News

Patricia Molina joins our group as a PhD student

Patricia joins our group as a PhD student with the scholarship Formación de Profesorado Universitario (FPU), from the Spanish Ministry, under the supervision of Dr. Antonio Armario and Dr. Raül Andero. Patricia studied Biomedical Sciences in UAB and she did an internship in the Central Institute of Mental Health in Mannheim (Germany). Then she studied the Master of Neuroscience in University College London (United Kingdom) with La Caixa Scholarship. Her PhD will focus on studying the role of the prefrontal cortex in the stress response as well as the neurobiological bases of vulnerability and resilience to stress. Welcome to our group and good luck! 

Sofía, new student of the Master of Neuroscience

We want to welcome Sofía, student of the Master of Neurosciences of UAB who joins our group during 2017-2018. Sofia studied a Bachelor's degree in Biology in Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and did an Erasmus stay in the Department of Endocrinology of Leiden University Medical Center. Sofia has received the Collaboration scholarship for the Department of Psychobiology and Methodology of Health Sciences for this course. Congratulations for this scholarship and good luck! 

Jeniffer Sanguino joins our group to do her Master's Project

We want to welcome Jeniffer, a student of the Master of Neurosciences of Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, who joins our group to carry out her master's project. Jeniffer studied a Bachelor's degree in Sanitary Biology at Universidad de Alcalá de Henares (Madrid) and did an Erasmus placement at Umeå (Sweeden) during 2015-2016. Then she did a stay in the laboratory of Neuroendocrinology of Torres Alemán in the Cajal Institute (Madrid). Her master's project will focus on studying the impact of stress during adolescence in rats. Good luck and enjoy your stay with us! 

Summer Lunch

Before holidays, a farewell lunch. Scientists not only live of Science.

Comida Verano 17 NEA

Gordon Research Conference

Raül Andero and Inés Cordón attend to the “Gordon Research Conference” Amygdala Function in Emotion, Cognition & Disease; celebrated in August 6-11th in Massachusetts (US).

For more information: https://www.grc.org/programs.aspx?id=13512

Laura Sánchez continues in our group as a research assistant

We are happy to announce that Laura Sánchez continues in our group hired as a research assistant. Laura studied Biotechnology and the Master in Neuroscience in Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Then she did her Master's project in our group, in which she compared the HPA axis activity between Sprague-Dawley and Long-Evans rats, and now she will continue working with us. Good luck in this new stage! 

Master projects defense 2016-2017

Our students had highlighted in the Master Thesis defense of the Official Master in Neuroscience (INC-UAB).

Arnau Ramos, directed by Antonio Armario and Roser Nadal had presented: “Impact of control over stress during adolescence on striatal DR2+ cells population”.

Laura Sánchez, directed by Javier Carrasco had presented: “Comparison of HPA axis activity between Sprague-Dawley and Long-Evans rats”.

Eric Senabre, directed by Raül Andero had presented: “Fear extinction and traumatic stress.”

Eric Velasco, directed by Raül Andero will present in September: "PPM1F gene is regulated by stress and associated with anxiety and depression".

All the group congrats them for the excellent job realized 

Conference of Roser Nadal at la Societat Catalana de Neuropsicologia

Early stress and footprint at the adulthood: experimental models with rodents. Barcelona, June, 30th 2017

http://www.neuropsicologia.cat/admin/uploads/docs/20170618141521.pdf

África Flores de los Heros, new postdoc in our group

We are happy to announce that África Flores de los Heros joins our group as a postdoc. África studied the Bachelor's degree of Biochemistry at Universitat de Barcelona and carried out her PhD in the Universitat Pompeu Fabra under the supervision of Dr. Fernando Berrendero and Dr. Rafael Maldonado. Moreover, she did a predoctoral training at Neurocentre Magendie (Bordeaux, France) with the EMBO Short Term Fellowship. África has been awarded with the Juan de la Cierva grant to carry out her postdoc, which is focused on investigating the neuronal circuits of fear in female mice under the supervision of Dr. Raül Andero. We give you a warm welcome and congratulations for this prestigious grant!  

Conference of Roser Nadal at la Societat Catalana de Recerca i Teràpia del Comportament.

Can early experiences in rodents help us to understand human psychopathological vulnerability? Barcelona, May 12th 2017.

http://www.scritc.cat/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/SCRITC_XXXIIPDF_read.pdf

Our students at the “1st Munich Winter Conference on Stress”.

