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Eduard Batlle

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Programme Coordinator
+34 93 40 39008

Since 2004, working as a Research Professor at ICREA (Catalan Institute for Research and Advanced Studies) and Principal Investigator and Programme Coordinator at the Applied and Transnational Oncology Programme (ATOP) at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine – Parc Científic de Barcelona (IRB Barcelona-PCB).

1994-1999 PhD fellow at Institut Municipal de Investigació Mèdica (IMIM). 1993 BSc. Universitat de Barcelona. 1999: Associate professor in Biochemistry –Life Siciences at the University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona. 1999- 2000 PostDoctoral Fellow at Miguel Beato’s group- Institut für Molekularbiologie und Tumorforschung, Marburg. Germany. 2000-2004: PostDoctoral Fellow at Hans Clevers Lab, Netherlands Institute for Developmental Biology, Utrecht, NL.

Research activity in the last ten years has focused on the characterization of the mechanisms that drive colorectal cancer initiation and progression. Among other findings, Eduard Batlle originally discovered the transcription factor Snail as a suppressor of E-cadherin expression in tumor cells and more recently the role of EphB receptors in colorectal cancer. His articles published in the last six years have been quoted more than 800 times and have received several reviews and comments in prestigious journals.