Research > Epidemiology, Infectious Diseases and Public Health

Genetics of complex diseases

The group has been conducting research since January 1995 in the study of the genetic variability of the Vitamin D Receptor and its role in the susceptibility to HIV infection and the clinical progression of AIDS. To carry out this work the group has established collaborations with the Internal Medicine Service of the Arnau de Vilanova University Hospital and research groups of other hospitals and universities in Spain. The group currently coordinates an interdisciplinary research compraising by doctors and researchers from the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, the University of Jaén and the University of Santiago de Compostela to study the role of the vitamin D receptor in HIV infection that causes AIDS Following a strategy of "genes candidates" we are currently evaluating the role of allelic variants of different genes involved in the metabolism of vitamin D.

Featured publications

Aguilar-Jimenez, W; Zapata, W; Rivero-Juarez, A; Pineda, JA; Laplana, M; Taborda, NA; Biasin, M; Clerici, M; Caruz, A; Fibla, J; Rugeles, MT

Genetic associations of the vitamin D and antiviral pathways with natural resistance to HIV-1 infection are influenced by interpopulation variability

Infection Genetics And Evolution 73 276-286. .


Oromi, N; Jove, M; Pascual-Pons, M; Royo, JL; Rocaspana, R; Aparicio, E; Pamplona, R; Palau, A; Sanuy, D; Fibla, J; Portero-Otin, M

Differential metabolic profiles associated to movement behaviour of stream-resident brown trout (Salmo trutta)

PLOS ONE 12 -. .


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Group leader/s

Joan Fibla Palazon

Joan Fibla Palazon

Biomedicine I / Biomedicina I
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