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The VHIR, in its teaching area, aims to promote and develop academic activity in the area of translational and clinical research, promoting the creation of new teaching initiatives and contributing to channelling the training opportunities that arise from the scientific and healthcare community at VHIR, with the aim of transferring the knowledge deriving from our research to society through the training of research personnel of excellence.

The VHIR is a center that offers university education attached to the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB).

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We would like the VHIR to become consolidated as an academic institution of reference at an international level and to be recognised for the quality and innovation of our teaching in the area of biomedical research. We want to train professionals of excellence, recognised for their expertise, commitment and capacity to contribute to the success of the translational biomedical research of the future and become leaders.


The Teaching Strategic Plan for 2021-2025 establishes the following strategic lines:

  • Deliver quality training at all levels.
  • Provide visibility and promote the training capacity of VHIR.
  • Internationalise the training offer.
  • Conceptualise the processes to obtain an efficient and sustainable management model.
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Since 2013 the VHIR is a University Research Institute attached to the Autonomous University of Barcelona and has its own teaching structure and academic organisation, enabling it to deliver official university training at first degree and postgraduate levels, as well as ongoing training and specialised courses. The interdisciplinary talent, international projection, and scientific production indicators of the lecturers and researchers of the VHIR guarantee the quality of our teaching.

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Chromatin remodeling in neuroblastoma: BAF complex links epigenetics to metastasis

PhD student: Carlos Gonzalo Jimenez Jimenez
Director/s: Miguel Segura Ginard
University: Universidad Autònoma de Barcelona
Year: 2022

Prognostic and therapeutic significance of KIF11 in neuroblastoma

PhD student: Marc Masanas Jimenez
Director/s: Miguel Segura Ginard, Soledad Gallego Melcón, Anna Santamaria Margalef
University: Universidad Autònoma de Barcelona
Year: 2022

Role of nuclear receptor ROR?1 in white adipose tissue

PhD student: maria Vila Rovira
Director/s: Josep A Villena Delgado
University: Universidad Autònoma de Barcelona
Year: 2022

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

Posada a punt i aplicació d'una nova tècnica per a la caracterització del reservori del VIH i avaluació d'un nou compost natural com a agent reversor de la latència

PhD student: Judit Grau Exposito, Judit Grau Exposito
Director/s: María José Buzón Gómez
University: Universidad Autònoma de Barcelona
Year: 2020

Los picornavirus. De la levedad a la gravedad

PhD student: Cristina Andrés Vergés
Director/s: Tomàs Pumarola Suñé
University: Universidad Autònoma de Barcelona
Year: 2019

Novel tools to study aggressive prostate cancer

PhD student: Valentina Maggio
Director/s: Joan Morote Robles, Rosanna Paciucci Barzanti
University: Universidad Autònoma de Barcelona
Year: 2019

Identification of novel biomarkers of response to regorafenib for patients with colorectal cancer

PhD student: Priscila Guimaraes De Marcondes
Director/s: Diego Arango Corro
University: Universidad Autònoma de Barcelona
Year: 2019

Aplicación clínica de los paneles de genes de susceptabilidad al cáncer: caracterización de variantes en genes de riesgo e impacto psicológico

PhD student: Irene esteban Marcos
Director/s: Juan Pedro Barret Nerín, Manuel Armengol Carrasco
University: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Year: 2019


Our alumni are very important to us. The VHIR looks after its students and their professional future. Once you finish the Master’s at the VHIR, don’t leave the Vall Hebron Campus behind; you will always be a part of it. So, if you decide to form part of the VHIR Alumni Community, you will be able to stay in contact with your colleagues and enjoy many other benefits.