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Donation and transplantation of organs, tissues and cells

Organ, tissue and cell donation is one of the greatest acts of generosity and solidarity that an individual can do, and we strive to ensure that the maximum number of people benefit from it.

We are a multidisciplinary group of professionals who investigate the search for innovative strategies to optimize the process of donation, preservation, processing, and transplantation of organs, tissues and cells in order to increase their availability, expand their functionality, and improve their quality and safety, so they contribute to better health outcomes.

We deepen into the characterization of the damaging mechanisms that operate in the ischemia-reperfusion process during donation and transplantation in order to develop practices that allow us to prevent, minimize or treat them.

Team

Irene Bello Rodríguez

Irene Bello Rodríguez

Main researcher
Donation and transplantation of organs, tissues and cells
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Javier José Puig Galy

Javier José Puig Galy

Donation and transplantation of organs, tissues and cells
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Teresa Pont Castellana

Teresa Pont Castellana

Main researcher
Donation and transplantation of organs, tissues and cells
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David Lorente García

David Lorente García

Senior researcher
Donation and transplantation of organs, tissues and cells
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Mario Alonso Narvaez Barros

Mario Alonso Narvaez Barros

Donation and transplantation of organs, tissues and cells
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María Deu Martín

María Deu Martín

Donation and transplantation of organs, tissues and cells
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Irene Bello Rodríguez

Irene Bello Rodríguez

Main researcher
Donation and transplantation of organs, tissues and cells
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Javier José Puig Galy

Javier José Puig Galy

Donation and transplantation of organs, tissues and cells
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Teresa Pont Castellana

Teresa Pont Castellana

Main researcher
Donation and transplantation of organs, tissues and cells
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David Lorente García

David Lorente García

Senior researcher
Donation and transplantation of organs, tissues and cells
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Mario Alonso Narvaez Barros

Mario Alonso Narvaez Barros

Donation and transplantation of organs, tissues and cells
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María Deu Martín

María Deu Martín

Donation and transplantation of organs, tissues and cells
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Research lines

Banc de Teixits

IP: Vilarrodona Serrat, Anna

Cirurgia Toràcica

IP: Irene Bello Rodríguez

Coordinació Trasplantaments

IP: Sandiumenge Camps, Alberto

Medicina Regenerativa - Leitat Technological Center

IP: Trias Adroher, Esteve

Projects

(MPS-LOC) Sistemas microfisiológicos basados en hígado en chip para el descubrimiento y ensayo de fármacos

IP: Sandiumenge Camps, Alberto
Collaborators: -
Funding agency: Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación-MICINN
Funding: 106047.2
Reference: PLEC2022-009481
Duration: 01/11/2022 - 31/10/2025

Ministerio de Ciencia

Oftalmologia

IP: García Arumí, José
Collaborators: Puig Galy, Javier José, Duarri Piqué, Anna, Boixadera Espax, Ana, Rigo Quera, Jaume, Isla Magrané, Helena, Claudia Garcia-Arumí Fusté, Zapata Victori, Miguel Angel, Martin Nalda, Sara, Distefano , Laura Natalia, Randa Falah
Funding agency: AGAUR no fer servir-correcte 4301-37
Funding: 0.01
Reference: 2021 SGR 00994
Duration: 01/01/2022 - 31/12/2024

NA

IP: Meseguer Navarro, Anna
Collaborators: Ariceta Iraola, Gema, Cruz Gual, Alejandro, Cantero Recasens, Gerard, Lorente García, David, Muñoz López, Marina, López González, Mercedes, Rios Duro, Hector, Durán Fernández, Mónica, Luis Augusto Castro Sáder, Fraga Rodriguez , Gloria Mª, Torchia , Julieta
Funding agency: AGAUR no fer servir-correcte 4301-37
Funding: 40000
Reference: 2021 SGR 01600
Duration: 01/01/2022 - 31/12/2024

Modelos 3D innovadores derivados de tejido hepático humano para ensayos de desarrollo y toxicidad de fármacos

IP: Sandiumenge Camps, Alberto
Collaborators: Ernest Hidalgo Llompart, Jesús Quintero Bernabeu
Funding agency: Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación-MICINN
Funding: 124939
Reference: CPP2021-008633
Duration: 01/09/2022 - 31/08/2025

Ministerio de Ciencia

Publications

Development of a full-thickness acellular dermal graft from human skin: Case report of first patient rotator cuff patch augmentation repair.

