI). He has been visiting fellow at the Australian National University, Wissenschafts Zentrum Berlin, University of California (San Diego), Copenhagen Business School, and the LM University of Munich. His publications include articles, among others, on regulatory institutions, the comparative development of domestic public policies, and policy making in policy networks. Recently, he has published Linguistic Claims and Political Conflicts (Routledge, 2021, with A. Bianculli and M. Ferrín), and Policy Anaysis in Spain (Policy Press, 2022, edited with L. Chaqués).

    https://www.globalreg.info/

    https://www.globe-project.eu/en

    Research interest

    My research focus on the analysis of how regulatory governance works in the age of globalization. My primary area of research concentrates on examining the institutional characteristics of independent regulatory agencies (IRAs) over different sectors and countries all over the world. Granting political independence to most of these agencies was a significant move in the political economy of many countries during the 1990s and 2000s, and  I am interested to better understand how this institutional model really works in practice. For this reason, I have focused on identifying the historical background of IRAs and the political context as a way to find explanations for agencies’ successes and failures, as well as their vulnerabilities.

    Key words

    public policy, Institutions, governance, regulation, collective action

    ORCID

    0000-0003-2700-6747

    Resercher ID

    C-9097-2014
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    Lago Peñas, Ignacio

    Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) · Political and Social Sciences

    Ignacio Lago is Professor of Political Science at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona). His research interests include electoral systems, political behavior, federalism, and party politics. He has published in Public Opinion Quarterly, British Journal of Political Science, European Journal of Political Economy, Electoral Studies, Party Politics or Regional Studies. His latest books are The Oxford Handbook of Spanish Politics (editor, 2020, OUP) and The Handbook on Decentralization, Devolution and the State (editor, 2021, Edward Elgar). He has been visiting professor at universities in Australia, Canada, Portugal, Mexico and Argentina.

    ignacio Lago is the Chief Editor or Frontiers in Political Science. Elections and Representation and Associate Editor of the International Journal of Public Opinion Research.

    Research interest

    Using mainly a quantitative and comparative approach, I examine the following issues:

    - The political consequences of electoral laws: Institutional and sociological determinants of the number of parties that compete in a polity, strategic voting, partisan bias, coordination problems in electoral systems.

    - Political Behaviour: Economic voting and accountability in mass elections, religious voting, determinants and consequences of turnout.

    - Issues in Political Economy: Tax morale, composition of public spending, budget structure.

    - Political Parties: Nationalization of parties and party systems, impact of decentralization on the organization of parties.

    - Sports & Society: The convergence of sports and society.

    - Decentralization: Consequences for governance.

    Key words

    Decentralization, Elections, Electoral Systems, Institutions, Nationalization

    ORCID

    0000-0003-0611-8467
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    Margarita León

    León Borja, Margarita

    Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) · Dep Ciencia Política i Dret Públic and Institute of Government and Public Policy (IGOP)

    Margarita León is an Associate Professor in the politics department of the Universitat Autònoma Barcelona and Research fellow at the Institute of Government and Public Policies (IGOP) of the same university. From 2003 until 2010 she was a lecturer in European social policy (SSPSSR, University of Kent). She was a Marie Curie fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. She holds a PhD from the London School of Economics (2000) and a MA in Sociological Research, University of Essex.  (1995). She was a Fulbright visiting scholar at Berkeley University, California, Spring-Summer 2018. She has co-edited with The Spanish Welfare State in European Context (2011 Ashgate) and edited The Transformation of Care in European Societies (2014, Palgrave).  She has published in many international journals such as Journal of European Social Policy, Social Politics, Social Policy & Administration, Comparative European Politics & South European Society and Politics

    Research interest

    Over the past years I have carried out research in a number of interelated fields within comparative public policy. My main research interests are welfare state reform, changes in the Sourthern European welfare state, work-life balance and care policies. My most recent research evolves around the Social Investment paradigm for social policies. I am the PI of ECECWEL, an ongoing research project funded by the Spanish Research & Development programme that looks at the political conditions of policy reform. I am also involved in Horizon 2020 project EUROSHOP that looks at the capacity of social protection systems in Europe to protect highly vulnerable workers. During 2000-2022 I have also worked on several co-authored comparative papers on the impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on social policy.

    Key words

    Comparative public policy, welfare state research, social policy, gender policy, political systems

    ORCID

    0000-0001-9457-5822

    Resercher ID

    H-9223-2019
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    Marco Pallares, Josep

    Universitat de Barcelona (UB) · Cognition, Development and Educational Psychology

    I graduated in Physics (2000) and Psychology (2010) and obtained my PhD in Neurosciences from the University of Barcelona in 2005. After three years of post-doctoral stay in the Otto von Guericke Universität of Magdeburg (Germany), I was awarded with a “Ramón y Cajal” contract and joined first the Bellvitge Biomedial Institute (IDIBELL) and then the Department of Cognition, Development and Educational Psychology of the Faculty of Psychology at the University of Barcelona. From 2020 I am Full Professor at this department and researcher at the Institute of Neurosciences of the UB. I have published over 90 manuscripts in international journals with more than 5800 citation and I have been the Principal Investigator of different research projects.

    Research interest

    My research work is aimed at achieving a better understanding of the human reward system. In concrete, I am interested in studying brain oscillations, as they are the key mechanism responsible for the coordination of the different areas of the fronto-striatal reward network. By combining functional Magnetic Resonance Magnetic Imaging, Electroencephalography and reinforcement learning computational models, our group has been able to describe the functional role of oscillatory mechanisms in reward processing, with special interest in the study of different types of pleasurable stimuli. In particular, I am interested in the study the neural mechanisms underlying musical pleasure and individual differences in musical reward processing, including the study of people with specific musical anhedonia.  

    Key words

    reward processing, oscillatory activity, music

    ORCID

    0000-0001-9175-1480

    Resercher ID

    C-1256-2008
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    Mataro Serrat, Maria

    Universitat de Barcelona (UB) · Clinical Psychology and Psychobiology

    Maria Mataro is a professor at the department of Clinical Psychology and Psychobiology at the University of Barcelona. She obtained her PhD in Psychology in 1995 at the University of Barcelona. After some years of clinical and research work as a postdoctoral researcher in Neuropsychology, she got a tenure position at the faculty of Psychology at the University of Barcelona in 2005. She was a visiting professor at the New York University Langone Medical Center in 2013 and at the University of Pittsburgh in 2015 and in 2017 as a Fulbright visiting scholar.  She has published 3 books and over 60 manuscripts in International journals. She has been principal investigator of 4 consecutive projects funded by the National plan and participated in 2 European projects. 

    Research interest

    Her research interest focus in healthy aging and cerebrovascular disease. Her study of the neurobiological bases of the cognitive deficits associated with vascular risk factors has contributed to the identification of cognitive-related cerebrovascular markers that might be critical in the early detection of individuals at high risk of cognitive decline. These include neuroimaging, sonographic and blood markers.

    The need for prevention and treatment of brain and cognitive decline associated with normal aging and disease led to the development of her current research projects. They aim to provide new evidence of the impact and effectiveness of neuroprotective non-pharmacological interventions -physical exercise, cognitive training and mindfulness-, to understand their molecular and neural mechanisms and to promote the development of novel strategies in the field of neurorehabilitation.

    Key words

    Neuropsychology, neuroimaging, neuroplasticity, aging, cerebrovascular disease, physical activity

    ORCID

    0000-0002-9946-2656

    Resercher ID

    B-4524-2011
  • Miró, Jordi URV - 2013, 2020
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    Miró, Jordi

    Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV) · Psychology

    Jordi Miró (Reus, 1964) obtained his BSc in Psychology at the Universitat de Barcelona in 1988, and his Master (1990) and PhD (1993) in Health Psychology at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. His training involved Visiting Scholar placements at the U. of Pittsburgh (Dr. DC Turk), U. of Washington (Dr MP Jensen), and New York University (Dr. FBW Hawkinshire). 

    He is Full Professor of Health Psychology (2010) and Director of the Unit for the Study and Treatment of Pain (2003) and the Chair in Pediatric Pain (2015) at Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV). He is Director of the Master program in Health Psychology at URV.

    In 2012 he received the URV's RQR Award for quality in research, and an ICREA-Acadèmia award in 2014.

    He is founding member of the Spanish Pain Society, and the Coordinator of the Special interest group in pediatric pain. He is Councilor of the International Association for the Study of Pain.

    Research interest

    His broad research interest is pain and its management, but his current main area of research is pediatric pain, and specifically pediatric chronic pain. His group (ALGOS) is currently developing different Smartphone Apps to help people with pain develop better ways to cope with their health problems.  

    Key words

    Psychology of pain; Chronic pain; Youth; Disability; m-health

    ORCID

    0000-0002-1998-6653
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    Muñoz Mendoza, Jordi

    Universitat de Barcelona (UB) · Departament de Ciència Política, Dret Constitucional i Filosofia del Dret

    I am Associate Professor (Professor Agregat) at the Department of Political Science of the University of Barcelona, and Fellow at the Institutions and Political Economy Research Group. Currently on leave, working as director of the Center of Opinion Research of the Catalan Government (Centre d'Estudis d'Opinió)

    I was Ramón y Cajal research fellow at the UB (2014-19), Juan de la Cierva postdoctoral researcher at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Democracy, Elections and Citizenship Research Group), and Phd student at the Pompeu Fabra University, where I graduated in 2009. I have also been visiting researcher at the University of Gothenburg (2012) and Yale University (2007-08). I lead the POLEXP network and the BGB Workshop on Experimental Political Science.

    Research interest

    My broad research interests are related to political behavior and comparative politics. My first line of research is quantitative historical political economy. I am interested in the process of effective political incorporation of previously excluded groups, such as unskilled workers (JOP 2019), or women (R&R). My current work at IPERG focuses on the interwar period in Catalonia, Sweden and the UK.

    I also conduct experimental research on political preferences. I have worked extensively on the question of failures of electoral accountability after corruption scandals (CPS 2013, LGS 2016). I have also looked at questions such as the impact of coalition signals on parties’ reputation (JOP 2017), the effect of immigration on support for social policy (PSRM 2019), support for secession (EPSR 2015) or political violence (JPR 2019, BJPS 2022). I have also worked on the use of unexpected events during surveys as a strategy for causal identification (PA 2019).

    Key words

    Political behavior, accountability, survey experiments, democratization

    ORCID

    http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2078-4047

    Resercher ID

    C-8424-2015
  • Pérez Castrillo, David UAB - 2008, 2014, 2019
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    Pérez Castrillo, David

    Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) · Departament d'Economia i Història Económica

    David Pérez-Castrillo earned a PhD in Economics from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Science Sociales, Paris, in 1991. He had previously graduated in Mathematics from the University of the Basque Country in Bilbao. He is Professor in Economics at UABarcelona and Research Professor at Barcelona SE. He is a member of the editorial board of several international journals. He has served as President of the Association of Southern European Economic Theorists, as President of the Spanish Economic Association, and as Officer of the Executive Committee of the European Association for Research in Industrial Economics. In addition to ICREA Academia chairs (2008, 2014, and 2019), he has been awarded the Distinció per a la Promoció de la Recerca Universitària of the Generalitat de Catalunya for Young Researchers (2001), the Prize Haralambos Simeonidis (2001), and the Arrow Price of the BE Journal (2006). In 2021, he has been elected Fellow of the Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory.

    Research interest

    His research interests include Economics of Innovation, theoretical and applied Game Theory and Contract Theory. He is particularly interested in research that lies in the intersection between fields. For example, he uses matching market models to analyze the optimal incentive contracts in general equilibrium environments. He also builds new datasets to study from both empirical and theoretical points of view research questions such as the dynamics of start-ups, the funding process of researchers, and the influence of institutional investors on firms’ innovation.

    Key words

    Economics of Innovation, Matching, Game Theory, Economics of Information, Corporate Finance

    ORCID

    0000‐0002‐1840‐7621

    Resercher ID

    D‐7585‐2012
  • Sebastián Gallés, Núria UPF - 2008, 2013, 2018
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    Sebastián Gallés, Núria

    Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) · Departament de Teconologies de la Informació i les Comunicacions

    Núria Sebastián received her PhD in Experimental Psychology from the University of Barcelona in 1986. After Post-doctoral training at the Max Plank Institute and the CNRS in Paris, she was appointed Associate Professor of the Faculty of Psychology, University of Barcelona, in 1988, and then was promoted to Full Professor in 2002. In 2009, she moved to the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF). She was a Visiting Scholar at several research centers including the IRCS at the University of Pennsylvania, the ICN at University College (London) and the University of Chicago. She was coordinator of the Consolider-Ingenio 2010 research consortium (BRAINGLOT). From Jan. 2014 Dec. 2016 she was Vice-President of the ERC. In 2016 she was elected as a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy. She leads the SAP Research Group (Speech Acquisition and Processing) at UPF’s Center for Brain and Cognition. She has authored over 150 publications in international journals.

    Research interest

    The scientific contributions by Dr. Sebastián Gallés cluster around the topic of language learning in bilingual contexts. She wants to understand the mechanisms that make possible that young infants acquire a language (or languages) in a short period of time. She also wants to understand the way adult brains get to learn new languages later in life. She is a firm supported of interdisciplinarity and her research is a clear example of it, as it combines fundadmental concepts of linguistics, psychology and neuroscience. 

    Her main goal is to understand how the human brain hosts language and how its acquisition and processing changes the brain. 

    Key words

    psychology, cognitive neuroscience, bilingualism, development

    ORCID

    0000-0001-6938-2498

    Resercher ID

    A-4215-2008
  • Torcal, Mariano UPF - 2014, 2019
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    Torcal, Mariano

    Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) · Departamento de Ciencias Políticas y Sociales

    Full Professor in Political Science and ICREA Research Fellow (2014-2019, and 2020-2025) at the Department of Political and Social Science at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona and Director of the Research and Expertise Centre for Survey Methodology (RECSM). President of WAPOR Latinoamérica Association (2018-2020). Senior Adjunct Faculty at the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver since 2006.  CES Jean Monnet Visiting Scholar, University of North Carolina, USA, in 2017. He has published several articles on topics such as political disaffection, political trust and satisfaction with democracy, electoral behavior, political participation and party system institutionalization in major international journals. More recently, I got interested in the topic of effective polarization and support for right-wing parties. Member of The Editorial Boards of many International Journals. Current editor of Revista Latinoamericana de Opinión Pública. 

    Research interest

    Certainly, ideological and issue position differences between parties and their followers lie at the very core of democratic political life, but scholars in the United States (have identified another important facet of this topic - citizens’ affective polarisation that arises between partisan and other identity groups and along policy lines. This process goes beyond the traditional ideological/issue conflicts, emerging along lines drawn by partisan loyalties as well as existing or new emerging identities which increasingly divide the world into in-groups and out-groups. My research has centred on the study of affective polarisation, with special attention to role played by the increasing partisan media and social media. My interests also include the interplay of this type of polarisation with the decline in political trust in important institutions of representation and interest aggregation, as well as social trust more generally.

    Key words

    Public Opinion, Eleccions, Party Systems, Survey Methodology, Political Behavior

    ORCID

    0000-0002-0060-1522

    Resercher ID

    B-8394-2012
  • Torres Pérez, Aida UPF - 2019
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    Torres Pérez, Aida

    Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) · Law

    Aida Torres Pérez is Associate Professor of Constitutional Law at Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona). She received her LL.M and JSD from the Yale Law School. She has been a visiting scholar at the European University Institute (Florence), the Universityof Trento, the University of Maastricht, the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (Heidelberg),the Court of Justice of the European Union (Luxembourg), and the Danish National Research Foundation’s Centre of Excellence for International Courts, iCourts (Copenhagen). Since 2011, she is an external legal expert of the Centre for Judicial Cooperation at the EUI (Florence) and has participated in several projects funded by the European Commission as the UPF coordinator. She is the IP of a project funded by the Spanish government (2018-2020) on the new challenges for the Rule of Law in the EU, which builds upon a previous research project on the constitutional impact of European economic governance. 

    Research interest

    Her research has primarily focused on the plurality of systems of rights protection in Europe and the interactions among the Court of Justice of the European Union, the European Court of Human Rights, and constitutional courts; and European constitutionalism and the impact of economic governance. At present, she is developing a line of research on the independence of the international judiciary. The increasing influence and power of international courts has raised concern regarding their legitimacy, which is premised to a large extent upon their independence. The diverse and partial approaches in examining specific courts hinders a meaningful understanding of what judicial independence means and requires in the international sphere. Her main goal is to provide an analytical framework to conceptualize judicial independence at the international level from which to assess, critically examine, and guide institutional design and practice.

     

     

    Key words

    Fundamental rights in Europe, judicial dialogue, European constitutionalism, international judicial independence

    ORCID

    https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4478-1008

    Resercher ID

    L-5922-2014
  • Urbano, David UAB - 2018
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    Urbano, David

    Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) · Department of Business

    David Urbano is a professor of Entrepreneurship at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) and deputy director at the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation Research (CREIS). He earned a PhD in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (UAB / Växjö University - Sweden). His research on institutions and entrepreneurship has been published in multiple leading academic journals and he currently participates in numerous international projects. He is a research fellow at IfM Bonn and at the Basque Observatory for Entrepreneurship, and regularly visits Trinity Business School (Trinity College Dublin) and Haas School of Business (University of California Berkeley). He is associate editor of Small Business Economics Journal (SBEJ) and International Small Business Journal (ISBJ), a member of the Board of Directors in the European Council of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ECSB), and president of the Entrepreneurship Division at the Spanish Academy of Management (ACEDE).

    Research interest

    David Urbano’s research focuses on the analysis of factors affecting entrepreneurship in different contexts, using the institutional approach, and combining quantitative and qualitative methodologies. Particularly, he is interested in analyzing: (a) the influence of institutions (legal and cultural) on entrepreneurship; (b) the diversity in entrepreneurship (entrepreneurial universities, social entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, etc.) in light of the institutional perspective; and (c) the link between entrepreneurship and socio-economic performance through institutional lenses. To complement institutional economics, other theoretical perspectives are considered in order to explain entrepreneurship variations across countries at different levels of analysis (human capital, dynamic capabilities, and entrepreneurship ecosystems). Also, his research provides useful insights for the design of entrepreneurship policies to foster economic performance and social prosperity.

    Key words

    Entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial activity, small business, diversity in entrepreneurship, institutions, institutional economics.

    ORCID

    orcid.org/0000-0001-7600-8656

    Resercher ID

    B-6879-2009
  • Valverde, Olga UPF - 2021
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    Olga Valverde

    Valverde, Olga

    Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) · Experimental and Health Science

    I received a PhD in the Neurosciences Program (1992) in the University of Cadiz. My doctoral thesis was focussed on the study of the mechanisms of action involved in the analgesic effects of antidepressants. In 1992, I started a postdoctoral stage at the René Descartes University with a fellowship of the EU “Human Capital and Mobility”. My postdoc stage lasted 6 years (1992-1998). I also defended a second doctoral Thesis at the René Descartes University, 1996 (Russell Award). I had the opportunity to work in various projects including the phenotyping of mice with mutations in the opioid, cannabinoid and dopaminergic system that allowed us to characterize functions of the opioid system. In 1998, I joined Pompeu Fabra University (UPF). Since 2007 I lead the Behavioural Neurobiology Research Group (GReNeC-NeuroBio) (https://www.upf.edu/web/grenec) and since 2008 I am a Full Professor at the UPF.

    Research interest

    My research interests are focused on the understanding of the neurobiology of several psychiatric disorders, in particular: i) I have contributed to the characterization of the delta opioid receptor and to the study of the function of cannabinoid receptors in various processes, such as depression, addictions and pain. ii) Neurobiological study of cocaine addiction and the possible therapeutic effects of phytocannabinoids. iii) Study of adenosine A2a receptors in addictive processes. iv) Neurobiological study of fetal alcoholic syndrome in a mouse model. v) Comorbidity between addictive, emotional and cognitive alterations, and the analysis of biomarkers for neuropsychiatric disorders.

    Key words

    Reward, motivation, cognition, behaviour, foetal alcohol spectrum disorders, cocaine, endocannabinoids.

    ORCID

    0000-0003-2264-7852

    Resercher ID

    D-8654-2012
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    Verger Planells, Antoni

    Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) · Department of Sociology

    Professor of Sociology at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). Before joining UAB with a Ramon y Cajal grant in 2011, he was a researcher and lecturer in IDS at the University of Amsterdam. Currently, he leads the ERC-funded project Reforming Schools Globally: A Multiscalar Analysis of Autonomy and Accountability Policies in the Education Sector, and is one of the directors of the Erasmus Plus-awarded GLOBED Master's. With a cross-disciplinary training in sociology and education studies, Verger publishes in comparative education, sociology of education and development studies journals. He has edited several books on global education policy, and is one of the lead editors of the Journal of Education Policy and the World Yearbook of Education. Beyond academia, he regularly collaborates with international organisations, governmental agencies and international NGOs to inform their policies and strategies in education.

    Research interest

    Verger's research examines the relationship between globalization, governance institutions and education policy - i.e. how education policies are internationally disseminated and enacted in different institutional settings, and how this impacts education quality and equity. In the last years, he has applied this research perspective to the study of public-private partnerships and new public management reforms in education. These are two policy models that, after decades of continuous educational expansion, countries in both the Global North and the Global South are adopting in an attempt to improve the performance of their education systems cost-efficiently, but with results that are far from conclusive. Currently, in the context of the REFORMED project, Verger studies the multiple trajectories and impact of market-like, school autonomy and performance-based accountability policies in a sample of European and Latin American countries.

    Key words

    global education policy; educational reform; comparative education; multi-scalar governance; public-private partnerships; accountability in education; international organisations

    ORCID

    0000-0003-3255-7703

    Resercher ID

    L-6581-2014
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    Bielsa Mialet, Esperança

    Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) · Departament de Sociologia

    Esperança Bielsa is Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and Adjunct Professor at Shanghai International Studies University. She holds a PhD and an MA from Glasgow University. Before joining the UAB with a Ramón y Cajal Fellowship in 2010, she was Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Leicester. She is author of The Latin American Urban Crónica (Lexington Books 2006) and of Cosmopolitanism and Translation (Routledge 2016), and co-author of Translation in Global News (Routledge 2009). She is editor of The Routledge Handbook of Translation and Media (2022), and co-editor of The Routledge Handbook of Translation and Globalization (2021) and of Globalization, Political Violence and Translation (2009). 

    Research interest

    Esperança Bielsa’s interdisciplinary research draws upon sociology, critical theory and translation studies. Recent research dealt with the central significance of translation for an understanding of contemporary cosmopolitanism, developing empirical perspectives on the translation of world literature, social theory and foreign news. Current research is focused on two areas. The first relates to the political and social dimensions of translation, as well as the theoretical and methodological implications of translation for sociology. This is the subject of her forthcoming book, entitled A Translational Sociology: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Politics and Society. The second investigates the significance of authenticity in contemporary society. This research explores different, usually unconnected domains, from crowd theory or authenticity in art to notions of linguistic authenticity in multilingual contexts.

    Key words

    authenticity, cosmopolitanism, identity, sociology of culture, sociology of translation, stranger, translation

    ORCID

    orcid.org/0000-0001-5882-3382

    Resercher ID

    E-9686-2016
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    Miriam Cabré

    Cabré Ollé, Miriam

    Universitat de Girona (UdG) · Institut de Llengua i Cultura Catalanes

    Associate professor of Romance Philology (Universitat de Girona-ILCC). She obtained her PhD at the University of Cambridge (La Caixa-British Council, Batista i Roca Awards). She is vicepresident of the Association Internationale d'Études Occitanes, has been visiting fellow at the Univ. of Warwick and enjoyed research stays at Montréal, Paris and Oxford (Salvador de Madariaga award), has given invited papers in France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, UK, USA, Czech Republic and Switzerland, and has organized 9 international conferences (1 as a sole convenor, ESF funding). Has participated in competitively funded projects since 1998, some international (Italy, UK), and has been PI of several projects, including Trob-Eu (Recercaixa). She serves in the advisory board of international journals and as international evaluator. Editor of the journal Mot So Razo and contributing editor of the Year's Work in Modern Language Studies. She co-coordinates the Espai Narpan and Cançoners DB.

    Research interest

    Troubadour culture, a pillar of European identity, still presents major unexplored aspects. After extensive inroads interpreting Cerverí de Girona, the most prolific troubadour, and the Catalan deluxe songbook Sg, I am reassessing three chief issues about troubadour heritage in the Crown of Aragon: the role of non-Catalan troubadours, the impact of verse-narrative and the way songbooks shaped cultural circulation. Joining literary and historical analysis to pioneering digital humanities, the Trob-Eu project resulted in a digital historical map of troubadour courts linked to a DB, and an exhibition (Bib. de Catalunya) that furthers the research scope. By pursuing issues in Catalan reception that are relevant to decoding the entire pan-European tradition, I intend to foster interdisciplinary research on courts as places of power and culture and analyse troubadours as stimulating witnesses to larger issues, such as court experience, cultural routes, power imagery, and social mobility.

    Key words

    Medieval Literature, Troubadour Studies, Medieval Courtly Culture, Manuscript Studies, Political Background of Literary Creation, Cultural Heritage, Digital Mapping

    ORCID

    0000-0002-3898-6026
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    Coello de la Rosa, Alexandre

    Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) · Humanitats

    Senior professor of history and researcher at the UPF/CSIC. He has published numerous books and articles on Latin American history and the Philippines, particularly on ecclesiastical history, chronicles of the Indies and the history of the Marianas (16th to 18th centuries). His latest books are: (with J.L. Mateo), In Praise of Historical Anthropology: Perspectives, Methods, and Applications to the Study of Power and Colonialism (London & New York: Routledge, 2020); (with L. G. Jones), Striving for Remembrance: Saints and Sanctity in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam (London & New York: Routledge, 2020); (with D. Atienza), Scars of Faith: Letters and Documents of the Mariana Islands’ Jesuit Missionaries (Chestnut Hill: Institute of Jesuit Sources, 2021). He is also coeditor of the journal Illes i Imperis and coordinator of the Master in Asian-Pacific Studies in a Global Context (UPF).

    Research interest

    The PI’s expertise includes Latin American History and the Philippines, with an emphasis on ecclesiastical and early modern history. His education involved the study of Colonial Latin American History and Cultural Anthropology for more than ten years. As a historian, he was trained in history at SUNY at Stony Brook, where he earned his PhD in Latin American History (2001). Afterwards, he deepened this interdisciplinary perspective by collaborating (and publishing) with prestigious anthropologists at the UAB on issues related to ambivalent identities, hibridity, and comparative systems of social classification.

    Key words

    Ecclesiastical History, Philippines, Jesuits, Colonial History

    ORCID

    0000-0001-5079-6180

    Resercher ID

    D-1579-2014
  • Font Paz, Carme UAB - 2021
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    Carme Font

    Font Paz, Carme

    Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) · Departament de Filologia Anglesa i de Germanística

    Carme Font-Paz is Associate Professor of English Literature at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, and PI of the ERC Starting Grant WINK: Women’s Invisible Ink: Trans-Genre Writing and the Gendering of Intellectual Value in Early Modernity. She has held postdoctoral and associate research positions at the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies [CMRS] and Harvard University as a Houghton Fellow. She serves on the editorial boards of the journal Prose Studies and the New Historia project at The New School, NY, and is the book series editor of Early Modern Women Writers in Europe: Texts, Debates and Genealogies of Knowledge (Brepols). Her latest books are Women’s Prophetic Writings in Seventeenth-Century Britain (Routledge, 2017) and Economic Imperatives for Women’s Writing in Early Modern Europe (Brill, 2018). She has edited the special issue Early Modern Textual Misogynies for the journal Women’s Writing (2022).

