Postdoctoral Fellow

«Our study highlights the complexity of p38 functions, both in cancer and in the maintenance of normal tissues. It shows why an inhibitor of this molecule could effectively have undesirable side effects. But these do not exclude it from being a target against cancer.»

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PhD Student

«I discovered that the bantam molecule drives the transition from larva to pupa, the phase analogous to human adolescence.»

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ex PhD student in the Translational Control of Cell Cycle and Differentiation Lab

«We suspected that CPEB1, a protein involved in regulating mRNA translation in the cytoplasm, might also be active in the nucleus and play a role in controlling pre-mRNA processing. We discovered that it affects the alternative generation in the mature mRNA of the 3'-UTR, regions where most of the elements regulating translation in time and space are located.»

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Group Leader

«Our goal is to give IRB Barcelona PhD students the quality training and support they need to become independent thinkers, setting a solid basis for their scientific careers.»

                          Chair of Graduate Training

KEY Publications by our PhD students

Morales M, Arenas EJ, Urosevic J, Guiu M, Fernández E, Planet E, Fenwick RB, Fernández-Ruiz S, Salvatella X, Reverter D, Carracedo A, Massagué J and Gomis RR.
EMBO Mol Med (7), 865 - 81 (2014)
Bava FA, Eliscovich C, Ferreira PG, Miñana B, Ben-Dov C, Guigó R, Valcárcel J and Méndez R.
Nature (7439), 121 - 5 (2013)
Pérez-Montero S, Carbonell A, Morán T, Vaquero A and Azorín F.
Dev Cell (6), 578 - 90 (2013)
Just-Baringo X, Bruno P, Ottesen LK, Cañedo LM, Albericio F and Álvarez M.
Angew Chem-Int Edit (30), 7818 - 21 (2013)


6 Nov 2014

On Friday 7 and Saturday 8 November, 15 teachers from secondary schools in Catalonia will have the opportunity to get up to date with the latest research in cancer, metastasis and personalized medi

13 Oct 2014

Today the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) has launched an innovative video ­– featuring its scientists as dancers.

15 Sep 2014

On Monday 15 September, IRB Barcelona will be opening the registration for its third “Crazy About

30 Jun 2014

Impact in the media of the study led by Eduard Batlle on the role of the BMP protein as a safety mechanism to restrict colon tumour formation.


Patricia Nadal
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