PMID: 36934900
Journal: Transplant Immunology
Year: 2023
Reference: Transpl Immunol. 2023 Jun;78:101825. doi: 10.1016/j.trim.2023.101825. Epub 2023 Mar 18.
Impact factor:
Publication type: Paper in international publication
Authors: Aiti, A; Castells-Sala, C; Farinas, O; Lopez-Chicon, P; Lopez-Puerto, L; Lopez-Puerto, L; Madariaga, S E; Martinez, J I Rodriguez; Perez, M L; Perez, M L et al.
DOI: 10.1016/j.trim.2023.101825

Intensive Rehabilitation Program in Older Adults with Stroke: Therapy Content and Feasibility-Preliminary Results from the BRAIN-CONNECTS Study.

PMID: 36981605
Journal: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Year: 2023
Reference: Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2023 Mar 7;20(6):4696. doi: 10.3390/ijerph20064696.
Impact factor:
Publication type: Paper in international publication
Authors: Coll-Molinos, Maria; Duarte, Esther; Llobet, Miriam; Marco, Ester; Martinez, Andrea; Morgado-Perez, Andrea; Nieto, Sonia; Puig, Josep; Ramirez-Fuentes, Cindry; Rueda, Nohora et al.
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph20064696

Solid organ transplantation: Need of a new paradigm integrating biological sex.

PMID: 37059605
Journal: European Journal of Internal Medicine
Year: 2023
Reference: Eur J Intern Med. 2023 Jun;112:117. doi: 10.1016/j.ejim.2023.04.004. Epub 2023 Apr 12.
Impact factor:
Publication type: Letter or abstract
Authors: Manuel, Oriol; Pont, Teresa; Pont, Teresa; Rello, Jordi; Rello, Jordi et al.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ejim.2023.04.004

Quality by Design: Development of Safe and Efficacious Full-Thickness Acellular Dermal Matrix Based on EuroGTPII Methodologies.

PMID: 37425344
Journal: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
Year: 2023
Reference: Ther Clin Risk Manag. 2023 Jul 4;19:567-578. doi: 10.2147/TCRM.S410574. eCollection 2023.
Impact factor:
Publication type: Paper in international publication
Authors: Castells-Sala, Cristina; Farinas, Oscar; Lopez-Chicon, Patricia; Perez, Maria Luisa; Piteira, Ana Rita; Tabera, Jaime; Vilarrodona, Anna et al.
DOI: 10.2147/TCRM.S410574

Reconciling short-term clinical and Immunological outcomes of SARS-CoV-2 vaccination in Solid Organ Transplant recipients.

PMID: 34554648
Journal: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TRANSPLANTATION
Year: 2022
Reference: Am J Transplant. 2022 Feb;22(2):673-675. doi: 10.1111/ajt.16855. Epub 2021 Oct 5.
Impact factor: 8.086
Publication type: Letter or abstract
Authors: Toapanta, Nestor; Esperalba, Juliana; Campos-Varela, Isabel; Pont, Teresa; Len, Oscar; Campins, Magda; Moreso, Francesc; Crespo, Elena; Munoz, Marina; Lopez, Manuel et al.
DOI: 10.1111/ajt.16855

HER2 + breast cancers evade anti-HER2 therapy via a switch in driver pathway.

