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Univesidad de Zaragoza

Univesidad de Zaragoza

#29 - Research Centre for prion diseases

Prof. Juan José Badiola


Team Leader: Prof. Juan José Badiola
Miguel Servet 177
Zaragoza, 50013, Spain
Contact: Prof. Juan José Badiola
Tel: +34 976762019
Fax: +34 976 762508
Institute website:

Main area of research

  • Diagnosis
  • Pathology
  • Genetics

Research Team Picture

Research Team

  • Researchers: 5
  • Technicians: 7
  • Postdocs: 0
  • PhD/MD Students: 3

Facility Picture

Facilities and Equipment

  • Laboratories: BSL1, BSL2, BSL3
  • General equipment: Microbiology, Cell culture, Pathology, Molecular biology, Histology
  • Special equipment: Confocal microscopy, Sequencer, RTPCR, Immunostainer Tissue bank

Main references

  • Hortells P, Monzón M, Monleón E, Acín C, Vargas A, Bolea R, Luján L, Badiola JJ. Pathological findings in retina and visual pathways associated to natural Scrapie in sheep. Brain Res. 2006. 1108(1):188-94.
  • Carmona P, Monzón M, Monleón E, Badiola JJ, Monreal J. In vivo detection of scrapie cases from blood by infrared spectroscopy. J Gen Virol. 2005. 86:3425-31.
  • Acín C, Martín-Burriel I, Goldmann W, Lyahyai J, Monzón M, Bolea R, Smith A, Rodellar C, Badiola JJ, Zaragoza P. Prion protein gene polymorphisms in healthy and scrapie-affected Spanish sheep. J Gen Virol. 2004. 85:2103-10.
  • Monleón E, Monzón M, Hortells P, Vargas A, Badiola JJ. Detection of PrP(sc) in samples presenting a very advanced degree of autolysis (BSE liquid state) by immunocytochemistry. J Histochem Cytochem. 2003. 51(1):15-8.
  • Badiola JJ, Monleón E, Monzón M, Acín C, Luján L, Fernández D, Simmons M, Vargas A. Description of the first cases of BSE in Spain. Vet Rec. 2002. 151(17):509-10.

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