Our PhD student (Inés Cordón, Maria Sanchís i Juan Antonio Ortega) gained much scientific knowledge from the lectures of this workshop. Germany, March 18-22th 2017.

http://ebbs-science.org/the-1st-munich-winter-conference-on-stress/

Antonio Florido joins our group as a PhD student

Antonio Florido studied a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a Master's degree in Psychopharmacology in the Universidad de Almeria and then he joined the Institut de Neurociències of UAB as a technician of stereotaxic surgery. His PhD will focus on studying sexual differences in the Tac2 pathway and its role in the modulation of the consolidation of fear memory under the supervision of Dr. Raül Andero. Welcome and good luck! 

Courses for Chileans university students

Dr. Roser Nadal, along with the Escola de Postgrau at UAB and Dr Joaquín Gairín from psychopedagogy, co-organized two courses for Chileans students of psychological education during the first week of February: "Cognitive Neuroscience of development" and "Cognitive Neurostimulation" involving, among others, Antonio Armario, Raül Andero, Antonio Florido, etc.

B-Debate: Early Life Experiences. Vulnerability or Resilience?

Great success og scientific conferences on stress in childhood co-organized by the HPA group, particularly mention to Dr. Roser Nadal. Thanks to the organization, the speakers and attendees! #BDEarlyLife

XII Jornada de Recerca

There is going to be a scientific meeting on mental health in the "Parc Sanitari Sant Joan de Déu" on December 1st, and Dr. Roser Nadal has been invited as a lecturer.

For more information: http://www.fsjd.org/programa_jornada_recerca_2016_129778.pdf

Are the parents' traumas inherited?

In a very didactic press article we try to solve this question, which was the basis of BDebate co-organized by Dr. Roser Nadal.

To read the news: http://www.elperiodico.com/es/noticias/ciencia/herdean-traumas-padres-ciencia-5611097

How animas models contribute to the understanding of clinic anxiety?

Dra. Roser Nadal is going to explain this during the next scientific meeting organized by the “Societat Catalana de Psiquiatria i Salut Mental”.

For more information: http://webs.academia.cat/societats/psiquia/detall.php?id=12133&;e=042&t=S

Mental Health throughout the early stages of life

The HPA group, with Dr. Roser Nadal at the leadership, participated in the 3rd CORE Seminar on Mental Health on "Mental Health throughout the first stages of life".

For more information: http://www.uab.cat/web/investigar/core-seminar-series/3r-core-seminar-en-salut-mental/presentacio-1345702057961.html

Raül Andero to INC Seminar

On October 21, our researcher, Raül Anders, will hold a seminar at the UAB INC, with the title: Translational mechanisms of fear memories. http://inc.uab.cat/Catala/Documents/seminaris2016V11.pdf

Roser Nadal at “The Marcé Society”

Dra. Roser Nadal will be our Australian ambassador during the “2016 International Marcé Society Conference”. https://www.marce2016.com/ehome/index.php?eventid=146818&;

New students of the Master of Neuroscience

The whole group wants to give a warm welcome to the new master students who join our group: Laura, Arnau and Eric.

The many facets of stress

Dr. Roser Nadal has given this lecture in the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Girona, in the course “Physiology of Wellness: healthy mind in a healthy body”. 

Inés Cordón did a predoctoral stay at the laboratory of Gal Richter-Levin, summer 2016

Our PhD student, Inés Cordón, has realized a very useful research stay for four months at the laboratory of Dr Richer-Levin in Israel.

http://sci33.haifa.ac.il/

Jesus Ubeda incorporated as a PhD student

Jesus Contreras Ubeda-Gallego de la Sacristana joined  the NEA research group as a PhD student. We give you a warm welcome!

NEA at FENS 2016

The research group has been represented at FENS 2016 held in Copenhagen by: Inés, Maria, Juan Antonio and Jordi.

Barcelona Computational, Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience (BARCCSYN) 2016

Dr. Roser Nadal co-organized the scientific forum on computer systems and its relationship with cognitive neuroscience on June 16 and 17, 2016.