    Research interest

    Integrating gender studies, intellectual history, value theory and social history, Dr Font’s research examines the marginalization of women’s writing in the early modern period. She studies the ingrained cultural and social dynamics of debasing women’s work that led to a non-assimilation of its value, a process she defines as “textual misogyny”. Envisaging epistemic equality in the short and long term, Font effects a transformative and synergic action across disciplines and practices of feminist criticism that is changing the way we count knowledge-ordering systems and women as equal intellectual partners. Her work provides a model for content-based intellectual recovery in extant, neglected and lost textualities through a qualitative trans-genre methodology in several linguistic contexts, modifying androcentric and binary dynamics of representing valuable thinking. This research seeks the full integration of women in the systems of knowledge production and transmission.

    Key words

    History of ideas, gender and genre, women's writing, early modern history, print and manuscript culture

    ORCID

    0000-0003-0752-1717

    Resercher ID

    R-1940-2017
  • Fort Viader, Joaquim UdG - 2014, 2021
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    Joaquim Fort

    Fort Viader, Joaquim

    Universitat de Girona (UdG) · Departament de Física

    Joaquim Fort (1966) graduated in Physics at the Universitat de Barcelona (1989). Master in Cosmology at Tufts University (USA, 1991) with a Fulbright fellowship. Master in Physics (1993) and PhD in Physics (1997) at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Since 1998 he has specialized in applying reaction-diffusion-interaction equations to prehistoric phenomena. Associate professor (since 1999) and full professor (since 2009) of Physics at the University of Girona. Author of over 100 research papers in scientific journals, including Proceedings of the Academy of Sciences of the U.S. (PNAS) and Physical Review Letters. He has directed large research projects on prehistoric simulation, funded by the European Commission (2006-2010) and the Spanish Consolider program (2011-2017). Double ICREA Academia Award in Humanities (2014 and 2021). 

    Research interest

    We have performed statistical analyses of early Neolithic dates in several regions:

    1. The western Mediterranean,

    2. Scandinavia,

    3. The spread of rice in eastern Asia,

    4. Bantu expansions in eastern Africa.

    My theory (Fort, PNAS 21012) unifies mathematically demic diffusion (spread of farming populations) and cultural diffusion (conversion of hunter-gatherers into farmers). We have applied it and found that demic diffusion was more important than cultural diffusion in case studies 2-4 above, as well as for the LBK, ELP, PP and TRBK cultures in Europe.

    My theory (Fort, PNAS 21012) has made it possible to understand a genetic spatial pattern (cline) of Neolithic individuals (Isern, Fort & de Rioja, Sci. Rep. 2017).

    I have found a strong effect of non-isotropic dispersal on the rate of human geographical expansions (Fort, Sci. Rep. 2020). This is also important in the context of Paleolithic populations (Fort, Pujol & Cavalli-Sforza 2005).

    Key words

    Neolithic transitions, demic and cultural diffusion

    ORCID

    0000-0003-2647-8558

    Resercher ID

    H-7140-2015
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    García-Carpintero Sánchez-Miguel, Manuel

    Universitat de Barcelona (UB) · Filosofia

    Manuel García-Carpintero was born in Daimiel (Spain) in 1957. He got his "Licenciatura" ( ≈ BA) at the University of Barcelona (1979) and his PhD also at the University of Barcelona (1988), where he has taught since 1984, after teaching at secondary schools between 1979 and 1984. He visited the CSLI, Stanford University, for one academic year (1990-91), and for shorter periods the philosophy departments at MIT (1992), NYU (1997), Oxford (1998), and Lisbon (2011, 2012). He was a fellow at the Center for the Advanced Studies in the Humanities (Edinburgh, 2001), and he has been appointed Visiting Professor at the University of Lisbon (2013-2020). He was awarded a "Distinció de Recerca" for senior researchers by the Catalan Government between 2002 and 2008, and in 2008 (2009-2013), 2013 (2014-2018) and 2018 (2019-2023) the prize “ICREA Acadèmia” for excellence in research, also funded by the Generalitat de Catalunya.

    Research interest

    Manuel García-Carpintero is Professor at the University of Barcelona (http://www.ub.edu/grc_logos/manuel-garcia-carpintero). He works in philosophical logic, the philosophy of language, the philosophy of mind and related epistemological and metaphysical issues. He has a book on assertion forthcoming in OUP entitled Tell Me What You Know, and he is working on another three, one on indexicals under contract with Springer, Indexicals and Reflexivity, another on the first person under contract with OUP, Representing Oneself, and a final one on fiction under contract with Cambridge University Press, Truth and Reference in the Making of Fiction.

    Key words

    reference, presupposition, assertion, semantics/pragmatics, fiction

    ORCID

    0000-0001-7674-4944

    Resercher ID

    F-4949-2011
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    González Ricoy, Iñigo

    Universitat de Barcelona (UB) · Department of Philosophy

    I am an associate professor of political philosophy at the University of Barcelona. I am also a member of the Barcelona Institute of Analytic Philosophy and an external member of the Chaire Hoover d'éthique économique et sociale at the Université de Louvain and the Law and Philosophy group at UPF, where I held postdoctoral positions in the past. I have also been a visiting researcher at Goethe Universität Frankfurt, Columbia, UCL, NYU, and Minho, a visiting professor at UPF, and an assistant professor at UB, where I got my PhD in 2012.

    Research interest

    My research is in legal and political philosophy, and revolves around three areas. The first focuses on the changing nature of work and labor relations, which I pursue as the co-PI of a research project on justice and nonstandard employment, funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science. The second asks which duties, if any, we have toward generations to come and how to best realize them, an output of which is Institutions for Future Generations, a volume I recently coedited for OUP. The third inspects foundational issues in democratic theory, including the relationship between constitutionalism and democracy, the allocation of voting rights, and the link between economic and political disparities.

    Key words

    Democratic theory, intergenerational justice, work.

    ORCID

    0000-0003-4634-2017

    Resercher ID

    E-3029-2014
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    Maria del Mar Griera Llonch

    Griera Llonch, Maria del Mar

    Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) · Sociologia

    I am an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Political Science and Sociology at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, and also the director of the research group ISOR (Research centre for the study of religion). I have been visiting fellow at Boston University (2009), Universiteit Van Amsterdam (2008), Exeter University (2006), Université de Lausanne (2016), and at l'École Pratique des Hautes Études (2022).  

    My main research expertise lies at the intersection of religion, spirituality, identity and heritage regimes in contemporary Europe. I have coordinated several competitive projects in these fields and have extensively published in leading academic journals and prestigious book series. I am the vice-president of the RC22 committee on Sociology of Religion of the International Sociological Association (ISA) and member of the European Board of the IESR (Institut Européen en Sciences des Religions– Paris). 

     

    Research interest

    The global resurgence of religious identities is having a large impact upon European societies. My recent research explained changes in European religious landscapes and analyzed forms of regulation of religious diversity.

    My current research focuses on how contemporary processes of religious identity formation relate to public and political narratives of religion in Europe. I develop my research to through two lines of inquiry. First, I study religious heritage sites, and the controversies surrounding them, as an entry point to analyze how ideas about Europe’s religious past and collective religious memories are mobilized in contemporary political narratives and imaginings of European futures. Second, I examine public controversies at the intersection of science and religion, and the political and moral articulation of these controversies in the public sphere. 

    Key words

    Religious diversity, Interreligious relations, Europe, Religious Heritage, Science & Religion

    ORCID

    0000-0002-1773-4874
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    Herranz Loncán, Alfonso

    Universitat de Barcelona (UB) · Economic History, Institutions, Policy and World Economics

    I am Full Professor of Economic History at the University of Barcelona. I got my PhD in Economic History at the London School of Economics and Political Science. I have been invited professor at the University of the Republic (Uruguay) from 2004 to 2016, and at El Colegio de México in 2019. I am Director of the "Antoni de Capmany" Economics and Economic History Research Centre of the University of Barcelona, Editor of Economic History of Developing Regions, and coordinator of the Master in Institutions and Political Economy of the University of Barcelona. I am also trustee of the European Historical Economics Society, member of the Barcelona Economic Analysis Team (BEAT) and research fellow of the Institutions and Political Economy Research Group (IPERG) and the Laureano Figuerola Institute. I have published two books and a number of articles on different Economic History topics.

    Research interest

    I am interested in the study of the history of transport and market integration in the 19th and early 20th centuries. More specifically, I have analysed the growth and distributional impact of railways in peripheral countries, and the mutual interaction between transport infrastructure investment, export expansion and the evolution of state capacity. I am particularly interested in: 1) the channels through which state capacity affected infrastructure investment; 2) the effects of the transport network structures on the spatial distribution of economic activity in peripheral economies; and 3) the main political factors behind the decisions on the political support to infrastructure and on the spatial structure of infrastructure networks. My final objective is to contribute to the debate on the links between the political decision-making process and the growth and distributional effects of infrastructure in developing countries.

    Key words

    Transport History, Railways, State capacity, Latin America, Economic Geography, Economic Growth

    ORCID

    0000-0002-4921-2640

    Resercher ID

    L-2473-2014
  • Lubbers, Miranda J. UAB - 2020
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    Miranda Lubbers

    Lubbers, Miranda J.

    Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) · Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology

    Miranda Lubbers is Associate Professor in Social and Cultural Anthropology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona and Director of the COALESCE Lab. She received her PhD from the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, in 2004. She is a former Ramón y Cajal fellow and invited visiting fellow at the Universities of Oxford and Bielefeld. In 2021, she was awarded the ERC Advanced Grant and a Volkswagen Foundation Grant (the latter in international consortium) to study the network foundations of cohesion and polarization. Her work has been published in Global Networks, Social Networks, Network Science, Human Nature, the International Migration Review, and the Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, among other journals. She serves on the Board of Directors of the International Network for Social Network Analysis and the editorial boards of Social Networks and Social Inclusion.

    Research interest

    Fostering cohesive and inclusive societies is a vitally important challenge in light of growing inequality, diversity, and polarization. And yet, most research overlooks the inherently relational nature of social cohesion and inclusion, resulting in significant blind spots. Dr. Lubbers advances knowledge in these areas by studying how individuals' webs of personal relationships create society-wide networks that mitigate, sustain, or exacerbate segregation, polarization, and exclusion. She collects new empirical evidence to estimate the properties of these processes in various European societies and studies people's agency in networks. An expert in personal network analysis (e.g., coauthor of the book Conducting Personal Network Analysis: A Practical Guide, 2019; Guilford Press), she also contributes to the development of innovative methods for exploring the micro-level bases of these fundamentally societal processes and connecting them to macro-level outcomes.

    Key words

    Social Cohesion, Social Inclusion, Polarization, Social Networks, Poverty, Migration, Transnationalism, Network Science, Mixed Methods

    ORCID

    0000 0001 8398 6044

    Resercher ID

    P-1250-2018
  • Marre, Diana UAB - 2019
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    Marre, Diana

    Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) · Social and Cultural Anthropology Department

    Diana Marre is Social Anthropology PhD, Associate Professor and Director of the AFIN Research Group and Outreach Centre at the Autonomous University of Barcelona and Visiting Professor at the University of the West of England. Her research focuses on how fertility decline and developments in reproductive medicine contribute to new domestic and global reproductive politics and governance, practices and subjectivities, for people seeking to have a child and also for the child. 2021 contributions: Motherhood in Spain: From the “Baby Boom” to “Structural Infertility”. Medical Anthropology doi.org/10.1080/01459740.2021.1961246, with B Alvarez, 2021; Adoption and fostering. In Han S & Tomori C,The Routledge Handbook of Anthropology and Reproduction. Routledge, 618-630, with J Leinaweaver; Irregular adoptions and infrastructures of memory in Spain: remnant practices from the Franco regime. Childhood 28(4):570-584 with H Gaggiotti.

    Research interest

    Over the last years, many regions in the world have experienced dramatic demographic changes, involving decreasing fertility rates and increasing use of reproductive technologies. Barcelona, one of the world’s health hubs, offers a dramatic case study with implications for the public understanding of reproductive politics, governance, and practices, the self and the family. Ongoing research projects: Reproductive governance and mobilities in Europe, North Africa and Latin America, MICINN/EU PID2020112692RB-C21, 223.850€ 2021-25; Austerity and Altered Life-Courses: Socio-Political Ruptures to Family, Employment and Housing Biographies Across Europe, UKRI United Kingdom MR/T043261/1, 1.500.000 pounds, 2021-25; Wp 11 Patient experience and ethics in Artificial Placenta, an interdisciplinary program for the development of an experimental prototype, evaluation of the impact on fetal programming, development and clinical application Project, Fundació La Caixa.

    Key words

    reproductive health, motherhood, Spain, childhood, origins, reproductive governance & mobilities

    ORCID

    https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2852-3762

    Resercher ID

    14323695500
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    Martínez Hernáez, Ángel

    Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV) · Anthropology, Philosophy and Social Work/Medical Anthropology Research Centre

    I am currently Distinguished Professor and Head of the Medical Anthropology Research Centre (MARC) at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili. I received my PhD from the Universitat de Barcelona with a thesis that was later published (2000) by Routledge with a foreword by Arthur Kleinman (Harvard University). I have been visiting scholar at the University of California at Berkeley, the Universitá degli Studi di Perugia, and the University of California San Diego (Fulbright), among others. Since 2017 I am an international affiliate at the Center for Global Mental Health (UC San Diego). I am the author or co-author of more than 30 books and reports and 120 book chapters and articles in main journals such as Social Science & Medicine, Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry, BMJ Global Health, and Medical Anthropology. I have served as an expert and evaluator for a variety of institutions, such as the World Health Organization and the European Commission's Framework Programmes.

    Research interest

    I am a medical anthropologist working in global mental health and social participation in health. My early work developed a model for the hermeneutic analysis of illness narratives. Later, I have worked on the intersection of illness narratives, local worlds, and health policies in Catalonia and Brazil, as well as on the therapeutic itineraries of young adolescents with emotional distress. My most recent interests are on “structural competency” and on “healthcare cultures”; the latter being understood as the intangible aspects manifested in patterns of care, such as values and representations. Healthcare cultures can be analysed in terms of how receptive they are to narratives of suffering (patients, users) and community and individual self-care actions. My purpose is to build a theory of healthcare cultures that can also be applied to the analysis, evaluation and design of health policies and global health initiatives.

    Key words

    Medical Anthropology; Social and Cultural Studies of Biomedicine; Global Mental Health; Psychological Anthropology; Anthropological Theory; Urban Brazil; Indigenous Ontologies (Amazonian Cultures); Mental Health Policies in Europe and Latin America.

    ORCID

    0000-0002-5122-7075

    Resercher ID

    O-3223-2013
  • McNally Seifert, Louise Elizabeth UPF - 2008, 2013, 2018
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    McNally Seifert, Louise Elizabeth

    Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) · Traducció i Ciències del Llenguatge

    Louise McNally holds a BA in Modern Languages and Linguistics from the University of Delaware (1987) and a PhD in Linguistics (1992) from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She taught at Indiana University, The Ohio State University and the University of California, San Diego before joining Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona) in 1995, where she is Professor of Linguistics in the Department of Translation and Language Sciences and a member of the Formal Linguistics Group (GLiF). She was awarded an Alexander von Humboldt-J.C. Mutis Research Award in 2017, and is currently a Mercator Fellow. She is co-editor of the journal Semantics and Pragmatics and on the editorial committee of the Annual Review of Linguistics. She has served on the Electorate Nominating Committee for the Linguistics and Language Science Section of the AAAS (2016-2019) and on various ERC panels, and is currently on the Committee of Experts for the German Excellence Strategy.

    Research interest

    My research is concerned with how we convey meaning through language. A successful theory of meaning should account for our ability to construct and interpret an infinite variety of complex utterances; it should also explain how we integrate general knowledge, information about the specific individuals and situations we refer to, and information about the structure of the discourses in which we participate. I aim to develop a general theory of meaning that makes testable predictions about the similarities and differences between languages, about human language processing and acquisition, and about language change; one that, eventually, might be computationally implemented. Traditionally, theories of meaning have differed according to whether they take language to signal something in the world versus some sort of conceptual representation. In contrast, the model I am developing explicitly integrates these two approaches to meaning.

    Key words

    linguistics, semantics, pragmatics, computational semantics

    ORCID

    0000-0002-3355-913X

    Resercher ID

    C-2615-2013
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    María  Morrás Ruiz-Falcó

    Morrás Ruiz-Falcó, María

    Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) · Humanitats

    María Morrás is Senior Lecturer of Spanish Literature at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, accredited in 2017 as Full Professor. She got a  PhD at Univ California Berkeley and at the Univ Autónoma of Barcelona. She has enjoyed libraries, colleagues and students at UC, Berkeley, and the universities of Pavia, Ferrara, Pennsylvania, Chicago, Cambridge, Nottingham and Queen Mary (UL), and has been Special Lecturer and College Tutor at Oxford, where she has been elected Honorary Research Fellow. Her publications deal on Spanish Humanism, Medieval translations, Golden Age Theater, Textual Criticism and Digital Humanities.  She has been IP of several research projects and is member of Nexus and co-IP of LaiRem. Besides,she has served at the institutional level as Vicerector at the UPF, director of the Barcelona Program for Interdiscipinar Studies and as evaluator of Catalan, Spanish and International Agencies.

    Research interest

    Her main interest is related to the role of literature in shaping and responding to intellectual and historical contexts. Her current research focuses on the conflicting literary traditions in Iberia during the 15th century, with special attention to the transitions, interfaces and interactions between Latin and the vernacular, between local traditions and humanism and between the communities involved in literary production at court.

    The experimental nature of this period is manifested in the new genres and "newcomers" (converts, "lawyers"(letrados) and women) as active agents in the literary field, which led to its containment as symbolic capital and influence. social. Cancionero's poetry, religious discourse, translations, patronage, and reading have been the subject of her interest; a gender perspective has been incorporated to better understand the role of women and the role of religion in literary circles and in shaping the public sphere.

    Key words

    Conflicts, humanism, literacy, fifteenth-century literature, courtly culture, women, power, public sphere in the Middle Ages

    ORCID

    0000-0002-2516-0524

    Resercher ID

    K-6206-2013
  • Narotzky Molleda, Susana UB - 2010, 2016, 2021
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    Susana Narotzky

    Narotzky Molleda, Susana

    Universitat de Barcelona (UB) · Antropologia Social

    Susana Narotzky is Professor of Social Anthropology, University of Barcelona. She was honoured with the National Award for Research in the Humanities “Ramón Menéndez Pidal” by the Spanish Research Ministry in 2020. From 2013-2019 she conducted a European Research Council Advanced Grant “Grassroots Economics: Meaning, Project and Practice in the Pursuit of Livelihood” [GRECO] to study the effects of austerity on Southern European livelihoods. Her work is inspired by theories of critical political economy, moral economies, feminist economics, and value regimes. She has received a number of grants and fellowships and was invited to be a member of the Institute for Advanced Study (School of Social Science), Princeton (2019-2020). She is former President of the European Association of Social Anthropology (EASA) and has served as Secretary of the American Anthropological Association.

    Research interest

    I explore economic practices by focusing on (1) the meanings that produce what is considered valuable, (2) people's understanding of livelihood crises, and (3) comparing expert and folk concepts used to explain economic processes. My research uses an anthropological method stressing ethnographic field work and comparison. Historical path-dependency, forms of institutionalization, and cultural frameworks co-produce differentiation patterns (spatial, social, cultural) that help us understand the economy in a globalized system. The objective of my work is to produce a grounded model of social reproduction processes. Socioecological inequality is my present concern. I investigate valuation processes and valorization practices that affect social, economic, and environmental sustainability. I focus on food systems and compare conventional, organic and agroecological production as they interlock with struggles around socioecological valuation and economic valorization circuits.

    Key words

    Economic Anthropology, Food production, Social Reproduction, Crisis, Gender relations, Racism, Valuation, Sustainability

    ORCID

    0000-0001-7390-7840
  • Nieto-Galan, Agustí UAB - 2009, 2018
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    Nieto-Galan, Agustí

    Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) · Institut d'Història de la Ciència

    Agustí Nieto-Galan is Full Professor of History of Science at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), ICREA Acadèmia Fellow (2009 & 2018), and director of the Institute d'Història de la Ciència (iHC) at the UAB. Following degrees in both chemistry (URL) and history (UB), he took his PhD in the History of Science at the Universitat de Barcelona (UB) and held postdoctoral positions in the Modern History Faculty, University of Oxford, and the Centre de Recherche en Histoire des Sciences et des Techniques at the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie/ CNRS, Paris. He has written widely on the history of chemistry and natural dyestuffs, the history of the popularization of science (18th-20th centuries), and the relation between science and power in the twentieth century. His last two books are: The Politics of Chemistry (Cambridge, 2019), and Tóxicos invisibles (Icaria, 2020, edited with Ximo Guillem-Llobat). 

    Research interest

    Dr. Nieto-Galan analyses several historical cases in which science played a key role in the public sphere. As a continuation of his work on science popularization, he develops the "hunger artists" project as an example of intersection between science and spectacle in the late nineteenth century at a global scale. He also explores the role of science popularization in non-democratic societies such as Franco's dictatorship and its funtction as diplomatic tool in international organizations.

    His analysis of the relation of science and power in the 20th century - in particular, chemistry- has led him to work on toxic products as relevant sociotechnical agents, and on the experts' practices of invisibilization of pollution and risk (agnotology) from a political perspective, at the intersection with environmental history.

    As part of a cultural approach to chemistry ("Chemopolis"), he is now working on a biography of chemist and science popularizer Miquel Masriera.

     

    Key words

    History of Science, History of Chemistry, Science Popularization, Urban History of Science, Science and Power, Science Diplomacy

    ORCID

    0000-0002-3458-0774

    Resercher ID

    Civil servant number: 3503259424A0504
  • Risch, Roberto UAB - 2019
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    Risch, Roberto

    Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) · Prehistòria

    Roberto Risch studied History, Archaeology and Anthropology at the Universities of Freiburg, Autònoma de Barcelona, and Cambridge. He obtained his Ph.D. in 1995 at the UAB. He has been a Ramón y Cajal researcher and a visiting scholar at numerous institutions including U. di Padova, U. Freiburg and the Max Planck Institute (Jena). His research is mainly concerned with the economy and ecology of Prehistoric societies of the Mediterranean during Later Prehistory. He has participated in and coordinated several European projects on environmental and technological changes during Prehistory. Together with Cristina Rihuete, Vicente Lull and Rafael Micó, he is currently one of the co-directors of the "La Bastida Project" which has seen excavations at La Bastida and La Almoloya (SE Iberia). In his more than 25 years of experience, he also excavated other sites in Spain and India and has undertaken ethnoarchaeological fieldwork in Western Africa.

    Research interest

    My main scientific activity is focused on the emergence and decline of new forms of political and economic domination during Later Prehistory, following five lines of research:

    1.  Investigation of disrutpive societies and economies during later Prehistory.

    2. The projection of historical questions arising from research on the first state and proto-state societies, seeking to account for observable socioeconomic convergences and divergences in Europe and the Mediterranean.

    3. The development of an interdisciplinary methodology for macrolithic tool analysis, as an essential tool towards a better understanding of prehistoric economies.

    4. The advance of a general theory of political economy that accounts for the different strategies to produce and circulate economic surplus, as an indispensable element in the rise of social exploitation. 

    5. The effects of migratory movements and integration mechanisms on social and political change.

    Key words

    Prehistory, Geoarchaeology, Archaeometallurgy, aDNA, Paleoecology, Paleoeconomy

    ORCID

    orcid.org/0000-0001-8534-5806

    Resercher ID

    L-4115-2014
  • Roas Deus, David UAB - 2018
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    Roas Deus, David

    Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) · Spanish Philology (area of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature)

    David Roas is writer and Associate Professor of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and director of Grupo de Estudios sobre lo Fantástico (GEF) and the Research Project Lo fantástico en la cultura española contemporánea (1955-2017): narrativa, teatro, cine, TV, cómic y radio. He is also the director of Brumal. Research Journal on the Fantastic. He has published several books, articles and anthologies devoted to the study of the fantastic from a clearly interdisciplinary perspective in which literary theory, comparative literature, film studies and cultural studies are combined. Also, another important part of his works is linked to the specific study of the Spanish fantastic. Visiting professor and Visiting Scholar at Brown University, CUNY, University of Virginia, Université de Neuchâtel, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, and several Spanish universities.

    Research interest

    His research during the last years has followed two converging lines linked to the study of the fantastic. In the first place there are the specifically theoretical works dedicated to the definition of the fantastic, its generic boundaries, its emotional effects, and its linguistic transgressions (his main contributions are Teorías de lo fantástico and Behind the Frontiers of the Real). He has also dealt with the relationship between humor, grotesque and fantastic, and he has devoted several works to analyzing the representations of monstrosity in postmodern fiction. The second area of ​​his research has to do with the Spanish female fantastic fiction. Along with his own works on the fantastic narrative, his main contribution has been the direction of volume Historia de lo fantástico en la cultura española contemporánea (1900-2015) and the coordination (with Alessandra Massoni) of Las creadoras ante lo fantástico. Visiones desde la narrativa, el cine y el cómic.

    Key words

    Theory of the Fantastic, fantastic fiction (literature, cinema,TV, comic), comparative literature, short story, humor

    ORCID

    0000-0003-0290-0646

    Resercher ID

    K-2259-2017
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    Rodrigo Sánchez, Javier

    Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) · Departament d'Història Moderna i Contemporània

    Javier Rodrigo, born in Saragozza in 1977, is Associate Professor -recognized for Full professorship-, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. PhD (2004) in History (European University Institute) and postdoctoral researcher at the London School of Economics, has later been “Juan de la Cierva” Research Fellow at the University of Zaragoza and “Ramón y Cajal” Research Fellow at the UAB.

    He is the author or coordinator of 18 books on concentration camps history, mass violence,  the Spanish Civil War and Total war in Europe, fascism, historiography or  the global history of Civil Wars. His last books include Comunidades rotas. Una historia global de las guerras civiles, 1917-2017 (2019, English edition 2023), Fascist Italy in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939 (Routledge 2021) and Generalísimo. Una metabiografía de Franco, 1892-2020 (2022). 

    He coordinates the H2020 Project SO-CLOSE on forced displacements in Europe.

    Research interest

    I am interested in war, violence, terror and genocide, civil war, total war, forced displacements, eliminationist theories and practises (particularly fascism), historiography and cultural representations. 

    Currently I am coordinatong two parallel projects: Horizon2020 Project SO-CLOSE, Enhancing Social Cohesion through Sharing the Cultural Heritage of Forced Migrations, and POS-C-WARS, Posguerras civiles: violencia y reconstrucción nacional en España y Europa, 1939-1949. In addition, I have completed a meta-biography of Francisco Franco and a history of historical fascism representations in the present. 

