Talk of Dr. Armario in the I Jornada of PNECAT

Dr. Antonio Armario has been invited as a speaker to the I Jornada of the group PNECAT (Grup de Treball en Psiconeuroendocrinologia de la Societat Catalana de Psiquiatria i Salut Mental). He has given a talk about the Neurobiology of sexual steroids.

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Dr. Raül Andero selected as a member of the FENS Program Committee for FENS 2020

Dr. Raül Andero has been selected by the FENS Governing council as a member of the FENS Program Committee for FENS-2020, which will take place in Glasgow, 11 - 15 July 2020. Congratulations for this opportunity and good luck! 

You can find more information about the FENS Committee in the following link:

Conference of Dr. Roser Nadal at the Universitat de Girona

Dr. Roser Nadal will participate in the conference series of scientific dissemination and research about "Environmental effects on Health", organized by the research group NEOMA (Clinical anatomy, embryology and Neuroscience), from Universitat de Girona. She will give a talk titled "Stress and vulnerability to psychopathology" on Thursday, November 22, in Casa de Cultura (Girona) at 19h. If you want to know more about which factors influence vulnerability to develop stress-related psychopathologies, do not miss this talk!

BYNS 2018

Patricia Molina collaborates on the Barcelona Young Neuroscientist Symposium (BYNS) 2018, held in the Natural Sciences Museum of Barcelona on September 13rd and 14th, organized by the neurosciencists association Brain and Beer Barcelona (twitter: @BrainBeerBCN). PhD students anad postdocs in Neuroscience from Spain and abroad presented their research in a relaxed and stimulating atmosphere. They could also attend several workshops given by experts in topics of interest, such as workshop in Miniscopes (Dra. Megha Sehgal, University of California Los Angeles). Moreover, they could enjoy "Career Chats", where they had the opportunity to have a chat with scientists with a broad experience in different fields of Neuroscience, ranging from academia (Principal Investigators, such as Dr. Albert Quintana), to scientific industry and scientific communication (such as Dr. Guillermo Orts-Gil, de la Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology, European Office). Thanks to the eagerness of the attendees and the work carried out by the organization, BYNS 2018 was a success. We hope to see you in BYNS 2019! 

BYNS Combinat

Sofia presents her Master's project

Sofía Navarro, supervised by Dra. Roser Nadal and Dr. Antonio Armario has presented her Master's project of the Official Master in Neuroscience (INC-UAB) titled: "Impact of controllable and uncontrollable adolescent stress in Arc expression in rats". Congratulations for your hard work!

Courses for Chileans university students

Dr. Roser Nadal, along with the Escola de Postgrau at UAB and Dr Joaquín Gairín from psychopedagogy, co-organized two courses for Chileans students of psychological education during the first week of February: "Cognitive Neuroscience of development" and "Cognitive Neurostimulation" involving, among others, Antonio Armario, Raül Andero, Antonio Florido, etc.

B-Debate: Early Life Experiences. Vulnerability or Resilience?

Great success og scientific conferences on stress in childhood co-organized by the HPA group, particularly mention to Dr. Roser Nadal. Thanks to the organization, the speakers and attendees! #BDEarlyLife

XII Jornada de Recerca

There is going to be a scientific meeting on mental health in the "Parc Sanitari Sant Joan de Déu" on December 1st, and Dr. Roser Nadal has been invited as a lecturer.

For more information:

Are the parents' traumas inherited?

In a very didactic press article we try to solve this question, which was the basis of BDebate co-organized by Dr. Roser Nadal.

To read the news:

How animas models contribute to the understanding of clinic anxiety?

Dra. Roser Nadal is going to explain this during the next scientific meeting organized by the “Societat Catalana de Psiquiatria i Salut Mental”.

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Mental Health throughout the early stages of life

The HPA group, with Dr. Roser Nadal at the leadership, participated in the 3rd CORE Seminar on Mental Health on "Mental Health throughout the first stages of life".

For more information:

Raül Andero to INC Seminar

On October 21, our researcher, Raül Anders, will hold a seminar at the UAB INC, with the title: Translational mechanisms of fear memories.

