Nuevos ICREA

ICREA es una comunidad en expansión. Cada año, nuevos catedráticos de investigación se incorporan a nuestra institución tras la convocatoria Sénior. Esta es la lista de las incorporaciones más recientes. Desde aquí queremos darles una calurosa bienvenida a la comunidad de ICREA: ¡Bienvenidos!

Isabelle Anguelovski

Social & Behavioural Sciences


1 Mar, 2017

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At the intersection of urban planning and policy, social inequality and development studies, Isabelle's research examines the extent to which urban plans, policy decisions, and socio-environmental interventions contribute to more just, resilient, healthy, and sustainable cities. She also studies how community groups in distressed neighborhoods contest the existence or exacerbation of environmental inequities as a result of urban (re)development processes and policies. Much of her work takes place in urban marginalized neighborhoods in Europe, the US, Latin America, South Africa, and South East Asia.

Quique Bassat

Life & Medical Sciences


1 Jan, 2017

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Quique is a paediatrician with interest in epidemiology and tropical medicine. His research focusses on the clinical characterization and differential diagnosis of life-threatening pediatric infections. He is interested in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of common childhood infections in low and middle income countries, as well as the proof of concept of the feasibility of elimination of infectious diseases. Most of his work takes place in Mozambique, but also in places such as Brazil, Morocco, India or Papua New Guinea.

Caterina Calsamiglia

Social & Behavioural Sciences


1 Oct, 2017

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Caterina’s research focuses on policy design and on education more broadly. A large fraction of her work has focused on the design of school choice procedures to assign children to public schools. She uses theoretical, experimental and empirical methods to understand the impact that such policies have on behaviour, segregation in neighborhoods and on educational outcomes. She also recently started a new research agenda that aims at constructing behavioral measures of non-cognitive skills using interdisciplinary methods to facilitate the analysis of educational policies.

Julian di Giovanni

Social & Behavioural Sciences


1 Jan, 2017

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Julian Di Giovanni is an economist with interest in international economics and macroeconomics. His research focuses on studying how different forms of cross-country integration impact domestic economic outcomes. His recent work focuses on understanding how the international integration of firms can impact macroeconomic volatility and the synchronization of business cycles across countries. This research is a mix of applied theory and empirics, with a focus on exploiting big data sets at the firm level. 

Silvia Muro

Life & Medical Sciences


1 Nov, 2017

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Silvia’s research sits at the interface between molecular-cellular biology and nanotechnology-drug delivery. Her lab studies the biological mechanisms ruling how our cells and tissues transport cargoes to precise destinations within our bodies, and applies this knowledge toward the design of “biologically-controlled” nanodevices for improved delivery of therapeutic agents to specific disease sites. Focusing on genetic conditions causing metabolic, neurodegenerative and cardiovascular syndromes, her goal is to gain non-invasive, efficient, and specific access within the body and its cells, to enable effective treatment of these life-threatening disorders and other maladies characterized by similar pathological traits. 

Manuel Serrano

Life & Medical Sciences


1 May, 2017

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Manuel Serrano is a molecular biologist interested in understanding the origins of diseases associated to aging. His research is based on the use of mice to model how cells and tissues respond to damage and, in particular, why tissues often repair themselves, but eventually degenerate irreversibly losing their function, and in some cases even result in cancer. The laboratory of Manuel is currently developing new therapeutic strategies to treat lethal degenerative diseases, such as pulmonary fibrosis. Also, they are trying to understand how, during a successful process of tissue repair, cells are able to revert to a more primitive state, proliferating and restoring the damaged areas of a tissue. The final goal of Manuel´s research is to achieve tissue regeneration to cure diseases.

Matthias Tischler

Humanities


1 Jan, 2017

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Matthias M. Tischler is a historian with interest in comparative transcultural research on religious and historical traditions, and on the plural religious and scholastic cultures and their effects on medieval and modern Europe’s various identities. His recent work deals with the role of Carolingian culture in processes of identity building in the peripheries of post-Carolingian Europe, on the interrelationship between the medieval edition of biblical manuscripts and historical writing in transcultural societies, and on the transfer and transformation of scholasticism in the European centres and peripheries of learning. His research aims at the development of a new master narrative of counteracting collective religious memories in transcultural medieval Europe and beyond, in order to sensitize our present times to Europe‘s social, religious and cultural plurality in a global world order.

Alfonso Valencia

Life & Medical Sciences


1 Mar, 2017

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Alfonso is a computational biologist with a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. He is interested in the analysis of large collection of genomic information with particular emphasis in the study of protein interaction networks applied to genomics, cancer biology and precision medicine. His group is particularly interested in the application of text mining methodology to biomedical problems. He is pioneering the field of text mining in the connection between Molecular Biology and Chemistry.