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IBEC Seminar: Núria Montserrat
Friday, April 10, 2015 @ 10:00 am–11:00 am
Dreaming of organ regeneration: new hopes for regenerative medicine
Núria Montserrat, Pluripotent stem cells and activation of endogenous tissue programs for organ regeneration group, IBEC
Dr. Montserrat became interested in organ regeneration and stem cells during her master in biological research and PhD training. She completed her PhD with Dr. Joaquim Gutiérrez and Isabel Navarro at the Faculty of Biology, University of Barcelona in 2006. During her master and PhD studies, she set-up in vitro platforms for the study of skeletal muscle stem cells during homeostasis and under different metabolic conditions. During her PhD studies she did several stages at other European laboratories: Manfred Reinecke’s laboratory at the University of Zurich and at Jean-Charles Gabillard’s laboratory in INRA SCRIBE, France. In 2006,Dr. Montserrat got her European PhD degree at the University of Barcelona.
In 2006 she got a Postdoctoral fellowship from the Fundaçao para a Ciência e Tecnología (Portugal) and in 2007 she was hired as a post-doctoral researcher at at the Hospital of Santa Creu i Sant Pau in Barcelona. Early in 2008 she joined the Center of Regenerative Medicine of Barcelona (CMRB) with the objective to study the molecular mechanisms driving tissue regeneration, somatic reprogramming and disease modeling.
The research line of Dr.Montserrat has been awarded with an ERC Starting Grant within the call of 2014. Recently, Dr. Montserrat has joined IBEC as Junior Group leader. Her aim is to develop strategies for tissue and organ engineering making use of pluripotent stem cells from patients and the reactivation of tissue endogenous programs.