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Science at PRBB: Jordi Garcia Ojalvo’s Dynamical Systems Biology lab (CEXS-UPF)

In this sort video the physicist Jordi Garcia-Ojalvo, at the Department of Health and Experimental Sciences of the University Pompeu Fabra – located at the PRBB in Barcelona – talks about his group’s studies on circadian rhythms and other biochemical oscillations at a systems biology level.

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Science at PRBB: Roberto Elosua’s group on cardiovascular epidemiology and genetics

The Cardiovascular epidemiology and genetics research group, led by Roberto Elosua and Jaume Marrugat at the IMIM, tries to identify the incidence of cardiovascular diseases, their determinants and evaluate prevention strategies. In this short video, Dr Elosua explains their research more in detail.

Science at PRBB: Guillaume Filion’s Genome Architecture lab (CRG)

This half-experimental half-computational laboratory works on how the architecture of the genome affects gene expression. How does a cell know how to read its DNA? Why some genes are or are not activated depending on the genomic context where they are located? The Filion’s lab studies the mystery of position effect variegation. The French scientist explains why this is important in one minute.

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Science at PRBB: Carles Lalueza-Fox’s Paleogenomics laboratory (IBE)

From red-haired Neanderhals to the first European hunter-gatherer with blue eyes and dark skin, Carles Lalueza-Fox, a Catalan expert on ancient DNA explains the research taking place in his lab at the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (IBE), a mixed centre by the UPF University and the CSIC. Video edited by the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB):

Science at PRBB: Cristina Villanueva (CREAL) and water pollution


The water we use to drink, shower or swim can affect our health. Listen to Cristina Villanueva explaining in this short video what they are studying at the Water pollution research programme of the Centre for Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL). Video produced by the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB).

Science at PRBB: Xavier Estivill’s Genomics and Disease lab (CRG)

Xavier Estivill and his Genomics and Disease research group at the CRG are trying to find the genetic causes of complex diseases using the latest genomic technologies. Focused on central nervous system diseases and on non-coding RNAs, he is also involved in international sequencing projects such as the International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC). Hear him explain his research in this short video!

Comparative Analysis of Developmental Systems – video of Johannes Jaeger’s research


Where do we come from? Why are we the way we are? Why aren’t there any 6-legged mammals? In this short video, Yogi Jaeger, head of the Comparative Analysis of Developmental Systems lab at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) talks about his research into these and other questions.

Science at PRBB video: Mark Nieuwenhuijsen’s lab (CREAL) in one minute

How is our health affected by pollution, green spaces, urban design and active transport? This is what Mark Nieuwenhuijsen is studying at the Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL), located at the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB). In this short video the Dutch researcher explains his studies on how outdoor contaminants affect health.

Manuel Mendoza and chromosome segregation

Basic cell division mechanisms are still a huge mystery, says Manuel Mendoza, head of the Cytokinesis and chromosome segregation group at the CRG. His lab is trying to understand how do chromosomes condense and segregate, and he explains why this is important in this short video.

Iñaki Ruiz-Trillo and the origin of multicellularity

Hear biologist Iñaki Ruiz-Trillo explaining how his muliticellgenome lab is trying to understand the origin of multicellularity, i.e., the step from being a single cell to having trillions with differentiated functions. He works at the Institute for Evolutionary Biology (IBE:UPF-CSIC).

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