    Key words

    Civil Wars, Europe, Violence, Fascism, Genocide, War Experience, Historiography, Spain

    ORCID

    orcid.org/0000-0002-7322-3462
  • Sabaté Curull, Flocel UdL - 2015, 2020
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    Floel Sabaté Curull

    Sabaté Curull, Flocel

    Universitat de Lleida (UdL) · Historia

    Professor of Medieval History (s. 2002) at the Universitat de Lleida and Doctor Honoris Causa by the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, (Mendoza, 2014), he served as visiting professor (Cambridge, Concepción, CONICET-Buenos Aires, ENS-Lyon, JSPS-Tokyo, Lisbon, Paris-1, Poitiers, Tashkent, Yale), and has been member of research trust boards (California, Latvia, Lisbon, Leeds, Nova de Lisboa, Porto, CNRS-Paris, CNR-Rome) and Quality University Agencies boards (Catalonia). He is member of Academies in France, Spain and USA and leads the Association of Historians of the Crown of Aragon.He  was awarded with the Distinction of the Generalitat de Catalunya for University Research (2000) and the ICREA Academia (2015, 2020). He leads the journal Imago Temporis. Medium Aevum and his publications included books as The Death Penalty in Late-Medieval Catalonia (2020) and the edition of The Crown of Aragon, a singular medieval empire (2017).

    Research interest

    I have studied the axes of cohesion in late-medieval European society, analysing the levels of shared identity with a common memory orientated by dominant ideology, looking for the expressiveness and emotiveness of the experienced power. I stated that the values assumed by the society in search of its own cohesion based on different levels of collective identity (municipal, estate, guild, national) but provoked the rejection of diverse people, as Jews and Muslims. From a methodological point of view I have focussed on archive sources, especially from the Crown of Aragon. I have contrasted the data obtained with diverse places and international research groups, sharing research projects from competitive calls and seminars, scientific meetings and congresses (Saint-Etienne, 2020; Fortaleza, Warsaw, 2019; Vicenza, 2018; Wroclaw, Lyon, Alexandria, 2017; Dresden, Cagliari 2016). The results of the research have been published in highly valued journals and in well recognized publishers.

    Key words

    Medieval history, Power, Institutions, Territory, Society

    ORCID

    0000-0001-7312-1119

    Resercher ID

    K-8030-2015
  • Saña Seguí, Maria UAB - 2021
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    Saña Seguí, Maria

    Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) · Prehistory Department

    Maria Saña graduated in History at the Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona in 1991. She obtained the PhD in History at the UAB in 1997. Since 2002 she has been a full-time lecturer in Prehistory Department (UAB) and lead the Archaeozoology Laboratory. Since 2005 she has formed part of the SAPPO/GRAMPO (Seminar on Near East Prehistoric Archaeology) research group. Since 2007she has led the Spanish research team in the European network BIOARCH (Bioarchaeological Investigations of the Interactions between Holocene Human Societies and their Environments). She has played an active role in multiple National and International Research Projects and has been the main research in 32 of them. Since 2003 she has supervised theses and research connected with Bioarchaeology and Biogeochemistry. She has headed the archaeozoological study of over 85 archaeological sites in the Iberian Peninsula, France, Italy, Algeria, Syria, Turkey, Jordan and Iraq and she has published more than 170 scientific works.

    Research interest

    Maria Saña’s research focuses on the origins and changing nature of animal domestication. Recent research dealt with the study of the origins of the Neolithic, working in Southeast Asia, Europe and Africa. Interested in archaeozoology, she directs her research towards the adaptation of new analytical procedures based on biogeochemistry and bone biomechanics to the study of the archaeological record. Current research is focused on two areas, exploring diverse converging lines linked to the study of first farming societies. In the first area, research has concentrated on the origins of Neolithic societies, by obtaining the data needed to attain a global perspective of the environmental, economic, social, and political changes during the early Holocene. Research in methodology has focused on the integration in archaeozoological studies of stable isotopes and palaeoproteomics-based analyses with the aim of achieving greater temporal and historical resolution of bioarchaeological samples.

    Key words

    Bioarchaeology, Neolithic, Mediterranean, Animal domestication, stable isotopes, palaeoproteomics

    ORCID

    0000-0002-8344-0639

    Resercher ID

    L-9965-2014
  • Schulte, Lothar UB - 2011, 2019
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    Prof. Dr. Lothar Schulte, Department of Geography, University of Barcelona and ICREA Academia

    Schulte, Lothar

    Universitat de Barcelona (UB) · Department of Geography

    Lothar Schulte studied Geography, Geology and Economic History at the Univ. Düsseldorf and Univ. Cologne, and obtained his Ph.D. in 2000 at the Univ. of Barcelona. His thesis on Quaternary landscape evolution received the national award on Quaternary Science and Geomorphology. In 2000 he was contracted by the University of Barcelona as Assistant Professor giving lectures in Natural Hazards, Geomorphology, Global change, etc. Between 2001 and 2002, he was Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Postdoc fellow and Lecturer at the University of Bern. In 2006, he was appointed Associate Professor and, in 2017, Full-Professor. Since 2006, he has acted as Principal Investigator of the PaleoRisk Research Group. In 2011 and 2019, he received the ICREA Academy Award. Since 2008, he has participated in the evaluation processes of the DFG 806 CRC, DFG, AEI, AQU, IGS and FWO. Since 2018, he has been the coordinator of the Floods Working Group of the international network Past Global Changes (PAGES).

    Research interest

    L.S. has developed a multidisciplinary approach integrating multi-archive datasets into a 4-D time-space model of past floods, environments and societal impacts in mountain landscapes. In generating centennial-long reference flood records for the Alps, New Zealand’s Alps and the Iberian Peninsula, documentary sources, floodplain and lake sediments and their geochemical variability were analysed; floods levels were reconstructed from tree rings, lichens, historical buildings, hydraulic infrastructure, and archaeological sites; and, this evidence was calibrated for a given reference period in relation to climatological and hydrological data. Analyses of atmospheric variability, reconstruction of the paleoclimate and deciphering of the historical interactions between society and river environments, shed light on the forcing of floods. Preindustrial climate periods were also examined to understand changes in environmental systems and flood dynamics under the effects of Global Warming.

    Key words

    Geography, Global Change, natural hazards and societal impact, floods, human-environment interaction, Climate Change, mountain environments, geoarchaeology

    ORCID

    0000-0001-5829-3166

    Resercher ID

    Scopus Author ID: 7003971543
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    Vallverdú Segura, Jordi

    Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) · Philosophy Department

    Jordi Vallverdú, Ph.D., M.Sci., B.Mus, B.Phil  is a Catalan investigator who has devoted his research to the cognitive and epistemic aspects of Philosophy of Computing, Philosophy of Sciences, Cognition, and Philosophy of AI. After his Bachelor in Philosophy at U. Barcelona (1996), he obtained his M.Sci and Ph.D. at U. Autònoma de Barcelona (2001, 2002, respectively). He also obtained his Bachelor in Music (ESMUC, 2011). He has had research stays at Glaxo-Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine (1997), J.F.K. School at Harvard University (2000), and Nishidalab at Kyoto University (2011, under a JSPS Grant). He has been visiting professor at Technische Universität München, and the University of Reading, and has been invited by a large number of institutions to lecture and teach specialized seminars. In 2019 won the Best presentation award at the HUAWEI Neuro-inspired, cognitive, and unconventional computing workshop, Kazan (Russia).

     

     

     

    Research interest

    Professor Vallverdú research has been exploring two main related areas: epistemology and cognition. Since his early Ph.D. research on epistemic controversies, Prof. Vallverdú has analyzed several aspects of computational epistemology.

    His latest research has been focused on the Causal challenges of  Machine Learning techniques, with special emphasis on Deep Learning. As one of the most promising advances, Statistics meets Causal graph reasoning (via Directed Acyclic Graphs), with several conceptual paths still to be explored and clearly identified. Counterfactual reasoning is a fundamental part of these open debates, which are under the analysis of Prof. Vallverdú.

    His research has the support of: GEHUCT, Tecnocog, and H2020-SwafS  CSI COP European Project.

    Currently is finishing the book "Causality for Artificial Intelligence. From A Philosophical Perspective ", edited by Springer Editorial.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Key words

    Epistemology, Deep Learning, Science,Statistics, Causality, Cognition, Heuristics

    ORCID

    http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9975-7780

    Resercher ID

    http://www.researcherid.com/rid/K-5536-2014
  • Vega Ramos, María José UAB - 2008, 2014, 2019
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    Vega Ramos, María José

    Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) · Literary Theory and Comparative Literature

    M. J. Vega has a Ph. D. in Philology and a Ph. D. in History. She is founder-director of the Seminario de Poética del Renacimiento (UAB), a research team on Early Modern literary theory and criticism working on the impact of confessionalization in writing and reading practices in the long 16th century.  She has been PI of several national and international funded projects, and has established an interdisciplinary European network of specialists in Early Modern Literature and Intellectual History. In 2012 she was awarded the Humboldt Research Award, and, in 2011, she received the Mercator Professorship.

    Research interest

    My project seeks to understand the categories of dissent in the 16th and 17th centuries (1540-1620) through the study of theological notes and the theory of error. In early modern Europe, the ‘notes’ served to identify and diagnose doctrinal error, and to qualify propositions and texts (propositiones damnabiles) according to their distance from theological certainties or from social consensus. Notes theory laid down the language, metaphors, and principles that guided the intellectual, political, and inquisitorial management of dissent in Catholic countries, and played a constitutive role in setting the conceptual and practical limits of freedom of conscience and expression in early modern Europe.

    Key words

    dissent, censure, censorship, expurgation, early modern textual legacy

    ORCID

    0000-0001-9755-7881
  • Aromí Bedmar, Guillem UB - 2008, 2013, 2018
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    Aromí Bedmar, Guillem

    Universitat de Barcelona (UB) · Facultat de Química

    Dr. Guillem Aromí graduated in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at the University of Barcelona (UB) and EHICS (Strasbourg, France), both in 1993. He earned a Chemistry PhD at Indiana University (1999, USA) and did posdocts at Leiden University (2002, Holland) with a Marie Curie Fellowship and at Manchester University (2003, UK). He became in 2003 a “Ramon y Cajal” Fellow at the UB, then Associate Professor in 2007 and Full Professor in 2018. He received the distinction of Research by the Generalitat de Catalunya and the prize ICREA Academia 2008, 2013 and 2018. He received, in 2011, an ERC Starting Grant and in 2012 he chaired the Vth International Conference on Molecular Materials. In 2018 he became Director of the Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology of the UB (IN2UB). He is the coordinator of Sciences of AGAUR (Catalan Agency of University and Research Grants). He represents the Catalan Chemical Society at the Inorganic Division of EuChemS.

    Research interest

    My main research lines are the following:
    A) Design and preparation of molecules for Quantum Computing (QC) through the coherent manipulation of spins. This is pursued by preparing molecules that incorporate the spin carriers leading to the appropriate energy spectrum and quantum dynamic properties. The goal is to use them for the construction of hybrid quantum devices.
    B) Preparation and study of switchable materials based on spin crossover (SCO). We develop new SCO materials for exploiting their potential in nanotechnology, by studying and enhancing their dynamic properties in relation to intermolecular interactions. The switching properties upon exchange of small molecules with the environment are studied.
    C) Preparation of magnetic photoswitchable molecules. We design photomagnetic molecules by the synthesis of ligands with photoactive moieties and their magnetic complexes.

    D) Preparation Functional Supramolecular Assemblies. By ligand design and coordination chemistry.

    Key words

    Coordination Chemistry, Molecular Magnetism, Single Molecule Magnets, Quantum Computing, Functional Molecules

    ORCID

    0000-0002-0997-9484

    Resercher ID

    I-2483-2015
  • Boguñá Espinal, Marián UB - 2010, 2015, 2020
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    Marián Boguñá Espinal

    Boguñá Espinal, Marián

    Universitat de Barcelona (UB) · DEPARTAMENT DE FÍSICA DE LA MATÈRIA CONDENSADA

    M. Boguñá is a full professor at the Departament de Condensed Matter Physics, University of Barcelona. He graduated in Physics in 1994 and obtained his PhD in 1998. In 1999, he moved to the US to do a postdoctoral stay with Prof. G. H. Weiss at the National Institutes of Health, Washington DC. After this period, in 2003, he was awarded a Ramón y Cajal fellowship. He got the tenure position in 2008. During this period, he has also spent several months in the US as invited guest scientist at Indiana University. M. Boguñá has written over 90 publications in major peer reviewed international scientific journals: Nature, Nature Physics, Nature Communications, Nature Reviews Physics, PNAS, Phys. Rev. Letters, and Phys. Rev. X. In January 2008, he obtained the Outstanding Referee award of the American Physical Society. He was awarded as ICREA Academia researcher in 2010, 2015, and 2020. Since January 2013, he serves as an editorial board member for Scientific Reports.

    Research interest

    His research interests are focused on the study of complex systems. In particular, those systems made up of a large number of units that interact through complex topologies and, therefore, are suitable to be studied using statistical physics tools. Such systems are ubiquitous and can be found in very diverse fields: societies at the large scale, cellular networks, or communication networks like the Internet, to name just a few. One of the major challenges in this field is the understanding of the coupling between the complex topologies shown by these type of systems and the functions they perform. M. Boguñá is one of the major proponents of the new field of Network Geometry, a theory aiming at finding the geometric origin of the discrete structures underlying complex systems.

    Key words

    Complex Systems, Complex Networks, Network Geometry, Statistical Physics

    ORCID

    0000-0001-7833-3487

    Resercher ID

    B-7795-2011
  • Bonada, Núria UB - 2021
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    Núria Bonada

    Bonada, Núria

    Universitat de Barcelona (UB) · Departament de Biologia Evolutiva, Ecologia i Ciències Ambientals / Institut de Recerca de la Biodiversitat

    My research career started in 1998, when I obtained a research grant to collaborate with Prof.Dr. Narcís Prat and Prof.Dr. Maria Rieradevall at the University of Barcelona. In 1999, I got a PhD grant and I defended my PhD thesis in 2003. In 2004 I obtained a postdoctoral grant and moved to the University Claude Bernard Lyon1 (France). At the end of this postdoc, I got a 3-year “Juan de la Cierva” research contract at the University of Granada. In 2007, I became Assistant Professor in the Department of Ecology at the University of Barcelona and, since 2015, I am a Serra Húnter Associate Professor. Since 2017, I am the head of the FEHM research group (Freshwater Ecology, Hydrology and Management) (Catalan Administration reference: 2017SGR1643). I am also the President of the Iberian Limnological Society (AIL) and a member of the Board of Freshwater Biological Association (UK).

     

    Research interest

    I have focused my research on the ecology of river ecosystems, combining fundamental, applied, and social aspects. I have been interested in understanding the effects of natural and anthropogenic disturbances on freshwater biodiversity to improve river conservation and management worldwide, and how citizens can contribute to this research and benefit from it. My studies have been conducted in different river ecosystems of the world and at different scales (continental, regional, local) but, in particular, on temporary rivers and in Mediterranean regions. For Mediterranean rivers, where drying has triggered many evolutionary adaptations and are especially biodiverse, I have shed light on: 1) how this biodiversity is organised in space and time to cope with drying, 2) how human activities are jeopardizing Mediterranean rivers, 3) how these should be managed to halt biodiversity loss and ensure healthy ecosystems, and 4) how we can effectively engage citizens in research and management.

    Key words

    Community ecology, Freshwater ecosystems, Freshwater biodiversity, Rivers and Streams, Disturbance ecology, Macroinvertebrates,, Management and Conservation

    ORCID

    0000-0002-2983-3335

    Resercher ID

    L-5137-2015
  • Cacho, Isabel UB - 2012, 2018
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    Cacho, Isabel

    Universitat de Barcelona (UB) · Dept. de Dinàmica de la Terra i de l'Oceà

    Isabel Cacho is Associated Professor at the University of Barcelona since 2008. She graduated in Geology in 1992 and earned her PhD in 2000 at the UB. She was affiliated to the Godwin Laboratory from the University of Cambridge as a post-doctoral researcher from 2000 to 2003 and a fellow of the US-COMER Foundation during 2003-2004, associated to Columbia University. She has published over 80 research papers with more than 4500 citations. She has also been member of several national and international research committees. In 2016 she was granted with a prestigious ERC-consolidator grant. In 2018 she implemented in the UB a new and unique infrastructure in the state for the analysis of radiogenic and other rare isotopes, currently it is open to several scientific applications.

    Research interest

    She is specialist in the reconstruction of past oceanic and climatic changes in base to the application of different geochemical tools on deep marine sediments and cave speleothems. She has a strong background studding the impact of past rapid climate variability in the Mediterranean region. But she has also studied past oceanic changes in the Eastern Equatorial Pacific and Atlantic Ocean, associated to climate variability in time-scales from few millennial to few million years. Currently, she is very much focussed in analysing Mediterranean thermohaline circulation sensitivity to different climate forcings with a particular focus in past hydrographical changes from the Western Mediterranean basin. Her research has implemented the application of Nd and other isotopic families as tracers of different oceanographic and climatic processes.

    Key words

    Paleoclimatology, paleoceanography, deep sea sediments, speleothems, global change, radiogenic isotopes

    ORCID

    0000-0002-6512-0770

    Resercher ID

    H-4402-2013
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    John Calsamiglia Costa

    Calsamiglia Costa, John

    Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) · Física

    John Calsamiglia (Minneapolis, 1974) obtained the Licentiate in Physics degree from the Univesitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). After his postgraduate studies in theoretical physics at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), he joined the Helsinki Institute of Physics to carry out his PhD. He held postdoctoral positions in Harvard-Smithsonian Center of Astrophysics (CFA) & University of Connecticut (UCONN), Ludwig Maximilians Universität München (LMU) and Universität Innsbruck. He returned to UAB with a Ramón y Cajal fellowship, where he is a professor with tenure since 2010.  

    He currently coordinates the QuantEra project C’MON-QSENS! a European research effort to develop continuously monitored quantum sensors, and the Quantum Sensing pillar at QuantumCat, the Quantum Technologies Hub of Catalonia, He also coordinates and engages with several outreach activities promoting Physics and Quantum Information to high-school students and the general public.

    Research interest

    My expertise is on Quantum Information and my research interest revolve around two main areas.

    Non-classicality: I made contributions in characterizing and quantifying non-classical resources such as  entanglement, coherence and non-classicality of light. Of particular interest are those traits that bring about a quantum advantage in performing particular tasks. Examples of such tasks that I have contributed to are blind purification, direction hiding and entanglement percolation in complex networks.

    Quantum Statistical Inference, or how to interpret and process acquired quantum measurement data to infer some property of the system. This research has generated results in quantum sequential analysis, quantum learning,  quantum metrology, and quantum hypothesis testing. 

    I am also proud to see myself taking part in training the next generation of quantum physicists who will help to understand and transform the world through quantum sciences.

    Key words

    Quantum Information, Quantum optics, Machine Learning and Statistical Inference, Complex Systems

    ORCID

    orcid.org/0000-0003-1735-1360

    Resercher ID

    A-5201-2010
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    Jaume Casademunt Viader

    Casademunt Viader, Jaume

    Universitat de Barcelona (UB) · Dept. de Física de la Matèria Condensada - Facultat de Física

    Jaume Casademunt (1962) got a degree in Physics in 1985 with honors, and a PhD in Physics in 1988, as MEC fellow, at the University of Barcelona. In 1989-91 got a Fulbright fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh, and in 1991-93 was a research associate at Supercomputer C. Res. I. (Tallahassee). He became associate professor at the UB in 1993, and full professor in 2017. He has been invited as visitor at I. Curie (Paris), Max Planck PKS I. (Dresden), and PBT/TU Berlin. In 2016 he was appointed International Visiting Chair at the Lab of Excellence CelTisPhyBio (I. Curie/ESPCI). His contributions span the area of nonequilibrium physics, recently focused in biophysics. He is recognized for pioneering a nonlinear physics approach to biological problems. He has led international projects and served in international funding agencies and top journals (APS outstanding referee). Member of the Editorial Board of the new open access journal 'Biophysica'.

    Research interest

    Our research is rooted in the areas of Statistical and Nonlinear Physics. Within the study of nonequilibrium phenomena, our current focus is mostly in biophysics. We pursue a physical approach to selected biological problems, from molecular to cellular and multicellular scales. Our approach emphasizes collective and emerging phenomena, while exploiting the tools of nonlinear physics. The aim is to search for generic mechanisms and general principles that underlie living matter, at the higher levels of biological organization. This includes for instance the study of cell mechanics, collective cell migration, or neuronal networks.  By pursuing the ultimate nonequilibrium phenomenon, life itself, we also expect to unveil new fundamental physics concealed by biological complexity. Our insights may also be relevant to biomedical applications. Finally, we are interested in fundamental aspects of ‘active matter’, such as the search for universality in active turbulence.

    Key words

    cell biophysics, tissue mechanics, neuronal cultures, active matter, nonlinear physics, nonequilibrium physics, fluid dynamics, turbulence

    ORCID

    0000-0002-6154-439X

    Resercher ID

    S-8777-2016
  • Cascante Serratosa, Marta UB - 2010, 2015, 2021
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    Marta Cascante

    Cascante Serratosa, Marta

    Universitat de Barcelona (UB) · Bioquimica i Biologia Molecular and Institut de Biomedicina de la Universitat de Barcelona (IBUB), Facultat de Biologia

    Marta Cascante holds a chemistry degree and PhD in Biochemistry. From 2003 she is full Prof. of Biochemistry and Director of the research team “Integrative Systems Biology, Metabolomics & Cancer” at Barcelona University-IBUB and at CIBEREHD-ISCIII. She has been granted three times with the ICREA  Academia award, the Antoni Caparros (2016) award, and the Narcis Monturiol Medal (2015). She has published over 300 articles and supervised over 35 PhD students. Her research focusses on studying the metabolism and its alterations associated with pathologies such as metastatic cancer, neurodegenerative diseases and Covid19, in order to contribute to the development of new personalized therapies. She has also contributed to the development of metabolomics, fluxomics and systems medicine as co-founder of the European Society of Systems Medicine and the Spanish Society of Metabolomics. Her group participates in various international consortiums and Marie Curie training networks.

    Research interest

    My research is on the field of Integrative Biochemistry with a focus on systems biology, metabolomics, and fluxomics. We have been performing cutting-edge interdisciplinary research in the field of metabolic alterations associated with multifactorial diseases and drug discovery. The main goal has been to contribute to the understanding of the complete breadth of metabolic abnormalities in multifactorial diseases and to identify novel therapeutic targets and predictive biomarkers. We identified and validated targetable metabolic vulnerabilities for metastatic colon cancer (Càncers 2022) and we demonstrated a key role of PDK1 in AML, unveiling that lactate-fuelled respiration is a vulnerable metabolic flexibility in FLT3-ITD+ subtype (Nature Communications 2022). We patented a pharmaceutical combination targeting CDK4/6 and glutaminase -PCT/EP2016/067524 and a Transcriptomic Signature (IMMETCOLS) to stratify solid tumors and predict response to immune checkpoint inhibitors-EP21382772.

    Key words

    Metabolism, Fluxomics, Metabolic modelling, Systems Medicine

    ORCID

    0000-0002-2062-4633

    Resercher ID

    https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=J5RXcScAAAAJ&hl=en
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    Company Casadevall, Anna

    Universitat de Girona (UdG) · Departament de Química & Institut de Química Computacional i Catàlisi (IQCC)

    Anna Company (Cornellà del Terri, 1982) obtained her B.Sc. Chemistry degree in 2004 at the University of Girona (UdG) and her PhD in Chemistry in 2008 at UdG. She then joined the group of Prof. Driess at the TU Berlin (Germany) as a 2-year postdoctoral researcher with a Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship. She returned to the UdG in 2012 as a “Ramón y Cajal” fellow and in 2013 she started her independent research career thanks to the funding from a Career Integration Grant from the EU. Since April 2018 she is appointed as an Associate Professor.

    Anna currently leads a research team at IQCC-UdG working on the activation of small molecules and the characterization of high-valent species relevant in biology and catalysis. Among other awards, she was the recipient of the 2010 Dalton Young Researchers Award from the RSC, the 2015 Clara Immerwahr Award granted by the German Cluster of Excellence UniCat and the 2016 Lilly Award for Young Researchers.

    Research interest

    My research is focused on the activation of small molecules using first row transition metals for the transformation of C−H bonds into C−C, C−O, C−N or C−Cl bonds, which are processes of fundamental importance in organic synthesis. Traditional methods rely on the use of stoichiometric reagents that generate high amounts of waste and require relatively harsh reaction conditions. The use of metal catalysts can overcome these limitations affording the activation of C−H bonds under mild reaction conditions and with improved selectivities. In my group we pay special attention at the characterization of the elusive active species involved in these transformations, that is high-valent metal-oxygen, metal-nitrogen or metal-carbon species, by means of several spectroscopic techniques. A profound undertanding of their structures and reactivities will ultimately lead to the design of synthetic catalysts with improved performance for the functionalization of C−H bonds.

    Key words

    Bioinorganic chemistry, catalysis, organometallic chemistry, first-row transition metals, reaction intermediates

    ORCID

    000-0003-4845-4418

    Resercher ID

    B-4121-2014
  • Costas Salgueiro, Miquel UdG - 2008, 2013, 2018
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    Costas Salgueiro, Miquel

    Universitat de Girona (UdG) · Institut de Química Computacional i Catàlisi

    I graduated in Chemistry at the University of Girona (UdG) in 1994, where I also pursued PhD studies in the group of Professor Llobet with a PhD grant from the Generalitat de Catalunya. Research work during my PhD involved scientific stays at Texas A&M under the supervision of late Prof D. Barton (June-December 1996), and in Basel at the group of Prof. A. Zuberbüehler (April-May 1998). After defending my PhD dissertation in February 1999, I moved to the group of Prof. L. Que, Jr, at the University of Minnesota. My work in Minneapolis was funded by a Postdoctoral Grant from Fundació La Caixa. In 2002 I returned to Girona with a Ramon I Cajal Fellowship, and become Professor of Inorganic Chemistry in April 2003. 

    I became an independent group leader in January 2005. Since then, I am group leader at the IQCC (Bioinorganic and Supramolecular Chemistry Group, QBIS, www.udg.edu/qbis).

    Current research work (since 2019) is supported by an ERC AdvGrant. 

     

    Research interest

    My research interest aims at the study of new molecules that have relevance in the fields of Bionorganic and/or Supramolecular Chemistry, to explore the chemistry of these molecules in challenging reactions, and to convert some of these molecules in useful tools for technological applications. I am also interested in bioinspired oxidation catalysis, developing small molecule transition metal catalysts as minimalistic models for oxygenase enzymes, for enantioselective transformations in strong C-H bonds.  

    Key words

    Bioinorganic Chemistry, Catalysis, Oxidation, Supramolecular Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry

    ORCID

    0000-0001-6326-8299

    Resercher ID

    H-6920-2012
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    Fagella Rabionet, Núria

    Universitat de Barcelona (UB) · Matemàtiques i Informàtica

    Núria Fagella received her Ph.D. in 1995 at Boston University under the supervision of Robert. L. Devaney. She is now a Full professor at Universitat de Barcelona and the leader of the research group in Holomorphic Dynamics at UB, working in complex dynamical systems and fractals. She was a Chern Professor at MSRI (Berkeley) during .

    She supervised 5 Ph.D. students and several postdoctoral fellows. She was a plenary speaker at more than 70 international conferences and organized several of them. She was invited to give courses and seminars at leading institutions. 

    Jointly with Bodil Branner (DTU, Denmark) she is the author of the book  "Quasiconformal surgery in holomorphic dynamics", Cambridge University Press (2014). She has published over 50 research papers in leading journals including Invetiones Mathematicae., Advances in Mathematics, Transactions of the AMS, Proceedings of the LMS or Communications in Mathematical Physics.

     

    Research interest

    I work in Dynamical Systems, a wide field which connects different areas of mathematics but it also links mathematics to real life problems in many areas of science and technology . 

    My expertise resides in studying dynamical systems from a complex (as opsosed to real) point of view, an area known as complex dynamics, at the intersection between dynamics, complex analysis and topology. Locating an analyzing different types of invariant objects like stable equilibria of these systems (attracting fixed or periodic obits) and the boundaries of their basins of attraction (often fractals known as Julia sets) is a central problem in dynamics, and is at the core of my research. These fractals present many challenges to researchers in complex analysis, topology, geometry and even number theory.

    In recent years, my focus has been on the global dynamics of Newton's method, the general theory of meromorphic maps and  applications to mathematical biology. 

    Key words

    Dynamical systems, iteration, complex variable, Julia set, Fatou set, fractal geometry, bifurcations, chaos

    ORCID

    0000-0002-5466-0579

    Resercher ID

    D-4403-2014
  • Garcia-Ojalvo, Jordi UPF - 2009, 2014, 2019
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    Garcia-Ojalvo, Jordi

    Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) · Department of Experimental and Health Sciences

    Jordi Garcia-Ojalvo obtained his PhD in statistical physics at the University of Barcelona in 1995. He did postdoctoral work at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta in 1996, working on laser dynamics, and at the Humboldt University of Berlin in 1998 as an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, studying noise effects in excitable media and neuronal systems. In 2003 he was IGERT Visiting Professor at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, at which time he began working in the field of systems biology. In 2008 he became Full Professor at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, where he had been teaching applied physics since 1991. He is Visiting Research Associate in Biology at the California Institute of Technology since 2006, and joined the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) as Full Professor in October 2012, where he leads the laboratory of Dynamical Systems Biology at the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences.

    Research interest

    The long-term goal of my lab is to understand how the behavior of living systems (specifically cells and tissues) emerges from the interactions among their components (genes and proteins within cells, and cells within tissues). To pursue that goal, we use the inherently nonlinear and dynamical character of biological systems, both deterministic and stochastic, as a constraint to identify the operating principles through which living matter self-organizes in space and time. Our work involves a close interplay between experimental observations and theoretical/computational approaches coming from statistical and nonlinear physics. The phenomena that we study include the coordination of dynamical processes in single cells, the origins and effects of randomness and heterogeneity in cellular behavior, and the response of cells and organs (such as the brain) to time-varying environments. The organisms studied range from bacteria to humans.

    Key words

    Nonlinear and statistical physics, systems biology, systems neuroscience, complex systems

    ORCID

    0000-0002-3716-7520

    Resercher ID

    A-4574-2009
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    Guardia Munarriz, Marcel

    Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) · Departament de Matemàtiques

    Marcel Guàrdia (PhD in Applied Mathematics, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2010) is Associate Professor (Professor Agregat) at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and affiliated member of the Centre de Recerca Matemàtica. He has held postdoctoral positions in the Pennsylvania State University, the Fields Institute (Toronto), the University of Maryland, the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton) and Université de Paris 7 – Denis Diderot.

    Marcel Guàrdia has published 22 papers including articles at Inventiones Mathematicae, Journal of the European Mathematical Society, Advances in Mathematics and Communications in Mathematical Physics. In 2015, he received the first Barcelona Dynamical Systems Prize. In 2017 he obtained an ERC Starting grant. Since 2022 is the Scientific Director of the Maria de Maeztu award of Excellence of the Centre de Recerca Matemàtica.

    Research interest

    Marcel Guardia's research is focused on the dynamics of Hamiltonian systems. In particular on the analysis of the unstable and chaotic motions these systems may possess. He has worked in Celestial Mechanics, where he has studied different type of behaviors such oscillatory motions, drift along resonances, stochastic behavior, non-integrability, Smale horseshoes, etc.

    He also works in Hamiltonian Partial Differential Equations (PDEs) such as the nonlinear Schrödinger equation, which can be seen as infinite dimensional Hamiltonian systems. In these models he studies transfer of energy behaviors and also different homoclinic phenomena (solitons, breathers).

    Key words

    Hamiltonian Systems, Celestial Mechanics, Hamiltonian Partial Differential Equations, Arnol'd diffusion, Exponentially small phenomena

    ORCID

    0000-0002-4802-3151

    Resercher ID

    G-6562-2015
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    Linares Prats, Cristina

    Universitat de Barcelona (UB) · Dept of Evolutionary Biology, Ecology and Environmental Sciences

    Cristina Linares (Eivissa, 1976) is Full professor at the Department of Evolutionary Biology, Ecology and Environmental Sciences  at the University of Barcelona since 2020 and Researcher at the Institut de Recerca de la Biodiversitat (IRBio). After earned her PhD in 2006 at the UB, she did different research stages at renowned international centres such as the University of Santa Cruz (USA), Centre d’Oceanologie de Marseille (France), ARC Centre for Excellence of Coral Reef studies (Townsville, Australia) and the University of Hawaii (USA). During this period, she was funded by several competitive fellows from the Spanish Government. Finally, in 2012 with Ramon y Cajal fellow and since 2017 as Associate Professor, she set up her own research group working in the ecology and conservation of marine ecosystems, where she has supervised 7 PhD students. Her research gorup is currently composed of 4 postdocs, 2 PhD students, three technicians and a number of MSc and undergrad students

    Research interest

    Her research interests mainly focused on understanding the responses of marine benthic ecosystems to global change. Her research is highly collaborative and combines long-term series data, experimental studies using in situ and aquaria experiments as well as modeling tools through demographic and spatial models.  Most of the results derived from hre research activity intended to contribute to the conservation of marine ecosystems and this is reflected in several activities of knowledge transfer to national and international entities and public administrations.

    Key words

    Marine Ecology, Conservation Biology, Global Change, Marine Protected Areas, Restoration

    ORCID

    0000-0003-3855-2743

    Resercher ID

    A-5244-2018
  • Martinez Vilalta, Jordi UAB - 2014, 2020
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    Jordi Martínez Vilalta

    Martinez Vilalta, Jordi

    Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) · Dpt. Biologia Animal, Biologia Vegetal i Ecologia / CREAF

    Jordi Martínez Vilalta is professor at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) and researcher at CREAF. He graduated in Environmental Sciences at UAB in 1997 and obtained his PhD (2001) at the same university. He then moved to the University of Edinburgh (UK) as a postdoctoral researcher and became an Honorary Research Fellow at this university in 2005, when he took a lecturer position at UAB. He has supervised 11 PhD theses, has published more than 150 scientific publications, most of them in international peer-reviewed journals, and has coauthored two books (‘Ecología con números’ (2006), a textbook; and ‘Un planeta a la deriva’ (2011), a popular science book). He is considered ‘highly cited’ in plant and animal sciences since 2018 (Clarivate Analytics), and obtained ICREA Academia awards in 2014 and 2020.

    Research interest

    His main area of research is forest functional ecology, at the interface between plant biology and Earth sciences. His work combines different scales and approaches (observational, experimental, modelling, big data approaches using large datasets) to understand how forests function and how they, and the ecosystem services they provide, are affected by environmental changes. In particular, his current research focuses on (1) understanding fundamental aspects of the water and carbon economy of plants, with a focus on long-distance water transport; (2) characterizing how plant functional traits vary and coordinate in space and time and how they can be integrated to define synthetic axes of plant resource use; and (3) improving our capacity to predict how warmer and drier climates will change forest function and dynamics.

    Key words

    drought, forest ecology, functional traits, global change, long-distance transport in plants

    ORCID

    0000-0002-2332-7298

    Resercher ID

    D-3385-2014
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    Martinez-Seara Alonso, M. Teresa

    Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) · Matemàtiques

    Tere M-Seara (PhD. Mathematics, U. Barcelona, 1991) is full professor at the Dpt. de matemàtiques of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. She is the leader of the UPC Dynamical Systems group, formed by more than 20 researchers (https://dynamicalsystems.upc.edu/en) working on theoretical and computer aspects of finite and infinite Dynamical Systems, with focus on Celestial Mechanics and mathematical Neuroscience. She has supervised 9 PhD. students. In 2015, she received the first Barcelona Dynamical Systems Prize and in the fall of 2018 she hold an Eisenbud Professorship (Simons Foundation) at MSRI (U. Berkeley).

    She belongs to the editorial board of Nonlinearity, SIADS, NOdea; SEMA-SIMAI Springer series  and has published about 60 papers including articles in the journals: Adv. Math., Comm. Math. Phys, Comm. Pure and Applied Math., Inventiones Mathematicae, J. of Differential Equations, J. of Nonlinear Science, Memoirs of the A.M.S.

    Research interest

    Tere M-Seara works in Dynamical Systems, in analytical tools to study their global dynamics. She has stability results: conditions to guarantee that the orbits remain in some compact set, but mainly instability ones  also known as Arnold diffusion.

    Her works developed two tools which have been widely used in the area of Arnold Diffusion: the study of normally hyperbolic invariant manifolds and the theory of the "scatering map".

    She also works in a rigourous approach to singular perturbation theory: developing methods which allow to measure exponentially small phenomena which are relevant in the study of the global dynamics of a system like the exponentially small splitting of separatrices, one of the main phenomena producing chaos.

    She has one of the few results proving the existence of Oscillatory Motions in several models of Celestial Mechanics.

    Key words

    Dynamical Systems, Singular Pertubation Theory, Exponentially Small Phenomena, Invariant Manifolds, Arnold diffusion, Celestial mechanics, Nonsmooth Systems

    ORCID

    0000-0001-8421-8717

    Resercher ID

    G-1702-2015
  • Massignan, Pietro UPC - 2021
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    Pietro Massignan

    Massignan, Pietro

    Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) · Dept. of Physics

    After studying physics in Milan and Florence, Pietro Massignan graduated with a Ph.D. in Quantum Physics at the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen in 2006, with a thesis on the theory of quantum gases. During this period, he also spent nine months at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris.

    Upon graduation, he moved as a postodctoral reasercher to the Institute for Theoretical Physics in Utrecht, where he specialized in ultracold Fermi gases and few-body physics.

    In 2008 he came to Barcelona, where he held postdoctoral positions at both ICFO and the UAB, focusing mostly on strongly-interacting, disordered and topological systems, in both cold atoms and photonic setups. He was awarded a Ramón y Cajal grant in 2014, and he received the I3 accreditation in 2019.

    Since 2020, Pietro Massignan is an Associate Professor at the Physics Department of UPC.

     

    Research interest

     Pietro Massignan is a theoretical condensed matter physicist dealing with problems at the intersection of atomic physics, quantum optics, photonics, and solid state physics.

     His main field of interest is the theory of ultracold quantum gases. His current research aims at studying static and out-of-equilibrium properties of magnetic, superfluid, and strongly-interacting phases from both the few-body and the many-body sides.

     Most recently, he focused specifically on models with non-trivial topology implemented in ultracold atoms, as well as in photonic and polaritonic setups. He is also actively investigating quasiparticle physics, superfluid vortex dynamics, periodic driving, strong losses and disorder.

     He particularly enjoys the stimulating contact with experimental colleagues, and with students. He has by now acquired a solid teaching experience at both under-graduate and post-graduate levels, and he supervised various Master and PhD students.

    Key words

    many-body properties of quantum mixtures; superfluid phenomena; synthetic gauge fields; topological order; open quantum systems; interplay between interactions, topology and disorder; scattering theory; few-body systems; reduced dimensions

    ORCID

    0000-0003-1545-792X

    Resercher ID

    A-4429-2009
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    Joaquim Matias Espona

    Matias Espona, Joaquim

    Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) · Física

    Joaquim Matias Espona (Barcelona,1967) is Full Professor at UAB since 2018. He obtained his PhD in Theoretical Physics in 1995 at UB. He spent five years as postdoctoral researcher at Dipartimento di Fisica Galileo Galilei (1995-1997), SISSA (1997), TH-Division at CERN (1997-1999) under a Marie Curie fellowship and ITP-Aachen (2000). He was also awarded a RyC, I3, Explora and two Spanish Projects (2017,2021) granted as PI. He is regularly appointed to act as Expert Evaluator for the European Commission, SNSF, UK-Research Council, ANR, FWF and ERC. He was Scientific Guarantor of IFAE’s SO, author of 97 publications with h=42 and an average of +150 citations/published paper in the last ten years. He is author of the two most cited papers (+200 each, no reports) in the last five years of the UAB TH-Division. He gave +100 talks, organized 9 conferences and published outreach at IyC, Inference and in public interviews.

    Research interest

    Uncovering the first properties of the fundamental theory that will supersede the SM of particles constitutes the main goal of his research. He has been a main contributor to the highly successful Flavour Physics program, a field at the forefront of particle physics in the search for New Physics. He is interested in testing the Flavour Precision Frontier that gives us access to energy scales not accessible to direct probes. His research on rare B meson decays is contributing to an exceptionally exciting period concerning what is called “flavor anomalies”. The outcome of his work has pointed out some of the most promising evidences of New Physics found at LHC up to now. Intensive theoretical and experimental work is ongoing to confirm/disprove these indications. He is focused on exploring the limits of the SM to answer the questions left open by this theory using the forthcoming results of the LHCb and Belle II experiments and those of the high-luminosity phase at LHC.

    Key words

    Theoretical Particle Physics, Flavour Physics, Rare B decays, New Physics.
  • Miranda, Eva UPC - 2016, 2021
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    Eva Miranda

    Miranda, Eva

    Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) · Matemàtiques

    Eva Miranda is a Full Professor at UPC, member of IMTech and CRM. She is the director of the Lab of Geometry and Dynamical Systems, the group leader of the Research group GEOMVAP and the Co-Principal investigator of the Maria de Maeztu CEX2020-001084-M at CRM. Distinguished with two ICREA Academia Prizes in 2016 and 2021, she was awarded a Chaire d'Excellence de la Fondation Sciences Mathématiques de Paris in 2017 and a Bessel Prize in 2022.

    Miranda is an active member of the mathematical community, member of several international scientific panels and prize committees. She created an important school by supervising 9 PhD theses.  She has been chercheur affiliée at Observatoire de Paris and honorary doctor at CSIC. She served as the EMS-SCM corresponding member, at the Governing Board of the BGSMath and the CRM Scientific Advisory Board. She is a member of the scientific committee at the RSME and a member of the Conseil d'Administration de l'Institut Henri Poincaré in Paris.

    Research interest

    Miranda's research is at the crossroad of Differential Geometry, Mathematical Physics and Dynamical Systems. More recently, she added to her research agenda some mathematical aspects of theoretical computer science in connection to Fluid Dynamics.

    Almost a decade ago she pioneered the investigation of b-Poisson manifolds. These structures appear naturally in physical systems on manifolds with boundary and on problems on Celestial mechanics such as the 3-body problem.

    In 2021 she constructed a Turing complete 3D Euler flow. This result not only proves the existence of undecidable paths in hydrodynamics but also closes an open question in the field of computer science (the existence of "fluid computers").

    Miranda's research strives to decipher the several levels of complexity in Geometry and Fluid Dynamics. She endeavours to extend Floer homology and the singular Weinstein conjecture to the singular set-up motivated by the search of periodic orbits in Celestial Mechanics.

     

    Key words

    Differential Geometry, Symplectic Geometry, Poisson Geometry, Hamiltonian Dynamics, Contact Geometry, Fluid Dynamics

    ORCID

    0000-0001-9518-5279

    Resercher ID

    L-4261-2014
  • Orozco López, Modesto UB - 2011, 2018
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    ICREA Academia 2011 & 2018            University of Barcelona - IRB Barcelona

    Orozco López, Modesto

    Universitat de Barcelona (UB) · Fundació Privada Institut de Recerca Biomèdica de Barcelona (IRB Barcelona)

    Born in Barcelona, Spain, October 12th 1962.

    IRB Barcelona. Parc Científic de Barcelona. Baldiri i Reixac 10. Barcelona, 08028 Spain

    Tel +34.93.403.7116. Fax +34.93.403.7114

    e-mail: modesto.orozco@irbbarcelona.org

    Graduate (M.Sc.) in Chemistry (1985) from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Master in Biochemistry (1988) and Ph.D. in Science (1990) from the same university.

    PhD student (1987-1989), Assistant (1989-1990), Associated (1991-2001) and Full Professor 2001- at the University of Barcelona. Invited Scientist at Institute for Cancer Research, Sutton, UK (1989) and Fulbright Scholar at Yale University (1991-1993). Group leader at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB) 2001-. Joint Program Director IRB-BSC (2005-). Coordinator of Integrative Research Nodes IRB (2019-).

     

    Research interest

    Our main interest is to understand living organisms by means of the basic rules of physics. We use then tools of theoretical physics and computational chemistry and biology to understand the basic principles of life. Areas were we are especially active include: i) mining of genomic information to link genotypic changes and pathologies for personalized medicine, ii) connection of physical properties of DNA with chromatin structure and genomic regulation, and iii) study of the dynamic of proteins and the mechanism of information transfer in macromolecules.

    Key words

    Computational chemistry, computational biology, bioinformatics, molecular modeling

    ORCID

    0000-0002-8608-3278
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    Ignacio Pagonabarraga

    Pagonabarraga Mora, Ignacio

    Universitat de Barcelona (UB) · Fisica Fonamental
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    Ignacio Pagonabarraga is full professor of Condensed Matter Physics at Univ. de Barcelona (UB) since 2011, where he had been appointed associate professor in 2001. He obtained his PhD in Physics at UB (1995). He performed post-doctoral stays at Institute AMOLF (1996-98), the Univ. of Edinburgh (1999-2000), and has been visiting professor at different european universities. He has co-authored more than 140 scientific publications in major peer reviewed journals including Science, Nature Materials, PNAS and Physical Review Letters. He was awarded with the Catalan Distinction for the Promotion of University Research for Young Scientists (2004). Member of the Editorial Board of several scientific journals and has served in the scientific committee of numerous international conferences. In 2011 he obtained the Outstanding Referee award of the American Phys. Soc. He is the spanish representative in the Council of the european institution CECAM, and is member of PRACE SSC.

    Research interest

    His research interests cus in the physics of soft matter and the understanding of emerging structures and phases in these sytems, both in and out of equilibrium. His research aims at the theoretical knowledge of the collective behaviour of complex physico-chemical systems. He has studied the mechanical properties of granular materials, the electrokinetics of complex and confined systems, the stability of capillary and confined fluid mixtures, and the physics of microswimmers. He has developed and exploited novel mesosocopic methods to analyze the dynamics of soft materials and has benefited from supercoputing facilities, such as MareNostrum. Currently he is also interested in the study of biologically inspired systems, such as active matter or the physics of molecular motors. He has been invited professor at Paris-Sud University (2002), Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 (2003), University of Edinburgh (2005) and TU Berlin (2010). He has supervised 8 PhD theses.

    Key words

    Soft matter, active fluids, colloidal systems, capillarity, granular materials
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    Poater Teixidor, Albert

    Universitat de Girona (UdG) · Institut de Química Computacional i Catàlisi/Departament de Química

    Dr. Albert Poater studied chemistry at the University of Girona (UdG), where he graduated in 2001. After experimental work with Prof. Antoni Llobet, the computational PhD thesis was defended in 2006, supervised by Profs. Miquel Duran and Miquel Solà, being focused on the Ru-compounds, and activation of O2 and CH/CC bonds.

    In 2007 a postdoc started with Prof. Luigi Cavallo at the Università di Salerno deepened into the olefin metathesis. In 2010 he joined the ICRA as Ramón y Cajal, and 2 years later transferred to UdG, in parallel with stays at KAUST of Saudi Arabia (over 8 years abroad). Since 2019, he holds a permanent position as Serra Húnter Associate Professor in UdG, and serves as director of the Master MACMoM. He was awarded with the ICREA Academia Prize 2019.

    Dr. Poater is co-author of over 240 papers, highlighting 1 Nat. Chem., 14 J. Am. Chem. Soc., 8 Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 8 ACS Catal. In total (WoS), they count with nearly 9000 citations, with h = 52.

    Research interest

    My research interests have been focused on two main topics: understanding the mechanism involving mainly organometallic steps; and study of new tools that might rationalize or put in order by means of descriptors the catalytic performance.

    The computational research has been carried out by DFT. The main topics where I have centered my efforts include olefin metathesis by Ru-based catalysts or gold chemistry to undertake organometallic reactions, and currently switching to green chemistry to remove and/or not generate CO2: either water oxidation catalysis or alcohol transformation to aldehydes with generation of H2 as energy source.

    Although more than half of my computational projects tried to give insight to experimental issues, another precious part tries to make a step forward, in terms of prediction of reactivity, generating computational tools that are user friendly for experimentalists, like web servers to define sterics of ligands.

     

    Key words

    catalysis, organometallic chemistry, DFT calculations, pharmaceutical industry, green chemistry

    ORCID

    0000-0002-8997-2599

    Resercher ID

    D-6586-2013
  • Ribas Salamaña, Xavi UdG - 2010, 2015, 2020
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    Ribas Salamaña, Xavi

    Universitat de Girona (UdG) · Institut de Química Computacional i Catàlisi (IQCC) i Departament de Química

    I graduated in Chemistry at the University of Girona in 1996. Then I started my PhD studies at UdG on bioinorganic and organometallic redox chemistry of copper and I obtained my PhD in 2001. I performed two pre-doctoral research-stays at Univ. Basel with Prof. Zuberbühler and at Stanford Univ. with Prof. Stack. Then, I performed my Post-doctoral studies (2002-2004) at the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (CSIC-Spain). I returned to UdG in 2005 with a Juan de la Cierva contract and became an independent group leader in Nov 2006. I’ve been awarded with an ERC-Starting Grant in 2011 and an ERC-Proof of Concept Grant in 2015. Moreover, I obtained three consecutive projects from MINECO in 2013, 2016 and 2019. I’ve been awarded with three ICREA-Acadèmia prizes in 2010, 2015 and 2020. In 2018 I was awarded with the Premio a la Excelencia Investigadora RSEQ 2018. My work has been published in 137 articles (H = 48).

     

    Research interest

    Research in the PI’s group swings among three main projects; a) Strong bond activation (C-H, C-F and C-OMe) and functionalization of arenes through organometallic species, b) Supramolecular nanocapsules for the regioselective functionalization of fullerenes and c) (Enantio)selective catalysis at the confined space. 

    a) C-H, C-F and C-OMe activation and functionalization of arenes through organometallic species have resulted in a number of studies involving fundamental comprehension of these reactions, involving aryl-Fe(II), aryl-Co(III), aryl-Ni(II), aryl-Cu(III), aryl-Ag(III) and aryl-Au(III) species in model platforms

    b) In the supramolecular chemistry project, cutting-edge advances have been done by the PI research team in fullerene recognition and purification, as well as in fullerene regio-functionalization using self-assembled nanocapsules as supramolecular masks

    c) Development of enantioselective catalysis at the confined space of nanocapsules

     

    Key words

    Supramolecular self-assembled nanocapsules, Supramolecular purification of fullerenes and endohedral metallofullerenes (EMF), Regioselective functionalization of confined fullerenes, Earth-abundant Metal C-H and C-F functionalization catalysis

    ORCID

    0000-0002-2850-4409

    Resercher ID

    F-3945-2014
  • Ritort, Fèlix UB - 2008, 2013, 2018
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    Ritort, Fèlix

    Universitat de Barcelona (UB) · Fisica de la Materia Condensada

    Dr. Felix Ritort got his PhD in 1991 in spin glasses. Since then he has made contributions to the field of disordered systems and nonequilibrium physics. In  2002 he made a turn in his career working in single-molecule biophysics to investigate energy processes in the molecular world. Ritort’s group is recognized worldwide as leader in applying the finest and most powerful methods to extract accurate quantitative information about thermodynamics and kinetics of molecular interactions in nucleic acids and proteins. He has been awarded several prizes for his research: Distinció de la Generalitat de Catalunya in 2001 for his research during the years 1991-2000; ICREA Academia Awards 2008,2013,2018 for his research as scholar at the University of Barcelona; Premio Bruker 2013 from the Sociedad de Biofísica de España for his contributions to molecular biophysics research in Spain. He is chair of the Division of Physics for Life Sciences of the European Physical Society.

    Research interest

    Dr. Ritort’s scientific research is multidisciplinary at the frontiers of physics, chemistry, and biology. Small Biosystems lab is a reference worldwide in merging theory and experiments to investigate the thermodynamics and nonequilibrium behavior of small systems using single-molecule methods. He applies the finest concepts and tools from statistical physics to extract valuable information about a wide range of molecular processes: from folding of nucleic acids and proteins to binding kinetics in proteins, peptides and other macromolecular complexes. A recurring theme in his research is the understanding of how molecular systems embedded in noisy thermal environments outperform the efficiency of macroscopic systems: being small has advantages that nature has exploited. Recently he has directed his interest to the study of energy and information and the search for principles that govern the emergent complexity of evolutionary ensembles in the molecular and cellular world.

    Key words

    Statistical physics, Molecular biophysics

    ORCID

    0000-0002-4869-5003
  • Rotger, Victor UPC - 2019
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    Rotger, Victor

    Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) · Matematiques

    Ph.D obtained in 2003 at Universitat de Barcelona under the supervision of prof. Pilar Bayer. Associate professor at UPC since 2005; full professor since 2018. Long research stays at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (Bombay), McGill University (Montréal), Humboldt University (Berlin), Aristotle University (Salonika). ERC Consolidator Grant 2016-2022.

    Research interest

    In 2000, the Clay Mathematics Institute established seven Prize Problems, conceived to record some of the most important problems with which mathematicians were grappling at the turn of the second millennium. One of these problems is the conjecture of Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer (BSD) on the arithmetic of elliptic curves. My research is devoted to this question and generalizations of it within the scenario provided by the Langlands program, due to Stark for Artin representations and to Beilinson, Bloch and Kato for arbitrary motives.

    I have been working on proving new cases of the BSD Conjecture (posed in 1965), the Bloch-Kato conjecture (1990), Darmon’s conjecture on Stark-Heegner points (1999), the elliptic Stark conjecture (2015), Venkatesh’s conjecture (2018) among other outstanding problems. I have also built new research directions on  Euler systems and the p-adic Kudla program.

    Key words

    Shimura varieties, Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture, Elliptic curves, L-functions, Motivic Cohomology

    ORCID

    0000-0002-5293-4425

    Resercher ID

    A-1732-2019
  • Ruiz Sabín, Eliseo UB - 2013, 2021
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    Ruiz Sabín, Eliseo

    Universitat de Barcelona (UB) · Inorganic and Organic Chemistry

    He achieved his degrees in Chemistry (1988) and Physics (1991) and performed his PhD in Chemistry at same University in 1993. Postdoctoral stays at the Université de Montréal (Prof. Dennis. R. Salahub 1994) and in the Université Louis Pasteur (Prof. Jean-Marie Lehn 2000). Short stays University of Cambridge (Prof. Mike Payne 1996) and in Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Prof. Michel Verdaguer 1997). In 2001 he became Associate Professor at the University of Barcelona and Full Professor in 2011. In 2003 he was awarded with the Catalan Distinction for the Promotion of University Research for Young Scientists, with the ICREA Academia in 2013 and 2021 and the prize “Excelencia Investigadora” of the Real Sociedad Española de Química in 2017. Since April 2018 is the head of Institute of Computational and Theoretical Chemistry (Maria de Maeztu Excellence in 2018). In 2019, a sabbatical stay in TU Delft (Prof. Herre van der Zant). In 2020, he was elected as member of the Academia Europeaa.

