The Neuroscience Institute at Seville

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The ENI-Seville is currently fostered by the Neuroscience Program at the Institute of Biomedicine of Seville (IBiS) and the Department of Medical Physiology and Biophysics at the School of Medicine of the University of Seville. The major interests of the Neuroscience Program are related to neurodegenerative diseases, synaptopathies and cellular therapy (stem cell research).

The IBiS was created in 2006 by virtue of an agreement signed by the Departments of Health and Science of the Junta of Andalusia, the Andalusian Health Service, the University of Seville, and the Spanish Scientific Research Council (CSIC). The mission of IBiS is to contribute to the strengthening of biomedical research in Spain, with a view to becoming a research centre of excellence in Southern Europe. IBiS was established as a multidisciplinary biomedical research centre within the complex that houses the Virgen del Rocío University Hospital, a centre of high-level care, education and research. Its principal objective is to undertake competitive research at an international level on the causes of the most prevalent pathologies in the population, and to develop new methods for their diagnosis and treatment. 

IBiS is based on fundamental research at the molecular and cellular level with a view to promote the rapid transfer of knowledge to the clinical setting, at the same time improving the quality of clinical and epidemiological research. IBiS is divided into four major research areas: Neuroscience, Infectious diseases and the immune system, Oncohematology and Genetics, and Cardiovascular and respiratory pathology.
IBiS facilities are equipped with the appropriate instrumentation and trained technical personnel. The facilities include SPF animal facility, genomics and proteomics, bioinformatics, cell sorting, cell culture, histology and confocal microscopy. 

The IBiS leads the European Project ITRIBIS (http://www.itribis.ibis-sevilla.es/) a Coordination and Support Action funded by the Capacities European Call FP7-REGPOT-2012-2013-1. ITRIBIS is envisaged to enhance the IBiS' excellence and it is focused in two main research lines: cell degeneration (brain, heart, cancer) and antimicrobial resistance.

Team Lead

Name
Professor Rafael Fernández-Chacón – Molecular Biology of Presynaptic Function

Members

Name
  • Young Investigator
Dr. Luis M. Escudero – Complex Organization of Living Matter Lab
  • Young Investigator
Dr. Pablo Mir – Movement Disorders

Alumni

Name
  • Alumni
Professor José López Barneo – Cellular and Biophysical Neurobiology
  • Alumni
Dr. Ricardo Pardal – PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF NEURAL STEM CELLS
  • Alumni
Dr. Alberto Pascual – MECHANISMS OF NEURONAL MAINTENANCE