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

16 Aug 19




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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

Created in 2005 by the Generalitat de Catalunya (Government of Catalonia) and University of Barcelona, IRB Barcelona is a Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence, a seal that was awarded in 2011. The institute is devoted to conducting research of excellence in biomedicine and to transferring results to clinical practice, thus improving people’s quality of life, while simultaneously promoting the training of outstanding researchers, technology transfer, and public communication of science. Its 27 laboratories and eight core facilities address basic questions in biology and are orientated to diseases such as cancer, metastasis, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, and rare conditions. IRB Barcelona is an international centre that hosts 400 employees and more than 30 nationalities. It is located in the Barcelona Science Park. IRB Barcelona is a CERCA center, and a member of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST).