Area: Neurosciences

Area coordinator: Dr. Ana Garcera Teruel and Dr. Gerard Piñol Ripoll

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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+Pec Proteomics

Group leaders
  • Xavier Gallart Palau
  • Aida Serra Maqueda

+PPRG aims to apply next-generation clinical proteomics, mass spectrometry and Systems Biology to the uncovering of altered intercellular communication mechanisms associated with neuropathology and systemic pathologies...

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 environment in 2008...

Cognition and Behavior Study Group

Group leader
  • Gerard Piñol Ripoll

The Cognition and Behaviour Study Group is a consolidated research group recognised by the Generalitat de Catalunya...

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 basis of neuromuscular disorders, particularly motor neuron diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)...

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 Neuroimmunology group is a translational group made up of clinical and basic researchers and researchers collaborating with other centres that complement our experience in neuroimmunology...

Neuronal Signalling Unit

Group leader
  • Rosa Maria Soler Tatche

The Neuronal Signalling Unit is a research group specialised in the study of the survival of motor neurons and the pathologies associated with the degeneration of these cells...