Area: Neurosciences

Area coordinator: Dra. Rosa Maria Soler Tatché

Neuroscience is a multidisciplinary area that studies the nervous system in its structure, function, development and pathology. IRBLleida groups investigate neurological and psychiatric diseases addressing molecular, cellular and clinical aspects.

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Biological foundations of mental disorders

Group leaders
  • Maria Mur Lain
  • Josep Pifarre Paredero

The Group comprises mainly members of the Psychiatry service of the Santa Maria University Hospital, Lleida and biomedical research is conducted by sub-teams that share a common interest in the study of the biological bases of various mental disorders, mainly bipolar disorder, psychotic disorder and personality disorder...

Clinical neurosciences

Group leader
  • Francisco Purroy Garcia

The Clinical Neurosciences group was created with the aim of bringing together all the neurological research carried out in the Lleida hospital setting in 2008...

Evolutionary Developmental Neurobiology

Group leaders
  • Loreta Medina Hernandez
  • Ester Desfilis Barcelo

The group's research focuses on the study of the amygdala, a very complex brain structure involved in the control of emotions, social behavior and cognition, which is altered in all psychiatric disorders...

Experimental Neuromuscular Pathology

Group leader
  • Jordi Calderó Pardo

The group studies the cellular and molecular bases of neuromuscular disorders, particularly, motoneuron diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)...

Molecular and developmental neurobiology

Group leader
  • Joaquim Egea Navarro

Our goal is the characterization of new molecular mechanisms involved in the formation (development) and remodelling (adult neurogenesis) of the neuronal circuits in the vertebrate nervous system...

Neurocognition, psychobiology of the personality and behavioral genetics

Group leader
  • Anton Aluja Fabregat

The researchers converge in the interest in the search for the biological bases of personality and their disorders...


Group leader
  • Luis Brieva Ruiz

The objectives of our research team are: To uncover knowledge of the as yet undiscovered etiopatological processes, of Multiple Sclerosis...

Neuronal Signalling Unit

Group leader
  • Rosa Maria Soler Tatche

The Neuronal Signaling Unit is a research group focused on the study of the mechanisms of degeneration of neurons in the framework of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (AME)...