For more informació: http://www.crm.cat/en/Activities/Curs_2015-2016/Pages/BARCCSYN-2016.aspx

Translational Mechanisms of Fear Memories

Lecture of our researcher, Raül Andero, at PRBB. Are you going to miss it?! https://www.imim.cat/agenda_es/446/translational-mechanisms-of-fear-memories-a-carrec-del-dr-raul-andero-gali

Scientific Meeting on stress

On the occasion of the Closing 2015-2016 will be held a scientific day on stress, addictions and mental disorders organized by the Catalan Society of Psychiatry and Mental Health. Dr. Rosa Nadal and Dr. Raül Anders will be guest speakers.

For more information: http://webs.academia.cat/societats/psiquia/detall.php?id=10955&;e=042&t=S

Pint of Science – Stress

In this edition of the Pint of Science, scientific conferences in bars held all over the world (https://pintofscience.es/), Roser and Antonio participate with a talk about stress on May 24 at the Balius Bar (Poblenou, Barcelona).

For more information: https://goo.gl/cv4vVI

Roser Nadal gave a lecture at the PRBB

Great success of the conference "" Early life experiences: vulnerability or resilience? it has given Dr. Roser Nadal at PRBB on 11 March 2016. https://www.imim.cat/media/upload//arxius/mes%20arxius/Poster%20Roser%20Nadal.pdf

Inés Cordón in Israel!

Our student Ines Cordón, has gone to a pre-doctoral stay of four months at "The Brain and Behavior Laboratory" headed by Dr. Gal Richter-Levin of the University of Haifa. http://sci33.haifa.ac.il/

Thesis of Rui Pedro Santos Rosa

Our partner Rui Pedro Santos Rosa defends his doctoral thesis next April 14, 2016. We wish him good luck in defense as well as in the new step in his scientific career.

How the impact of stress changes with simultaneous administration of cocaine in rats?”. Directed by Dra. Roser Nadal.

Workshop: how the brain works?

Dras. Silvia Fuentes and Roser Nadal explains it on Tuesday 5 April at UAB as part of the “Setmana Saludable”.

For more information: http://blogs.uab.cat/campussis/2016/04/03/el-programa-de-la-setmana-saludable-i-sostenible-uab-2016/

Raül Andero Galí, new researcher "Ramón y Cajal" at INc

Dr. Raül Andero, new researcher "Ramón y Cajal", joins INc working with the group of "Neurobiology of Stress and Addition" (NEA). Let us give him a warm welcome.

For more information: http://inc.uab.cat/English/News.php?Noticia=340

Talk to the IMIM

This March 11 Dr. Roser Nadal will give a talk at IMIM entitled "Early life experiences: vulnerability or resilience". For more information: https://www.imim.cat/agenda/429/early-life-experiences-vulnerability-or-resilience-a-carrec-de-la-prof-roser-nadal

INc and Oryzon Genomics together in a "Challenges-Collaboration" project

Dr. Roser Nadal and Antonio Armario have received funding from the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO), with the participation of UE (FEDER Funds),  within the program RETOS-COLABORACION (Challenges-Collaboration) to participate in the project entitled "Evaluation of the efficacy of epigenetic inhibitors in experimental models of human diseases".

For more information: http://inc.uab.cat/English/News.php?Noticia=316

Thesis of Xavi Belda

Our partner Xavi Belda defends his doctoral thesis next Febrary 5, 2016. We wish him good luck in defense as well as in the new step in his scientific career.

Sensibilización de la respuesta emocional y neuroendocrina al estrés: Contribución de las características de los estímulos estresantes y mecanismos implicados”.  Directed by  Dr. Antonio Armario.

Thesis of Humberto Gagliano

Our partner Humberto Gagliano defends his doctoral thesis next January 29, 2016 at 12h in the classroom Laia Acarín of the INc (UAB). We wish him good luck in defense as well as in the new step in his scientific career.

"¿Puede el metilfenidato atenuar el impacto del estrés? Un modelo experimental en rata.” Directed by Dr. Antonio Armario and Dr. Roser Nadal.

New position of Ancor Sanz

Our former fellow, Ancor Sanz, joins the “Unidad de Neurocirugía de la Epilepsia, Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas Hospital de la Princesa, Madrid, España.” We wish you luck in your new stage.

Teachers at Casa Elizalde

The Institute of Neurosciences of the UAB organizes a course of neurosciences in the house Elizalde of Barcelona (already we have 3 years) and the Dras. Roser Nadal and Silvia Fuentes are teachers.

Dra. Roser Nadal has been invited to talk in a seminar in Bordeaux

She has explained how maternal care modulates negative experiences during childhood using animal models.

