Josep Joan Moreso Mateos - Rector of University Pompeu Fabra


Welcome to Pompeu Fabra University, a young, public, modern institution that is striving to become a university of reference in Europe. In order to stand out as a research-based university as well as to strengthen the quality of our degrees, our model is primarily based on a policy of being an international institution that is open to the world, incorporating prominent researchers and lecturers. And, indeed, initiatives such as the ERC conference contribute towards attracting talent to our city. I hope these days among us will be fully satisfactory.



  Helga Nowotny - President of the European Research Council

helga_nowotnysmEnhancing the attractiveness of universities in Europe for world-class researchers depends on two preconditions: increasing the international openess through proactive recruitment at all levels (including students) and creating an atmosphere of excellence in research. Both need far-sighted leadership, the ability to facilitate communication across disciplinary and cultural boundaries, internal diversity while maintaining a common focus and adequate budgetary resources. I trust that the conference will get us a decisive step closer towards reaching these goals.

  Carmen Vela Olmo - Secretary of State for Research, Development and Innovation, Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness

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I firmly believe in the urgent need of developing new strategies for attracting and retaining the best talents to our Universities in Europe. The European Research Council has proved to be a powerful tool in supporting excellent research wherever it takes place, and we need to work together now to take full advantage of all the instruments we have. I am confident that this event will be extremely useful in identifying and exchanging best practices throughout Europe.






This event, organized by Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) in collaboration with the European Research Council, will take place in Barcelona on Nov. 5th, 2012.

Enhancing the attractiveness and openness of Europe's research universities has been acknowledged, not only as a necessary ingredient for the success of the 2020 Innovation Union, but as part of the wider move towards an increasingly global and knowledge-based economy. Societal demand for new knowledge to tackle grand challenges-whose nature does not respect national boundaries-requires new approaches to foster competitive and globalized research environments. Attracting and retaining talented researchers to a career in Europe is a crucial factor in developing globally competitive universities.

In a context of severe economic crisis in some parts of Europe, increased competition, combined with growing mobility and further concentration of resources, should enable European universities to offer more rewarding conditions to the most talented researchers.


The event wants to be a platform for the debate and exchange of ideas on those strategies and good practices that can enable attracting and retaining top researchers, encourage competition and reward excellence. Different European, national and regional policy frameworks and research funding schemes shall be examined.

A specific focus will be given to the added value of ERC's competitions, as a benchmark for European universities and national/regional research systems and as a driver for policy reforms. Lastly, as an inspirational target for top researchers, attention will be paid to the impact on ERC grant-holder careers.


The conclusions of the event will contribute to the exchange of good practices on policy frameworks, as well as university strategies. The outcome will provide input to the thinking for H2020 and to the ongoing development of the European Research Area.


The conference is expected to bring together about 300 people from the broader research stakeholder community: researchers based in Europe, opinion leaders and representatives from European, regional and national administrations, representatives of European universities, EU networks as well as representatives of the science media. 




Morning Session

 08.30-9.15    Registration

9.15-10.00     Welcome and Opening Session

  • Opening by Josep Joan Moreso, Rector of Pompeu Fabra University
  • Opening Keynote by Helga Nowotny, President of the ERC

  10.00-11.15 Session 1: Enhancing the Competitiveness of European Research Universities: A Driver for Growth.


  • Andreu Mas Colell, Catalan Minister of Economy and Knowledge
  • Octavi Quintana, Director of the European Research Area, European Commission
  • Carmen Vela Olmo, Secretary of State for Research, Development and Innovation, Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. 


  • Teresa Riera, Member of the European Parliament, ITRE Committee, Rapporteur Horizon 2020.


European, national, and regional policies and instruments that reward excellence and foster competition among universities, with special focus on the attraction of talent within but also outside Europe as a key driver for growth. ERC’s competitions act as a benchmark allowing national systems to assess their relative strengths and weaknesses. Thus, special, attention will be given to policies and practices in response to the ERC competitions and their outcome. Presentations will be followed by a debate with the audience.

