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Wednesday May 27th, 2015

IDIBAPS researchers discover a new mechanism that allows cells to take advantage of fat excess

IDIBAPS researchers have discovered the mechanism by which two cell organelles, lipid droplets (LDs) and mitochondria, interact to exchange the fatty acids that the LDs contain to mitochondria to produce energy during nutrient starvation. This is achieved thanks to special microtubules, as a kind of highway, on which LDs relocate and move up to the mitochondria. The work has been published in the journal Nature Communications and is led by Dr. Albert Pol, ICREA Professor of the Cell Compartments and Signaling IDIBAPS team and professor in the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Barcelona (UB). The first authors of this paper, made in collaboration with the University of Queensland (Australia) and the University of California (USA), are Dr. Albert Herms and Dr. Marta Bosch, researchers from the IDIBAPS team.

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Wednesday April 22nd, 2015

Dr. Albert Pol awarded with a Human Frontier Science Program research grant

Dr. Albert Pol, ICREA Professor of the Cell Compartments and Signaling IDIBAPS team and professor in the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Barcelona (UB), has received a grant from the prestigious foundation Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP), as a member of an international team which involves four research groups. The project, which coordinator is Prof.  Steven P. Gross, from the University of California (Irvine), aims to study if our cells are capable of producing antibiotic proteins in order to identify them. This is the first time that an IDIBAPS’ researcher is awarded with a grant from this foundation and, this year, his group has been the only one in Spain that has received funding.

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Friday October 19th, 2012

Dr. Steven Gross offers an IDIBAPS Seminar about the role of lipid droplets on the organismal antibacterial response

Cells are highly structured, and this structure is created and maintained using the cytoskeleton in conjunction with molecular motors. Dr. Steven Gross is an international reference in the in vivo study of cellular cargo transport. He visited IDIBAPS on September 13th invited by Dr. Albert Pol, from the IDIBAPS team Cell proliferation and signaling. Dr. Gross is Professor of Developmental and Cell Biology and Professor of Physics at the School of Biological Sciences, University of California, Irvine (USA).

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