Can Ruti Biomedical Research Seminar Series 2020

Organizer: IGTP, IrsiCaixa, B·ARGO-ICO and IJC

Open to: Open to all researchers

Date: From to

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

A series of prestigous speakers invited to the campus to speak of cutting-edge work in various fields of health research

In 2018 the IrsiCaixa AIDS Research Institute, the Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute (IJC) and the Germans Trias i Pujol Research Institute (IGTP) started organizing the Can Ruti Research Seminar Series 2018-2019. They were joined in 2019 by the Badalona Applied Research group in Oncology (B·ARGO-ICO).

The new programme is for 2020.

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 2020

  • Julia Garcia-Prado, IGTP, IrsiCaixa
  • Anna Martinez Cardús, B·ARGO-ICO
  • Christian Brander, IrsiCaixa
  • Marcel·la Franquesa, IGTP
  • Ruth Risueño, IJC

Technical Organiser – Harvey Evans

List of Speakers 2020

For individual sessions see the IGTP Events Calendar

Monday 17 February
Immunology full circle: from brain to skin bottom, from animal model to patient

Professor JD Laman

Full Professor of Immunology, University of Groningen, the Netherlands

Monday 9 March
Adipose tissue heterogeneity and metabolic control

Professor Christian Wolfrum

Full Professor of the Institute of Food Nutrition and Health, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Monday 4 May
HIV Therapeutic Studies (provisional)

Dr Lucy Dorrell

Head of Immune modulation in HIV infection Group/ PI and Consultant Physician; Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford, UK

Monday 8 June
Single Cell Genomics: Towards a Human Cell Atlas 1.0.

Dr Holger Heyn

Leader of the Single Cell Genomics team at the Centro Nacional de Análisis Genómico (CNAG-CRG), Barcelona, Spain

Monday 21 September
Stem cell-derived extracellular vesicles for organ regeneration

Dr Benedetta Bussolati

Associate Professor of Nephrology, University of Turin, Italy,
President of the Italian Society for Extracellular Vesicles - EVIta

Monday 5 October
Haematopoietic stem cells in good health and leukaemia (Provsional title)

Dr Dominique Bonnet

Group Leader Haematopoietic Stem Cell Laboratory, Francis Crick Institute, London, UK

Monday 30 November
Apoptosis, Cancer & Immunity (provisional title)

Professor Guido Kroemer

Professor at the University of Paris Descartes, Research director of the Apoptosis, Cancer and Immunity Group at the French Medical Research Council (INSERM), Director of the Metabolomics and Cell Biology platforms of the Gustave Roussy Comprehensive Cancer Center, Deputy Director of the Cordeliers Research Center and Hospital Practitioner at the Hôpital Européen George Pompidou, Paris, France and Foreign Adjunct Professor at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

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


Friday 18 October 12.00
Long-term Vector-mediated Delivery of anti-HIV Monoclonal Antibodies for Treatment and Prevention

Ronald C. Derosiers

Professor of Pathology University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, USA

Thursday 14 November 15.00
Young Blood for Old Brains

Toni Wyss-Coray

Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, Cal. USA

Monday 16 December 15.00

Functional specialization of human antigen-presenting cells

Elodie Segura

Principal Investigator, Research Associate INSERM, Institut Curie, Paris, President of the French Dendritic Cell Society