11.15-11.45 Coffee Break

11.45-13.00  Session 2: Destination Europe: Strategies and Good Practices

  • José García Montalvo, Vice-Rector for Scientific Policy, Pompeu Fabra University
  • Benoît Deveaud, Dean of Research, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausane
  • Ulrich Pohl, Vice-President for International Affairs, Ludwig-Maximilians- Universität München
  • Peter Marynen, Vice-Rector for Research Policy, UK Leuven
  • Helena Nazaré, President of the European University Association


  • Louise McNally, Vice-Rector for Faculty Affairs at Pompeu Fabra University


Panelists will first present and then discuss the strategies to increase the attractiveness of their universities as a destination for top researchers. The prestige of hosting ERC grant-holders and the accompanying "stamp of excellence" are intensifying competition among Europe's universities. Thus, special attention will be given to the impact of ERC into university systems as well as those successful policies and practices which contribute to the success in ERC competitions. Obstacles and barriers that stand in the way of attracting top researchers will also be discussed.

13.00-14.30  Lunch Break

Afternoon Session

14.30-15.30  Session 3: ERC Funding of Individual Researchers and their Teams


  • José Labastida, Head of the Scientific Management Department, " The ERC goes Global"
  • Elena-Simona Toma, ERC Representative, "Profile of the ERC-funded research teams"
  • Alexis-Michel Mugabushaka, ERC Representative, " Structural effects of ERC funding on research institutions"


  • Isabelle Vernos, member of the ERC Scientific Council, ICREA, Centre for Genomic Regulation, (CRG)


The "ERC goes Global" campaign will be presented as a key element of the ERC international strategy aimed to raise the global awareness of the ERC funding opportunities and attract  top research talent to Europe. Special focus will also be given to the presentation of the characteristics and impact of ERC funding into research teams as well as the structural effects into research institutions.

15.30-15.45   Coffee Break

15.45-16.45   Session 4: Career Development for ERC Grant Holders


  • Xavier Serra, ERC Grant Holder, UPF
  • Jaume Ventura, ERC Grant Holder. CREI-UPF
  • Maria Pia Cosma, ICREA - ERC Grant Holder, Centre for Genomic Regulation, (CRG)


  • Jaume Bertranpetit, Director of the ICREA (Catalan Institution of Research and Advanced Studies)


ERC grants are inspiring researchers all over Europe to establish ambitious projects for frontier research and to shoot for the sky. They raise Europe's research profile worldwide and render it more attractive. Within this framework, the grant-holder panelists will discuss their experiences, the added value of ERC funding and prestige, the opportunities that this has generated for career development, and altogether how the awarding of an ERC grant has impacted their professional lives.


16.45-17.00  Closure




(By alphabetical order)

  Jaume Bertranpetit Busquets


He is Director of ICREA (Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats) and Professor of Biology at the Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona).  He also is Director and Group leader of the Unitat de Biologia Evolutiva in this University. His research field is in many aspects on the study of the human genome variation and diversity: human population genetics, molecular evolution, comparative genomics and the interaction between human evolutionary biology and other fields, including medicine, genetic of complex diseases, statistical genetics and others. Recent publications are mainly on the footprint of natural selection in the human genome and the emerging field of Evolutionary Systems Biology. He has published over 290 research papers, most of them in since its major dedication to genome studies (since 1992).


 Maria Pia Cosma

100301 PCGL Foto Maria Pia Cosma 1Maria Pia Cosma was a Marie Curie Postdoc at IMP, Vienna, from 1997-2000. In 2003, she became a Young Group Leader at TIGEM, Naples, and an EMBO Young Investigator (YIP). From 2004 to 2010, she was a Lecturer at the European School of Molecular Medicine, Naples. In April 2010, she moved to the CRG, Barcelona, Spain, as a Senior Scientist and ICREA Research Professor. She is an awardee of: Marie Curie Excellence Award (2005); ERC Starting Grant (2009); HFSP Grant (2010). She received the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic in 2007, and became an EMBO Member in 2010.Her current research focuses on dissecting out the gene networks and studying the mechanisms of in-vivo somatic-cell reprogramming, to determine whether reprogrammed hybrids have the potential to differentiate and regenerate adult tissues. Her talk will summarize recent work from her group on the dissection of Wnt-dependentchromatin regulation of somatic cell reprogramming and tissue regeneration.


