Assistant to the Director
Ester Sánchez | Tel. +34 934 039 706
Administrative Assistant, UPC Besós Campus
Finance unit oversees all institutional accounting and purchasing practices including preparing budgets, financial reports, executing purchase orders, treasury management (cash management, reimbursements, bank relations, tax and audit functions, procurements.
Head of Finance
Ana María González
The HR Unit deals with recruitment, training and development, contracting, payroll, compensation and benefits, health and safety, employee and student visa and a full range of administration and labour issues.
Head of Human Resources
Occupational Hazards Prevention Technician
Provides services and support to the IBEC laboratories daily operations. This comprises the management, organization and maintenance of the labs, including working regulations and safety. Allows internal research scientists open access to centralized equipment. Training and information for students and researchers who join the institute about the organization and functioning of IBEC spaces. Configuration and launch of new laboratories.
Apart from routine laboratory equipment (Common Core Basics), Core Facilities provides additional sophisticated, state-of-the-art equipment to support the groups’ research. They are distributed in four different categories: MicroFabSpace (open to external institutions and companies), BioSpace, ChemSpace and Microscopy Characterization (partially open to external institutions and companies).
Dr. Isabel Oliveira | Head of Core Facilities
Dr. Mateu Pla | Scientific Coordinator
Marina Cazorla | MicroFabSpace Technician
Judit Linacero | Microscopy and MicroFabSpace Technician
Ramona Bravo | Laboratory Technician
Miriam Funes | Laboratory Technician
Laura Gómez | Laboratory Technician
Inma Moreno | Laboratory Technician
Jenifer González | Laboratory Technician
Alícia Nadal | MicroFabSpace Assistant
Tania Bordoy | Administrative Assistant
Gives support to the research lines of IBEC in all aspects related to the management of their scientific activities, including looking for funding opportunities both for research and human resources, writing proposals for competitive calls, preparing contracts with private companies, management of the projects and contracts portfolio of the research line in a comprehensive way, finance management of the line, etc, in liaison with the rest of IBEC support areas. In addition, it organizes and coordinates IBEC internal research activities such as IBEC Strategic Research Initiatives, the programme of IBEC Seminars and PhD Discussions and the yearly IBEC Symposium on Bioengineering and Nanomedicine. Finally, this Unit will also lead any internal and cross-cutting support project related to IBEC’s Corporate Development.
Head of Projects Office
Groups: Nanoprobes and Nanoswitches, Antonio Juarez (RA), Nanoscale bioelectrical characterization.
Assistant to the Projects Office
Groups: Molecular dynamics at cell-biomaterial interface, Cellular and respiratory biomechanics, Cellular and molecular mechanobiology, Integrative cell and tissue dynamics, Mechanics of development and disease.
Groups: Signal and information processing for sensing systems, Alicia Casals (RA), Biomedical signal processing and interpretation, Smart nano-bio-devices, SPECS.
Groups: Molecular and cellular neurobiotechnology, Nanomalaria, Pluripotent stem cells and activation of endogenous tissue programs for organ regeneration, Nanoscopy for nanomedicine.
Groups: Nanobioengineering, Biosensors for bioengineering, Biomimetic systems for cell engineering.
Groups: Biomaterials for regenerative therapies, Bacterial infections: antimicrobial therapies, Silvia Muro.
Technology Transfer unit provides support to the researchers in their liaisons with industry, hospitals and policy makers. It advises and guides on every aspect related to sponsored research and technology transfer, as well as contributing to the Institute’s alliances and long-term partnerships and strategic development to link better research results to society.
Head of Technology Transfer
Integrated Management Systems
The Integrated Management Systems (IMS) unit integrates all of the organization’s systems and processes into one complete framework, enabling it to work as a single unit.
The Strategic Initiatives Unit provides strategic advice and support to the Director in all matters related to scientific affairs of IBEC. Moreover, the unit fosters and coordinates (a) institutional and strategic projects such as Severo Ochoa, EIT Health and and institutional networks as the NanoMed Spain, (b) international alliances and partnerships, and (c) the academic and scientific activities of the institute.
Head of Strategic Initiatives
The Communications and Outreach Unit is responsible for all internal and external communications at IBEC. It is responsible for news, press releases, institutional documents, promotional materials, posters, and publications such as the Annual Report and the InsideIBEC newsletter, as well as the management of IBEC’s websites, corporate image and social media presence. The unit also organizes and supports scientific and institutional meetings, conferences, symposia and other events, and runs a program of outreach activities including school visits, open days and attendance at careers fairs and science exhibitions.
Head of Communications and Outreach
Coordinator of Events and Outreach
Coordinator of Media Relations and Branding
Communications and Outreach Assistant
The IT Unit maintains and optimizes the computer systems of the institute and gives support to research lines by suggesting the software and hardware needed. It supports users in the fields of computation, telecommunications and networks and ensures the integrity of the information stored in the different systems.