    Research interest

    My research focused on two main topics, Molecular Magnetism and Molecular Electronics (Spintronics):

    Regarding my expertise in Molecular Magnetism, my theoretical studies are benchmark results in such field. Now, my group also performs the synthesis and structural-magnetic characterization, triggering my independence on the choice of systems and speeding up outcomes. Such research is mainly devoted to finding molecules with long coherence times that can act as spin qubits.

    In Molecular Electronics, I mainly focus on single-molecule junctions with magnetic molecules. One of my breakthroughs is single-molecule devices showing magnetoresistance behavior at room temperature. In this research topic, I perform the theoretical analysis using DFT calculations as well as the conductance measurements with scanning tunneling microscopes.

    In both research topics, I have many collaborations with world-leading experimental groups to complete the understanding through theoretical studies.

    Key words

    molecular magnetism, theoretical chemistry, molecular spintronics, density functional theory

    ORCID

    0000-0001-9097-8499

    Resercher ID

    A-6268-2011
  • Sala Román, Xavier UAB - 2020
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    Xavier Sala

    Sala Román, Xavier

    Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) · Chemistry

    Xavier Sala (Sant Feliu de Guíxols, 1979) graduated in chemistry at UdG and obtained his PhD degree in 2007. He then moved to the Catalan Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ) for post-doctoral research under the supervision of Prof. P. W. N. M. van Leeuwen and in 2008 was appointed scientific group coordinator in Prof. A. Llobet’s group at ICIQ. After a third post-doctoral stay at IRTA he was appointed lecturer in chemistry at UAB in 2010 where he became associate professor in 2018. Since 2011, he leads the Selective RedOx Catalysis (SelOxCat) research group. He obtained 3 consecutive projects from MINECO and MICINN in 2011, 2015 and 2019. He has co-authored over 85 research papers (h-index 31) and has been visiting professor at the University of California Berkeley and Invited Professor at the LCC-CNRS and University of Rome, Tor Vergata. He was awarded the ICREA Academia Prize 2020.

    Research interest

    Energy, catalyis and environment are related issues with important socio-economic output. My reserach in artificial photosynthesis is focused on the study, comprehension and development of the key reactions involved in the cost-efficient renewable production of H2 and liquid carbon-neutral fuels from CO2.The SelOxCat group tackles this major issue from two different perspectives:  

    - Nanoscaled molecular-material hybrid (photo)electrocatalysts: tailored  design of tunable metal/metal-oxide based molecular-material hybrids to understand the fundamental principles that dictate selectivity, efficiency and durability.

    - Molecular-based (photo)electrodes: novel catalyst-electrode interfaces to boost current densities and long-term stabilities enabling their inclusion in practical photoelectrochemical (PEC) devices. 

     

    Key words

    Redox Catalysis, Energy, Artificial Photosynthesis, Water Splitting, Hydrogen, Nanocatalysis, Homogeneous Catalysis

    ORCID

    0000-0002-7779-6313

    Resercher ID

    N-7363-2013
  • Sales Pardo, Marta URV - 2012, 2021
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    Marta Sales-Pardo

    Sales Pardo, Marta

    Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV) · Dept Chemical Engineering

    I am currently a Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Universitat Rovira i Virgili and the co-director of the science and engineering of emergent systems lab (sees lab). I studied and obtained a PhD in physics in Univeristat de Barclona (2002). I preformed my postdoctoral work at Nortwhestern University with Luis Amaral. In 2008, I became a Research Assistant Professor in the same university, within the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems, the NU Center for Clinical and Translational Science and the School of Engineering. In 2010, I became an Associate Professor at universitat Rovira i Virgili. Since 2019, I am in the advisory committee of the James McDonnell Foundation and. Since 2020, I am the Responsible for Equality of the School of Chemical Engineering. In 2021, I was named Fellow of the Network Science Society.

    Research interest

    Since 2009, we have lead the development of generative group-based models for complex networks amenable to Bayesian inference. Recently, we have developed Bayesian methods for model selection in a wide array of network types and contexts including: bioinformatics, molecular biology and physiology, ecology,  human decision-making, and science of science.

    We have recently developed what we call a Bayesian machine scientist, an algorithm that can automatically obtain mathematical expressions from data by assessing their plausibility. The BMS solves caveats from current approaches to the symbolic regression problem and, by exploiting the deep connection between probability theory and statistical physics, can perform proper model averaging, thus opening another chapter in the ability of symbolic regression approaches to rival 'black box' methods in predicting unobserved data.

    Key words

    complex networks; complex systems; statistical inference

    ORCID

    0000-0002-8140-6525

    Resercher ID

    C-1725-2008
  • Tierno, Pietro UB - 2018
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    Tierno, Pietro

    Universitat de Barcelona (UB) · Departament de Física de la Matèria Condensada

    Pietro Tierno is full professor at the condensed matter physics department in the university of Barcelona (UB) since 2021. He received his PhD in natural science from the University of Ulm in 2005. After two post-doctoral stages at Florida State University and at the UB, he become “Ramon y Cajal” researcher at UB in 2011, and associate professor in 2017.  He is the PI of the magnetic soft matter group which is currently composed of 3 postdoctoral fellows and 4 PhD students. The group subsists from European funding (ERC CoG, StG, FetOpen), Spanish (MEC) and Catalan one (SGR). He has equipped two research laboratories and supervise the work of several researcher at both PhD and postdoctoral levels. He has more than 120 publications in high impact factor journals including Reviews of Modern Physics, Nature Communications and PNAS.  

    Research interest

    My research experience involves experimental and theoretical approaches to scientific inquiry fundamental processes occurring in Soft Matter systems, including colloids, monolayers, polymers, and liquid crystals. My research group is focused on four research areas: 1) Active particle and self-propelling microscale systems, 2) Magnetic ratchets, 3) Driven colloids via optical forces and 4) Geometric frustration phenomena. Besides the basic advances, my research leads also to new applications in emerging technologies like micro-fluidics and drug-delivery in lab-on-a-chips.

    Key words

    Soft Matter, Colloids, Magnetism, Microfluidics

    ORCID

    0000-0002-0813-8683

    Resercher ID

    C-7468-2011
  • Alarcon, Eduard UPC - 2018
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    Eduard Alarcón

    Alarcon, Eduard

    Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) · Department of Electronic Engineering

    Eduard Alarcón is a professor, research scientist and student mentor at UPC BarcelonaTech, his alma mater, where he graduated MSc -national award-, and PhD in 1999. He is faculty of Telecommunication Engineering at UPC, where he was Associate Dean of International Affairs and is CFIS adjunct. Invited professor at KTH and CU Boulder. His cooperative research has resulted in 500 co-authored scientific publications, 35 international invited lectures, 7 books and 12 patents in the scientific fields of on-chip energy management, nanosatellites and satellite architectures for EO, nanotechnology-enabled graphene wireless communications, and AI and Quantum processor architectures, areas in which he has participated in EU FET Open (3), H2020 Space, DARPA, NSF, NASA and ESA projects and awards with companies as Intel, Samsung and Google. Service includes EiC of IEEE JETCAS, General Chair of IEEE ISCAS 2020, Vice President IEEE CAS, and Vice President of Quantum Computing ThinkTank

    Research interest

    The overarching research vision can be synthesized as "Designing Complexity in Systems Interplaying Communications and Computing”. The pursuit is to crystallize a design methodology for systems with extreme complexity, including communication and computing functions with limited energy resources, of large scale, distributed architectures, heterogeneous components and strict system-wide performance attributes, through emergent technologies of communications, computing and processing. The need of structured design methodologies for systems of increasing complexity requires vertical crosslayer model-based approaches including AI surrogates. The aim is to instantiate this methodology of complex system design with resilient, evolvable and robust attributes to both future spacecraft architectures, and to future domain-specific computing platforms with built-in advanced wireless communications, encompassing Graph Neural Networks co-processors and Quantum Computing architectures.

    Key words

    Wireless on-chip. Artificial Intelligence co-processors chips: Graph Neural Networks and In-memory computing. Quantum computing architectures. Nanosatellite constellation design. Energy-constrained design.

    ORCID

    0000-0001-7663-7153

    Resercher ID

    Eduard Alarcon
  • Arroyo Balaguer, Marino UPC - 2008, 2015, 2020
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    Marino Arroyo Balaguer

    Arroyo Balaguer, Marino

    Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) · Dept. Enginyeria Civil i Ambiental

    Marino Arroyo obtained a BS/MS in Civil Engineering at UPC and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering at Northwestern University in 2003. After a postdoctoral stay at Caltech, he joined the UPC in 2005, where he is full professor since June 2017. He is also associated to the Institute of Bioengineering of Catalunya (IBEC) and the International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE). He has published over 85 papers in diverse fields such as mathematical and computational modeling, solid mechanics, soft matter, biophysics or mechanobiology. He has received the ASME/BOEING Structures and Materials Award, the Zienkiewicz Young Scientist Award by ECCOMAS, the 2020 Fellows Award by IACM, he was the Timoshenko Visiting Scholar at Stanford, and was a visiting professor at UPMC in Paris. He obtained an ERC Starting grant and a Consolidator grant. He has advised 10 completed PhD theses and 13 postdoctoral researchers.

    Research interest

    Dr Arroyo’s research aims to develop theoretical and computational models for the mechanobiology biological interfaces, cells and tissues, with the goal of quantitatively understanding these systems, rationally manipulating active living materials and engineering new bionic materials. Together with an interdisciplinary group, he combines mathematical and physical modeling, mechanics and computations in tight interaction with quantitative observation to understand out-of-equilibrium chemo-mechanical phenomena associated with mechanical biological functions, including motility, morphogenesis and homeostasis. He is also interested in distilling the engineering principles underlying biological system to conceive and build bio-inspired devices and materials.

     

    Key words

    Computational mechanics, theoretical and applied mechanics, 2D materials, mechanobiology, biophysics, biomembranes, multiscale modeling

    ORCID

    http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1647-940X

    Resercher ID

    B-5696-2008
  • Cabellos Aparicio, Albert UPC - 2016, 2021
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    Albert Cabellos

    Cabellos Aparicio, Albert

    Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) · Department of Computer Architecture

    Albert Cabellos (PhD 2008) is a full professor since 2020 at the Computer Architecture Department (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya). He is the co-founder of the Barcelona Neural Networking (https://bnn.upc.edu/) and the NaNoNetworking Center in Catalunya (https://www.n3cat.upc.edu/) . He has also founded the Open Overlay Router (http://openoverlayrouter.org) along with Cisco. He has been a visiting researcher at Cisco Systems and Agilent Technologies and a visiting professor at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and UC Berkeley. He has participated in several national (Cicyt), EU (FP7 and H2020), USA (NSF) and industrial projects. He is the organizer of the Graph Neural Networking Challenge (https://bnn.upc.edu/challenge/). He has co-authored over 200 papers and participated in several IETF RFCs. 

    Research interest

    Graph Neural Network (GNN) is a new family of neural nets that have been proposed with the aim of learning graphs. GNNs facilitate the learning of relations between entities and show outstanding generalization capabilities. The introduction of Convolutional Neural Networks radically changed the field of computer vision. We argue that Graph Neural Networks will have a similar impact and represent a breakthrough for many fields that fundamentally operate with graphs. Albert's research interest is to apply this new theory to computer networks and produce ground-breaking use-cases and build truly autonomous networks that can support the next generation of applications. The second goal is to expand our expertise in GNNs beyond Computer Networks, targeting fields that also fundamentally operate with graphs.

    Key words

    Computer Networks, Graph Neural Networks, Deep-Reinforcement Learning, Graphene, Nanotechnology
  • Cabeza Fabra, Luisa Fernanda UdL - 2012, 2018
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    Luisa Cabeza

    Cabeza Fabra, Luisa Fernanda

    Universitat de Lleida (UdL) · INFORMÀTICA I ENGINYERIA INDUSTRIAL

    Luisa F. Cabeza (Barcelona, 1967) is Full Professor of the program Serra Húnter at the University of Lleida. She graduated at Institut Químic de Sarrià (Universitat Ramon Llull, Barcelona) on Chemical Engineering in 1992 and on Industrial Engineering in 1993, obtained the Master on Industrial Management in 1995, and her PhD on Industrial Engineering in 1996. She was a post-doctoral researcher at the USDA, ERRC in Philadelphia from 1996 to 1998, and in 1999 she joined the University of Lleida were she created the research group GREA. She has authored more than 350 peer reviewed publications and several book chapters. She is very active in different international forums such as the International Energy Agency (IEA), the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the RHC Renewable Heating & Cooling - European Technology Platform, and the PPP SPIRE.

    Research interest

    The period 2013-2017 I enjoyed an ICREA Academia grant, giving me more time to devote to research and supervising researchers (master students, PhD students and post-doctoral fellows). Following my research plans, I started to work on thermochemical energy storage, not leaving at all also the research with sensible heat storage and latent heat storage. In the area of thermochemical energy storage, I have worked on the development of the technology of sorption for heating and cooling of buildings. In this area, I have co-authored different journal papers, I am co-supervising a PhD student, and I participate in three H2020 projects, showing the success in being recognized as expert on the topic already today.

     

    Key words

    energy, heat transfer, solar energy, thermodynamics, thermal energy storage, energy efficiency

    ORCID

    0000-0001-5086-872X

    Resercher ID

    B-4587-2013
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    Cristina Canal Barnils

    Canal Barnils, Cristina

    Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) · Departament de Ciència i Enginyeria de Materials, Escola d'Enginyeria de Barcelona Est

    Cristina Canal obtained a BS in Chemistry at UAB, a MS in Drug Research at UB, and carried out her PhD in CSIC in Textile Engineering (UPC, 2006). After postdoctoral stages at the Laboratoire Plasmas et Conversion d’Energie (CNRS) and at the Faculty of Pharmacy (UB), she joined the Department of Materials Science at UPC in 2010. Formerly Ramon y Cajal Fellow, is Associate Professor since 2019. She is Research Deputy Director at the Center for Research in Biomedical Engineering (CREB|UPC). She has published over 80 papers in diverse fields related to surface modification of textiles and biomaterials with cold plasmas, bone tissue regeneration, drug delivery and plasma medicine. In these fields she has advised 7 completed PhD Thesis & 7 postdoctoral researchers. Among others, she has received the 2018 Early Career Award in Plasma Medicine and the L’Oreal-Unesco for Young women in science (2011) awards. She has been PI in different competitive projects, among them an ERC Starting Grant. 

    Research interest

    Dr. Cristina Canal’s research aims at investigating cold atmospheric pressure plasmas and their interactions with liquids and biomaterials for therapeutic applications. Together with an interdisciplinary team, she aims at understanding the interactions and mechanisms beyond the interactions of reactive species from the gas phase with biomaterials in the liquid phase, and their biological outcomes, especially with regard to cancer therapies, ie. osteosarcoma.

    Key words

    cold plasma; biomaterials; drug delivery; tissue regeneration; bone cancer ;

    ORCID

    0000-0002-3039-7462
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    Chemisana Villegas, Daniel

    Universitat de Lleida (UdL) · Applied Physics Section of the Environmental Sci. Dept. / Polytechnic School

    Daniel Chemisana Villegas (Estadilla, 1982) is Full Professor of Applied Physics at the Escola Politècnica Superior of the Universitat de Lleida, where he leads the Dynamic Systems Applied to Solar Energy SGR research group.  In 2009 he received a PhD degree in the field of Building Integrated Concentrating Photovoltaics from the Applied Physics Section of the Environmental Science Department of the Universitat de Lleida. Since 2009, he has published 98 JCR papers and 10 book chapters. In addition, he holds 3 patents and has advised/is advising 14 PhD theses and 4 postdoctoral researchers.

    Research interest

    My research focuses on the combination of optics and photovoltaics to obtain more efficient ways of solar energy conversion in buildings. The cross-cutting goal is to promote nearly-zero energy buildings enhancing the utilization of solar energy by maximizing generation and/or illumination control of the interior spaces depending on building energetic and architectural requirements. To achieve this combined goal, and taking into consideration building integration issues, a trade-off methodology to figure the optimum global solutions out becomes essential.

    Key words

    Renewable Energies, Solar Energy, Concentrating Optics, Concentrating Photovoltaics, Building Integrated Photovoltaics, Hybrid Photovoltaic-Thermal Solar Collectors

    ORCID

    0000-0002-6887-5204

    Resercher ID

    F-9759-2016
  • Codina Rovira, Ramon UPC - 2011, 2016, 2021
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    Ramón Codina

    Codina Rovira, Ramon

    Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) · Departament d'enginyeria civil i ambiental

    I am Professor of Continuum Mechanics and Structural Analysis at the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC), where I began my academic career in 1990 and I where am full professor since 2001. I teach courses on continuum mechanics, mechanics of structures and computational mechanics.

    My research is concerned with the development, implementation and numerical analysis of finite element methods applied to physical problems in engineering, mainly in fluid mechanics. I have directed 22 doctoral theses and I have published over 177 articles in indexed scientific journals. Much of my research is motivated by technology transfer projects.

    I have received several awards, among which the Prandtl Medal (2018), the ICREA Academia Award (2011, 2016 and 2021), the IACM Young Investigator Award (2004), the JL Lions Award to Young Scientists in Computational Mathematics (2000) and the Distinció de la Generalitat de Catalunya per a la Recerca  Universitˆària (2000).

    Research interest

    Design of numerical algorithms. Stabilized finite element schemes, approximate imposition of boundary conditions, fractional step schemes in time, eigen-problems, adaptivity, domain decomposition, coupling of multi-physics, and reduced order models.  My work ranges from the design of the numerical methods to their mathematical analysis. Reduced order models have been my most active area of research since 2017. Topology optimization and the application of artificial intelligence to computational mechanics are new research lines.

    Physical applications and turbulence.  Numerical modeling of fluid-structure coupling, nonlinear solid mechanics, wave propagation phenomena, viscoelastic flows, shallow water flows, aero-acoustics, and radiation. The tools used are those mentioned in the first block. Viscoelastic and compressible flows have been my most active area of research since 2017 in this block.

    Key words

    finite element methods, stabilization, fractional step schemes, multi-physics problems, AI in computational mechanics

    ORCID

    0000-0002-7412-778X

    Resercher ID

    I-2311-2014
  • Domingo Ferrer, Josep URV - 2008, 2013, 2018
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    Domingo Ferrer, Josep

    Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV) · Computer Engineering and Mathematics

    Josep Domingo-Ferrer is a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona.  UNESCO Chair in Data Privacy. M. Sc. (1988) and Ph. D. (1991) in Computer Science from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. M. Sc. in Mathematics.

    In 2018 he founded CYBERCAT-Center for Cybersecurity Research of Catalonia. ICREA Acadèmia Prize (2008, 2013 and 2018).  ACM Distinguished Scientist (2016). Fellow, Institut d'Estudis Catalans (2016). Google Faculty Research Award (2014). "Narcís Monturiol" Medal  (2012). Elected Member, Academia Europaea (2012) and International Statistical Institute (2012). Fellow of IEEE (2012).

    He has co-authored 5 patents and over 466 publications (H-index=66, Apr. 2, 2022). He currenly serves as the Chair of the ERC Starting Grant Panel PE6 (Computer Science and Informatics).

    Full CV at http://crises-deim.urv.cat/jdomingo

    Research interest

    His primary research interests are in information security and privacy-enhancing technologies, in particular anonymization and statistical disclosure control. Furthermore, he also works on ethics-by-design cybersecurity and artificial intelligence. His work revolves around technologies to reconcile efficiency, security, privacy, transparency, explainability and other ethical values in the information society. He is the world's top cited researcher in data protection.

    He has chaired 22 international conferences. He is a co-editor-in chief of "Transactions on Data Privacy" and an associate editor of several journals. He has co-ordinated the H2020 project "CLARUS", the CONSOLIDER "ARES team on security and privacy, the EU FP5 project "CO-ORTHOGONAL", the "CO-UTILITY" project (Templeton  Foundation), as well as several Spanish funded and U.S. funded research projects. He regularly engages in technology transfer to the IT industry.

    Key words

    Data security, Data privacy, Cryptography, Official statistics

    ORCID

    0000-0001-7213-4962
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    Escalera Guerrero, Sergio

    Universitat de Barcelona (UB) · Dept. of Mathematics and Informatics

    Sergio Escalera is Full Professor at the Department of Mathematics and Informatics, Universitat de Barcelona, where he is the head of the Informatics degree. He is ICREA Academia. He leads the Human Pose Recovery and Behavior Analysis Group. He is Distinguished Professor at Aalborg University. He is also a member of the Computer Vision Center at UAB. He is vice-president of ChaLearn Challenges in Machine Learning, leading ChaLearn Looking at People events. He is also Fellow of the ELLIS European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems working within the Human-centric Machine Learning program, member of the AAAC Association for the Advancement of Affective Computing, ACIA Catalan Association of Artificial Intelligence, AEPIA Artificial Intelligence Spanish Association, and vice-Chair of IAPR TC-12: Multimedia and visual information systems. He received an Amazon Research Award, a CVPR best paper award nominee and a CVPR outstanding reviewer award.

    Research interest

    Affective computing, computer vision, and machine learning, with special interest in characterizing people: personality and psychological profile computing. The main objective of his research is to reproduce from a computational perspective the human visual system so that intelligent systems can, ethically, provide with automatic interpretations of human behaviour from visual data coming from non-invasive environments/setups. This research is grounded on multi-disciplinarity, combining knowledge from computing, mathematics, artificial intelligence (computer vision and machine learning) and psychology to translate psychological theories into computational models. As a result he created pioneer models, mainly based on deep learning, that allow to detect and analyse people in visual data: from human posture estimation, facial expression analysis, action/gesture/interaction recognition, to the automatic detection of feelings and personality profiles.

    Key words

    Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Human Posture Analysis, Human behavior Analysis, Action and Gesture Recognition, Convolutional Neural Networks, Emotion Recognition, Affective Computing, Personality Computing

    ORCID

    0000-0003-0617-8873

    Resercher ID

    L-2998-2015
  • Ginebra Molins, Maria Pau UPC - 2008, 2013, 2018
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    Ginebra Molins, Maria Pau

    Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) · Materials Science and Engineering

    Maria Pau Ginebra is full professor and Head of the Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering of UPC, as well as Director of the Biomaterials Biomechanics and Tissue Engineering Group. She is an Associated Researcher at the Institute of Bioengineering of Catalunya (IBEC). She has published more than 240 scientific articles and has edited 3 books. She has been visiting professor in several foreign Universities, such as Dankook University (Korea) and University of Minnesota (USA). She aims at translating her results to the clinics and industry, being the inventor of 10 patents. In 2013 she co-founded the spin-off company Mimetis Biomaterials, and in 2018 she was a finalist of the EU Prize for Women Innovators. She received the Narcís Monturiol Medal from the Generalitat de Catalunya in 2012, the Racquel LeGeros Award by the International Society for Ceramics in Medicine in 2013, and the Klaas de Groot Award by the European Society for Biomaterials in 2019.

    Research interest

    Her research is focused on the development of new biomaterials for tissue engineering and controlled drug release, with special emphasis in the musculoskeletal system. Her main goal is to exploit biomimetic strategies for the design of biomaterials for bone tissue engineering, inspired in the features of both the inorganic and the organic components of bone extracellular matrix. Specifically, her main challenges include understanding the role of the different material features in the cellular events leading to bone regeneration, with the aim of developing synthetic biomaterials able to integrate and trigger the physiological bone remodelling process. Furthermore, she explores new strategies of biofabrication, including injectable cements and foams, surface biofunctionalisation with multifunctional peptides and protein fragments and 3D printing of scaffolds for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.

    Key words

    Biomaterials for tissue engineering, biofunctional materials, drug delivery, bone regeneration, biomimetic materials, 3D printing of biomaterials, bioprinting, cell-material interactions, preclinical studies of biomaterials

    ORCID

    0000-0002-4700-5621

    Resercher ID

    J-8149-2017
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    Oriol Gomis

    Gomis Bellmunt, Oriol

    Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) · Electrical Engineering

    Professor Oriol Gomis-Bellmunt received the degree in industrial engineering from the School of Industrial Engineering of Barcelona (ETSEIB), Technical University of Catalonia (UPC), Barcelona, Spain, in 2001 and the doctoral degree in electrical engineering from the UPC in 2007. In 1999 he joined Engitrol where he worked as project engineer in the automation and control industry. In 2003 he developed part of his doctoral thesis in the DLR (German Aerospace center) in Braunschweig (Germany). Since 2004 he is with the Electrical Engineering Department of the UPC where he is Professor and participates in the CITCEA-UPC research group. He has been involved in numerous industrial and research projects related to grid integration of renewables and power systems. 

    Research interest

    The research we are doing is focused on understanding modern power systems dominated by power electronics converters, including renewables (mainly onshore and offshore wind and solar PV), HVDC, FACTS, energy storage, electrical vehicle and industrial loads. The activities we are developing are related to developing modeling approaches, control design tools and analysis methodologies to be able to analyze in a systematic way power systems dominated by converters. Power converters are programmable devices which cannot be significantly overloaded. This implies that they behave in a different way compared to traditional synchronous generators, and therefore exisitng approaches and tools which are used to analyze power systems have important limitations. Our work combines the detailed converter and the overall system analysis and has application to multiple fields, ranging from high voltage transmission networks to low voltage distribution systems. 

     

    Key words

    Renewable energy, wind power, offshore wind, power systems, power electronics, electrical machines, supergrids, HVDC grids

    ORCID

    0000-0002-9507-8278

    Resercher ID

    I-3557-2014
  • González, Antonio UPC - 2014, 2019
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    González, Antonio

    Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) · Computer Architecture Department

    Antonio González (PhD 1989) is a Full Professor at the Computer Architecture Department of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, and the director of the ARCO research group. He was the founding director of the Intel Barcelona Research Center from 2002 to 2014.

    He has published 380+ papers, has given 130+ invited talks and holds 53 patents in the area of computer architecture. He has served as associate editor for five IEEE and ACM journals, program chair and general chair for the most prestigious symposia in his area, and member of the program committee for 130+ symposia. He has a long track record of innovations in commercial products, especially microprocessors.

    Antonio’s awards include the best student in computer engineering in Spain, the Rosina Ribalta award, the Duran Farell award, the Aritmel National Award of Informatics, the King Jaime I award and the ICREA Academia award. He is recipient of an ERC Advanced Grant and is a Fellow of IEEE and ACM.

    Research interest

    Antonio’s research has focused on computer architecture, compilers and parallel processing, with special emphasis on microarchitecture and code generation techniques for the design of power efficient and reliable computing systems.