For more information: http://www.bordeaux-neurocampus.fr/fr/manifestations-scientifiques/seminaires-fbn-2015/roser-nadal.html

"Spanish Society of Neuroscience" Meeting

Our group is attending to the "Spanish Society of Neuroscience" Meeting. For further information go here.

"International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology" Meeting

Our group is attending to the "International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology" Meeting. For additional information, please, go here.

Rodent Behavioral Core

We are pleased to announce that our University has approved the creation of a “Rodent Behavioral Core” that will be leaded by our group. Our group will assist investigators and industry in all aspects of rodent behavior testing, including design, execution, analysis and discussion, to study psychiatric and neurological disorders.  In addition, we will offer specialized training sessions for the use of software and equipment, and equipment rental will be also available. Soon we will offer more information.

ICREA Acadèmia award ceremony

On the 1st of July, chaired by the Minister for Economy and Knowledge of the Catalan Government, took place the ICREA Acadèmia award ceremony. Thirty university professors from Catalan public universities received the award, that allows them to intensify their research for a period of five years. Roser Nadal was one of these investigators. For more information here is the link.ICREA CEREMONY PETITA

 

 

 

ICREA Acadèmia award ceremony (2)

On the 1st of July, chaired by the Minister for Economy and Knowledge of the Catalan Government, took place the ICREA Acadèmia award ceremony. Thirty university professors from Catalan public universities received the award, that allows them to intensify their research for a period of five years. Roser Nadal was one of these investigators. For more information here is the link.ICREA CEREMONY PETITA

 

 

 

"International Society for Developmental Psychobiology" Meeting

Our group is presenting at the "International Society for Developmental Psychobiology" Meeting. For further information, please go here.

"Catecholamines and other neurotransmitters" Symposium

Our group is presenting at the "Catecholamines and other neurotransmitters in stress" For more information go here.

Ramon y Cajal Awards

Our group is pleased to announce that two of our former PhD students have just received a "Ramon y Cajal" Award, Dr Raül Andero and Dr Cristina Márquez. Only two more researchers in all Spain have received the Award in the "Psychology" Section. For a full list of recipients, please go here.

PhD fellowship

Our group is looking for a PhD student. For more information::PhD ARMARIO NADAL

Dr Mauricio Papini is visiting our Institute

Dr Mauricio Papini is visiting our Institute, invited by our group. Dr Papini will participate in several activities co-organized by the 'Institut de Neurociències" and the CORE-UAB of Mental Health. For further information go here.

Our group is taking part in the "Gender-sensitive research workshop"

Roser Nadal has presented a lecture about "Sex and Gender in Psychobiological Research" in the "Gender-sensitive research workshop". For additional information go here.

New funded project MINECO RETOS 2015

Our group has received a MINECO Project for the period 2015-2017, entitled "Uncontrollable stress during adolescence as a factor of vulnerability to psychopathology: role of remodelling of prefrontal cortex circuits and dopaminergic system". For further information go here.

Anna Escrig joins the J. Hidalgo group, INc

Our former Master student, Anna Escrig, joins in our Institut de Neurociències the laboratory of Dr Juan Hidalgo, as a PhD student. We wish her good luck in the new position! For further information of her new group, go here.

In Memoriam Cristina Muñoz-Abellán (1982-2015)

Our beloved Cristina was traveling on the plane flying from Barcelona to Düsseldorf. Cristina was a member of our Institute from 2006 to 2011, and its loss immerses us in sorrow. We lost an angel. We have no words.

.Cristina-M

Roser Nadal, ICREA ACADÈMIA award

Roser Nadal has received the ICREA ACADÈMIA 2014 Award in Behavioral Sciences. For further information go here.

Anna Pallé joins the Cajal Institute

Our former Master student, Anna Pallé, joins the Cajal Institute (Madrid), to work in the laboratory of Dr José Luis Trejo, as a PhD student. We wish her good luck in the new position! For further information of her new group, go here.

Núria Daviu joins the University of Calgary

Our postdoc Núria Daviu joins Dr Jaideep Bains group in the Departament of Physiology and Pharmacology, in the University of Calgary (Canada). We wish her good luck! For additional information of her new group go here.

New Master student 2014-2015

Our welcome to the new Neuroscience Master student that joins our group during the year 2014-2015, Jesús Ubeda, from the University of València.

