JULY 2021

You can access our most recent paper titled: Parkinson’s disease patient-specific neuronal networks carrying the LRRK2 G2019S mutation unveil early functional alterations that predate neurodegeneration that has been published in NPJ Parkinson’s Disease here: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41531-021-00198-3

JUNE 2021

Congratulations to Irene Fernández Carasa for completing her PhD, titled: “Investigating the role of mitochondrial dysfunction in the pathogenesis of Parkinson’s disease using patient-specific iPSC-derived astrocytes”.


In the frame of The Week of Science, we have been sharing our knowldege in Biomedical Research with future scientits – Primary and Secondary School students. Alba Tristán shared the scientific method with a group of very curious students from Escolàpies Horta and Irene Fernández exposed the different paths in order to become a scientist with the oldest students at Creanova School.


We are happy to announce that we have received La Marató grant for the development of personalized treatment in rare genetic diseases causing pediatric parkinsonism together with Dr. Àngels Garcia Cazorla, from Sant Joan de Déu Research Foundation, and Dra. Aurora Martínez Ruiz, from the University of Bergen (UBERGEN).

You can find all financed projects here: https://www.ccma.cat/tv3/marato/projectes-financats/2019/1930/


You can access our most recent paper titled: Dissecting the non‑neuronal cell contribution to Parkinson’s disease pathogenesis using induced pluripotent stem cells that has been published in Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences here: rdcu.be/cbfD2


We are happy to announce that our research article “Patient-Specific iPSC-Derived Astrocytes Contribute to Non-Cell-Autonomous Neurodegeneration in Parkinson’s Disease“, has been awarded with Ciutat de Barcelona Awards.

Antonella Consiglio and our collaborator Ángel Raya received the price from the mayor of Barcelona Ada Colau. You can find more information and the video of handing over of the price here.


PhD students of the lab participated to the UB Biomed PhD day at Clinic Hospital.

Congratulations to Irene Fernández, for the award for the best oral communitation.