First IGTP PI-Scientific Retreat 2019

Host: IGTP

Date and time: | 09.00 - 17.00

Venue: BCIN Centro Internacional de Negocios de Badalona

Scientific Committee

  • Anna Martinez Cardús (B.ARGO-IGTP,ICO)
  • Hernando del Portillo (IGTP-ISGobal)
  • Jaume Ruiz (Head of innovation, IGTP)
  • Julia García Prado (scientific director IGTP), IrsiCaixa

Technical Committee

  • Meritxell Nevado
  • Roser Montserrat / Harvey Evans


The retreat is open to all IGTP PIs of the Can Ruti campus. For this purpose an IGTP-Can Ruti PI is defined as: a researcher with competitive or non-competitive projects of over 30,000 euros  since January 2016 and a current signed adscription agreement with the IGTP


The 1st IGTP PI-Retreat and all the talks will be in English


  1. Promote synergies among researchers , áreas, and campus institutions
  2. Learn what colleagues from other research areas are doing
  3. Provide an overview of IGTP strategic projects and technological support
  4. Activate the debate of future global  scientific research challenges

Provisional Programme

 Session 1

09.00-09.15    Opening 

  • Manel Puig, Director
  • Julia G Prado, Scientific Director

Session 2

09.15-10.15 Keynote lecture

Chair: Hernando del Portillo
Molecular and clinical data integration for precision medicine: patient stratification
Natasa Przulj (ICREA BSC) orcid.org/0000-0002-1290-853X

10.15-10.35 Coffee break

Session 3

10.35-12.00   Short talks (all talks 8+2 mins)

Chair: Anna Martinez Cardús

Science of Behaviour and Substance Abuse (1 talk)
Immunology and Inflammation (1 talk)
Cardiovasular and Respiratory (1 talk)
Infectious Diseases (2 talks)
Endocrine and diseases the metabolism, bones and kidneys (2 talks)
Diseases of the liver and digestive tract (2 talks)
Cancer (2 talks)
Neuroscience (2)
Epidemiology and public health (1 talk)

Session 4

12.00-13.30 Technological facilities and strategic projects on the Can Ruti Campus

Chair: Jaume Ruiz

  • The CMCib, Sara Capdevilla, Technical Director CMCiB (20 min)
  • The GCAT Project, Rafa de Cid, Scientific Director (20min)
  • Bioimaging (speakers to be confirmed)

13.30-14.30 Lunch 

Group photo of al present 

Session 5

14.30-16.30 Round table 

Chair: Julia G Prado
Open discussion of "Future challenges in biomedical research"

Speakers to be confirmed

16.30-17.00 Concluding remarks