 Benoît Deveaud

Benoit_deveaudjpgBenoit Deveaud is a Professor in Physics and Dean of research at EPFL. He has performed many studies on the ultrafast physics of semiconductors with a particular emphasis on Bose Einstein condensation and quantum fluid properties in solid state systems. He has been the Director of the Swiss National Center for Competence in Research « Quantum Photonics » over the last 8 years.


  José García Montalvo

montalvoJosé García Montalvo (born Valencia, 1964) is a Professor of Applied Economics at UPF. He holds a doctorate in Economics from Harvard University (1993) and has been professor of Economics and Business at UPF since 2000. He was director of the Department of Economics and Business at the University between 2007 and 2010. He is a consultant to the OECD, the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank and since December 2008, he has headed the Centre for Research on the Economies of the Mediterranean (CREMed), a high level research centre on the economies of the Mediterranean countries created by the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics and the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed). He has been a visiting professor in the Department of Economics at Harvard University and a researcher at the Kennedy School of Government's Center for Technology and Economic Policy. He has received several awards, including the ICRE A Acadèmia

   José Labastida


Born in Madrid 1958, José Manuel Fernández Labastida and Olmo, holds a Doctorate degree from Stony Brook University (USA). Between 1985 and 1988 he works at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and at the European Organization of  Nuclear Research (Switzerland). From 2004 to 2008, he held the Scientific and Technological vice-presidency in Research of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). In 2009 he was appointed as General Director of the National Research Plan of the Scientific and Innovation Ministry. Since 2011 he is the director of the scientific division in the European Research Council (ERC).



  Peter Marynen


Peter Marynen was trained at Center for Human Genetics, a leading genetics research and clinical institution, as research associate. In 1984 he obtained  the post doctarate Fogarty International Fellowship N.I.H at Stanford University. He was member of the departmental council of the Center for Human Genetics from 2000 to 2005. Between 2005 and 2009 he was Research Director of the Biomedical Sciences Group. He was appointed Vice-president for Research at K.U Leuven in 2009.




  Andreu Mas Colell

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Born in Barcelona in 1944. Andreu Mas-Colell studied Economics at Universitat de Barcelona and went on to gain a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. Professor of Economics at Universitat Pompeu Fabra since 1995, he was previously Professor of Economics at Harvard University (1981-95) and at UC Berkeley (1972-80). Between 2000 and 2003 he was Minister of Universities, Research and Information Society of the Generalitat de Catalunya. He was General Secretary of the European Research Council (ERC) in 2009-2010. Andreu Mas-Colell has been a member of the Advisory Council for the Studies Service of "la Caixa", a member of the Board of Directors of the "Cercle d'Economia" and President of the Scientific Advisory Council for Telefónica Research and Development. He is the author of "The Theory of General Economic Equilibrium: A Differentiable Approach" (Cambridge University Press, 1985) and co-author of the graduate textbook "Microeconomic Theory" (Oxford University Press, 1994). His many awards include the King Juan Carlos I Award for Economy (1988) and the Catalan Saint George Cross (2006). He has been Minister of Economy and Knowledge since 2010.


  Louise McNally

louise-mcnallyBorn in the United States in 1965. Full Professor in the UPF's Department of Translation and Language Sciences and a member of the Linguistics Research Unit. Holds a PhD from the University of California in Santa Cruz (1992). Before joining the UPF in 1995 she worked at the University of Indiana, the University of Ohio and the University of California in San Diego. Her speciality is the study of the semantics of natural language. She has represented Spain in the Social Sciences and Humanities Roadmap Working Group of the European Strategy Forum for Research Infrastructures and participated in research evaluation processes at the all-Spain and European levels. She was awarded the Distinction of the Generalitat de Catalunya for the Promotion of University Research (2003) and the Catalan Institute for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA) Acadèmia prize (2009).


