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Nuria Palau Balaña

I am a biologist and I work as a Lab-Manager at the IMID-Biobank, a VHIR biobank specialized in autoimmune diseases, since 2011.

Institutions of which they are part

Research technician
Rheumatology
Vall Hebron Institut de Recerca
Nuria Palau Balaña

Nuria Palau Balaña

Nuria Palau Balaña

Institutions of which they are part

Research technician
Rheumatology
Vall Hebron Institut de Recerca

I am a biologist and I work as a Lab-Manager at the IMID-Biobank, a VHIR biobank specialized in autoimmune diseases, since 2011.

I obtained my bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Barcelona in 2000. After graduation, I started the experimental work for the Advanced Studies Diploma (DEA) at the peroxisomal diseases laboratory of the Clinical Biochemistry Institute of the Clínic Sanitary Corporation, where I performed a mutational screening of the ABCD1 gene in patients with X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy. Then, for a short period of time, I worked as a laboratory technician at the Muscular Dystrophy Laboratory at the Hospital de Sant Pau in Barcelona, where I participated in a linkage study of dominant limb-girdle muscular dystrophies. In 2002, I began my doctoral thesis at the Diabetes and Obesity Laboratory of the August Pi i Sunyer Biomedical Research Institute, where I developed several projects for the study of beta cell plasticity, although my doctoral thesis specifically focused on the involvement of adipose tissue in beta cell plasticity. In 2008, I was hired by the Biobank of the Hospital de Sant Joan de Reus as a technical coordinator of the Neuropsychiatric Diseases Node of the National DNA Bank, and for 2 years, I acquired extensive knowledge in the organization and quality management of biobanks.
Currently, since 2011, I have been working as a lab-manager at the VHIR IMID-Biobank, a biobank specialized in autoimmune diseases directed by Dr. Sara Marsal, which has allowed me to expand my previous experience in the field of biobanks. During these years, I have also been part of the VHIR-Rheumatology Research Group (GRR) and I have participated in different research projects for the study of autoimmune diseases.

Projects

Estratificación de pacientes con artritis reumatoide en la terapia anti-TNF. Caracterización espacial del transcriptoma de la membrana sinovial asociada a la respuesta a tratamiento y asociación a biomarcadores proteómicos.

IP: Antonio Julia Cano
Collaborators: Juan Jose De Agustin De Oro, Nuria Palau Balaña, Jordi Francesc Llados Segura, Adria Aterido Ballonga
Funding agency: Instituto de Salud Carlos III
Funding: 196020
Reference: PI21/01185
Duration: 01/01/2022 - 31/12/2024

Caracterización de RNA-seq de células individuales de células T CD4 + patológicas en artritis idiopática juvenil oligoarticular y estudio de aplicabilidad traslacional

IP: Sara Marsal Barril
Collaborators: Nuria Palau Balaña, Luis Riera Soler, Estefania Moreno Ruzafa, Mireia Lopez Corbeto, Adria Aterido Ballonga
Funding agency: Instituto de Salud Carlos III
Funding: 208120
Reference: PI19/00225
Duration: 01/01/2020 - 30/06/2024

Biomarcadores de Metilación Genómicos de la Actividad en la Artritis Reumatoide

IP: Sara Marsal Barril
Collaborators: Nuria Palau Balaña, Adria Aterido Ballonga
Funding agency: Instituto de Salud Carlos III
Funding: 147015
Reference: PI15/00424
Duration: 01/01/2016 - 30/11/2020

Análisis genómico global de artritis reumatoide y artritis psoriásica

IP: Sara Marsal Barril
Collaborators: Nuria Palau Balaña
Funding agency: Instituto de Salud Carlos III
Funding: 167541.44
Reference: PI11/01371
Duration: 01/01/2012 - 30/06/2016

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