Our group has been carrying out research concerning the digestive tract and inflammation for more than 25 years now. Our investigation was initially performed in animals “in vivo”, but we now mainly employ sophisticated methods of molecular biology. The group is made up of more than 20 doctors and graduates from all areas of biomedicine (biology, veterinary studies, pharmacy, medicine), as well as laboratory technicians and project managers, which gives us a multidisciplinary vision and enriches our research both conceptually and methodologically.
In addition to our status as members of a public university (Universidad de Valencia), we belong to the “Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red en el Área Temática de Enfermedades Hepáticas y Digestivas” (CIBERehd), a national consortium of biomedical research groups investigating hepatic and digestive diseases funded by the Spanish government, the Research Foundation of the Hospital Clínico Universitario de Valencia” (INCLIVA) and the Foundation for the Promotion of Health and Biomedical Research of the Valencian Regional Community (FISABIO). These multiple affiliations, apart from being a recognition of our productivity, allow us to interact with important research groups and give us access to laboratories endowed with sophisticated and modern equipment, thus providing us with an up-to-date and competitive working environment.
A growing number of pre- and post-doctoral students choose to carry out their Master and Phd in our laboratories, which has given our group an increasingly diverse and international flavour. The fruit of our group´s work is an ever-growing list of publications in journals of high impact factor and prestige, which have sustained a steady flow of public and competitive funding over the years in the form of reserch grants and research positions. Our group has been recognised by the Valencian Regional Government´s PROMETEO programme for research groups of excellence.
Some members of the group form part of NEAR (Network of Excellence for Autophagy Research).