   Josep Joan Moreso Mateos


Josep Joan Moreso is Chair of Philosophy of Law at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Law degree (University of Barcelona, 1983) and PhD in Law (Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona 1988), before the UPF has been a professor at the Autonomous University of Barcelona and at Girona University. He has mainly worked on Theory of Law, with special attention to the structure and dynamics of legal systems, applying the contributions of the deontic logic. His most recent research is based on the philosophical foundations of the Constitution, covering a wide range where several areas converge, as: metaethics, philosophy of language, theory of interpretation and argumentation of Law, political philosophy and theory of democracy. On October 2010, he was invested as doctor honoris causa of the Valparaíso University (Chile). Rector from 2005 to 2009, he was reelected for a second term. During these years, the University has adapted all degrees to EHEA, deepened its research profile and postgraduate training and strengthened its international focus.


  Alexis Michel Mugabushaka

AlexisDr. Mugabushaka is a Policy Analyst at the European research Council Executive Agency (ERCEA) where he coordinates, among others, the evaluation and monitoring activities. Before joining the ERCEA, he was a Science Officer for corporate science policy at the European Science Foundation (ESF) in Strasbourg. In this capacity he oversaw science policy initiatives of the organisation and coordinated various fora in which national agencies exchanged information and experiences on funding practices and jointly developed funding policies. He previously held the positions of Officer for Statistics and Evaluation at the German Research Council (DFG) and Research Associate at the University of Kassel, Germany. He has a doctorate in applied social sciences in the area of higher education and science policy studies.


  Helena Nazaré

Helena Nazare

Maria Helena Nazaré was trained as a physicist, obtaining the Master degree, in 1972, from University of Lisbon (MSc), and the Doctor of Philosophy in 1978 from King's College University of London. In 1988 she obtained her habilitation from University of Aveiro and has leaded the research group in Spectroscopy of semiconductors in the Physics' Department at the University of Aveiro. She has been head of Department, Vice - President of the Scientific Council, Vice - Rector of the University of Aveiro and Vice - President of EUA.  Rector of University if Aveiro during the period of 2000 - 2010, chair of the Portuguese Rectors Conference Committee for Research and knowledge - transference. She has participated in the evaluation of Universities of Spain, Turkey, Palestine, Slovenia, Kazakhstan and Romania. Currently she is a member of the Portuguese National Education Council and Chair of its Higher Education Commission, Member of the Administration Board of Portugal Telecom, President of the Advisory Board of Fundação Galp Energia, President of the Portuguese Physics Society and President of European University Association.


  Helga Nowotny

helga_nowotnysmHelga Nowotny is President of the European Research Council, (ERC) and Professor emerita of ETH Zurich in Social Studies of Science. Before she was Professor at the University of Vienna  and has held numerous research and teaching positions in Cambridge, Bielefeld, Berlin, Paris and Budapest. She has published widely in the field of Science and Technology Studies, STS.


  Ulrich Pohl

Ulrich Pohl

Ulrich Pohl studied Medicine in Munich and did his thesis (completed in 1978) at the Institute for Surgical Research in Prof. Messmer's lab. After clinical work in cardiology and internal medicine he started as a post doc the Max Planck Institute of Systems Physiology In Dortmund where he worked on mechanisms of tissue oxygenation. He pursued this work, especially, the role of endothelium in it, at the universities of Erlangen and of Freiburg where he worked with Rudi Busse. He did his habilitation on cellular mechanisms of biomechanical stimulation of the endothelium (oxygen and shear stress). In 1990, he became an associate professor at the University of Luebeck. In 1994 he was recruited as full Professor of Physiology in Montreal (McGill) but he accepted the chair of Physiology at the University of Mainz instead. Three years later he moved to Munich.


