UAB Experts Guide for journalists
This guide contains a list of researchers from different areas of knowledge who put their expertise at the disposal of the media. If you need help in finding an expert for a specific subject or contacting with one of the members of our lecturing staff, please contact our Communication Unit by phone at (+34) 935868228 or by e-mail.
Jordi Surrallés Calonge
His research interests are genetics and therapy of cancer-prone rare genetic syndromes with defective DNA repair with special focus in Fanconi anemia. He also investigates the genetics of familiar cancer syndromes and performs therapeutic research including gene and cell therapy approaches and cell-based drug screening platforms. A long term goal is to understand the mechanisms that maintain genome stability and protect us from disease, cancer, and ageing and to translate this knowledge to develop novel therapeutic and diagnostic strategies.
Keywords: genomic instability, Fanconi anemia, BRCA1, BRCA2, DNA repair, mutation, genetic predisposition to cancer, rare diseases, diagnosis, therapy
Marta Tafalla González
Philosopher, specialized in environmental aesthetics, environmental ethics, animal ethics, human rights.
Keywords: landscape, garden, natural beauty, nature, biodiversity, environmental catastrophe, animal, non-human person, animal rights, human rights
Santiago Tejedor Calvo
Degree in Journalism (Extraordinary Mention) and a PhD in Journalism from the UAB, PhD in Project Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC). Author of books and articles on communication, education, journalism and technology. He is co-director of the Funiversity (www.funiversity.es), creator of the web tuAventura (www.tuaventura.org) and promoter of the AIKA education portal (www.aikaeducacion.com). Every year he travels with students from all over Spain with the Tahina-Can Expedition (www.tahina-can.org), which he coordinates. Research on cyberjournalism, media literacy, travel journalism, social networks, gamification and storytelling.
Keywords: cyberjournalism, media literacy, travel journalism, social networks, gamification, storytelling
She works as a researcher at the animal welfare grup from the vet school. Special interest in practical intervention strategies to improve welfare on farm and animal welfare education. Her research usually involves working with farmers and other stakeholders to develop practical, welfare friendly and sustainable methods of keeping farmed animals. Participation in projects to investigate the value of participatory approaches to innovation on different livestock sectors.
Keywords: animal welfare, veterinary sciences, behaviour, poultry, hens, pigs, cattle, red mite
Marina Tomàs Folch
Expert in organization, management and leadership in educational institutions and in the university in particular. He has developed with his team a line of research around the change of culture in universities and the need for an innovative culture. In many of her studies she has incorporated the gender perspective. His research is applied and uses both quantitative and qualitative methodologies.
Keywords: organizational culture, school, university, leadership, organization and management of education, innovation and gender
Pere Torner Pifarré
Expert on Orthopaedic surgery and Traumatology. He is President of the Catalan Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology.
Keywords: traumatology, orthopaedic surgery, hip prosthesis, knee prosthesis
Joan Torregrosa Arús
Dynamical systems and ordinary differential equations. Qualitative theory of planar differential equations. Limit cycles and 16th Hilbert problem. Piecewise differential equations. Abel equations. Chebyshev systems and zeros of real functions.
Keywords: dynamical systems, ordinary differential equations, qualitative theory
Francesc Torres Canals
Expert in Micro and Nanosystems and Micro and Nanofabrication.
Keywords: MEMS, NEMS, electronics, microfabrication, nanofabrication
Lluís Tort Bardolet
Specialist in comparative animal physiology and expert in fish stress and the endocrine, metabolic and immune responses. His studies are connected to aquaculture, fish health and immunity, new diets supplemented with immunostimulants, prebiotics or probiotics, physico-chemical and biological conditions of water, recirculation systems and efficiency in aquatic production. His work on stress has included the effects of manipulations, high densities, contamination by metals or nanoplastics or social interactions among individuals. These studies are also the basis for assessing and regulating the animal welfare criteria in fish.
Keywords: stress, animal welfare, fish, aquaculture, immune response, endocrine response, animal welfare, stress indicators, welfare indicators, aquaculture production, fish farm
Anna Tous Rovirosa
She is a researcher on Audiovisual Narrative, TV Analysis and TV Fiction Interactivity. She has published several books and papers about US TV Series, as well as Catalan and Spanish TV Series. She is member of Ofent and Localcom research groups.
Keywords: television, series, fiction, audiovisual narrative, interactivity
Francesc Trillas Jané
He is an expert on economic impact of politics, regulated industries and economics of sport. Historically, Trillas has focused on the economy of regulated sectors in network industries, especially on the functioning of their regulatory agencies. More recently he has conducted lectures and research in sports economy, particularly in the aspects of rationality and incentives, as well as in sports institutions and corruption taking place mainly in football. He also has worked on the impact political processes have on the economy, including the economics of federalism.
Keywords: regulation, politics, sport
Antonio José Trujillo Mesa
Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, specializing in Food Science (UAB), is director of the Center for Innovation, Research and Transfer in Food Technology (CIRTA-UAB), and researcher in the Research and Innovation Group in New Technologies of the Agrifood Sector (GRINTAL-UAB). Expert in milk and dairy products (cow, goat and sheep), traditional technologies (heat treatments) and new or emerging technologies based on high pressures (high-hydrostatic pressure and homogenization at ultra-high pressure).
Keywords: milk, dairy products, new or emerging technologies, high-hydrostatic pressure, ultra-high pressure homogenization, thermal treatments