Roser Nadal at “The Marcé Society”

Dra. Roser Nadal will be our Australian ambassador during the “2016 International Marcé Society Conference”.;

New students of the Master of Neuroscience

The whole group wants to give a warm welcome to the new master students who join our group: Laura, Arnau and Eric.

The many facets of stress

Dr. Roser Nadal has given this lecture in the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Girona, in the course “Physiology of Wellness: healthy mind in a healthy body”. 

Jesus Ubeda incorporated as a PhD student

Jesus Contreras Ubeda-Gallego de la Sacristana joined  the NEA research group as a PhD student. We give you a warm welcome!

NEA at FENS 2016

The research group has been represented at FENS 2016 held in Copenhagen by: Inés, Maria, Juan Antonio and Jordi.

Barcelona Computational, Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience (BARCCSYN) 2016

Dr. Roser Nadal co-organized the scientific forum on computer systems and its relationship with cognitive neuroscience on June 16 and 17, 2016.

For more informació:

Translational Mechanisms of Fear Memories

Lecture of our researcher, Raül Andero, at PRBB. Are you going to miss it?!

Scientific Meeting on stress

On the occasion of the Closing 2015-2016 will be held a scientific day on stress, addictions and mental disorders organized by the Catalan Society of Psychiatry and Mental Health. Dr. Rosa Nadal and Dr. Raül Anders will be guest speakers.

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Pint of Science – Stress

In this edition of the Pint of Science, scientific conferences in bars held all over the world (, Roser and Antonio participate with a talk about stress on May 24 at the Balius Bar (Poblenou, Barcelona).

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Roser Nadal gave a lecture at the PRBB

Great success of the conference "" Early life experiences: vulnerability or resilience? it has given Dr. Roser Nadal at PRBB on 11 March 2016.

Inés Cordón in Israel!

Our student Ines Cordón, has gone to a pre-doctoral stay of four months at "The Brain and Behavior Laboratory" headed by Dr. Gal Richter-Levin of the University of Haifa.

Thesis of Rui Pedro Santos Rosa

Our partner Rui Pedro Santos Rosa defends his doctoral thesis next April 14, 2016. We wish him good luck in defense as well as in the new step in his scientific career.

How the impact of stress changes with simultaneous administration of cocaine in rats?”. Directed by Dra. Roser Nadal.

Workshop: how the brain works?

Dras. Silvia Fuentes and Roser Nadal explains it on Tuesday 5 April at UAB as part of the “Setmana Saludable”.

For more information:

Raül Andero Galí, new researcher "Ramón y Cajal" at INc

Dr. Raül Andero, new researcher "Ramón y Cajal", joins INc working with the group of "Neurobiology of Stress and Addition" (NEA). Let us give him a warm welcome.

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Talk to the IMIM

This March 11 Dr. Roser Nadal will give a talk at IMIM entitled "Early life experiences: vulnerability or resilience". For more information:

INc and Oryzon Genomics together in a "Challenges-Collaboration" project

Dr. Roser Nadal and Antonio Armario have received funding from the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO), with the participation of UE (FEDER Funds),  within the program RETOS-COLABORACION (Challenges-Collaboration) to participate in the project entitled "Evaluation of the efficacy of epigenetic inhibitors in experimental models of human diseases".

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Thesis of Xavi Belda

Our partner Xavi Belda defends his doctoral thesis next Febrary 5, 2016. We wish him good luck in defense as well as in the new step in his scientific career.

Sensibilización de la respuesta emocional y neuroendocrina al estrés: Contribución de las características de los estímulos estresantes y mecanismos implicados”.  Directed by  Dr. Antonio Armario.

New position of Ancor Sanz

Our former fellow, Ancor Sanz, joins the “Unidad de Neurocirugía de la Epilepsia, Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas Hospital de la Princesa, Madrid, España.” We wish you luck in your new stage.

Teachers at Casa Elizalde

The Institute of Neurosciences of the UAB organizes a course of neurosciences in the house Elizalde of Barcelona (already we have 3 years) and the Dras. Roser Nadal and Silvia Fuentes are teachers.

