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Institut Neuropatologia / Hospital Universitari Bellvitge

Institut Neuropatologia / Hospital Universitari Bellvitge

#28 - Institut de Neuropathologia, Servei Anatomia Patològica

Prof. Isidro Ferrer


Team Leader: Prof. Isidro Ferrer
Calle Feixa Llarga sn
Hospitalet de LLobregat (Barcelona), 08907, Spain
Contact: Prof. Isidro Ferrer
Tel: +34 93 2607452
Fax: +34 93 4035808
Institute website:

Main area of research

  • Degenerative diseases of the nervous system with abnormal protein aggregates
  • Miofibillar myopathies

Research Team

  • Researchers: 3
  • Technicians: 8
  • Postdocs: 4
  • PhD/MD Students: 8

Facility Picture

Facilities and Equipment

  • Laboratories: BSL3
  • General equipment: Cell Biology, Cell culture, Pathology, Neurobiology, Biochemistry, Molecular biology, Histology
  • Special equipment: Special equipment available at the Scientific and Technical Services and Scientific Park of the University of Barcelona

Main references

  • Freixes M, Rodriguez A, Dalfó E, Ferrer I. Oxidation, glycoxidation, lipoxidation, nitration, and responses to oxidative stress in the cerebral cortex in Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Neurobiol Aging 27: 1807-1815 (2006)
  • Rodriguez A, Martin M, Albasanz JL, Barrachina M, Espinosa JC, Torres JM, Ferrer I. Adenosine A1 receptor protein levels and activity is increased in the cerebral cortex in Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and in Bovine spongiform encephalopathy-infected bovine-PrP mice. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol 65: 964-975 (2006)
  • Ferrer I, Armstrong J, Capellari S, Parchi P, Arzberger T, Bell J, Budka H, Ströbel T, Giaccone G, Rossi G, Bogdanovic N, Fakai P, Schmitt A, Riederer P, Al-Sarraj S, Ravid R, Kretzschmar H. Effects of formalin fixation, paraffin embedding, and time of storage on DNA preservation in brain tissue: A BrainNet Europe study. Brain Pathology 17: 297-303 (2007)
  • Ferrer I, Santpere G, Arzberger T, Bell J, Blanco R, Boluda S, Budka H, Carmona M, Giaccone G, Krebs B, Limido L, Parchi P, Puig B, Strammiello R, Strobel T, Kretzschmar H. Brain protein preservation largely depends on the postmortem storage temperature: implications for study of proteins in human neurologic diseases and management of brain banks: a BrainNet Europe Study. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol 66:35-46 (2007)
  • Dalfo E, Ferrer I. Early-alpha-synuclein lipoxidation in neocortex in Lewy body diseases. Neurobiol Aging 29: 408-417 (2008)

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