CONFERENCE: ADVANCES IN COMPLICATED IN IBD. 17 February 2023, in Fundación-ADEIT
Well-attended and highly interesting conference “ADVANCES IN COMPLICATED IBD”, organized in collaboration with INCLIVA (Department of Digestive Medicine de Medicine). With speakers Dolores Barrachina (Universitat de Valencia), Yamile Zabana (Hospital Universitari Mútua Terrassa) and Marc Ferrante (University Hospitals Leuven, Belguim), y moderators Maia Bosca (Hospital Clínico de Valencia) and Pilar Noos (Hospital Universitario La Fe). […]
Research stay in Dublin
We wish our colleague Cristina Bauset a productive and happy stay in Dublin, at the Conway Institute of Biomolecular and Biomedical Research, University College Dublin, where she will be under the supervision of Dr. Mario Manresa. During her stay, Cristina will carry out research to identify the fibroblast-related mediators and molecular mechanisms involved in the […]
Our article published recently in the British Journal of Pharmacology
In our article published recentlyin the British Journal of Pharmacology, “Abacavir causes leukocyte/platelet crosstalk by neutrophil P2X7 receptor release of sLOX” we analyze the role of neutrophils–and specifically the secretomereleased by abacavir-treatedneutrophils – in the platelet activation that precedes thrombosis. We have observed that neutrophils are target cells in abacavir-induced thrombosis and that sLOX-1 could […]
Congratulations to our colleague Dolo Ortiz, who has recently been named Senior Lecturer of the University of Valencia
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Congratulations to Sara Calatayud, member of our research group, who has recently become Full Professor of Pharmacology.
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Recognition as a research group of excellence
Our group has been recognized as a research group of excellence for the fourth consecutive time by the Department of Education, Culture and Sports (Conselleria d’Educació, Cultura i Esport ) of the Valencian regional government (Generalitat Valenciana) as part of its Prometeo programme for research groups of excellence. We have received a 4-year grant for […]
Welcome back to Mariam Blanch Ruiz
Who has recently returned from a 3-month stay at ETH Zurich in the laboratory of Prof. Cornelia Halin Winter (Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences, Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences). Mariam has been investigating the functional relevance of neutrophil extracellular traps on neutrophil entry into lymph nodes and their effects on adaptive immune response. Welcome Mariam […]
Our PhD student Patricia García Martínez has defended her doctoral thesis ” Characterization of the effect of biological drugs on the initial phases of thrombus formation in patients with psoriasis “.
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Our PhD student Ángela Moragrega Escolano has defended her thesis “Study of the anti-inflammatory and antifibrotic response of rivilpirine in non-parenchymal liver cells”.
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Our PhD student Aleksandra Gruevksa has defended her thesis “Intercommunications among inflammation, chronic liver disease and HIV:understanding the hepatoprotective effects of the antiretroviral drug rilpivirine”.
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Ciencia i canyes
Our colleagues Isabel Fuster and Ana María Benedicto will speak about the importance of the liver for our health in the next edition of Ciencia I Canyes , Tuesday 12th April at 19.30 in La Fábrica de Hielo.
Our colleague Ainhoa Sánchez has defended her doctoral thesis “Study of the mechanism responsible for the prothrombotic effect of Abacavir”.
Dra. Itziar Ainhoa Sánchez López (2022)
Seminar Thursday 18th November 2021 :”To microscope or not to microscope: a few applications to analyse autophagy and mitochondrial biology in live cells.”
Seminar given by our colleague, Dr. Federico Lucantoni https://ir.uv.es/microsucim
Young Researcher Award, Spanish Society of Pharmacology
Congratulations to Jesús Cosín Roger, member of our group, who has been awarded the XXXVII Young Researcher Award by the Spanish Society of Pharmacology. This award is granted to researchers aged 35 years or younger with an outstanding scientific career.
Mariam Blanch awarded the EMBO Scientific Exchange Grant
Our postgraduate researcher Mariam Blanch has been awarded the EMBO Scientific Exchange Grant to carry out a research stay in the laboratory of Dr. Clare Pridans, at the Centre for Inflammation Research, University of Edinburgh. Mariam will participate in the project “Development of a monocytopenic model testing different CSF1R inhibitors to study the physiology of […]
Aleksandra Gruevska awarded the EMBO Scientific Exchange Grant
Our postgraduate researcher Aleksandra Gruevska has been awarded the EMBO Short-Term Fellowship to carry out a research stay in the laboratory of Professor Fabio Marra, in the Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, University of Florence, Italy. Aleksandra will study the antiretroviral drug Rilpivirine’s effect on the fibrogenic phenotype of human hepatic stellate cells.
Review in Journal of Pathology
In this review, we discuss relevant recent studies of the role of autophagy in hepatic stellate cell activation.
