With more than 1,400 people working at the PRBB, the movement of researchers coming and going is constant.
One of the most recent acquisitions is Eduard Sabidó, who has just arrived to be the new head of the CRG/UPF Proteomics Unit. Eduard is coming from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Zurich (ETHZ) and will be leading this core facility which offers service to the whole park and beyond.
A new young group leader has also joined the CRG recently. The French molecular biologist Guillaume Filion (who, as we mentioned in an earlier post, is currently looking for a postdoc) was last at The Netherlands Cancer Institute, in Amsterdam, where he did a postdoc during three years. His research group on Genome Architecture is focused on understanding the ‘regulatory genome’ – that is, the largest amount of the genome which does not code for proteins. We hope to be posting some more news on his research soon!
And while some come, others go… Hernán López-Schier and his group will sadly be leaving the Cell and developmental biology programme of the CRG in March. After nearly 6 years at the CRG, the Sensory Cell Biology and Organogenesis group is moving north to Munich. Hernán will become director of the Department of Sensory Biology & Organogenesis at the IDG – Helmholtz Zentrum München. There, the group will continue their research on the acquisition and maintenance of sensory-organ function, using the zebrafish as a model organism. Sabrina Desbordes, currently in this group, is also moving to the same institute to start her own group as a Junior Group Leader. Good luck to both of them!