The ICREAs

ICREA research professors form a vibrant community of scientists and researchers in all areas of knowledge that contribute to the advancement of humankind by exploring, interpreting and questioning. Have a look and learn about their amazing discoveries and findings here:

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  • Apesteguia, Jose

    Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF)

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    Apesteguia, Jose

    Research Professor at
    Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF)
    Social & Behavioural Sciences
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    Research interests

    In my research I study individual decision-making with an emphasis on its psychological foundations. I use theoretical tools as well as adopt an empirical approach to try to better understand individual decision-making, and to improve the predictive power of the decision-making models in economic environments.

    Key words

    Decision theory, Bounded rationality, Political Economy
  • Arbiol, Jordi

    Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia (ICN2)

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    Arbiol, Jordi

    Research Professor at
    Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia (ICN2)
    Engineering Sciences
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    Research interests

    The increasing interest in Materials Science, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology has created a serious global need for the development of nanoscopy tools in order to be able to observe and chemically analyze the synthesized nanostructures at atomic scale. Exploring the limits of physical resolution in advanced electron microscopy and understanding the ultimate behavior of materials at the nanoscale and their related properties are the central aims of my research. The newest research lines we are working in are based on single atom recognition and localization in embedded quantum structures. In parallel I am interested in finding methodologies to perform a direct correlation between the structural and chemical properties at the atomic scale and the physical properties at sub-nanometer scale (photonics, plasmonics and phononics).

    Key words

    Materials Science, Transmission Electron Microscopy, Nanoscopy, Nanotechnology, Electron Spectroscopy, photonics, plasmonics, phononics, single atom, atomic resolution

    ORCID

    : 0000-0002-0695-1726

    RESEARCHER ID

    : B-6048-2008

  • Arribas López, Joaquín Vicente

    Vall d'Hebron Institut d'Oncologia (VHIO)

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    Arribas López, Joaquín Vicente

    Research Professor at
    Vall d'Hebron Institut d'Oncologia (VHIO)
    Life & Medical Sciences
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    Research interests

    * Determine the therapeutic value of the anti-p95HER2 antibodies to treat breast cancers.
    * Analyze cellular heterogeneity of HER2-positive breast tumors.
    * Explore the link between HER2-driven senescence and breast cancer invasion.

    Key words

    breast cancer, HER2, metalloproteases, metastasis
  • Aznar Benitah, Salvador

    Institut de Recerca Biomèdica (IRB Barcelona)

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    Aznar Benitah, Salvador

    Research Professor at
    Institut de Recerca Biomèdica (IRB Barcelona)
    Life & Medical Sciences
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    Research interests

    Our global aim is to characterize the molecular pathways that regulate the behaviour of normal stem cells during homeostasis, and how they become deregulated during carcinogenesis and ageing. Research Lines: - What intrinsic mechanisms regulate adult stem cell function, and how are they deregulated during ageing and cancer? - How do adult stem cells communicate with their local environment and how is the system coordinated to dictate stem cell function? - What systemic cues communicate with adult stem cells and how do distant adult stem cells coordinate their function at the level of the whole organism? - How does deregulation of pathways that control stem cell behaviour contribute to the maintenance and progression of carcinomas (SCC)?

    Key words

    Adult Stem cells, tissue homeostasis, cancer
  • Bach Ariza, Àlex

    Institut de Recerca i Tecnologia Agroalimentàries (IRTA)

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    Bach Ariza, Àlex

    Research Professor at
    Institut de Recerca i Tecnologia Agroalimentàries (IRTA)
    Life & Medical Sciences
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    Research interests

    Àlex Bach conducts research in ruminant production systems. His research focuses on optimizing the growth curve of dairy replacement heifers, as well as their management and housing systems (group size, behavior, stocking densities...). He also uses mathematical models to simulate work flows of ruminant production systems with the aim of helping the decision-making process in dairy enterprises. In addition, Àlex conducts basic research to understand the physiology and metabolism of ruminants with especial emphasis on the impact of nutrition and management during early development on future metabolic function.

    Key words

    ruminants, nutrition, metabolism, intake, model, heifer

    ORCID

    : 0000-0001-6804-2002

  • Bagaria i Pigrau, Joan

    Universitat de Barcelona (UB)

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    Bagaria i Pigrau, Joan

    Research Professor at
    Universitat de Barcelona (UB)
    Experimental Sciences & Mathematics
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    Research interests

    I am a mathematical logician working mainly in set theory, an extremely general mathematical theory whose objects of study are the abstract infinite sets. Set theory is the strongest and most encompassing theory ever developed. It is both the mathematical theory of infinity and the standard foundation for mathematics, in the sense that virtually all of mathematics can be formally reduced to it. I help to develop and apply sophisticated theories and techniques, such as forcing and large cardinals, towards the solution of hard problems in set theory itself and in other areas of logic and mathematics. More interestingly, it is sometimes possible to prove that a given problem cannot be solved using standard mathematical tools, which are embodied in the ZFC axioms of set theory, and therefore new axioms are required for its solution. Finding and classifying new axioms, and thereby expanding the frontiers of mathematical reasoning, is also an essential part of set theory, and of my work.

    Key words

    Set theory, logic, foundations and philosophy of mathematics.

    ORCID

    : 0000-0002-4686-8222

    RESEARCHER ID

    : L-5958-2014