Nuria Montserrat

IBEC Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia


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She is Doctor “Cum Laude” in Biology from the University of Barcelona in 2006. 2001, Master’s Degree in Biological Experimentation. She is considered an international pioneer in the reprogramming and differentiation of pluripotent stem cells and in the field of organoid generation to understand the development of human organs for applications in precision medicine. She has made numerous national and international presentations, participating as a guest of honor in scientific and socio-economic forums (her participation in the summer forum of the world economic forum in China in 2019 stands out). She has also combined her career in scientific research with management (first as assistant to the direction of the Center for Regenerative Medicine of Barcelona under the direction of the renowned Spanish scientist Juan Carlos Izpisúa Belmonte, and more recently as assistant to the direction of translation and innovation at Bioengineering Institute of Catalonia under the direction of physicist and professor Josep Samitier).

Her research in the field of pluripotent stem cells and the generation of human organoids has been recognized on two consecutive occasions by the prestigious European Research Council (ERC), who has twice funded the activity of Dr. Montserrat in these research fields (ERC-Starting Grant 2014 and ERC-Consolidator Grant 2020). Her career has been recognized by the Íñigo Alvárez de Toledo Foundation (2019); the “Constantes y Vitales” award for the best biomedical publication (2020) and young talent in biomedical research (2022); the Young Investigator award from the prestigious international agency EMBO (2020), among others. Likewise, Dr. Montserrat has recently been selected in a competitive process by the Carlos III Health Institute (ISCIII) as coordinator of the National Platform of Biobanks and Biomodels of the ISCIII.