With over twenty units with experience in the generation and characterisation of cellular biomodels, the ORGANOID HUB of the ISCIII Biobanks and Biomodels Platform offers the highest level and quality and cutting-edge services in the guidance, validation and production of organoids from adult stem cells and pluripotent stem cells. Our portfolio includes applications such as organ-on-a-chip and guidance in applications like genetic editing. We also provide guidance on issues in the ethical and legal realm.
IVÁN FERNÁNDEZ VEGA MD, PhD.
Medical doctor specialized in pathology (neuropathology division) that worked at the University Hospital of Alava (2013-2016) and since 2016 at the Central University Hospital of Asturias, being in turn responsible for the Neurological Tissue Bank of both the Basque Country and the Principality of Asturias respectively.
Assistant professor at the University of Oviedo, with over 14 years of teaching experience in the field of pathology (certified as associate professor by ANECA in 2020 and close to the full professor accreditation). Coordinator of the Neuropathology subject and director of the University Expert Course in Neurological Tissue Banks.
In the field of Pathology, he is the president of the Spanish Society of Pathology in the Principality of Asturias since 2020 and a member of the Board of Directors of that organization. Delegate member of the European Society of Pathology Academy (ESPA) representing the european pathologists under 35 during the period 2019-2023. He has obtained several awards as a project leader in national, european and international pathology congresses. Scientific director of the Biobank of the Principality of Asturias and Coordinator of the organoid hub of the National Platform of Biobanks and Biomodels of the ISCIII since 2023. Expert researcher in the study of surface and extracellular matrix proteoglycans, especially in cancer and neurodegenerative diseases. Director of several doctoral theses, master’s, and bachelor’s degree. Doctor of Medicine (2014), with Masters in Bioethics and Molecular Oncology. More than 80 scientific publications, 12 funded research projects, the most recent one on organoids.
Favourite quote: “I was born a scientist, but I became a medical doctor to be a scientist.”
Mentor: María Aurora Astudillo González, MD, PhD, DipRCPath. Former Coordinator of the organoid hub of the National Platform of Biobanks and Biomodels of the ISCIII.
Laura Batlle Morera
PhD in Stem Cell Biology. Head of Tissue Engineering Unit CRG.
Coordinator of the Quality Working Group of the Organoid Hub of the National Platform of Biobanks and Biomodels.
Patricia Pérez Galán
Is a researcher of the August Pi i Sunyer Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBAPS) in Barcelona, where she directs the Microenvironment in the Pathogenesis and Therapy of Lymphoma group.
Within the biomodels platform, she coordinates the organisation of the catalogue in the Organoid Hub.
Rocío Aguilar Quesada
Coordinator of the ELSI working group of the Organoid Hub. Technical Lead of the SSPA Biobank Coordination Node since 2009, she has geared her professional career toward launching and operating research support services and improving the processes of treating biological samples in the biobank framework, as well as the control of sample quality.