Group leader · Genomics for the diagnosis of rare diseases
Group leader · Paediatric Tumour Epigenetics Group
Dr. Martín Iriondo
“The goal of our research is to reduce the morbidity of newborn babies with problems and improve their long-term development.”
It can be rightly said that the driving force behind the research carried out by the Neonatology Department at the Sant Joan de Déu Barcelona Children's Hospital was Dr Xavier Krauel, who laid the first stone of what is now the Neonatology Research Group at the Sant Joan de Déu Research Institute (IRSJD), led by Dr Martín Iriondo, the current head of the department.
"For us patient participation is crucial to developing the project and improving their quality of life in the future."
Dr Sara Siddi from the Sant Joan de Déu Research Institute · Sant Joan de Déu Health Park is a member of the RADAR-CNS European project, which was launched in 2016 and will end in March 2022. The project has already recruited more than 400 participants from around Europe suffering from depression
The discovery of GDF15 overexpression in patients with mitochondrial disease opened a door towards an improvement in their diagnosis
Dr. Ceciclia Jiménez-Mallebrera leads a translational research team focused on childhood neuromuscular diseases. Her laboratory works with the Neuromuscular Unit, Neuropaediatrics Service, at the Hospital Sant Joan de Déu (HSJD). They work together to improve the diagnosis and treatment of these diseases, with the goal of improving the quality of life of the affected children.