Los ICREA

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  • Acín Dal Maschio, Antonio

    Institut de Ciències Fotòniques (ICFO)

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    Acín Dal Maschio, Antonio

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

    Most of the research work by Antonio Acín is in quantum information theory. This is a scientific area that studies how information is processed and transmitted when encoded on quantum particles. Using the quantum effects, new information tasks become possible: more powerful computers, unbreakable cryptography protocols and quantum teleportation. It is a very inter-disciplinary area combining tools and concepts from mathematics, computer science, physics and engineering. More recently, Acín's research activity also covers aspects of foundations of quantum physics, quantum thermodynamics, many-body physics and quantum optics.

    Key words

    Quantum Information Theory, Quantum Mechanics, Quantum Thermodynamics, Many-Body Physics and Quantum Optics.
  • Agustí Ballester, Jordi

    Institut Català de Paleoecologia Humana i Evolució Social (IPHES)

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    Agustí Ballester, Jordi

    Research Professor at
    Institut Català de Paleoecologia Humana i Evolució Social (IPHES)
    Humanities
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    Research interests

    My main field of interest is the environmental and biogeographic changes in the Mediterranean terrestrial ecosystems in the last 10 milion years. I accomplish this goal throughout the study of the fossils of small mammals. This key time includes a number of critical climatic phases, such as the onset of the Northern Hemisphere Glaciation at 2.6 Ma, the early Pleistocene crisis at 1.8 Ma and the early-middle Pleistocene transition at 0.8 Ma. These crises have modelled the evolution of our own lineage, the hominids, which experienced significant changes following these climatic events. My research has therefore been developed in those areas having extraordinary conditions to follow these changes, either in the Iberian Peninsula (Vallès-Penedès and Guadix-Baza basins) or outside (northern Africa and, most specially, Georgia). Most of these areas are also key ones in order to elucidate the evolution of our lineage during the last 10 Ma, in relation with climatic and environmental changes.

    Key words

    Mammals, Miocene, Pliocene, Pleistocene, Paleoecology, Paleobiology
  • Alarcón, Tomás

    Centre de Recerca Matemàtica (CRM)

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    Alarcón, Tomás

    Research Professor at
    Centre de Recerca Matemàtica (CRM)
    Experimental Sciences & Mathematics
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    Research interests

    My research focuses on Mathematical Biology, particularly in multi-scale and stochastic modelling of tumour growth and tumour-induced angiogenesis. The main aim of my research is to understand the mechanisms involved in drug resitance and formulate therapeutic strategies which are robust to such mechanisms. Although tumour growth is my main field of specialisation, I am interested in other areas of Mathematical Biology, particularly regarding the effects of random fluctuations in cell regulatory systens and population dynamics, robustness and evolvability, and the stochastic dynamics of HIV-1-infection in patients treated with potent anti-retroviral therapy. 

    Key words

    mathematical biology, stochastic modelling, tumour growth, multiscale modelling

    RESEARCHER ID

    : D-9083-2013

  • Albà Soler, M. Mar

    Institut Hospital del Mar d'Investigacions Mèdiques (IMIM)

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    Albà Soler, M. Mar

    Research Professor at
    Institut Hospital del Mar d'Investigacions Mèdiques (IMIM)
    Life & Medical Sciences
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    Research interests

    We are interested in understanding the mechanisms of molecular evolutionary innovation operating in genomes. We are intrigued by how novel genes originate and we are using deep RNA sequencing strategies to identify expressed genes in related species and elucidate the processes behind the emergence of new genes. We also investigate the role of repetitive sequences in the expansion of coding sequences and the formation of novel protein domains.

    Key words

    genomics molecular evolution
  • Alberni Jordà, Anna

    Universitat de Barcelona (UB)

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    Alberni Jordà, Anna

    Research Professor at
    Universitat de Barcelona (UB)
    Humanities
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    Research interests

    During the last years Alberni has extensively dedicated her efforts to the consolidation of the research group created in 2009 in order to develop the ERC-StG project The Last Song of the Troubadours, carried out with the major collaboration of various European institutions. The main lines of research of this project were the edition and study of a selected corpus of Occitano-Catalan poetry drawn from witnesses that had not been studied extensively before, and the influence exerted by French 14th century poetry on late medieval Catalan literature. Some of the results of the project can be consulted in: http://icalia.es/troubadours/en/.
        Alberni’s research focuses on the study of medieval Catalan poetry as an essential part of Europe’s cultural past, with a particular interest on late Romance lyric collections and on how the reception of the poetic code of the troubadours shaped the mentality of courtly society by establishing an intellectual background in which the literary culture of modern Europe is deeply rooted. More specifically, she works on issues of poetic genre, codicology, intertextuality and textual criticism. 

     

    Key words

    Medieval Poetry, Textual Criticism, Codicology, Rhetorics, Book Production, Cultural History
  • Albert Cristóbal, Rosa María

    Universitat de Barcelona (UB)

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    Albert Cristóbal, Rosa María

    Research Professor at
    Universitat de Barcelona (UB)
    Humanities
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    Research interests

    Until December 2013 I conducted my research through GEPEG Research Group. Since January 2014 GEPEG was integrated into the Research Group for Archaeometry and Archaeology of the University of Barcelona (ERAAUB). From ERAAUB I will continue my research on: i) The study of Fire in Prehistory. ii) Paleoenvironmental reconstruction during African Hominin Evolution. iii) Agriculture and domestication practices in the Levant. iv) Plant uses and landscape at the Balearic Islands, collaborating with Prof. Miguel Ángel Cau on the roman site of Pollentia. iv) Anthropogenic impact on the environment. This is a new and most exciting line of research addressed to understand the effect of human activities on the surrounding landscape. v) Development of digital platforms to exchange databases to improve archaeological research. For this I developed PhytCore: www.phytcore.org.

    Key words

    Prehistory, Archaeology, Paleolandscape reconstruction, Vegetal resources, Phytoliths, geoarchaeology, first hominins

    ORCID

    : orcid.org/0000-0003-1722-9445

    RESEARCHER ID

    : ID=7202686146

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