The Molecular Medicine Programme includes a diverse faculty of biomedical researchers with overlapping scientific interests. It seeks to further our knowledge of the molecular mechanisms that underlie physiological processes and their associated diseases. One of the additional goals is to facilitate the application of the knowledge generated in order to foster translational research.
Expertise in biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, cell signalling and regulation, genomics, genetics and immunology is strongly represented in this Programme. The activities undertaken include the study of the molecular bases of diabetes, obesity, inflammation and, in general, metabolic syndrome, and research into new treatments for these diseases. In addition, it also addresses the signal transduction pathways that control cellular processes, macrophage biology, functional genomics, the molecular bases of inherited aminoacidurias and the structural bases of membrane transporter function.
Programme coordinatorAntonio Zorzano
Office Tel: +34 93 40 37197
- Joan J. Guinovart: Metabolic Engineering and Diabetes
- Ra˙l MÚndez: Translational Control of Cell Cycle and Differentiation
- Lluis Ribas de Pouplana: Gene Translation Laboratory
- Manuel Palacin: Amino acid transporters and disease
- Antonio Zorzano: Complex metabolic diseases and mitochondria
Office Tel: +34 93 40 34701
Office Tel: +34 93 40 34046