David Rotllant joins ORYZON GENOMICS

Our former postdoc David Rotllant joins ORYZON GENOMICS. For further information about ORYZON activities, see here.

Two PhD dissertations finalized in our group during 2013-2014

In the year 2013-2014 our group has presented two PhD dissertations, from ANCOR SANZ and IGNACIO JAVIER MARIN.

The Strategic Research Community (CORE) project in the UAB is born

The Strategic Research Community (CORE) project is born in the UAB to transversally promote and study Mental Health in several levels of analysis. For further information go here

New PhD students in our group

Our group has 4 new PhD students: Inés Cordón, Maria Sanchis, Juan Antonio Ortega and Jordi Pastor. From here we give them a warm welcome!

New Master students 2013-2014

Welcome to the new Master students 2013-2014 in our group: Alicia Rami, Anna Escrig, Anna Pallé and Maria Abellán.

Master Projects 2012-2013

Our students did a great job in the Master 2012-2013 project presentation: Abi Hatto, Juan Antonio Ortega, Juan Navarro and Maria Sanchis.

Cristina Rabasa joins the University of Gothenburg

Our postdoc Cristina Rabasa joins the Department of Physiology in the University of Gothenburg, in the laboratory of Dr Suzanne Dickson. We wish her good luck in the new position! For further information go here.

Master projects 2011-2012

Our Master students José Torres and Jordi Pastor just presented their Master project at the Institut de Neurociències. They did a good job!

New Master students 2012-2013

Welcome to the new Master students 2012-2013 in our group: Marina Gabriel, Juan Antonio Ortega and Maria Sanchis.

A new postdoc in our group, Nela Monasterio

We are happy to announce that our group has incorporated Dr Nela Monasterio by means of a CONACYT fellowship. She got her Bachelor’s degree in Biology in the Universidad de Guadalajara and the PhD in the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Welcome!

FENS Forum is approaching

The FENS Forum is approaching and our lab receives more visits of researchers from other countries. Dr Víctor Molina from the Facultad de Ciencias Químicas de la Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (Argentina) will visit us to establish a collaborative research. In addition, the PhD student Daniela Rodrigues de Oliveira from the Universidad Federal de São Paulo in Brazil will do a short stay in the lab paid by IBRO.

Our group participates in the Fair of Science and Technology

Among the activities of the Fair of Science and Technology organized by the City Hall of Barcelona, Roser Nadal will impart the next Saturday, 16th June, a talk for the general public about whether "The effects of stress can be transmitted across generations." You can see the program here.

Dr Eliana Barrios de Tomasi visits our lab

Dr Eliana Barrios De Tomasi  from the Instituto de Neurociencias of the Universidad de Guadalajara in México will visit our laboratory during a two weeks stay. Dr Barrios de Tomasi researches about alcohol addiction and food intake. During her stay she will also give us a talk.

Dr Dóra Zelena visits our lab

Dr Dóra Zelena from the Institute of Experimental Medicine in Budapest is visiting our lab for 3 weeks. Our group collaborates with Dr Zelena who, among other topics, investigates with Brattleboro rats, deficient in vasopressin. Brattleboro rats are an excellent tool to study the role of vasopressin in the Neurobiology of stress. During these weeks Dr Zelena will take part in the ongoing experiments and will give us a seminar in the Institut de Neurociències.

Dr Walter Adriani, from the Istituto Superiore di Sanità visits us

Next Friday 25th May at 15h, Dr Walter Adriani, from the Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Roma, will give us a lecture about “Delay aversion in rats and marmosets: impulsivity and risk-proneness in adolescence and in ADHD”.

 

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Our group will participate in the FENS Forum.

Our group will take part in the FENS Forum that will be held next July in Barcelona. Roser Nadal, member of our group, is part of the local Organizing Committee. For more information go to the FENS Forum web.

Our group participates in the "Year of Neuroscience" Public Awareness activities.

Roser Nadal, member of the group “Neurobiology of stress and addiction” is part of the Scientific Committee that organizes the Public Awareness Activities for the Year of the Neuroscience 2012 in Barcelona. For more information go to the bcneurociencia web.

Prize Gemma Rosell i Romero

Our undergraduate students Juanant Ortega and Maria Sanchis are going to present their work “Can exposure to chronic stress protect from negative consequences of an acute severe stressor? to the Prize Gemma Rosell i Romero. Our congratulations for the experimental work and for their initiative!

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