"International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology" Meeting

Our group is attending to the "International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology" Meeting. For additional information, please, go here.

Rodent Behavioral Core

We are pleased to announce that our University has approved the creation of a “Rodent Behavioral Core” that will be leaded by our group. Our group will assist investigators and industry in all aspects of rodent behavior testing, including design, execution, analysis and discussion, to study psychiatric and neurological disorders.  In addition, we will offer specialized training sessions for the use of software and equipment, and equipment rental will be also available. Soon we will offer more information.

ICREA Acadèmia award ceremony

On the 1st of July, chaired by the Minister for Economy and Knowledge of the Catalan Government, took place the ICREA Acadèmia award ceremony. Thirty university professors from Catalan public universities received the award, that allows them to intensify their research for a period of five years. Roser Nadal was one of these investigators. For more information here is the link.ICREA CEREMONY PETITA




ICREA Acadèmia award ceremony (2)

On the 1st of July, chaired by the Minister for Economy and Knowledge of the Catalan Government, took place the ICREA Acadèmia award ceremony. Thirty university professors from Catalan public universities received the award, that allows them to intensify their research for a period of five years. Roser Nadal was one of these investigators. For more information here is the link.ICREA CEREMONY PETITA




"International Society for Developmental Psychobiology" Meeting

Our group is presenting at the "International Society for Developmental Psychobiology" Meeting. For further information, please go here.

Ramon y Cajal Awards

Our group is pleased to announce that two of our former PhD students have just received a "Ramon y Cajal" Award, Dr Raül Andero and Dr Cristina Márquez. Only two more researchers in all Spain have received the Award in the "Psychology" Section. For a full list of recipients, please go here.

PhD fellowship

Our group is looking for a PhD student. For more information::PhD ARMARIO NADAL

Dr Mauricio Papini is visiting our Institute

Dr Mauricio Papini is visiting our Institute, invited by our group. Dr Papini will participate in several activities co-organized by the 'Institut de Neurociències" and the CORE-UAB of Mental Health. For further information go here.

Our group is taking part in the "Gender-sensitive research workshop"

Roser Nadal has presented a lecture about "Sex and Gender in Psychobiological Research" in the "Gender-sensitive research workshop". For additional information go here.

New funded project MINECO RETOS 2015

Our group has received a MINECO Project for the period 2015-2017, entitled "Uncontrollable stress during adolescence as a factor of vulnerability to psychopathology: role of remodelling of prefrontal cortex circuits and dopaminergic system". For further information go here.

Anna Escrig joins the J. Hidalgo group, INc

Our former Master student, Anna Escrig, joins in our Institut de Neurociències the laboratory of Dr Juan Hidalgo, as a PhD student. We wish her good luck in the new position! For further information of her new group, go here.

In Memoriam Cristina Muñoz-Abellán (1982-2015)

Our beloved Cristina was traveling on the plane flying from Barcelona to Düsseldorf. Cristina was a member of our Institute from 2006 to 2011, and its loss immerses us in sorrow. We lost an angel. We have no words.


Roser Nadal, ICREA ACADÈMIA award

Roser Nadal has received the ICREA ACADÈMIA 2014 Award in Behavioral Sciences. For further information go here.

Anna Pallé joins the Cajal Institute

Our former Master student, Anna Pallé, joins the Cajal Institute (Madrid), to work in the laboratory of Dr José Luis Trejo, as a PhD student. We wish her good luck in the new position! For further information of her new group, go here.

Núria Daviu joins the University of Calgary

Our postdoc Núria Daviu joins Dr Jaideep Bains group in the Departament of Physiology and Pharmacology, in the University of Calgary (Canada). We wish her good luck! For additional information of her new group go here.

New Master student 2014-2015

Our welcome to the new Neuroscience Master student that joins our group during the year 2014-2015, Jesús Ubeda, from the University of València.

David Rotllant joins ORYZON GENOMICS

Our former postdoc David Rotllant joins ORYZON GENOMICS. For further information about ORYZON activities, see here.

Two PhD dissertations finalized in our group during 2013-2014

In the year 2013-2014 our group has presented two PhD dissertations, from ANCOR SANZ and IGNACIO JAVIER MARIN.