  Octavi Quintana Trias

OctaviquintanaOctavi Quintana-Trias trained as a medical doctor in the University of Barcelona. He joined the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission in 2002, serving first as the Director of Health Research for five years and subsequently as the Director of Energy (EURATOM) in the same Directorate-General. He is currently Director of the European Research Area. Prior to this, Octavi Quintana-Trias served for two years as Director of International Affairs in the Spanish Ministry for Health and Consumer Affairs and from 1990 – 2000 as Deputy Director General of INSALUD, the organisation which is responsible for the management of the health care system in Spain. He has also served as an advisor to the Pan American Health Organisation, working on health care systems in various Latin American countries (1994 – 2011), he was Vice-Chair of the European Group of Ethics (1994-2001) and Chair of the Steering Committee on Bioethics of the Council of Europe (1992–1995). Between 1996 and 1998, he was President of the Spanish Society of Quality Assurance on Health Care and Founder of the European Society of Quality Assurance on Health (ESQH). He has also worked as a professor in several universities in Spain, Europe and the US on bioethics and quality assurance and authored a number of papers in Spanish and   international journals.


  Teresa Riera Madurell

TeresaRibera Teresa Riera Madurell is a Professor at University Illes Balears (UIB). She acted as Associate Vice-Chancellor of UIB from 1991 -1994. In 1974, she graduated in mathematics, from University of Barcelona and gained her doctorate (cum laude) in 1981.She has also been a Research Associate at University of California (Berkeley) (1981 and 1982) and a Visiting Researcher at Carnegie Mellon University (1989). Dr Riera MEP has published extensively and is the author of books on Multiple valued logics, approximate reasoning, possibility theory and artificial intelligence. Since 1997, she has been member of PSIB-PSOE where she held various roles including that of President of the PSIB-PSOE (1994-1997). Dr Riera MEP was elected to the European Parliament in 2004 where she holds the position of Socialist Coordinator of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE). Amongst other posts, she acts as a substitute member on the Subcommittee on Security and Defence.


   Xavier Serra

Xavier-SerraXavier Serra is Associate Professor of the Department of Information and Communication Technologies and Director of the Music Technology Group at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. After a multidisciplinary academic education he obtained a PhD in Computer Music from Stanford University in 1989 with a dissertation on the spectral processing of musical sounds that is considered a key reference in the field. His research interests cover the understanding, modelling and generation of musical signals by computational means, with a balance between basic and applied research and approaches from both scientific/technological and humanistic/artistic disciplines. Dr. Serra is very active in promoting initiatives in the field of Sound and Music Computing at the local and international levels, being involved in the editorial board of a number of journals and conferences and giving lectures on current and future challenges of the field.


  Elena Simona Toma

clipboard0-vertElena-Simona Toma is working in unit A1 "Support to the Scientific Council" of the European Research Council as a seconded national expert. She has been seconded from the National Authority for Scientific Research (Romania) where she is employed as Counsellor for European Affairs for structural funds. She studied physics at the University of Bucharest, and obtained a PhD degree in Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics from the Free University of Amsterdam. Prior to returning to Romania she worked as a junior researcher at the FOM Institute AMOLF, and at the FOM Institute RIJNHUIZEN both in The Netherlands.


  Carmen Vela Olmo

carmen velaCarmen Vela obtained her undergraduate degree in Chemical Science (Biochemistry) at Universidad Complutense de Madrid. She worked in the Jiménez Díaz Foundation, in the Clinical Research Center in Norwich Park Hospital in London and in the Molecular Biology Center. In parallel, in 1982 she joined the INGENASA company, working as responsible of the laboratory from 1983 to 1988 and adopting direction functions in this year. Between 1994 and 2011 she held the chairman position of the company. Since 2012 she is the State Secretary for Research, Development and Innovation at the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness.


  Jaume Ventura


Jaume Ventura earned his PhD in Economics at Harvard University in1995. Currently he is a Senior Researcher at CREI and a Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Previously, he has held academic positions at the MIT and the University of Chicago. He has served as a co-director of the International Macroeconomics Programme of the CEPR and also as an editor of The Economic Journal. He is a Research Fellow at the CEPR, a Research Associate at the NBER, and a Fellow of the European Economic Association. He has served as a consultant to the IMF, the World Bank and the Inter- American Development Bank. His research interests include international economics and macroeconomics


  Isabelle Vernos


Isabelle Vernos obtained her postdoctoral at the Welcome CRC Institute, Cambridge, UK in 1989-1992. From 1992-1996 she obtained a postdoctoralat EMBL, Cell Biology Program, Heidelberg, Germany. From 1996-2001 she worked as staff scientist for Cell Biology and Biophysics Program, EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany. From 2001-2005 she was the team leader of the Cell Biology and Biophysics Program, EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany. Since 2005 she is ICREA Research Professor, CRG, Barcelona, Spain.




Registration is free and the period will be open from 1st September to 29th October.





The conference will be held at Roger de Llúria building (Ciutadella campus)
The Roger de Llúria building, like its neighbour the Jaume I building, was originally built and used as a military barracks. Analysis of four consecrated designs at the Jaume I barracks, plus the one corresponding to Roger de Llúria, lead us to believe that these undocumented designs are two intermediate designs between the first project, and that of colonel Rueda, of 1847, and some later adjustments, done in January 1879.

In 1868, the old military garrison was demolished and four years later, the Ciutadella park was created. In compensation, the Ministry of War required the construction of the two military barracks, Jaume I and Roger de Llúria (which were finished by 1887) and some annexed military pavilions.

The Ciutadella barracks were conceived on the basis of fixed modules, with quite elongated rectangular-shaped wings, for the ground floor and a further two storeys, with a pitched roof, organised around a porticoed rectangular patio. Over a century ago, the Ciutadella barracks introduced the characteristic shapes of the central Eixample in a suburban landscape.

The renovation works on the Roger de Llúria building began in 1997 and it was inaugurated in the year 2000, and initially, Law studies moved here. The Jaume I and Roger de Llúria buildings are currently host to social sciences and humanities. The surface area of the Roger de Llúria building plot is 8,997 m2, with a constructed surface of 5,292 m2 and a renovated surface area of 26,957 m2. The team of MBM Arquitectos, SA, Josep Maria Martorell, Oriol Bohigas and David Mackay, was commissioned to perform the renovation. This building was awarded the 2001 Ciutat de Barcelona Prize for architecture and urban planning and was a finalist at the 44th edition of the ADI-FAD prizes for architecture and interior design.

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Roger de Llúria building - Ciutadella Campus

C/ Ramon Trias Fargas, 25 - 27
08005 Barcelona
Phone + 34 93 542 20 00



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Documentation (papers, news)


 Opening Session

 Helga Nowotny

 Session 1:

 Octavi Quintana

 Carmen Vela Olmo

 Session 2:

 Ulrich Pohl

 Peter Marynen

 Helena Nazaré

 Session 3:

 José Labastida

 Elena-Simona Toma

 Alexis Michel Mugabushaka

 Session 4:

 Xavier Serra

 Maria Pia Cosma


 Watch the videos!


About UPF

Pompeu Fabra University is a public institution founded in 1990. Strategically located in the centre of the city of Barcelona, UPF develops its own model based on high quality academic staff, proximity to the students, the highest possible level of internationalisation and an unequivocal focus on research and innovation.

The three areas specific to UPF - social sciences and humanities, health and life sciences and information and communication technologies- place the human being at the very heart of the Universtity's project.

UPF is involved with various institutions and centres specialising in teaching, research and transfer with their own legal status that make up what we call the UPF Group. Chief among these affiliated institutions stand the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) and the Research Center for International Economics (CREI), both prime research organizations in their respective fields. Other centres in the UPF Group complement the teaching available at undergraduate level –such as the School for International Trade (ESCI) or the Elisava School of Design– and at the postgraduate level, with a wide range of specialist master’s degrees –such as the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (Barcelona GSE) or the Barcelona School of Management (BSM).