    His latest research activities focus on the area of domain-specific architectures, with special emphasis on Cognitive Computing and Graphics domains. Regarding Cognitive Computing architectures, his goal is to devise new “intelligent” devices that will help people in their daily routines at work, home or for entertainment. In particular, he is investigating novel architectures for computer vision, language processing and autonomous driving systems. In the area of Graphics, his work focuses on energy-efficient graphics processors that can provide reach user experiences for animated applications running in extremely power constrained devices such as smartphones or other portable devices.

    Key words

    computer architecture, processor microarchitecture, power-efficiency, memory architecture, graphics processors, cognitive computing systems.

    ORCID

    0000-0002-0009-0996
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    Hernández Leo, Davinia

    Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) · Department of Information and Communication Technologies

    Professor at the Department of Information and Communications Technologies Department and Head of the Interactive and Distributed Technologies for Education group at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. Ph.D by the University of Valladolid, Spain; Fulbright Scholar at Virginia Tech; visiting researcher at the OUNL and the U. of Sydney. She has published extensively and has received several awards, including best paper and best demo awards in conferences in her domain and the European award for excellence in the field of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning technology. She is a former Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions of Learning Technologies and former Vice-President of the European Association for Technology-Enhanced Learning, and is currently member of the CSCL Committee within the International Society of the Learning Sciences, member of the ijCSCL editorial board and UPF Commissioner for research in educational innovation.

     

    Research interest

    Prof. Hernández-Leo's research activity lies at the intersection of Network and Computer Applications, Human-Computer Interaction and Learning Sciences, being broadly centered on the domain of Learning Technologies, and spanning fields such as learning design technology, computer-supported collaborative learning, community platforms, learning analytics, and architectures and devices for learning. Her main objective is to contribute to improve Information and Communications Technologies to empower teachers and to enable potentially effective learning experiences that are not possible (or very demanding) without technologies. Her research group (TIDE, https://www.upf.edu/web/tide) is currently focused on human-centered trustworthy data-driven services in Learning Design tooling, Classroom Orchestration technologies and Distributed Learning Environments. 

    Key words

    social technologies, standards and interoperability, devices for learning, computer-supported collaborative learning, technologies for learning design

    ORCID

    0000-0003-0548-7455
  • Ivorra Cano, Antoni UPF - 2018
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    Ivorra Cano, Antoni

    Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) · Department of Information and Communication Technologies

    Antoni Ivorra is a Full Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) in Barcelona, Spain, where he leads the Biomedical Electronics Research Group (BERG). Prior to joining the UPF in 2010, he enjoyed a four-year postdoctoral stay at the University of California at Berkeley (2005-2009) followed by an eight-month postdoctoral position at the CNRS- Institut Gustave Roussy (Villejuif, France). During 1998-2005, he was with the Biomedical Applications Group of the Centre Nacional de Microelectrònica, Bellaterra, Spain. He received a PhD in Electronics Engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain, in 2005.

    He is author or coauthor of 60 publications in peer-reviewed journals, 4 book chapters and more than 35 conference contributions. He has been inventor or co-inventor of 12 families of patent applications. In 2016 he was awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant for his research on microstimulators for neuroprosthetics.

    Research interest

    His research is focused on bioelectrical phenomena and, in particular, on exploring the use of these phenomena for implementing new methods and devices for biomedical applications. Specifically, his main research topics are electroporation, particularly for tissue ablation, electrical bioimpedance for diagnostic purposes and injectable electronics for neuroprosthetics.

     

    Key words

    biomedical engineering; bioelectrical phenomena; neuroprosthetics; electroporation; electrical bioimpedance

    ORCID

    http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7718-8767

    Resercher ID

    A-3155-2008
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    Lladó Bardera, Xavier

    Universitat de Girona (UdG) · Dept. Arquitectura i Tecnologia de Computadors

    Xavier Lladó received the B.S. degree in Computer Science (1999) and the PhD in Computer Engineering (2004) from the University of Girona. From 2004 to 2006, he was working as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in the Department of Computer Science at Queen Mary, University of London. In 2006 he moved to a Lecturer position in the Department of Computer Architecture and Technology of the University of Girona, where he is currently a Full Professor. He is also a member of the Computer Vision and Robotics (VICOROB) Institute, where he is leading the NeuroImage Computing grup. He is a senior member of the IEEE. He has published more than 280 papers in journals and conferences. He has supervised 13 PhD theses (2 of them receiving the best PhD award from the University of Girona). He is also cofounder and CSO of the spin-off Tensormedical of the University of Girona and Hospital Vall d’Hebron of Barcelona created in 2020.

    Research interest

    My main research interests are in the field of Image Processing, Pattern Recognition and Computer Vision, with especial focus on Medical Image Analysis and specifically on the Neuroimaging field, where I’m leading several research projects and participating in transferring the developed technologies. This reseach combines knowledge from computing, artificial intelligence and machine learning, with the development of novel computerised tools mainly based on deep learning models. As a result, he created pioneer models that allow to extract precise biomarkers from magnetic resonance images of the brain, helping in the diagnosis, assessment and follow-up of brain diseases. Current research tackles the goal of developing new tools to build predictive models for neurological diseases. This will help on the stratification of patients, the diagnosis and prognosis, and the inclusion of personalised treatments in hospitals.

    Key words

    Biomedical Engineering, Medical Imaging, Neuroimaging, Computer Science, Computer Vision, Image Processing

    ORCID

    0000-0003-2777-3479

    Resercher ID

    L-1141-2014
  • Llobet Valero, Eduard URV - 2012, 2018
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    Llobet Valero, Eduard

    Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV) · Electronic, Electrical Engineering and Automation

    I got a PhD from the UPC (1997) and then completed a one-year postdoc at the University of Warwick (UK). Since 2006, I have been the Head of the MINOS Research Group at Universitat Rovira i Virgili, working on nanomaterials and microsystems for gas sensing. In 2009 I became full Professor. From 2010 to 2014 I was the Director of the Centre for Research in Materials Engineering and Micro / Nano Systems. I am President of the Spanish Network of Microsystems and Nanotechnology (IBERNAM). I have co-authored over 250 peer-reviewed journal papers, given some 35 invited lectures at international conferences and lead over 35 regional, national and international projects. Have been invited regularly to conduct research in France and Japan. Founder of the spinoff Green Smart Data. In 2012 I received the URV’s RQR award and the ICREA Academia award (in 2012 and 2018). In 2019 I became distinguished Professor at the URV.

    Research interest

    Growth of single crystalline metal oxide nanomaterials employing bottom-up approaches. Specifically, self-catalysed growth of n-type semiconductor nanowires or nanorods onto ceramic, silicon, MEMS or polymeric substrates. Nanowires are grown and loaded with p-type nanoparticles, achieving functional nanomaterials with heterojunctions at the nanoscale, with superior performance for gas sensing. CVD growth of 2D and 3D assemblies of transition metal dichalcogenides. Gaining insight in the surface chemistry, nature of defects and the specific mechanisms of interaction with target gases, unveiling gas-sensing mechanisms and structure-performance relationships. Functionalisation of carbon nanomaterials, grafting metal nanoparticles, complex molecules or perovskites, achieving highly sensitive and selective sensors. Nanomaterial-based flexible gas sensors a with a performance that matches the one of conventional rigid devices. Development of unattended, wireless gas sensing networks.

    Key words

    gas sensor microsystems; carbon nanomaterials, metal oxide nanowires; transition metal dichalcogenides; nanoporous alumina; hybrid functional nanomaterials, signal processing

    ORCID

    0000-0001-6164-4342

    Resercher ID

    I-8519-2012
  • Llorca Piqué, Jordi UPC - 2009, 2014, 2019
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    Llorca Piqué, Jordi

    Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) · Institute of Energy Technologies

    Born in Barcelona in 1966, Jordi Llorca graduated and earned his PhD in Chemistry at the University of Barcelona, where he was later appointed Associate Professor and Ramón y Cajal Fellow. In 2005, he joined the Technical University of Catalonia as Professor and in 2014 he became Full Professor as Serra Húnter Fellow. He has been visiting professor at several universities. He has received the Distinction of Generalitat de Catalunya to the Promotion of the University Research in 2003, the Humbert Torres Prize in 2003 and the ICREA Academia in 2009, 2014 and in 2019. He has been Director of the Institute of Energy Technologies, Director of the Center for Research in NanoEngineering and Director of the Barcelona Research Center in Multiscale Science and Engineering. In 2017 he became Academic member of the Institute for Catalan Studies, Division of Science and Technology. He has published over 400 scholarly articles and authored 10 patents. He is the Vice-rector for Research at UPC.

    Research interest

    Prof. Jordi Llorca is working on the development of highly efficient catalysts based on in situ and operando spectroscopy and microscopy methods at the atomic level addressed to unravel the nature of the catalytic active sites. He is involved in the design and manufacture of fuel reformers, catalytic membrane reactors and microreactors for conducting chemical reactions aimed at the generation, purification and separation of hydrogen for fuel cells as well as other processes related to energy and environmental applications, such as the abatement or atmospheric pollutants from combustion engines. Another research line conducted by Prof. Jordi Llorca is the direct production of hydrogen from water and sunlight, which includes the synthesis and study of novel photocatalysts with semiconductors, metal nanoparticles and photonic crystals. He is also interested on cosmochemistry and meteoritics.

    Key words

    Heterogeneous Catalysis, Microreactors, Reaction Engineering, Environment, Operando Characterization

    ORCID

    0000-0002-7447-9582

    Resercher ID

    M-8134-2014
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    López Peña, Antonio M.

    Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) · Computer Vision Center

    Antonio M. López Peña is an Associate Professor (Tenure) at the Computer Science Dpt. of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), where he teaches since 1992, and where he received his Ph.D. degree in 2000. In 2003, Antonio founded the group on Assisted/Autonomous Driving at the Computer Vision Center (CVC) of the UAB, which is an SGR consolidated group with him as Principal Investigator. Antonio participated in the foundation of the CVC itself, where he has held different responsibilities.

    Antonio has a long trajectory carrying research at the intersection of Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Simulation, and Autonomous Driving. He has been deeply involved in the creation of the SYNTHIA dataset and the CARLA open-source simulator. He has led numerous competitive and industry research projects for more than 20 years. CARLA has been awarded by the Fundació Catalana per a la Recerca i la Innovació with the Premi Nacional de Recerca al Partenariat Publicoprivat en R+I.

    Research interest

    In the context of deep learning for perception-based autonomous driving, Antonio is focusing on several topics of high interest:

    1. Modular and sensorimotor paradigms for developing AI drivers.
    2. Semi-supervised learning and domain adaptation to develop AI drivers in simulation for their posterior deployment in the real world.
    3. Anomaly detection, lifelong learning, and active learning for developing adaptable AI drivers. 
    4. Intention recognition of vulnerable road users (pedestrians and cyclists).
    5. Multimodal perception for developing AI drivers.

    Publications can be seen in my Google Scholar.

    Key words

    Autonomous Driving, Simulation, Multimodal Perception, Domain Adaptation, Deep Learning.

    ORCID

    0000-0002-6979-5783

    Resercher ID

    L-5303-2014
  • Lozano, Angel UPF - 2010, 2015, 2020
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    Angel Lozano

    Lozano, Angel

    Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) · Information and Communication Technologies

    Prof. Lozano received the Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University in 1994 and 1998, respectively. From 1999 to 2008, he was with Bell Labs (Lucent Technologies, now Nokia) in Holmdel, NJ. Between 2005 and 2008 he was also an Adj. Associate Professor at Columbia University. Prof. Lozano is a Fellow of the IEEE, an editor for the IEEE ComSoc Technology News, an area editor for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, and a former editor for various other journals. He holds 16 patents and is the coauthor of the textbook “Foundations of MIMO Communication” released by Cambridge University Press in 2019. His papers have received several awards, including the 2009 Stephen O. Rice prize, the 2016 Fred W. Ellersick prize, and the 2016 Communications Society & Information Theory Society joint award. He also received the ICREA Academia Award for 2011-2015, 2016-2020, 2021-2025, and an ERC Advanced Grant for 2016-2021. He was a 2017 Highly Cited Researcher.

    Research interest

    My research focus is on wireless communications, precisely on the design and analysis of advanced techniques to increase bit rates, to reduce the consumption of resources (chiefly bandwidth and power), to minimize latency, and to contain complexity in wireless networks. Over the last several years, with the support of an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council, I have been exploring designs for cloud-based 6G wireless networks, to be deployed circa 2030.

    Key words

    Wireless Communications, Wireless Networks, Information Theory, Signal Processing, Machine Learning

    ORCID

    0000-0003-3790-0494

    Resercher ID

    A-3332-2012
  • Marsal, Lluis URV - 2014, 2021
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    Marsal, Lluis

    Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV) · of Electronic, Electric and Automatic Engineering

    Lluís F. Marsal is a Full Professor and Distinguished Professor at the Department of Electronic, Electrical and Automatic Engineering of the Universitat Rovira i Virgili. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Physics in 1997 from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Between 1998 and 1999, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. He is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America  since 2021 and Distinguished Lecturer of the Electron Devices Society (EDS-IEEE). He has been a member of several committees in international conferences. He received the 2012 URV’s RQR Award for quality in research, the ICREA Academia Award in 2014 and he is a recipient of the 2014 UniSA Distinguished Researcher Award from the University of South Australia. He has been invited professor at several international universities. He has co-authored more than 250 publications in international refereed journals, two books, five book chapters and holds four patent

    Research interest

    His current research interests mainly focus on the engineering of nanophotonic structures based on micro- and nanoporous silicon and nanoporous alumina for photonic biosensing platforms and biomedical and energy applications. He is also interested in the fabrication, characterization and modeling of organic and hybrid nanostructured materials to enhance light-matter interactions and electro-optical properties in photonic and optoelectronic devices such as photovoltaic solar cells, detectors, and sensors

    Key words

    Nanoporous, Biosensors, Nanophotonics, Nanostructured systems, Biomedicine, Nanotechnology

    ORCID

    0000-0002-5976-1408

    Resercher ID

    G-8852-2011
  • Martín, Ferran UAB - 2013, 2008, 2018
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    Martín, Ferran

    Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) · Enginyeria Electrònica

    Ferran Martín received the B.S. Degree in Physics from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) in 1988 and the PhD degree in 1992. Since 2007 he is Full Professor of Electronics. He is the head of the Microwave Engineering, Metamaterials and Antennas Group at UAB, and Director of CIMITEC, a research Center ascribed to UAB and focused on Technology transfer to Industry on the basis of Metamaterials and related concepts. He has authored and co-authored over 650 technical conference, letter and journal papers, and he is author or co-author of four books for John Wiley and one book for Springer. He has generated 21 PhDs, among them 10 awarded the Extraordinary PhD Prize. Among his honors, he has been the recipient of the 2006 Duran Farell Prize for Technological Research, a Parc de Recerca UAB/Santander Technology Transfer Chair (2009), and the Icrea Academia Prize in 3 occasions (calls 2008, 2013 and 2018). He is Fellow of the IEEE since 2012 and Fellow of the IET since 2016.

    Research interest

    The research activity is focused on three main areas: (i) the application of metamaterials and related concepts to the optimization and miniaturization of RF/microwave components and communication systems; (ii) the design and implementation of novel sensors based on symmetry properties and advanced microwave concepts for motion control, dielectric characterization and biosensors; and (iii) the design of chipless radiofrequency identification (chipless-RFID) systems and sensors with unprecedented data capacity. This research activity has impact in several fields within Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), Internet of things (IoT), Security, Space, industry 4.0, etc.

    Key words

    Metamaterials, Microwave Engineering, Wireless Communications, Radiofrequency Identification (RFID), Microwave Sensors

    ORCID

    0000-0002-1494-9167
  • Masoller, Cristina UPC - 2009, 2015, 2020
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    Masoller, Cristina

    Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) · Departament de Física

    Cristina Masoller (1963, Montevideo, Uruguay) is Full Professor at the Physics Department, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC). She received the bachelor and master degrees in physics from Universidad de la República, Uruguay, where she was assistant professor (1989-2004). She received the PhD degree in physics from Bryn Mawr College (USA) in 1999. She was a postdoctoral researcher at University of Nice, at Bangor University and at Universitat de les Illes Balears (2000-2002). She joined UPC with a Ramon i Cajal fellowship in 2004, became Associate Professor in 2009 and Full Professor in 2018. She is co-author of 180 articles that have received more than 6200 citations. She has supervised 11 PhD thesis. She is member of the Editorial Board of several interdisciplinary journals. She is a Fellow of the Optical Society (OSA), the leading professional society in optics and photonics. She was recognized for contributions in the area of nonlinear dynamics of optical systems.

    Research interest

    She studies complex systems in a wide range of interdisciplinary fields. She is an expert in nonlinear dynamics of semiconductor lasers and has discovered some remarkable similarities (but also differences) between the behavior of excitable lasers and neurons. She has used and developed nonlinear analysis tools to extract information from complex signals in fields as diverse as biomedicine and climate. Her research interest has been focused on identifying early warning signals of critical transitions and extreme events. She has used Hilbert analysis to identify geographical regions where atmospheric dynamics has experienced pronounced variations in the last 30 years, she has applied symbolic analysis to EEG signals to differentiate brain states, and she has used complex network tools to analyze retina fundus images for early diagnosis of diseases. Her current interests also include sub-seasonal atmospheric predictability and laser speckle pattern analysis for optical remote sensing.

    Key words

    Photonics, semiconductor lasers, complex systems, nonlinear dynamics, neuronal models, time series analysis, complex networks, extreme events

    ORCID

    0000-0003-0768-2019

    Resercher ID

    M-3696-2014
  • Perez Neira, Ana UPC - 2020
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    Ana Pérez Neira

    Perez Neira, Ana

    Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) · Teoria del Senyal i Comunicacions

    She is full professor at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in the Signal Theory and Communication department since 2006 and was Vice rector for Research (2010-14). Currently, she is the Director of Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya, Spain. She has been associate editor of the IEEE TSP and EURASIP SP and ASP. Currently she is senior area editor of IEEE OJSP. She is member of the BoG of the IEEE SPS and Vice-President for conferences (2021-23). She is IEEE Fellow, EURASIP Fellow, and member of the Real Academy of Science and Arts of Barcelona (RACAB). She is recipient for the 2018 EURASIP Society Award and she has been the general chair of IEEE ICASSP’20 (the first big IEEE virtual conference held by IEEE with more than 15.000 attendees). In 2020, she has been awarded the ICREA Academia distinction by the Catalan government.

    Research interest

    Her interests are wireless communications and her contributions play a seminal advance in the state of the art of signal processing for high speed satellite communications. In 2007, for the first time, she considered the benefits of MIMO processing for satellite communications, both fixed and mobile, either broadcast services or multimedia. She developed the first MIMO satellite channel model and patent on satellite beamforming. Her research is in signal processing for communications, focused on satellite communications. She has more than 60 journal papers and 300 conference papers. She is co-author of 7 books. She has leaded more than 20 projects and holds 8 patents. She is the coordinator of the Networks of Excellence on satellite communications, financed by the European Space Agency: SatnexIV-V. 

    Key words

    satellite communications, Signal Processing, Communication transceivers, wireless communications, array processing

    ORCID

    http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4281-3934

    Resercher ID

    L-4418-2013
  • Piella, Gemma UPF - 2021
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    Piella, Gemma

    Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) · Dept. of Information and Communication Technologies

    Research interest

    <p id="docs-internal-guid-ed9dd030-7fff-9595-92b4-2ea8aa2319b5"><span>My expertise lies in signal/image processing, information integration, and machine learning, with main application to computational anatomy. During the last years, I’ve been very active in developing interpretable machine learning methods to detect patterns in medical data and relate them to disease evolution and outcome. We proposed a framework based on unsupervised dimensionality reduction, using multiple kernel learning and graph embedding, to merge heterogeneous data into a latent lower-dimensional space where distance relations are ruled by similarity in the input feature space. The lower-dimensional representation can then be analysed to discriminate groups of response (e.g. by clustering) and help in the physiological interpretation (e.g. by reconstructing the data along any path over the latent space).&nbsp;</span></p>

    <p><span>This work has sparked interest in the medical community since (1) it integrates numerous and complex (possibly longitudinal) heterogeneous data, making it flexible to be applicable to many clinical problems, (2) the latent representation is learned in an unsupervised way, thus free of constraints imposed by labellings that are often inaccurate, biased, or misrepresentative of the variability of the target variable, and (3) it is instead dictated by patient similarity, which allows for an interpretation process that is very close to clinical practice. Moreover, this research has resulted in important international collaborations (e.g. World Health Organization), projects (e.g. Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation), and awards (e.g. EUROECHO 2019).</span></p>

    <p><span>I have also been very active on other research lines (</span><a href="https://www.upf.edu/web/simbiosys"><span>https://www.upf.edu/web/simbios...); for example, in developing computer vision and deep learning techniques for detection and segmentation of fetal structures in magnetic resonance and 3D ultrasound images. We’ve developed a pioneering planning and simulation platform for twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome fetal surgery.&nbsp;</span></p>


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    Prades Garcia, Juan Daniel

    Universitat de Barcelona (UB) · Departament d'Enginyeria Electrònica i Biomèdica

    Prof. J. Daniel Prades is a Full Professor of Electronic Technology at the Universitat de Barcelona. He has published 100+ scientific articles (4600+ citations, h-index 37), and has given 35 invited talks in international conferences. He has coordinated 42+ Research Projects and Grants on device development, smart system integration and environmental monitoring; including 11 European/International Projects, 19 National Projects and other Projects with Industry. He is co-inventor of 9 patents, 2 of them under commercial exploitation. In 2018, he founded “ColorSensing” https://www.color-sensing.com, a start-up based in Catalonia devoted to smart packaging for food processing efficiency, quality, and safety. He is the EuroSensors Fellow 2017 and ICREA Academia awardee since 2018.

    Research interest

    My research domain is sensor technology, with focus on chemical and gas sensors. In the last 5 years I have centered my activities in addressing two of the main challenges in these field: lowering the power consumption and improving the selectivity of the response towards specific molecular compounds. This topic, and the strategies that I have followed, have been supported by the European Research Council with a Starting Grant, and by the European Innovation Council with FET Open grants. As outcomes of this main activity I developed:

    • a new gas sensor principle offering zero-power operation,
    • two systematic strategies to lower the power consumption of existing technologies more than 3 orders of magnitude: the self-heating operation and the microLED technology,
    • a new ultra-low-cost sensor concept based on printed disposable sensors and smartphone cameras
    • a new device architecture for colorimetric interrogation than sinks manufacturing cost while increasing reproducibility.

    Key words

    sensors, micro and nano devices, low power, selective chemical/gas sensors, low-cost chemical/gas sensors

    ORCID

    0000-0001-7055-5499

    Resercher ID

    C-7026-2008
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    Puig Broch, Sebastià

    Universitat de Girona (UdG) · Institute of Environment

    I graduated in Chemistry at the Universitat de Girona (UdG) in 2002, where I also pursued PhD studies. Research work during my PhD involved scientific stays at TU Delft (The Netherlands) under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Ir. Mark C.M. van Loosdrecht. My academic career continued with two postdoctoral positions at TUDelft and Catalan Institute for Water Research in the period 2008-2010 thanks to a Beatriu de Pinós Fellowship. In 2010, I came back to the UdG holding the position of Assistant Professor. In 2014, I received the award “Young talented researcher in Sustainable Water Management” from Fundación Botin (Spain). In 2019, I got the position of Associate Professor Serra Húnter at UdG.

    Research interest

    Climate change and future depletion of resources are two of the most important environmental challenges that humankind have ever faced. My idea is to give a second chance to contaminated water and recalcitrant carbon dioxide (CO2) streams. My research interest for the following years are:

    Water recovery as a need not a wish. Water and energy are essential interrelated resources for sustainable development, whose demands expected to increase in the next decades. The aim of this research line is to unveil bio-electrochemical chats between microorganisms for the bioremediation of polluted waters.

    BioElectroCarbon recycling: from greenhouse gas to commodities.The goal of this research line is to develop a resilience and sustainability biorefinery concept based on electron-driven microbial reactions for the production of commodities (biofuels, building blocks) with renewable electricity and recalcitrant CO2 from industrial sources.

    Key words

    bioelectroCO2 recycling, biofuels, electro bioremediation, environmental biotechnology, microbial electrosynthesis, water recovery

    ORCID

    0000-0003-2995-1443

    Resercher ID

    L-8562-2014
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    David Sánchez Ruenes

    Sánchez Ruenes, David

    Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV) · Department of Computer Engineering and Mathematics

    David Sánchez Ruenes is a Serra Húnter Full Professor at Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona. He obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2008 from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia.

    He has participated in 10 European projects (one as PI and one H2020 project as coordinator), 9 Spanish projects (1 as a Principal Investigator) and 15 Catalan projects (4 as a Principal Investigator). He has also co-leaded 5 international technology transfer contracts with the Templeton World Charity Foundation and Huawei. He has published 80 papers in journals indexed in the JCR (54 in the first quartile), including one paper in Science. He has also contributed to 79 conferences. He has authored 12 book chapters and 3 books. His publications have received 6,598 cites (h-index=44, May 2022). He has received 3 research awards in international events and 6 best paper awards. In 2014 the Academia Europaea awarded him with the Burgen Scholarship Award.

    Research interest

    My research focuses on the study of knowledge and data semantics under an Artificial Intelligence perspective. I work on the development of computational and machine learning methods to understand, manage and transform textual data in analytical algorithms. By means of these methods it is possible to automatize data analyses on (big) textual data and to improve the accuracy of such analyses.

    In the last years, I have worked on the application of these semantic methods to the protection of sensitive data, specifically, to anonymize textual data in privacy-challenging scenarios such as document declassification, social media publication or statistical data releases. My contributions resulted in algorithms that preserve the privacy of the subjects while ensuring that the anonymized data are still useful for research. This makes the data protection required by legal frameworks compatible with data analyses that employ personal data.

    Key words

    Semantics, Data Analysis, Machine learning, Data privacy

    ORCID

    0000-0001-7275-7887

    Resercher ID

    B-5275-2012
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    Edgardo Saucedo, thin film photovoltaics, kesterites, SENSATE

    Saucedo Silva, Edgardo Ademar

    Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) · Electronic Engineering

    Dr. Edgardo Saucedo received his PhD in Materials Physic at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, in 2007, and currently he is Associated Professor and Researcher at the Electronic Engineering Department of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC).

    He holds 5 patents, he has co-authored more than 248 papers (h-index = 42 and over 6600 citations) and he has more than 60 invited talks in the most important International Conferences. He has been involved in more than 40 Research Projects, and he has coordinated 4 European Projects (KESTCELLS, STARCELL, INFINITE-CELL, CUSTOM-ART). In 2019 he was granted with an ERC-Consolidator Grant by the European Research Council (SENSATE, 866018, 2020-2025), for the development of low dimensional materials for solar harvesting applications.

    He has supervised 13 PhD Thesis. In 2020 he has been awarded with the ASEVA-Toyota Award for his contribution to the development of sustainable photovoltaic technologies using vacuum techniques.