The Strategic Research Community (CORE) project in the UAB is born

The Strategic Research Community (CORE) project is born in the UAB to transversally promote and study Mental Health in several levels of analysis. For further information go here

New PhD students in our group

Our group has 4 new PhD students: Inés Cordón, Maria Sanchis, Juan Antonio Ortega and Jordi Pastor. From here we give them a warm welcome!

New Master students 2013-2014

Welcome to the new Master students 2013-2014 in our group: Alicia Rami, Anna Escrig, Anna Pallé and Maria Abellán.

Master Projects 2012-2013

Our students did a great job in the Master 2012-2013 project presentation: Abi Hatto, Juan Antonio Ortega, Juan Navarro and Maria Sanchis.

Cristina Rabasa joins the University of Gothenburg

Our postdoc Cristina Rabasa joins the Department of Physiology in the University of Gothenburg, in the laboratory of Dr Suzanne Dickson. We wish her good luck in the new position! For further information go here.

Master projects 2011-2012

Our Master students José Torres and Jordi Pastor just presented their Master project at the Institut de Neurociències. They did a good job!

New Master students 2012-2013

Welcome to the new Master students 2012-2013 in our group: Marina Gabriel, Juan Antonio Ortega and Maria Sanchis.

A new postdoc in our group, Nela Monasterio

We are happy to announce that our group has incorporated Dr Nela Monasterio by means of a CONACYT fellowship. She got her Bachelor’s degree in Biology in the Universidad de Guadalajara and the PhD in the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Welcome!

FENS Forum is approaching

The FENS Forum is approaching and our lab receives more visits of researchers from other countries. Dr Víctor Molina from the Facultad de Ciencias Químicas de la Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (Argentina) will visit us to establish a collaborative research. In addition, the PhD student Daniela Rodrigues de Oliveira from the Universidad Federal de São Paulo in Brazil will do a short stay in the lab paid by IBRO.

Our group participates in the Fair of Science and Technology

Among the activities of the Fair of Science and Technology organized by the City Hall of Barcelona, Roser Nadal will impart the next Saturday, 16th June, a talk for the general public about whether "The effects of stress can be transmitted across generations." You can see the program here.

Dr Eliana Barrios de Tomasi visits our lab

Dr Eliana Barrios De Tomasi  from the Instituto de Neurociencias of the Universidad de Guadalajara in México will visit our laboratory during a two weeks stay. Dr Barrios de Tomasi researches about alcohol addiction and food intake. During her stay she will also give us a talk.

Dr Dóra Zelena visits our lab

Dr Dóra Zelena from the Institute of Experimental Medicine in Budapest is visiting our lab for 3 weeks. Our group collaborates with Dr Zelena who, among other topics, investigates with Brattleboro rats, deficient in vasopressin. Brattleboro rats are an excellent tool to study the role of vasopressin in the Neurobiology of stress. During these weeks Dr Zelena will take part in the ongoing experiments and will give us a seminar in the Institut de Neurociències.

Dr Walter Adriani, from the Istituto Superiore di Sanità visits us

Next Friday 25th May at 15h, Dr Walter Adriani, from the Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Roma, will give us a lecture about “Delay aversion in rats and marmosets: impulsivity and risk-proneness in adolescence and in ADHD”.



Our group will participate in the FENS Forum.

Our group will take part in the FENS Forum that will be held next July in Barcelona. Roser Nadal, member of our group, is part of the local Organizing Committee. For more information go to the FENS Forum web.

Our group participates in the "Year of Neuroscience" Public Awareness activities.

Roser Nadal, member of the group “Neurobiology of stress and addiction” is part of the Scientific Committee that organizes the Public Awareness Activities for the Year of the Neuroscience 2012 in Barcelona. For more information go to the bcneurociencia web.

Prize Gemma Rosell i Romero

Our undergraduate students Juanant Ortega and Maria Sanchis are going to present their work “Can exposure to chronic stress protect from negative consequences of an acute severe stressor? to the Prize Gemma Rosell i Romero. Our congratulations for the experimental work and for their initiative!