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Laboratory technician at the Pluripotency for organ regeneration Research Group

Introduction to the vacant position: The Pluripotency for organ regeneration Group at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) led by Prof. Nuria Montserrat is looking for a laboratory technician to conduct her/his labor tasks on kidney organoid applications to model congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract (CAKUT). The aim of the project … Read more

Postdoctoral Researcher at the Pluripotency for organ regeneration Research Group

Application Deadline: 23/09/2022
Ref: PD-NM

The Pluripotency for organ regeneration group at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) is looking for a Postdoctoral researcher to develop his/her project on the fabrication of microfluidic devices for tissue engineered organ-on-a-chip cultures during health and upon SARS-CoV-2 infection.
The contract will be within the framework of “Modern approaches for developing antivirals against SARS-CoV 2” from the Innovative Medicines Initiative 2 Joint Undertaking (JU) under grant agreement no. 101005026 .

Laboratory-generated mini-kidneys help understand the link between diabetes and COVID-19 disease

In an international collaboration, researchers led by Nuria Montserrat, ICREA Research Professor at IBEC, have generated human mini-kidneys that simulate the kidney of a person with diabetes in the early stages of the disease. These diabetic mini-kidneys open the door to studying, among others, the relationship between diabetes and COVID-19.

Cell fusion ‘awakens’ regenerative potential of human retina

Fusing human retinal cells with adult stem cells could be a potential therapeutic strategy to treat retinal damage and visual impairment, according to the findings of a new study published in the journal eBioMedicine, with participation of Nuria Montserrat´s Group at IBEC. The hybrid cells act by awakening the regenerative potential of human retinal tissue, previously only thought to be the preserve of cold-blood vertebrates.