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Joaquín Arribas is an ICREA Research Professor at the Vall d'Hebron Institute of Oncology (VHIO) and Scientific Director at CIBERONC. He studied biochemistry at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (1987) where he later worked on the regulation of proteasome catalytic activities and got his PhD in Biology (1991). Sponsored by a grant from the Ministry of Education and Science, he joined the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York (USA) as a postdoctoral fellow with Joan Massagué (1992-96), where he worked on the proteolytic processing of transmembrane growth factors. In 1997 he joined the Department of Oncological Research at Vall d'Hebron Hospital in Barcelona, since which time he has been directing the Growth Factors group.
In 2010, he was appointed director of the VHIO preclinical research programme, and in 2017 he became the scientific director at CIBERONC. His research has been recognised by the EMBO Young Investigator Programme Beckman Coultek Award, given to the best Spanish researcher in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
Dr. Arribas will join the PSMAR as Director of Research and Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute (IMIM) as Director in February 2020, although he will maintain his links with the VHIO where his research group has various projects underway, both recently initiated and long-standing.