Dr. Joan Villarroya, member of our team and  recently appointed associate professor in our University, was selected to present his recent research in the CIBERobn symposium held in Zaragoza the 11-12 June. Disturbances in adipose tissue autophagy were highlighted in relation to obesity-related pathology.

We proudly contributed (a selected presentation by Albert Mestres, PhD student at our team, participation of the lecturer Ruben Cereijo in a round table) in the successful first edition of Early Career Day organized by IBUB, with a fruitful participation of close to one hundred young researchers.

Marion Peyrou, "Ramon y Calal" researcher, presented results on "Brown adipose tissue activation: a novel strategy to prevent/treat the hepatocarcinogenesis promoted by metabolic lipotoxicity" and Artur Navarro-Gascón, PhD student, presented his work "Meteorin-like  regulates the acute phase post-myocardial infarction".  Marion Peyrou was awarded with the best poster presentation. Congratulations!

Call addressed to candidates interested in developing a PhD Thesis in a highly
competitive international team on the characterization of new molecular actors
involved in adipose tissue plasticity and their role in metabolic diseases (diabetes,
obesity,..) and aging. See webpage: www.tamweb.es.
The experimentation associated with the thesis will involve integrated last-generation omics technologies in cellular and animal models, as well as translationalassays in samples from human patients.
Salary, years of contract duration and other work conditions will be according to the
standards in official calls from Ministry, Generalitat, UB.
Candidates should have the academic conditions for registering to a PhD program in
the academic year 2024-2025.
Interested candidates contact Dr. Francesc Villarroya by mail (fvillarroya@ub.edu)
attaching a letter of interest and a CV.

In a ceremony in the 18th century building that houses the Academy of Medicine of Catalonia, Dr. Pere Domingo was named a member of the Academy. Dr. Domingo is a long-time collaborator with whom we have been developing translational research on adipose tissue and metabolic alterations in people living with HIV for the last twenty years. Nearly twenty projects financed by public (Carlos III Health Institute, FIPSE, Fundació Marato TV3) and private companies and 70 joint publications account for this fruitful scientific collaboration, currently ongoing. Congratulations, Pere!

Cpril 23, Sant Jordi (Saint George's Day), is celebrated in Catalonia as the "day of the book and the rose." The Faculty of Biology organized a public multilingual reading of fragments of the Catalan book "Canto jo i la muntanya balla" in different languages. Niki Sciarrino, from the University of Hasselt (Belgium) and staying in our laboratory for master's thesis, participated as a reader of a chapter of the book in Dutch. Thank you Niki for your contribution!

A workshop on the subject "Using infrared thermography for measurement of brown adipose tissue in humans", leaded by Dr. Rubén Cereijo, lecturer at our research team, was held last 22 January at Facultat de Biología, Universitat de Barcelona. Infrared thermography is appearing as a very useful tool for non-invasive measurement of brown fat activity, specially useful in humans. Researchers from Institut de Recerca Santa Creu I Sant Pau, University of Campinas and Universidad Miguel Hernández, among others, attended the workshop.

Pablo Fernández from Rey Juan Carlos University, Madrid; and Laura Fei, from University of Florence, Italy, completed fruitful research stays at our lab on distinct projects on adipocyte pathophysiology. Our lab is happy to host young promising researchers and we appreciate their input and enthusiasm.

Under the moto "Science is catchy", the University of Barcelona reports a
dialogue between Professor Marta Giralt and her daughter, doctoral student Palmira Llorens. On the occasion of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, the University of Barcelona released an interview about these issues with two women who live and share research in their closest environment: at home. They are Marta Giralt, from our research team, and her daughter Palmira Llorens, a PhD student in genetics at the UB.
For full information click here.