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Oriol Gallego: "Nobody is training to be a Group Leader"




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Oriol Gallego, IRB Barcelona Alumni is currently a Group Leader at the Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona).

Oriol talks about his current research projects, his relationship with IRB Barcelona and about how it is to create his own group.

Oriol Gallego is a member of the IRB Barcelona Alumni Network, and a former Research Associate at the Translational Control of Cell Cycle and Differentiation Group, leaded by Raúl Méndez.

Recently, he took the step of creating his own group at the University Pompeu Fabra (UPF), named Higher-Order Molecular Mechanisms in Cell Growth Group, and whose research is focused on the quantitative characterisation of complex molecular processes that regulate cell growth, both from a mechanistic and structural point of view.

In this video interview, Oriol Gallego tells us his thoughts about his experience at the Institute, his current research and its relationship with IRB Barcelona scientists, and how it is to become a Group Leader and create a lab from scratch.



About IRB Barcelona

The Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) pursues a society free of disease. To this end, it conducts multidisciplinary research of excellence to cure cancer and other diseases linked to ageing. It establishes technology transfer agreements with the pharmaceutical industry and major hospitals to bring research results closer to society, and organises a range of science outreach activities to engage the public in an open dialogue. IRB Barcelona is an international centre that hosts 400 researchers and more than 30 nationalities. Recognised as a Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence since 2011, IRB Barcelona is a CERCA centre and member of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST).