Laia de Nadal

Vice-president and Rector of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Laia de Nadal (Barcelona, 1972) graduated in Veterinary Science from the Autonomous University of Barcelona and subsequently completed her doctorate in the same discipline, specializing in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, in 2000. Later, she did postdoctoral research stays as a Ramón y Cajal researcher at the Pompeu Fabra University and the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) in Zurich.

She is currently a professor at the Department of Medicine and Life Sciences (MELIS) at Pompeu Fabra University. He teaches the degrees in Human Biology and Biomedical Engineering, and also directs several doctoral theses.

In terms of research, she co-directs the Cell Signaling Research Group, affiliated to the Barcelona Biomedical Research Institute, which studies how cells respond and adapt to changes in their environment. The group focuses on characterizing the signaling process, the biological targets and the regulation of physiological functions, such as the cell cycle and the expression of genes necessary for the organism's adaptation to stress. In addition, she is a member of different scientific panels and has been awarded the ICREA Academy award in the 2012 and 2020 editions.

In the field of management, she has been deputy director of the Department of Health and Life Sciences, and since May 2021 she held the position of vice-rector of Knowledge Transfer at the UPF.

Laia de Nadal