Research groups and centres

Our lecturers and researchers work in various research groups. Although in a good number of cases the activity carried out is interdisciplinary, below are the groups around the four main areas in which we work (Environmental Biology; Biochemistry and Genetics; Chemistry; Physics and Applied Mathematics), which coincide with the optional Departments that depend on the School of Sciences.



Research groups:

  • Ethnobotany. Ethnobotany: medicinal plants, research and application of bioactive plant compounds. knowledge traditional and Biodiversity Conservation
    - contact: Rita Cavero Remón

  • Stress physiology in plants. Effects of climate change on plants. Biology of grapevine. Plant responses to abiotic and biotic stress factors. Arbuscular mycorrhizae in natural and agricultural ecosystems.
    - contact: Nieves Goicoechea Preboste

  • Biodiversity management. Limnology and water quality indicators. Bioinformatics and mass processing of biodiversity data. Biodiversity conservation. Vertebrate morphometry and biogeography.
    - contact: Arturo Ariño Plana

  • Faunistics and terrestrial ecology. Taxonomy and systematics. Biogeography, distribution and ecology of indicator species. Biology of pests and useful species.
    - contact: Enrique Baquero Martín

  • Environment and society. Impact assessment and restoration and environmental management. Landscape ecology and land use. Environmental education.
    - contact: Jordi Puig i Baguer

Research groups:

  • Analysis of the genetic mechanisms causing myeloproliferative neoplasms. Analysis of new genetic alterations causing chronic myeloproliferative neoplasms. Analysis of the regulatory mechanisms of the JAK-STAT pathway and the genes regulated by it. Alterations with loss of function in genes inhibiting the JAK-STAT pathway. Mechanisms governing the formation and oncogenic potential of chromosomal translocations.
    - contact: José Luis Vizmanos Pérez

  • Regulation of liver fibrosis. The UPR as a modulator of liver fibrosis.
    - contact: María Iraburu Elizalde

  • Genetics of acute myeloid leukaemia (AML). Study of protein phosphatase PP2A in the transformation of acute myeloid leukaemia and its possible role as a therapeutic target in cancer. Role of EVI1 and GATA2 as transcription factors.
    - contact: María Dolores Odero de Dios

  • Gene regulation and obesity: Epigenetic regulation of Caveolin-1 and its relationship with insulin signalling.
    - contact: Carlos de Miguel Vázquez

  • Biology, genetics and experimental treatment of brain tumours. Cellular and molecular biology of glioblastoma, medulloblastoma and neuroblastoma. Genetic characterisation of brain tumour stem cells. Inhibitory treatments of brain tumour stem cells.
    - contact: Javier Sáez de Castresana

  • Characterisation of the role of oxidative stress in vascular physiopathology: NADPH oxidase family. Molecular and cellular mechanisms of oxidative stress in cardiovascular physiopathology in the metabolic syndrome. Characterisation of the role of NADPH oxidase 5 in vascular physiopathology.
    - contact: Guillermo Zalba Goñi

  • Cardiovascular risk markers. Inflammation markers in cardiovascular risk and atherosclerosis. Osteoporosis markers. Inflammation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
    - contact: Nerea Varo Cenarruzabeitia

  • Biochemical markers of disease: Inflammation and cardiovascular risk. Immunotolerance.
    - contact: Álvaro González Hernández

  • Molecular biomarkers in lung cancer. Splicing alterations. Role of the complement system
    - contact: Rubén Pío Osés

  • Tumour microenvironment. Adhesion of dendritic and tumour cells to the lymphatic endothelium.
    - contact: Ana Rouzaut Subirá

  • Cellular and molecular neuropharmacology. Neuroprotection in Parkinson's disease. Activity in the basal ganglia.
    - contact: Marisol Aymerich Soler

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