Review article in International Journal of Molecular Sciences
This review studies the structure, activation pathways, and specific cellular location of P2X7R in order to analyze its biological relevance. It points to a possible allosteric modulation of this receptor by endogenous mediators, which would turn the tiny regulated ATP inputs into an activated functional P2X7R signaling, supporting the relevance of this receptor in a […]
Review in Cells
In our review in Cells we discuss the evidence regarding apoptosis of hepatocytes induced by HIV, HIV-encoded proteins, or cART.
We just published “Metabolomics as a Promising Resource Identifying Potential Biomarkers for Inflammatory Bowel Disease”.
Would you like to contribute to a special issue of Cells?
Would you like to contribute to a special issue of Cells: Anti-HIV Therapy and Chronic Liver Diseases? Send proposals to to firstname.lastname@example.org (Guest Editor) More information
New article in J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol
In our article recently published in J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol – a collaboration with Tytgat Institute for Liver and Intestinal Research (Amsterdam UMC, University of Amsterdam), Hospital La Fe and Hospital Manises – we show that treatment with vitamin D increases levels of its receptor and attenuates the proliferation of fibroblasts in Crohn’s disease. […]
The project has been awarded to the line led by Dras. Barrachina and Calatayud.
Article in Cells
Succinate Activates EMT in Intestinal Epithelial Cells through SUCNR1: A Novel Protagonist in Fistula Development.
New publication in Journal of Investigative Dermatology in collaboration with Hospital Universitario Dr. Peset
Differential effects of biologics on psoriasis-related vascular inflammation and risk of thrombosis
Article in Antiviral Research
p53 and p53-related Mediators PAI-1 and IGFBP-3 Are Downregulated in Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells of HIV-patients Exposed to NNRTI.
New article in NUTRIENTS
Diminished Vitamin D Receptor Protein Levels in Crohn’s Disease Fibroblasts: Effects of VD.
Looking for PhD students
We are looking for PhD students to join our line of research on mechanisms of mucosal recovery and progression to fibrosis in inflammatory bowel disease.
Another thesis defended
Our colleague Laura Gisbert Ferrándiz has defended her thesis.
International Workshop on Liver and Gut Fibrosis
We are excited to announce the International Workshop on Liver and Gut Fibrosis, which will take place in Valencia, on 18-19th June this year.
Media coverage of our article in Gut
Rilpivirine attenuates liver fibrosis through selective STAT1-mediated apoptosis in hepatic stellate cells.
Article in Gut
Gut is the journal of the British Society of Gastroenterology and is published by the BMJ Group.
Two new research grants
Two research projects have receive funding from the Spanish Ministry (Programa Estatal de I+D+i Orientada a los Retos de la Sociedad).
New article published
Our group has published a new article in Journal of Crohns Colitis.
Pedro Salvador defends his thesis
The title of his thesis is “Relevance of the macrophage as a source of Wnt ligands in the complications associated with Crohn’s disease”.
New article published
Mitophagy in human astrocytes treated with the antiretroviral drug Efavirenz: Lack of evidence or evidence of the lack.
Jesús Cosín awarded by the UV
The García Blanco Medal Award recognizes the scientific career in the field of experimental medicine of our colleague.
Alberto Martí defended his doctoral thesis
Our colleague Alberto Martí Rodrigo defended his doctoral thesis.
New lab technician
We would like to welcome Sandra Coll, our new technician.
Two grants awarded
During the recent CIBERehd Jornadas Científicas members of our group were awarded two grants.
New laboratory technician
Natalia García García joins the Group.
New Doctor of Biomedicine and Pharmacy
Dulce Macias defended her thesis last friday.
Our colleague Ángeles Álvarez Ribelles has been promoted to Lecturer of Pharmacology.
Postgraduate position/ Doctoral programme
Would you like to prepare your doctorate as a member of our research group?
Results of our line of research on inflammatory bowel disease have been published in Mucosal Immunology.
Our group has just been awarded further funding from the Valencia government as part of its Prometeo Programme for research groups of excellence.
New Doctoral Prize
Fernando Alegre has been awarded the University of Valencia’s Doctoral Prize 2017-2018 for his thesis.
Research stay in the USA
Ainhoa Sánchez has begun a 4-month research stay at the Cardiovascular Research Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston.
Yesterday, our colleague Nadezda Apostolova was promoted to Lecturer of Pharmacology at the University of Valencia.
Miguel Martí Full Professor
Congratulations to our colleague Miguel Martí Cabrera, who is now Full Professor of Pharmacology.
Victor Collado, member of our unit, has defended his doctoral thesis.
2nd Best Master in Spain
Members of our group participate in the Master’s Degree in Research and Rational Use of Medication, considered the second best in Spain.
The journal Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation) has published a new article by our group.
Laura Gisbert begins a stay
Our colleague Laura Gisbert has just begun a 3-month stay in the laboratory of Dr. Anje te Velde, in Amsterdam.
The research group led by Dr. Juan V. Esplugues is looking for candidates for a scholarship to initiate a career in research.
Liverseminar with Stuart Forbes
The conference, entitled “Stem cells in liver diseases” will take place on 25 April at 16:00 in IDIBAPS.