    Research interest

    In the last 12 years my research has been focused in the development of emerging thin film chalcogenide materials for thin film solar cells applications, using physical vapour deposition techniques. Currently my Group is at the forefront at European level in the development of high efficiency solar cells with these new type of fully inorganic materials such as kesterite-related absorbers or semiconductors with low dimensionality inspired by Sb2(S,Se)3 system. Research interest covers the following topics: i) Development of advanced strategies for high efficiency kesterite (Cu2ZnSn(S,Se)4) solar cells; ii) Absorber synthesis and devices fabrication with new chalcogenide and chalco-halide materials with low dimensionality by physical routes for energy harvesting applications; and iii) Innovative selective contacts enhanced with dipolar molecules for thin film photovoltaics, Iv) advanced photovoltaic applications including flexible and multi-junction solar cells.

    Key words

    Thin Film Solar Cells, Chalcogenide Photovoltaics, chalcopyrites, kesterites

    ORCID

    0000-0003-2123-6162

    Resercher ID

    A-7159-2014
  • Seco Granados, Gonzalo UAB - 2013, 2019
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    Seco Granados, Gonzalo

    Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) · Telecommunications and Systems Engineering

    Gonzalo Seco-Granados received the Ph.D. degree in Telecommunications Eng. from the Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain, in 2000, and the MBA. degree from the IESE Business School, Spain, in 2002. From 2002 to 2005, he was a member of the European Space Agency, where he was involved in the design of the Galileo system. In 2015 and 2019, he was a Fulbright Visiting Professor at the University of California, Irvine. He is currently Professor in the Dept. of Telecommunication, Univ. Autonoma de Barcelona, where he was Vice Dean of the Engineering School during 2011-19. His research interests include satellite and terrestrial localization systems. Since 2018, he has been serving as a member of the Sensor Array and Multichannel Technical Committee for the IEEE Signal Processing Society. Since 2019, he is President of the Spanish Chapter of the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society.

    Research interest

    My general research objective for the next years is to develop positioning solutions for two types of applications: i) automated driving and unmanned aerial systems, where accuracy and security are of paramount relevance; ii) Internet-of-Thing systems.

    Despite the progress in recent years in satellite and terrestrial based positioning technologies, there is still a very significant gap in the accuracy, latency, reliability, and energetic cost between the existing positioning solutions and the requirements of those applications. My research in both theoretical and the practical implementation aspects aims at narrowing that gap. My work focuses on two of the technologies, namely 5G/6G and GNSS, that will form part of those systems. I am interested in the use of V2X sidelinks for high-accuracy low-latency positioning, simultaneous localization and mapping, and power consumption reduction in IoT devices via cloud-based signal processing.

    Key words

    navigation/positioning systems, statistical signal processing, estimation theory, wireless communications, data series analysis, GNSS, GPS, 5G, millimeter wave

    ORCID

    0000-0003-2494-6872

    Resercher ID

    C-7058-2008
  • Serra Casals, Xavier UPF - 2008, 2013, 2019
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    Serra Casals, Xavier

    Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) · Department of Information and Communication Technologies

    Professor of the Department of Information and Communication Technologies and Director of the Music Technology Group at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. He obtained a PhD from Stanford University in 1989 with a dissertation on the spectral processing of musical sounds that is considered a key reference in the field. His research interests cover the computational analysis, description, and synthesis of sound and music signals, with a balance between basic and applied research and approaches from both scientific/technological and humanistic/artistic disciplines. He was awarded an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council to carry out the project CompMusic aimed at promoting multicultural approaches in music information research.

    Research interest

    All my research is carried out within the Music Technology Group, where we focus on the understanding of sound and music signals by combining signal processing and machine learning methods with semantic technologies. We work both on data-driven methodologies, in which the development and use of large data collections is a fundamental aspect, and on knowledge-driven approaches, in which domain knowledge of the problem to be addressed is needed. Combining these research approaches, we have been able to tackle practical problems related to music exploration and recommendation, classification of sounds, and automatic assessment for music education. We have been able to combine a very strong open science strategy with successful technology transfer initiatives.

    Key words

    sound and music computing, audio signal processing, music information retrieval, computational musicology

    ORCID

    0000-0003-1395-2345

    Resercher ID

    C-9299-2014
  • Sumper, Andreas UPC - 2021
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    Sumper, Andreas

    Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) · Enginyeria Elèctrica

    Andreas Sumper is a Full Professor at the UPC, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, ETSEIB School. He is part of the research group CITCEA-UPC, and he has been scientific coordinator of 6 international research projects (mostly European Commission funded),  he participated as a researcher in 3 international and one national project. He is participating in the H2020 Bridge working group and has numerous research and technology transfer projects as scientific coordinator. He has published over 160 papers (Scopus), mostly in high-ranked journals, cited over 5000 times. He was Guest Editor of several journals and recently he is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal Electricity. He published several books and book chapters. He has supervised 15 PhD thesis, and he currently advises 7 PhD students. He is the director of the Endesa Chair of Energy Innovation from 2017. He leads the research on Smart Grids in the CITCEA research group.

    Research interest

    His research interests are smart grids (mostly intelligent distribution grids) and the integration of novel loads and renewable energy generation into them. For such research power system engineering is combined with novel techniques like machine learning, optmiziation, load and generation modeling.  This ICREA grant will enable the creation of a new research line, devoted to novel grid architectures, planning, and operations. The overall scientific goal of the research project is to design and analyse novel electricity network architectures based on the concept of packetized energy flows. The targeted stakeholders are the electricity industry, off-grid applications and high-reliability stand-alone electricity systems for scientific explorations.

    Key words

    Renewable generation, Wind Power, Smart Grid, Microgrid, Digital Energy

    ORCID

    0000-0002-5628-1660

    Resercher ID

    F-1412-2015
  • Tzanov, Tzanko UPC - 2021
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    Tzanko Tzanov

    Tzanov, Tzanko

    Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) · Departament d'Enginyeria Química

    Tzanko Tzanov is a chemical engineer with an internationally-acquired experience in biochemical functionalisation of (bio)polymers for industrial and biomedical applications, nano(bio)technology, enzymatic synthesis, polymerisation and coating. After a Marie-Curie postdoctoral stay at the University of Minho (Portugal), he joined the UPC in 2004 as a Ramon y Cajal fellow with the ambition to create, from zero, a new applied biotechnology research line.  He built the first and still unique applied biotechnology group at UPC and its advanced research infrastructure, entirely with external funding. He has been Principal Investigator at UPC in a number of European and national research projects, and academia-industry technology transfer contracts, raising millions of funding for UPC. He was able to establish an original, independent, and sustainable research, internationally recognised for novelty and excellence.

    Research interest

    My research interests are to implement new bio-based or biomimetic technologies in high added value products, meeting the research with the industry and the market. The “bio” component is an integral part of my research – bio-tools (enzymes), bio-processes and bio-materials are used to design functional coatings and surfaces, cosmetic formulations, nano/micro drug delivery systems, medical and diagnostic devices, antimicrobial/antibiofilm strategies, bioactive and nano-enabled composite materials. I pretend to provide biotech alternatives for material development and improvement of manufacturing processes in terms of efficiency, environmental impact, energy consumption, and product performance working at the interface of biotechnology, materials science, life sciences, chemistry and polymer engineering.

    Key words

    applied biotechnology, nano-technology, materials science, (bio)polymers, medical devices, diagnostics

    ORCID

    0000-0002-8568-1110

    Resercher ID

    F-1140-2016
  • Velasco Esteban, Luis UPC - 2015, 2020
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    Luis Velasco Esteban

    Velasco Esteban, Luis

    Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) · Advanced Broadband Communications Center (CCABA)

    He received the B.Sc. degree in Telecom. Engineering from Univ. Politécnica de Madrid in 1989, the M.Sc. degree in Physics from Univ. Complutense de Madrid in 1993, and the PhD degree from Univ. Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) in 2009. He joined Telefonica in 1989 and was involved on the standardization, procurement, and first office application of Telefonica's SDH transport network. In 2004 he joined UPC, where currently he is a full professor and the Scientific Director of the Advanced Broadband Comm. Center (CCABA). He has co-authored more than 200 papers and two books related to Elastic Optical Networks. He has served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE/OSA J. Optical Comm. and Networking and in the TPC of several international conferences. He has participated in European research projects, such as H2020 METRO-HAUL and B5G-OPEN, and MSCA REAL-NET and MENTOR. His interests include intent-based networking (monitoring and AI/ML), for autonomous toward 6G networks and services.

    Research interest

    My research was initially focused on multilayer optical networks, specifically on Network planning and re-optimization. I extended the focus of my research since a critical barrier to the growth of the Internet and the development of new innovative services is also the cloud and network orchestration to cope with the increasing complexity of technologies and services. Furthermore, the application of AI/ML solutions on telemetry data facilitates the exploitation of Software Defined Networking programmability and flexibility, while supporting self-configuration and self-healing from the device to the network to deal with variable workload and degradation. As a result, the focus of my research during the last 5 years has been on the application of AI/ML to the autonomous network operation. I continuously collaborate with Telefónica on Smart Data Networks with Infinera on autonomous networking, as well as with research centers and universities worldwide.

    Key words

    Toward 6G networking, Intent-Based Networking, Network Automation

    ORCID

    orcid.org/0000-0002-7345-296X

    Resercher ID

    L-2335-2014
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    Gara Villalba

    Villalba Méndez, Gara

    Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) · Dept of chemical, biological, and environmental engineering

    Gara Villalba holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering (Massachusetts Institute of Technology,1998), and a PhD also in Chemical Engineering (Universitat de Barcelona, 2003). Presently, she is a full professor in the dept of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona where she develops her research in the field of Industrial Ecology with a focus on urban systems and nature-based solutions.  

    Research interest

    My primary research interests and experience stem from Industrial Ecology, a field that aims to reconfigure industrial activity in response to knowledge of environmental consequences. One of the impact areas I have concentrated my efforts is the evaluation and design of urban systems, exploring how nature-based solutions such as green infrastructures can be effective in contributing to making cities more resilient to climate change and more sustainable in terms of water management, food production, air quality, human well-being and biodiversity. To this end, I was recently awarded an ERC Consolidator grant entitled Integrated System Analysis of Urban Vegetation and Agriculture (URBAG, 2019-2024) to develop a novel and comprehensive analysis that integrates the life cycle impacts of the resources required for green infrastructures with the understanding of how green infrastructures impact the urban atmosphere interaction. 

    Key words

    urban atmospheric modeling, urban metabolism, green infrastructures, nature based solutions, urban and peri-urban agriculture, life cycle assessment, urban planning, air quality, GHG emissions.

    ORCID

    0000-0001-6392-0902

    Resercher ID

    B-1379-2009
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    Andres Lacueva, Cristina

    Universitat de Barcelona (UB) · Nutrition, Food Science & Gastronomy Department. Pharmacy and Food Science Faculty

    Cristina Andres-Lacueva is Full Professor at the Nutrition, Food Science & Gastronomy Department of the Pharmacy and Food Science Faculty at the University of Barcelona (UB) and leader of the Biomarkers & Nutritional and Food Metabolomics research group.
 Posdoctoral Research at Tufts University/HNRCA (Boston). IP in CIBERFES-isciii, Biomedical Research Network on Frailty and Healthy Aging. Author of over 200 peer-reviewed papers. She is partner of an Innovation by Design project, CooK2Health and Coordinator of the INJOY  Campus Activity both from EIT-Health/H2020. Active participation on the EU-Joint Programming Initiative a Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life JPI-HDHL Actions Biomarkers, Microbiomics, Nutrition and Cognition and INTIMIC. At National level, active leadership in grants with MINECO & Health Institute Carlos III, FIS as well as Tranfer Actions with Industry by CDTI funds.

    Research interest

    My scientific activity is mainly focused in dietary and nutritional assessment as the major determinants of human health. This activity has comprised the understanding of qualitative and quantitative links between dietary patterns, nutritional phenotype and risk factors for diet-related chronic diseases. The main goals of my research have been: i) Applying intensively LC-MS driven untargeted and targeted metabolomics analysis to understand how new dietary biomarkers identified modulate diet-disease risk associations using pathway and network approaches; ii) The identification of robust “metabolic signatures of eating habits” for a range of foods of high public health significance; iii) To define and develop new methodological strategies for the biomarker discovery; iv) The development of an in-house human metabolome database and bioinformatic and biostatistics tools for the interpretation and identification of new biomarkers.

    Key words

    Nutrition, Biomarkers, Metabolomic, Dietary Assessment, Dietary Exposure, Dietary Pattern, Metabotype, Phytochemicals, Microbiome & health, Personalized Nutrition, Healthy Aging

    ORCID

    http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8494-4978

    Resercher ID

    J-3377-2012
  • Araus Ortega, Jose Luis UB - 2013, 2018
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    Araus Ortega, Jose Luis

    Universitat de Barcelona (UB) · BEECA - Faculty of Biology

    Full Professor of Plant Physiology, at the University of Barcelona (1993) and Professor ICREA Academia (in 2013 and 2018). Research stages at the University of Georgia (US), the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA, Syria), the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA, UAE), the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI, Panama), the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT, Mexico). He was a National Seconded Expert at the Directorate-General for Research of the EU (Brussels) and Principal Scientist at the Global Maize CIMMYT. He is and has been PI of several international projects and co-author on around 300 publications in SCI and SSCI journals, with an h-index (Google Scholar) of 84, and the recipient (2008) of the Friendship Award (China). Coordinating evaluation tasks  at the European Research Executive Agency and Associate Editor in several International Journals.

    Research interest

    • Research on ecophysiological traits and phenotypic tools to use in crop breeding and precision agriculture, with special emphasis on remote sensing and stable isotopes.
    • Photosynthetic C and N metabolism, abiotic stresses and productivity in cereals and other crops
    • Paleoreconstruction of the agricultural conditions in the antiquity

    Key words

    Photosynthesis, crop breeding, ecophysiology, global change

    ORCID

    0000-0002-8866-2388

    Resercher ID

    E-4129-2016
  • Bosch i Turbet, Fàtima UAB - 2012, 2018
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    Bosch i Turbet, Fàtima

    Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) · Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

    Fàtima Bosch is a Pharmacist (1980) and PhD in Biochemistry (1985), University of Barcelona, with post-doctoral studies at Vanderbilt University, Case Western Reserve Univ., and NCI-Frederick Cancer Research Center. Full Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (1999) and Director of Center of Animal Biotechnology and Gene Therapy (2003), Universitat Autònoma Barcelona. She received the Rey Juan Carlos I (1985), Narcís Monturiol (2002), Sant Jordi Cross (2005), Alberto Sols (2006), ICREA Academia (2012,2018), Jacob’s Ladder Norman Saunders International Research Prize, Canada (2019), UAB Social Council Transfer (2020) awards. Founding member of European Society of Gene and Cell Therapy (1992), President of Spanish Society of Gene and Cell Therapy (2007-2009), Vice-President of European Association for Study of Diabetes (2009-2012), member of Gene Doping Expert Group of World Anti-Doping Agency (since 2013). Numerary member of Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences Barcelona (2022)

    Research interest

    Prof. Bosch main objective is to develop AAV-mediated gene therapy approaches for highly prevalent and rare metabolic and neurodegenerative diseases, with the ultimate goal to improve the quality of life of patients. Prof. Bosch studies aim to understand the pathophysiological causes of diabetes mellitus and associated comorbidities and to develop gene transfer-based therapeutics. In 2020, UAB licensed two gene therapy programs developed in her lab for type 1 diabetes to the US company Kriya Therapeutics. Prof. Bosch is also involved in the development of gene therapies for severe inherited disorders, such as Mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS). Four gene therapy medicinal products received the orphan drug designation (EMA and FDA) and a Phase I/II clinical trial for MPSIIIA is ongoing. She is also co-founder of Telomere Therapeutics (2020) to develop gene therapies for pulmonary fibrosis and Tramontane Therapeutics (2021) for highly prevalent metabolic and neurodegenerative diseases.

    Key words

    Gene Therapy, Diabetes, Mucopolysaccharidosis, Transgenic Animals

    ORCID

    orcid.org/0000-0002-7705-5515

    Resercher ID

    7201833372
  • Campo, Elías UB - 2012, 2018
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    Campo, Elías

    Universitat de Barcelona (UB) · Departament de Fonaments Clínics

    Dr Campo received his MD,PhD from the University of Barcelona. He trained in Pathology at Hospital of Bellvitge and was a post-doctoral researcher at the Laboratory of Pathology, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD. He is currently Professor of Pathology at the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, University of Barcelona, IDIBAPS. He has been Editor of the WHO classification of Hematological neoplasms (2006-2017) and has Co-directed the Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Genome Project in the International Consortium of the Cancer Genome. He is considered a Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate Analytics in 2015-2019 and has received numerous awards including the Catalan National Research Award, Premio Rey Jaime I of Clinical Medicine, and the Gregorio Marañon Spanish National Award for Research in Medicine. He is member of several academic institutions including the Reial Academia de Medicina de Catalunya and the National Academy of Medicine, USA.

    Research interest

    Our research focuses on the pathological characterization of lymphoid neoplasms and the understanding of the molecular and genetic mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of these tumors. The main goal is to translate into the clinical practice the knowledge that may improve the diagnosis, prognosis and therapeutic intervention in these patients.  In the last years we have made seminal contributions in elucidating the genomic/epigenomic alterations in chronic lymphocytic leukemia, mantle cell lymphoma and other aggressive lymphomas. We have identified new disease subtypes, novel biomarkers and therapeutic targets. Our studies have shown that this new multidisciplinary approach to study cancer genomes in the clinical context opens new dimensions in understanding the disease and the clinical management of the patients. 

    Key words

    Molecular Pathology, Lymphoid Neoplasms, Lymphoma, Tumor Progression, Genomic Alterations

    ORCID

    0000-0001-9850-9793

    Resercher ID

    O-7192-2016
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    Consiglio, Antonella

    Universitat de Barcelona (UB) · Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Pathology and Experimental Therapy

    Antonella Consiglio obtained her PhD in Cellular and Molecular Pathology at the HSR-TIGET (Milan) with Prof. Bordignon, and additional training at Gene Therapy Center of Lausanne and Vectors Technology Laboratory at Cell Genesys (Foster City, CA). She did her post-doctoral studies at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, under the direction of a pioneer of the field of adult neurogenesis, Prof. F.H.Gage. She is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Pathology & Experimental Therapeutics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Science of the University of Barcelona, and leader of the Stem cell and Neurodegeneration team at the IDIBELL, Bellvitge University Hospital. In 2013 she was awarded a European Research Council (ERC) StG by the EU. She is a recipient of the 2019 City of Barcelona award to the life sciences. Her group studies the molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration in Parkinson's disease to get to a cure. 

    Research interest

    Understanding how genes and environment come together to increase our propensity for neurodegenerative diseases is crucial to develop better ways to prevent and treat diseases of the brain. However, studying the human nervous system at the molecular level has always been challenging due to the complexity of the brain, and the difficulty of obtaining live human neurons in the laboratory. The advent of induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) technology enables to reprogram human somatic cells to pluripotency, and offers a unique possibility to generate viable human cells affected by the disease. Our lab uses reprogramming technology to study basic biological aspects underlying  neurodegenerative disease with complex genetic etiologies, such as Parkinson’s disease and could potentially have important clinical outcomes such as development of diagnostic tools and novel therapeutics approaches for this and other neurodegenerative diseases.

    Key words

    Parkinson's disease, Reprogramming, Stem Cells, Disease Modeling, Neurodegeneration

    ORCID

    0000-0002-3988-6254

    Resercher ID

    G-1815-2016
  • Cormand Rifà, Bru UB - 2021
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    Cormand Rifà, Bru

    Universitat de Barcelona (UB) · Department of Genetics, Microbiology & Statistics

    Research interest

    <p>The focus of my research in 2017-2021 has been the genetic basis of monogenic and multifactorial neurological disorders<br />
    (the leitmotif of about 30 years of dedication to biomedicine), which required disparate experimental and analytical tools. I<br />
    have combined studies in patients, animal and cellular models and have used next generation sequencing (WES,<br />
    WGS), genome-wide association studies (GWAS), CNV studies, transcriptomic profiling and functional stuff at<br />
    RNA/protein level. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Substance Use<br />
    Disorders (SUD) and migraine (MIG) have been the main targets:<br />
    1) Multifactorial diseases: Through case-control association studies at candidate-gene level (CGAS) or at genome-wide<br />
    level (GWAS) we have identified novel risk genes and pathways in ASD, ADHD, SUD and MIG. Cross-disorder analysis<br />
    showed shared heritability. Rare variation has also been explored in ASD using NGS. We have studied the functional<br />
    relevance of genetic risk variants.<br />
    2) Monogenic diseases: We have identified new genes and mutations responsible for several neurological disorders,<br />
    including MIG and ASD. We have performed functional testing in cells and animals.<br />
    3) Animal models: Murine and zebrafish models were developed, and several brain structures<br />
    were subjected to transcriptomic and epigenomic analyses, detecting alterations in several genes.<br />
    All these scientific achievements have been possible thanks to 12 competitive projects (&gt;1,5M €), I being the PI in most<br />
    of them. These include four European projects (FP7, H2020), two Marie Curie grants and Spanish funding from MINECO, AGAUR, PNSD and CIBERER. The research group in Neurogenetics that I lead is an active partner of several international<br />
    consortia and of CIBERER, IBUB and IRSJD. My outputs in the last 5 years include 5 PhD Theses and about 50 papers in top journals like Science, Nat Genet or Mol Psych (10 per year), 16 of them as the last/corresponding author (one every 4 months).</p>


  • de Nadal Clanchet, Eulàlia UPF - 2011, 2020
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    Eulàlia de Nadal

    de Nadal Clanchet, Eulàlia

    Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) · Department of Experimental and Health Sciences

    Eulàlia de Nadal (1972, Barcelona) graduated in Veterinary Medicine in 1995 from the University Autònoma de Barcelona and received her Ph.D. degree in 2000 from the same university. She then worked as a postdoc researcher (‘Ramón y Cajal’) at the University of Pompeu Fabra (UPF) and at the ETH (Zürich, Switzerland). From 2008 to 2016, she was Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences (DCEXS) at the UPF. Since 2017, she has been a Full Professor at the same University. She was the vice-rector at the DCEXS of the UPF (2015-19) and currently Vicerector of knowledge transfer at the UPF. She has led the Cell Signaling research group there since 2005. In 2018, this group moved to the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), where she is an Affiliated Principal Investigator. She has published more than 60 articles, 44 of which correspond to the last 10 years. She received the ICREA ACADEMIA award in 2012.

    Research interest

    The Cell Signaling group is the synergy of two teams led by two principal investigators who came together to work in close collaboration and become more competitive. This consortium shares a common interest in the characterization of stress responses in eukaryotic cells, using yeast and mammalian cells as model organisms. We have focused our studies on the properties of the signaling process mediated by the p38/Hog1 stress-activated protein kinases (SAPKs), the characterization of biological targets, and the study of the cellular responses necessary for adaptation to stress, such as cell cycle regulation and gene expression. Eulàlia de Nadal has specifically focused on the regulation of transcription in response to stress as well in the characterization of the biological targets for SAPK action.

    Key words

    Cellular stress, Gene expression, Chromatin, SAPKs, Signal transduction, Cell cycle progression

    ORCID

    0000-0003-0039-5607

    Resercher ID

    J-8178-2014
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    Professor José-Manuel Fernández-Real

    Fernández-Real Lemos, José-Manuel

    Universitat de Girona (UdG) · School of Medicine and Institut d'Investigació Biomèdica de Girona (IdIBGi)

    Professor José Manuel Fernández-Real is an endocrinologist and a research scientist at the Girona Biomedical Research Institute. He received his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from University of Barcelona, Spain. He is currently the Director of the Department of Medical Sciences at the University of Girona, Director of Research in the Department of Endocrinology, and Scientific Director of the “FatBank”.  He is also member of the CIBERobn Steering Committee, a Network of Excellence in Obesity Research. He has published > 500 articles indexed in PubMed, an H index of 94 and >33594 citations (Google Scholar). He is Principal Investigator of > 25 National and International Projects, applicant of 12 patents, and director of 14 doctoral theses. He is currently the coordinator of the European ThinkGut project (Horizon 2020, POCTEFA, 2020-2022). Since 2019, he has been involved in 3 other European projects: Innovative Medicines Initiative, HDHL-JPI, and Innovative Training Network (ITN)

    Research interest

    In the last 5 years, our Research interests have been focused on the microbiota, and particularly its interactions with metabolic disorders and cognition: several signatures of the microbiome were associated with fatty liver (2 articles Nature Medicine in 2018 and 1 in Microbiome, 2021), short-term memory in subjects with obesity (Cell Metab. 2020, PMID: 33027674); and were involved in the regulation of inhibitory control through different pathways involving tryptophan and histidine metabolism (Gut 2021, PMID: 33514598). We have also shown the impact of dietary proline on the development of depressive traits in subjects with obesity through changes in the gut microbiome (Cell Metab 2022). Very recently, we have provided the first observations linking bacteriopahges of the gut microbiome linked to cognition. We have obtained funding from international (EU H2020, Guts UK, Diabetes UK  and Interreg-POCTEFA and national (Ministry of Health)) competitive calls, obtaining more than 5 M€.

    Key words

    obesity, type 2 diabetes, cognition, gut microbiome, chronic inflammation, iron

    ORCID

    https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7442-9323

    Resercher ID

    Fernandez-Real JM
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    Gonzalez-Solis Bou, Jacob

    Universitat de Barcelona (UB) · Biologia Evolutiva, Ecologia i Ciències Ambientals

    I am full professor at the University of Barcelona (UB) and a researcher in the fields of evolutionary, population and environmental biology. I developed my PhD in a team led by Profs. Xavier Ruiz and Lluís Jover, on the interactions between two gull species. In 1996 I moved to a team led by Peter Becker in Wilhelmshaven (Germany) to investigate pairing systems. Then, in 1999, I moved to a team led by John P. Croxall at the British Antarctic Survey (UK) to investigate the movements and sexual segregation of seabirds using PTTs and GLSs devices. In 2000, I joined the UB as a “Ramón y Cajal” researcher. Since then I have formed my own team, mainly focused on seabird movement ecology, that is currently composed of 2 postdocs, 9 PhD students and a number of MSc and undergrad students. In 2008 I became professor at the Departament de Biología Evolutiva, Ecologia i Ciències Ambientals as well as the Institut de Recerca de la Biodiversitat (IRBio). In 2018 I became a full professor.

    Research interest

    We focus on movement and spatial ecology, symbiotic interactions and marine environmental chemistry, using seabirds as a main study model. We are concerned with biodiversity loss and all our research intends to contribute to the field of conservation biology. We develop observational and experimental field studies integrating multidisciplinary approaches and tools, such as molecular, stable isotope, physiological, microbiological and contamination analyses. We instrument seabirds with different devices, such as GPS, GLS and accelerometers, to track their foraging and migratory movements and behaviour. We work in Macaronesic archipelagos, particularly Cape Verde, Canary and Balearic Is, as well as in some Antarctic and subantarctic localities. Our tracking data contribute to assess mIBAs and MPAs in the Atlantic. Our activities also include building capacity in developing countries as well as increasing public awareness on anthropogenic threats to seabirds and the marine environment.

