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Jordi Bove Badell

I am a Principal Investigator in the Neurodegenerative Diseases Group at the Vall d'Hebron Research Institute (VHIR) and my lines of research focus on the study of the mechanisms of neuronal death in Parkinson's disease and the development of preventive and therapeutic strategies for this disease and related diseases.

Institutions of which they are part

Senior researcher
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Vall Hebron Institut de Recerca
I received a Pharmacy degree from the University of Barcelona in 1998. In 2003, I got a PhD in Pharmacy (Neurobiology) with cum laude distinction from the same university at the Experimental Neurology Laboratory, Neurological Service of Hospital Clínic de Barcelona-IDIBAPS (Dr. C. Marin/Prof. E. Tolosa). My doctoral thesis shed light on the mechanism of levodopa-induced motor fluctuations in Parkinson's disease. I later joined the laboratory of Dr. Serge Przedborski at Columbia University (New York, USA) as a post-doctoral researcher (2003-2005), working on animal modeling and the role of alpha-synuclein in Parkinson's disease. In 2006 I co-founded the Neurodegenerative Diseases Research Group at Vall d’Hebron Research Institute (VHIR) in the Vall d’Hebron Hospital Campus (Barcelona) with its leader Dr. Miquel Vila. In 2011, I obtained a position as a Miguel Servet Investigator (Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Spain) as a Researcher in the National System of Health, and since then I am one of the principal investigators of the group. The research that I am leading is aimed to elucidate the mechanism of neuron cell death and to determine new therapeutic targets to develop neuroprotective strategies for Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases. I am also interested in establishing presymptomatic biomarkers of Parkinson´s disease. I am currently focused on the role of the adaptive immune system in Parkinson’s disease. Our latest published study suggests that a cytotoxic attack induced by CD8 T lymphocytes initiates the disease.

Research lines

Neuronal dysfunction and immune response in Parkinson's disease

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IP: Jordi Bove Badell

Projects

Pendent

IP: Jordi Bove Badell
Collaborators: David Ramos Vicente, Miriam Izquierdo Sans , Laia Perez Lasarte
Funding agency: Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación-MICINN
Funding: 60000
Reference: FJC2021-047862-I
Duration: -

Ministerio de Ciencia

Characterization of the CD8 T cell response in Parkinson’s disease for the development of preventive and therapeutic strategies that halt the progression of the disease: SARS-Cov-2-induced long term-hyposmia as a possible prodromal stage

IP: Jordi Bove Badell
Collaborators: Miquel Vila Bover, Alejandro Ferré Masó, Oriol de Fabregues-Boixar Nebot, Carles Lorenzo Bosquet, Thais Cuadros Arasa
Funding agency: Instituto de Salud Carlos III
Funding: 165770
Reference: PI21/01358
Duration: 01/01/2022 - 31/12/2024

Estudi de la presència de la proteïna FOXP3 en les neurones de Purkinje en teixit cerebral humà postmortem: possible paper en el trastorn de l'espectre autista.

IP: Jordi Bove Badell
Collaborators: -
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Reference: PR(AG)152/2018
Duration: -

Estudio de la respuesta inmune adaptativa inducida por epítopos derivados de alfa-sinucleína en pacientes con enfermedad de Parkinson: desarrollo de estrategias neuroprotectoras.

IP: Jordi Bove Badell
Collaborators: Oriol de Fabregues-Boixar Nebot
Funding agency: Instituto de Salud Carlos III
Funding: 141570
Reference: PI18/01894
Duration: 01/01/2019 - 31/12/2022

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