David, Valentina and Veronica, PhD students from our lab, have participated in the European Researchers’ Night that was held in CosmoCaixa Museum in Barcelona.
We warmly welcome Aurora Scrivo as a new Post-doc in the lab! She will be focused on the role of autophagy machinery in astrocytic and microglial cells, and how its impact in glia-neuron communication may affect Parkinson’s disease (PD) pathogenesis and neuronal death.
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
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”.
We congratulate our collaborator Dr. Laura Herrero, from the University of Barcelona, for having received a grant from Fundación Merck Salud.
In commemoration of the International Day of Women in Science, Antonella Consiglio has been selected by the Ministry of Science and Innovation, among other 32 leading scientists, as one of the benchmarks of scientific and innovative women in 2020.
You can check it here https://cientificasinnovadoras.fecyt.es/cientificas-2020
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