PMID: 34795269
Journal: Nature Communications
Year: 2021
Reference: Nat Commun. 2021 Nov 18;12(1):6667. doi: 10.1038/s41467-021-27093-y.
Impact factor:
Publication type: Paper in international publication
Authors: Arribas, Joaquin; Chandarlapaty, Sarat; de Stanchina, Elisa; Ferraro, Emanuela; Kulick, Amanda; Lahuerta, Enrique J Arenas; Li, Qing; Morales, Cristina Bernado; Razavi, Pedram; Reis-Filho, Jorge et al.
DOI: 10.1038/s41467-021-27093-y

Value of Preoperative Use of Statins as a Protective Factor for Severe Graft Dysfunction After Lung Transplantation: A Multicenter Propensity Score Analysis.

PMID: 35699020
Journal: ARCHIVOS DE BRONCONEUMOLOGIA
Year: 2021
Reference: Arch Bronconeumol. 2021 Nov;57(11):720-722. doi: 10.1016/j.arbr.2021.04.015.
Impact factor:
Publication type: Other (letters to the editor, abstracts, corrigendum, etc.)
Authors: Alvarez, Carlos; Bello, Irene; Berastegui, Cristina; Coll, Elisabeth; Crowley, Silvana; de la Torre, Mercedes; Deu, Maria; Gomez, Aroa; Jauregui, Alberto; Minambres, Eduardo et al.
DOI: 10.1016/j.arbr.2021.04.015

Extrinsic modulation of integrin alpha6 and progenitor cell behavior in mesenchymal stem cells.

PMID: 32659733
Journal: Stem Cell Research
Year: 2020
Reference: Stem Cell Res. 2020 Jun 30;47:101899. doi: 10.1016/j.scr.2020.101899.
Impact factor: 4.489
Publication type: Paper in international publication
Authors: Farinas, Oscar, Savio, Andres, Vilarrodona, Anna, Casaroli-Marano, Ricardo P, de la Torre, Raquel M, Nieto-Nicolau, Nuria et al.
DOI: 10.1016/j.scr.2020.101899

Which type of bone releases the most vancomycin? Comparison of spongious bone, cortical powder and cortico-spongious bone.

PMID: 31865504
Journal: CELL AND TISSUE BANKING
Year: 2020
Reference: Cell Tissue Bank. 2020 Mar;21(1):131-137. doi: 10.1007/s10561-019-09806-2. Epub 2019 Dec 21.
Impact factor: 1.149
Publication type: Paper in international publication
Authors: Farinas, Oscar, Perez Prieto, Daniel, Grau, Santiago, Boisgard, Stephane, Monllau, Juan C, Vilarrodona, Anna, Lopez-Chicon, Patricia, Erivan, Roger et al.
DOI: 10.1007/s10561-019-09806-2

Thesis

Impacto del perfil inflamatorio del donante en el receptor pulmonar

PhD student: Aroa Gomez Brey
Director/s: Alberto Sandiumenge Camps, Irene Bello Rodríguez
University: Universidad Autònoma de Barcelona
Year: 2022

Estudio de la relación funcional de la expresión de PSTAT3(Ser 727), marcadores de angiogenesis i de respuesta inmune en pacientes con carcinoma renal de célula clara

PhD student: David Lorente García
Director/s: Anna Meseguer Navarro, Joan Morote Robles
University: Universidad Autònoma de Barcelona
Year: 2019

Mechanisms behind the oncogene-induced senescence (OIS) - oncogene induced apoptosis (OIA) decision in cells expressin p95HER2

PhD student: Cristina Bernadó Morales
Director/s: Joaquin Vicente Arribas López
University: Universidad Autònoma de Barcelona
Year: 2015

Factores de riesgo de mortalidad en la mediastinits aguda

PhD student: María Deu Martín
Director/s: Jose Antonio Maestre Alcacer, Manuel Armengol Carrasco
University: Universidad Autònoma de Barcelona
Year: 2008

Blog

News

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Clinical Researcher Hepato-bilio-pancreatic surgery (HBP) and liver transplant Group
Start date:
18/12/2023
End date:
01/01/2024
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Study Coordinator - Clinical research support unitDonation and Transplantation Coordination Unit
Start date:
25/05/2023
End date:
14/06/2023
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Internship - Donation and Transplantation Coordination Intern
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25/05/2023
End date:
14/06/2023
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