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24/5/2013

Arturo Álvarez-Buylla, distinguished Banco de Santander visiting professor at the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences

Arturo Álvarez-Buylla, distinguished Banco de Santander visiting professor at the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences


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Arturo Álvarez-Buylla, Professor of Neurological Surgery (University of California San Francisco, UCSF), has been awarded with the Cátedra Banco de Santander for a stay in the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona) during June-July 2013.

Álvarez-Buylla has an international reputation for his work in developmental neuroscience and stem-cell neurobiology research. His principal research interests are the neurogenesis of the adult mammalian brain, the assembly of the brain, brain tumours and repair, and the ontogeny and phylogeny of behaviour. His expertise encompasses the fields of developmental biology and neuroscience, molecular and cellular neurobiology, learning and plasticity.

He received the Príncipe de Asturias Award in 2011, together with Joseph Altman and Giacomo Rizzolatti, for his pioneer work in the description of the neurogenic stem-cell niche, which has opened a new avenue in adult stem cell biology.

The CEXS-UPF considers that his visit might be of great interest for the many other research centres around. A seminar by Arturo Álvarez-Buylla is scheduled for Friday 28 th June (12:00-13:00, PRBB Auditorium, Dr Aiguader 88, Barcelona). We kindly invite you to attend it. For further information and inquires please contact Regina Lopez-Aumatell at visiting.dcexs@upf.edu