(By institution)


Marcelo Bertalmío

UPF Associate Professor

IP4EC- Image processing for enhanced cinematography 

Imatge nova

Gustavo Deco

UPF- ICREA Research Professor

DYSTRUCTURE -The dynamical and Structural Basis of Human Mind Complexity


Jan Eeckhout

UPF- ICREA Research Professor

SORTING- The role of sorting for estimation, market design and development.


Gosta Esping Andersen

UPF Professor

FAMILY POLARIZATION- Stratified family dynamics: Polarizing trends in couple behaviour and parenting.



J.C. Garavaglia

UPF - ICREA Research Professor

StateBgLatAmerica- A comparative history of the state building process in Latin America (1820-1870)


Albert Guillén i Fàbregas

UPF - ICREA Research Professor

FLINT- Finite Lenght Information Theory


Tomàs Marqués

UPF - ICREA Research Professor

Identification and characterization of primate structural variation and an assessment of intra-specific patterns of selection and copy-numbervariation


Francesc Posas

UPF Professor

SYNCOM - Distributed Computation in Synthetic Consortia 


Marta Reynal

Marta Reynal

UPF - ICREA Research Professor

Preventing conflicts


Xavier Serra

UPF Associate Professor



Ricard Solé

UPF - ICREA Research Professor

SYNCOM - Distributed Computation in Synthetic Consortia 



Salvador Soto

UPF - ICREA Research Professor

MIA- Multisensory Integration and Attention

Jordi Sunyer

Jordi Sunyer Deu

UPF Professor




Joachim Voth

UPF - ICREA Research Professor

InsecureAssets-Securities in times of insecurity: asset returns and holdings during political, social and economic crises in Europe, 1900-1950 

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Fernando Broner

CREI Senior Researcher

KF&EM -International Capital Flows and Emerging Markets



Jordi Galí

CREI Director and Senior Researcher

LABPOL- Labor markets, economic fluctuations, and monetary policy.



Nicola Gennaioli

CREI Senior Researcher

INST&GLOB- Institutions and Globalization



Jaume Ventura

CREI Senior Researcher

ABEP- Asset Bubles and Economic Policy



Salvador Aznar Benitah

CRG Researcher

STEMCLOCK - Spatiotemporal regulation of epidermal stem cells by circadiam rhythms: impact on homeostasis and aging.



Pedro Carvalho

CRG Researcher

DROPFAT - Biogenesis of lipid droplets and lipid homeostasis



Toni Gabaldón

CRG Researcher

NONCODEVOL - Evolutionary genomis of long, non-coding RNAs



Gian Gaetano Tartaglia

CRG Researcher

RIBOMYLOME - The role of non-conding RNA in protein networks and neurodegenerative diseases



Roderic Guigó

CRG Researcher

RNA-MAPS - Uncovering and understanding RNA through Massively Parallel Sequencing


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Mark Isalan

CRG Researcher

ZINC-HUBS- Engineering zinc fingers to target cancer hub genes



Ben Lehner

CRG Researcer

2-HIT - Genetic interaction networks: from C. elegans to human diseases


Foto V.Malhotra

Vivek Malhotra

CRG Researcher

MUPS - Mechanism of Unconventional Protein Secretion


Manuel Mendoza

Manuel Mendoza

CRG Researcher

Chromosome Segregation and Aneuploidy


100301 PCGL Foto Maria Pia Cosma 1

Maria Pia Cosma

ICREA - CRG Researcher

RERE - Wnt/BEta Catenin Signalling Pathway Control Reprogramming: the basis of regeneration in Higher Vertebrares


Luis Serrano_5

Luis Serrano

CRG Researcher

CELLDOCTOR - Quantitative understanding of a living system and its engineering as a cellular organelle