    Key words

    movement ecology, symbiotic interactions, marine environmental chemistry, conservation biology, seabird ecology

    ORCID

    0000-0002-8691-9397

    Resercher ID

    C-3942-2008
  • Hidalgo Hernando, Elena UPF - 2010, 2015, 2021
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    Elena Hidalgo

    Hidalgo Hernando, Elena

    Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) · Ciències Experimentals i de la Salut

    Elena Hidalgo graduated in Pharmacy at the Universitat de Barcelona, where she obtained her PhD at the Biochemistry Department in 1991.  She performed two postdoctoral stages in the labs of Bruce Demple (Harvard School of Public Health, Boston) and Nic Jones (Imperial Cancer Research Fund, London).  She was recruited by Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona) in 2000, where she is now full professor.  As a University member, she is both teaching and working on research as the co-director of the Oxidative Stress and Cell Cycle Group. José Ayté, the other co-leader of the group, works on cell cycle.  Our students share knowledge and information, as should be expected for a good scientific practice in science  (please check our web page at https://www.upf.edu/web/osccg).

    Research interest

    Oxidative stress constitutes the basis of physio-pathological situations such as neurodegenerative diseases and aging.  However, reactive oxygen species such as hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) also exert signaling roles: they may activate antioxidant cascades, and endogenous increases of these species may even improve the overall fitness of the cell and trigger lifespan.  Our lab uses Schizosaccharomyces pombe to study the toxicity associated to oxygen-derived species, specifically protein oxidation and aggregation, and to describe the signaling processes controlled by oxidants.  Understanding the connections between mitochondrial metabolism, H2O2 production and lifespan is one of our long-term goals.  The beauty of working with a unicellular eukaryote is that unexpected cross-talks between cellular processes (oxidative stress and autophagy, splicing and meiosis, traffic and inhibition of cell polarity…) can be investigated within a sensible time frame. 

    Key words

    oxidative stress, signal transduction, h2o2, MAP kinase, transcription, protein quality control, aging

    ORCID

    0000-0002-3768-6785

    Resercher ID

    K-2919-2014
  • Lopez Vales, Ruben UAB - 2021
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    Lopez Vales, Ruben

    Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) · Biologia Cel·lular, Fisiologia, Immunologia

    Rubèn López Vales is Full Professor of the Department of Cell Biology, Physiology, and Immunology and Institute of Neurosciences at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in Spain. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Universitat de Girona in 2001 and received his PhD in Neuroscience from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in 2005. He performed a postdoctoral stage at McGill University in Canada (2006-2009) and returned to Universitat Autònoma of Barcelona in 2009 as tenure-track lecturer in the Department of Cell Biology, Physiology and Immunology. In 2014, he obtained an associate professor position at UAB and finally promoted to full professor in 2019. He is also affiliated to CIBERNED and RICORS research networks

    Research interest

    The overarching goal of his research is to study the contribution of inflammation to neural degeneration after spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. In particular, his research is focused on elucidating the molecular mechanisms that mediate the detrimental aspects of macrophage and microglia activation, as well as, on understanding  His aim hypothesis is that neurological conditions share specific harmful inflammatory pathways and thus, modulation of such pathways  may lead to a new avenue for the development of novel and more efficient therapeutic treatments. His research is therefore in the interface between restorative neuroscience and immunology.

    Key words

    Spinal Cord Injury, Inflammation, Neuroprotection, Multiple Sclerosis, Cytokines

    ORCID

    0000-0001-7615-9550

    Resercher ID

    E-2150-2011
  • Maldonado López, Rafael UPF - 2015, 2020
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    Rafael Maldonado

    Maldonado López, Rafael

    Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) · Departament de Medicina i Ciències de la Vida

    Rafael Maldonado received his Medical Degree in 1985 in School of Medicine of the University of Cadiz (Spain), his first PhD in Neuropsychopharmacology in 1988, and he obtained his second PhD in Molecular Pharmacochemistry (INSERM U 266) in 1990. He carried out research on Pharmacology for 11 years in France and USA and, since 2000, he is a full Professor of Pharmacology at the University Pompeu Fabra where he founded the Laboratory NeuroPhar with 25 persons under his direction. His research is focused on the study of affective disorders, pain, drug addiction and eating disorders. He published over 370 scientific articles in international journals, he was funded with research grants by the main Spanish, European, USA agencies. He is an external advisor of health and scientific organizations, reviewer/member of the Editorial Board of relevant scientific journals and collaborator with public authorities and private companies in the research policy and pharmaceuticals development.

    Research interest

    In the Laboratory of NeuroPhar our main interest is the study of the neurobiological mechanisms underlying drug addiction, and related disorders, such as chronic pain, cognitive deficits, eating and affective disorders. These research lines aim at the identification of new therapeutic targets at the nervous system level. We use classical pharmacological strategies complemented with molecular approaches, consisting in the use of genetically modified animals and the employment of cutting-edge techniques. For this purpose, we apply different sophisticated behavioral models developed and validated in our laboratory, as well as complementary molecular, neurochemical, chemogenetics and neuroanatomical techniques.

     

    Key words

    Drug addiction, affective disorders, neuropathic pain, neuropharmacology and psychopharmacology

    ORCID

    0000-0002-4359-8773

    Resercher ID

    F-5657-2014
  • Munné-Bosch, Sergi UB - 2008, 2014, 2020
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    Sergi Munné Bosch

    Munné-Bosch, Sergi

    Universitat de Barcelona (UB) · Biologia Evolutiva, Ecologia i Ciències Ambientals

    Prof. Sergi Munné-Bosch (ICREA Academia award 2008, 2014 and 2020) leads the research group ANTIOX, devoted to the study of antioxidants in plants. Research fronts focus on Plant Ecophysiolgy (www.antiox-ecophys.com) and Agri-Food Biotechnology (www.antiox-postharvest.com). Prof. Munné-Bosch is author of more than 250 articles in JCR-indexed journals, several book chapters, has edited two books and is the Editor-in-Chief of Environmental and Experimental Botany. He is currently giving lectures on "Plant Physiology and Biochemistry" and "Control of Plant Metabolism and Development" in the Biotechnology Degree and on "Plant Responses to Environmental Stresses" in the "Environmental Agrobiology" Master Degree of the University of Barcelona, and is now supervising 8 Ph.D. Theses. His main goal is to better understand the fascinating world of plant physiological processes, help students to reach this goal and transfer this knowledge to the industry and society.

    Research interest

    My research has focused on the study of antioxidants, senescence and stress in plants, considering aspects related to the ecophysiology of plants and agrifood biotechnological applications. The research team is currently in a very active phase and has significantly advanced in our understanding of (i) the biosynthesis and role of vitamin E in plants, (ii) plant senescence, and (iii) the biology of invasive plants, among other findings. Important achievements have also been performed in the field of plant physiology applied to non-medical biotechnology, in particular reducing apple sunburn or increasing flower longevity, both as a result of transfer projects with agrifood biotechnological companies. As a result, several of the studies performed in our laboratory have received particular attention in the mass media. 

    Key words

    antioxidants, redox regulation, senescence, stress responses

    ORCID

    0000-0001-6523-6848

    Resercher ID

    N-3302-2014
  • Posas Garriga, Francesc UPF - 2008, 2013, 2018
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    Posas Garriga, Francesc

    Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) · Department of Experimental and Health Sciences (DCEXS)

    Francesc Posas is Full Professor at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) and the Director of IRB Barcelona (Institute for Research in Biomedicine (2018-). After obtaining his doctorate in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (1995), he made a postdoctoral stay at Harvard University (Boston, USA). From 1999 co-leads the Cell Signaling Research Group (https://www.irbbarcelona.org/en/research/cell-signaling). He was the chair of the Department of Health and Experimental Sciences at the UPF (2007-2013), Vice-rector for Science Policy at the UPF (2013-2017) and Commisioner for UPF scientific strategy (2017-2018). Dr. Posas received the award to Young Investigators from the Catalan Government (2001), EMBO Young Investigator Program (2000), EURYI to young investigators (ESF) (2004), EMBO member (2006), awarded with an ICREA Academia (2009-2014) and the “Carmen and Severo Ochoa” Award (2011). Recipient of an ERC Advanced Grant (2012).

    Research interest

    His group aim to unravel how cells detect and respond to environmental changes, focussing on the characterisation of stress signal transduction pathways, especially those regulated by MAP kinases of the Hog1/p38 family, also known as the stress-activated MAP kinases (SAPKs). Proper adaptation to stress involves the modulation of several basic aspects of cell biology, among them the cell cycle and gene expression. Using S. cerevisiae budding yeast as a model organism, as well as higher eukaryotic cells, the group dissects the molecular mechanisms underlying cell response to changes in the extracellular environment and characterising the adaptive responses required for cell survival. Based on the knowledge of signal transduction and using synthetic biology, they also seek to modify cell behaviour to reprogram cell response to specific inputs/stimuli.

    Key words

    Stress adaptation. Cellular heterogeneity. Signal transduction. Transcription. Cell cycle control. RB. Tumorigenesis. Synthetic Biology. Biological Computation

    ORCID

    0000-0002-4164-7076

    Resercher ID

    K-1364-2013
  • Pujades Corbi, Cristina UPF - 2015, 2020
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    Cristina Pujades

    Pujades Corbi, Cristina

    Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) · Department of Medical and Life Sciences

    I am Full Professor at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF). After my PhD in Biology from the Univ de Barcelona (1991), I did a postdoctoral stay at the DFCI-Harvard Medical School (Boston). In 1995, I moved to Paris as a postdoc at the Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS), and I got a permanent position at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie (now, Sorbonne University). From that time, I have been fascinated by developmental neurobiology, and how you go from DNA and genes to the generation of form. This has been the main focus of my latest scientific career. In 2002, I had the opportunity of joining the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences (now, Medicine and Life Sciences). I have served in institutional positions, first as Academic Secretary and as Vice-Chair of the Department (2007—2015), as Delegate of the Rector for Research (2015—2017) and as Vice-Rector of Professorate and Vice-Rector of Talent Recruitment and Retaining Policy (2017—2021).

    Research interest

    Our goal is to understand how spatiotemporally coordinated cell progenitor specification and differentiation occur during morphogenesis to construct a functional brain. While incorporating time as a missing-yet-crucial factor, we want to provide a global view of how cell fate decisions are taken in the brain and gain biological insight into: i) how tissue growth is intertwined with cell proliferation and differentiation; ii) how the heterogeneity of neural progenitors is generated; and iii) how individual progenitors behave during patterning and morphogenesis.

    We use the zebrafish embryo as a model system, which allow us to combine cutting-edge complementary approaches such as CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing, high-resolution 4D-imaging paired with cell tracking tools, and analyses of gene regulatory landscapes. We would like to map the ontogeny of differentiated neurons and to reveal the sequence of temporal transitions from progenitor to the differentiated state.

    Key words

    developmental biology, neurobiology, segmentation, compartments, cell lineage, morphogenesis, progenitor cells, neurogenesis, cell specification, 4D-imaging, neuronal differentiation

    ORCID

    0000-0001-6423-7451

    Resercher ID

    F-7908-2014
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    Roca-Cusachs Soulere, Pere

    Universitat de Barcelona (UB) · Biomedicina

    Pere Roca-Cusachs obtained his PhD in cellular biophysics in 2007 from the Medical School at the University of Barcelona. He then worked in the lab of Prof. Michael Sheetz (Columbia University) as a post-doctoral researcher until 2011. He is currently a Serra-Hunter Associate Professor at the University of Barcelona, and Group Leader at the Institute for bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC). His group studies the physical and molecular mechanisms by which cells detect and respond to mechanical signals.  He currently coordinates an EU-funded Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) project dedicated to understanding the mechanical control of biological function. He is a recipient of the EMBO Young Investigator award, the 2017 City of Barcelona award to the life sciences, and the 2019 Young Investigator Award of the European Biophysical Societies Association (EBSA). He is also an EMBO member.

    Research interest

    Every time we blink, move a hand, draw a breath, or walk, cells in our body exert, transmit, withstand, and detect forces. This mechanical interaction with the environment determines how cells proliferate, differentiate, and move, and regulates development, tumorigenesis or wound healing. Just like biochemical stimuli initiate signaling cascades, mechanical forces affect the links and conformation of a network of molecules connecting cells to the extracellular matrix. Our research aims precisely at unraveling the mechanisms that these molecules use to detect and respond to mechanical stimuli like forces or tissue rigidity, triggering downstream cell responses. To this end, we combine biophysical techniques like magnetic tweezers, Atomic Force Microscopy, traction microscopy, and microfabricated force sensors with molecular biology, advanced optical microscopy, and theoretical modelling.

    Key words

    biomaterials, mechanobiology, nanotechnology, biomechanics, biophysics, adhesion

    ORCID

    0000-0001-6947-961X

    Resercher ID

    D-4309-2009
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    Salas Salvadó, Jordi

    Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV) · Human Nutrition Unit. Biochemistry and Biotechnology Department.

    Professor of Nutrition and Director of the Human Nutrition Unit of the Rovira i Virgili University (URV); Principal Investigator of Pere i Virgili Health Research Institute (IISPV) and principal Investigator of the CIBERobn and coordinator of its Nutrition Program. Director of the Centre Català de la Nutrició de l'Institut d'Estudis Catalans (CCNIEC), Chairman of the World Forum for Nutrition Research and Dissemination (INC); Member of the Scientific Committee of the International Carbohydrate Quality Consortium (ICQ); Member of the Expert Panel of Diabetes and Nutrition Study Group (DSNG) of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD).

    Has been declared by Clarivate Analytics as "Highly Cited Researcher" in the years 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 as one of the most cited researchers in the world. He has published more than 750 scientific articles, adding more than 36,000 citations and has published 14 books.

    Research interest

    Dr. Salas' research has focused on clinical trials in humans to evaluate the effect of food, dietary compounds and dietary patterns on obesity, diabetes, metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular diseases. Since 2005, he is one of the leaders of the PREDIMED Study (n=7447 participants), and is currently Coordinator and Chairman of the Steering Committee of the PREDIMED-Plus study (n=6874 participants), two large clinical trials for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease and mortality. PREDIMED-Plus is a multi-collaborative project involving 30 research groups, and had received National, European & USA grants. With all these projects and collaborations, we have also developed skills in precision medicine using different OMIC´s methodologies, especially metabolomics, which we are now implementing  in epidemiologic and clinical studies.

    Key words

    Nutrition, obesity, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, Mediterranean diet, inflammation, cardiovascular disease

    ORCID

    0000-0003-2700-7459

    Resercher ID

    C-7229-2017
  • Surralles Calonge, Jordi UAB - 2008, 2013, 2018
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    Surralles Calonge, Jordi

    Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) · Department of Genetics and Microbiology, UAB / Sant Pau Hospital Biomedical Research Institute

    With a PhD in Genetics and postdoctoral experience in The Netherlands (Leiden University Medical Center) and Finland (Finnish Institute of Occupational Health), he set up his research team at the UAB where he is currently Full Professor of Genetics. In 2006, he joined CIBERER as principal investigator. He was later appointed Director of the Genetics Service at Sant Pau UAB Hospital (2017), Scientific Director of Sant Pau Hospital Research Institute (2019) and Director of the Join Unit on Genomic Medicine UAB-IR Sant Pau (2019). He has upervised of >40 research grants from public and private institutions world-wide and participated in clinical trials and multiple contracts with private foundations and biotech-pharma companies. He has given tens of invited lectures in international meetings, published over 130 articles (~8900 citations and H factor: 46) and supervised >30 PhD and Master students.

    Research interest

    Prof. Surrallés leads an internationally competitive group in the field of cancer-prone DNA repair syndromes with a focus in Fanconi anemia and familiar breast cancer. In the last 8 years he was involved in the discovery of 8 new disease genes involved in 6 cancer syndromes. He also performs advance therapeutic research in the field of DNA damage response including gene and cell therapy and drug and genetic screenings to obtain 2 Orphan Drug Designations by EMA, file 5 patents to protect therapeutic innovations in the field of DNA repair and participate in several clinical trials. A long term goal of Surrallés’ team is to understand the mechanisms that maintain genome stability and protect us from disease, cancer, and ageing and to translate this knowledge to develop novel therapeutic and diagnostic strategies in the fields of oncology, precision medicine and rare diseases.

    Key words

    Fanconi anemia, DNA repair, Genome Instability, Rare Diseases, Hereditary Cancer, BRCA

    ORCID

    0000-0002-4041-7519

    Resercher ID

    7004387113
  • Torres Martí, Antoni UB - 2013, 2019
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    Torres Martí, Antoni

    Universitat de Barcelona (UB) · Applied research in infectious respiratory diseases and critically ill patients, IDIBAPS

    Dr Antoni Torres is full profesor of Medicine (Pulmonology) at University of Barcelona. He has been Director and Chief of Pulmonology Department, and Director of the Respiratory Intensive Care Unit at Hospital Clinic of Barcelona. He leads a translational research group focussed on respiratory  infections, ARDS and critical care. His current H-Index is 100. He received several research awards: Edward Shanoff (Harvard University), Josep Trueta, Lilly award, COMB, Icrea Academia, and Murray Korndfel (ACCP). 

    Member of the CIBERES Management Committee. from (2016-2022). Editor-in-Chief of of Medical Sciences Editor-in-Chief of Seminars of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine since 2020 Associate Editor of ERJ, ERR, Intensive Care Med and Thorax Editorial Board Member of Critical Care, Am J respir Crit Care Med. President of the Bronchiectasis World Congress 2020.

     

     

    Research interest

    Prof. Torres leads one the IDIBAPS research groups and a group of CIBERES-ISCIII. His research is focussed on respiratory infections, acute respiratory distress syndrome, and mechanical ventilation. In these fields his group is doing translational research from an animal piglet model to microbiology laboratory and to patients. this research has a clinical part to carry out observational studies and clinical trials, an animal laboratory to carry out studies on pneumonia and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in animal models of pigs mechanically ventilated for more than 4 days. It has its own microbiology laboratory where all the microbiology tests for clinical and animal studies are carried out.

    Many of the findings of the group have been incorporated to clinical practice and are included in the current guidelines as follows: Physiopathology, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of community-acquired pneumonia and hospital-acquired pneumonia are the main contributions.

    Key words

    lung infections, community acquired pneumonia, ventilator associated pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and bronchiectasis, animal model

    ORCID

    0000-0002-8643-2167

    Resercher ID

    H-6128-2017
  • Ventura Zamora, Salvador UAB - 2009, 2015, 2020
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    Salvador Ventura Zamora

    Ventura Zamora, Salvador

    Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) · Bioquímica i Biologia Molecular / Institut de Biotecnologia Biomedicina

    Salvador Ventura is Full Prof. at the Dep. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and leader of the Protein Folding and Conformational Diseases group at the Institute of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (IBB), Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). He has been director of the IBB in 2017-20. Dr. Ventura has authored more than 250 peer-reviewed research and review papers, apart from several book chapters and 14 patents. He got his Ph. D. in Biology at the UAB in 1998 and worked as postdoctoral fellow (1999-2002) at EMBL-Heidelberg. He has been researcher at Harvard Medical School (USA) and Karolinska Institutet (Sweden) among other centres. He rejoined UAB as a Ramon y Cajal researcher in 2003. Dr. Ventura received the UAB 2008 Excellence Research Award, the Bruker Prize "Manuel Rico" 2020 from the Spanish Biophysical Society, the UAB 2021 Transcerence award and 2009, 2015 and 2020 ICREA-Academia Awards in Life Sciences and Medicine.

    Research interest

    Our lab uses a multidisciplinary approach to address fundamental aspects of protein folding, misfolding and aggregation. In addition to define the basic mechanistic principles underlying these processes, we aim to understand how their deregulation leads to the onset of human conformational diseases and to develop innovative therapeutics to target these pathologies. Moreover, this knowledge should allow us to design and produce novel and better protein-based biopharmaceuticals as well as the development of new self-assembled materials for nanotechnology applications.

    Key words

    Protein folding, Protein Aggregation, Amyloid, Protein Design, Protein Self-Assembly, Prions, Conformational Disorders

    ORCID

    orcid.org/0000-0002-9652-6351

    Resercher ID

    C-7021-2008
  • Villarroya Gombau, Francesc UB - 2014, 2019
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    Villarroya Gombau, Francesc

    Universitat de Barcelona (UB) · Departament de Bioquimica i Biomedicina Molecular

    My scientific career is fully associated with the direction of my research group, which I started in the mid 90's, after my previous training in Barcelona, Paris and New York. Since then I have developed an upward research career as PI, financed through competitive funds obtained from public agencies, foundations and private companies. We have participated in numerous European projects and led regional, national and international research networks on the pathophysiological mechanisms of obesity, diabetes and lipodystrophy, including research on the metabolic alterations in HIV patients. I am full professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at UB since 2010. I act as advisor of multiple international research agencies and institutions. I have been director of the Institute of Biomedicine of the UB for 8 years, where I currently hold the position of scientific director. I have been member of steering committees of the CIBERobn and Sociedad Española de Estudio de la Obesidad.

    Research interest

    .Disturbances in energy balance lead to obesity and associated metabolic pathologies (e.g. diabetes or cardiovascular disease).These alterations involve disturbances in the capacity of the body to activate metabolic energy expenditure. My research activity is focused to the study of the molecular and cellular processes that control metabolic energy balance, the activity of brown fat (the main site of energy expenditure in mammals), and brown-versus-white adipose tissue plasticity. Recently, we paid particular attention to the secretory role of brown fat and the discovery of brown adipokines or “batokines”. “Batokines” are obvious candidates as biomarkers of metabolic disease as well as for the design of novel therapies, and therefore I am developing an intense translational research to determine their role in patients with obesity, diabetes, lipodystrophy and other complex metabolic diseases

    Key words

    metabolism, endocrinology, adipose, mitochondria, transcription

    ORCID

    0000-0003-1266-9142
  • Villaverde, Antonio UAB - 2013, 2008, 2018
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    Anotnio Villaverde

    Villaverde, Antonio

    Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) · Institut de Biotecnologia i de Biomedicina

    A. Villaverde is a Chair Professor of Microbiology at the Department of Genetics and Microbiology and leader of the Nanobiotechnology group at the IBB, Autonomous University of Barcelona. He coordinates a research team of 20 people, fully integrated in the Networking Biomedical Research Center in Bioengineering, Biomaterials and Nanomedicine. He also leads the Applied and Basic Microbiology team of the Generalitat de Catalunya. A. Villaverde has authored more than 320 peer-reviewed papers on microbiology-biotechnology-nanoscience interfaces, apart from around 350 communications to conferences, several books, book chapters and 17 patents, among which 7 have been licensed. In 2002, A. Villaverde founded the journal Microbial Cell Factories (ISSN: 1475-2859) and in 2017, the spin-off company Nanoligent SL, devoted to develop precision nanomedicines for cancer. From his publication record, A. Villaverde has received, so far, a total of 13,239 citations, with an h-index of 56.

    Research interest

    I run two main research lines. In the first one, we design self-assembling, protein nanoparticles for cell-targeted drug delivery. We develop peptidic ligands of cell surface tumoral markers as convenient functional agents of innovative antitumoral drugs and drug vehicles. By that, we generate novel nanostructured agents resulting from biofabrication, for selective drug delivery in precision cancer medicines. Also, we design artificial secretory granules as in vivo depots for slow drug release. Than, we generate mimetics of secretory granules from the endocrine system, based on the selective coordination of functional therapeutic proteins and divalent cations. The resulting micron-scale clusters, containing unique protein species, act as protein depots that are disintegrated upon subcutaneous administration, to release protein drugs in a time-sustained manner. This principle is adapted to several diseases and biomedical uses including vaccination. 

    Key words

    Biotechnology; Nanomedicine; Nanobiotechnology; Biomaterials; Recombinant proteins

    ORCID

    0000-0002-2615-4521

    Resercher ID

    N-3986-2018
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    Yeste Oliveras, Marc

    Universitat de Girona (UdG) · Department of Biology (Unit of Cell Biology)

    Marc was a Visiting Researcher at the Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London; Juan de la Cierva Fellow at the Department of Animal Medicine and Surgery, Autonomous University of Barcelona; Marie Curie Fellow at the Nuffield Department of Women’s and Reproductive Health, University of Oxford; and Ramón y Cajal Fellow at the Department of Biology, University of Girona.

    He teaches at the Faculties of Medicine, Nursing and Sciences, and he is also a Guest Lecturer at the University of Oxford. He is Editor-in-Chief of Animal Reproduction Science; Senior Editor of Scientific Reports; and Associate Editor of Reproduction, Fertility and Development, Frontiers in Physiology and Frontiers in Endocrinology. He has been recognised as a Chartered Biologist, and as a Chartered Scientist and Chartered Science Teacher by the Science Council. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology and Fellow of the Young Academy of Europe.

    Research interest

    His research focuses Reproductive Biology in mammals (encompassing humans and animal models): sperm physiology, interactions of sperm with epithelial cells from different reproductive tissues (epididymis and oviduct), presence and growth of microbes in semen, cryopreservation of gametes and embryos, genetics of infertility, oocyte activation defiency, in vitro maturation of oocytes and fertility preservation.

    His track-record includes more than 340 publications: >210 papers and >110 abstracts in SCI/JCR-indexed journals, mostly Q1-ranked. In addition, he has authored 12 book chapters and >230 contributions to congresses, and is a patent inventor. He has taken part in more than 100 research grants and contracts with companies (national and international), including funding from the European Commission (FP7 and H2020 schemes), retaining the PI role in >35. Thus far, Marc has supervised 13 PhD students, five post-docs, 25 MSc students and >50 undergraduate students.

    Key words

    Sperm; Oocyte; Embryo; Cryobiology; Reproductive Biology; Assisted Reproductive Technology; Human Reproduction; Animal Reproduction; Infertility

    ORCID

    0000-0002-2209-340X

    Resercher ID

    G-5945-2012
  • Zorzano Olarte, Antonio UB - 2013, 2019
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    Zorzano Olarte, Antonio

    Universitat de Barcelona (UB) · Bioquímica i Biomedicina Molecular

    Antonio Zorzano is  Full Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Barcelona, Group Leader at the IRB Barcelona, and Programme Head at CIBERDEM. Professor Zorzano received his PhD in Biology at the University of Barcelona, and did postdoctoral studies at the Hospital Ramon y Cajal, (Madrid), and at Boston University Medical Center. He has supervised  40 Ph.D. theses, is co-inventor of 21 patents, and has published over 300 scientific articles (more than 31,000 citations, h-index of 82, Google Scholar). He has been founder of  biotechnological companies in Spain and in UK.

    Professor Zorzano’s research focuses on the regulation of metabolism and its interplay with insulin resistance, obesity and type 2 diabetes. A global goal is to identify and validate molecular targets that permit the prevention or treatment of metabolic diseases  by using cell-based systems, genetically modified mice, and translational approaches.

    Research interest

    A major objective of my laboratory is to understand the biology mitochondrial dynamics proteins, the mitophagy pathways, and the relative role of these mitochondrial components in the triggering of inflammation. We are also interested in the manipulation of these pathways for the treatment of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), and type 2 diabetes (T2D).  The specific objectives are described below.

    A) Analysis of the proteins involved in the transfer of phosphatidylserine (PS) from the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) to mitochondria, and precise role of Mitofusin 2.

    B) Functional role of the autophagy protein TP53INP2 on energy metabolism and mechanisms involved.

    C) Identification of mitochondrial pathways triggering inflammation in muscle cells, and the connection between mitochondrial morphology and inflammation.

    Key words

    mitochondria, mitochondrial dynamics, mitochondria-endoplasmic reticulum contact sites, autophagy, diabetes, obesity

    ORCID

    0000-0002-1638-0306

    Resercher ID

    R-5479-2018