Can Ruti Biomedical Research Seminar Series

Organizer: IrsiCaixa, IJC and IGTP

Open to: Open to all researchers

Date: From to

Venue: Auditorium, Josep Carreras Institute Building, Campus Can Ruti

The IrsiCaixa AIDS Research Institute, the Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute (IJC) and the Germans Trias i Pujol Research Institute (IGTP) have co-organized the Can Ruti Research Seminar Series 2018-2019. Ten prestigious speakers from different fields of research will give seminars during the academic year giving seminars on a range of health research topics of interest to scientists from all the institutions on the campus.

The objective is to give professionals and students the opportunity to hear keynote talks from leading international researchers in different fields and to promote collaboration and multidisciplinary research.

Principal Investigators from the campus who would like to have a meetng with the speaker should contact the host for that session. 

Students and post-doctoral investigators on the campus are invited to come and meet the speakers at an informal lunch before the seminar.  Please contact the host to ask to join, places are limited and will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis.


These seminars are made possible by the generous support of:


See details of upcoming talks here

Scientific Organizers for 2018-2019

  • Julià Blanco, IrsiCaixa
  • Marcus Buschbeck, IJC
  • Sònia Forcales, IGTP

Scientific Organizers for 2019-2020

  • Anna Martínez Cardus, ICO-IGTP
  • Christian Brander; IrsiCaixa
  • Marcel·la Franquesa, IGTP
  • Ruth Risueño, IJC

List of Speakers 2018-2019

Monday 8 October
Targeting LRH1/NR5A2 as a novel immuno-trans regeneration therapy for Type 1 diabetes mellitus

Benoit Gauthier

Department Cell Regeneration & Advanced Therapies, Centro Andaluz de Biología Molecular & Medicina Regenerativa  (CABIMER)

Monday 5 November
Targeting epigenetic factors for tailored intervention against malaria parasite                     

Artur Scherf

CNRS Research Director (DRCE), Professor at the Institut Pasteur, Paris

Monday 12 November 
JAK2 signaling networks mediate persistence of MPN

Florian Heidel

Professor of Stem Cell Aging, Department of Internal Medicine and Aging, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena

Monday 19 November 
From phenotype to WGS: Diagnostics in hematology

Thorsten Haferlach

MLL Münchner Leukämielabor GmbH, Germany

Monday 3 December
Linking individual host variation in disease resistance and tolerance to heterogeneity in pathogen spread

Pedro Vale

Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Centre for Immunity, Infection and Evolution, University of Edinburgh, UK

Monday 25 February
On the unique regulation and dynamics of IgG4 response

S.Marieke van Ham

Professor of Biological Immunology at the University of Amsterdam's Faculty of Science (FNWI), The Netherlands

Monday 4 March
Harnessing molecular dependencies in lung cancer

Martin Sos

Center for Integrated Oncology in Cologne

Monday 25 March
Engineering the Immune System for Enhanced Cancer Immunotherapy

Luis Alvarez-Vallina

Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark

Monday 29 April
Myotonic dystrophy: complex repeats in a complex disorder

Darren Monckton

Professor of Human Genetics (Institute of Molecular Cell and Systems Biology)

Monday 13 May
Searching for exploitable genetic interactions in AML and PDAC (provisional)

Johannes Zuber

Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP), Austria