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Marc Torrent
  • Biography
  • I graduated in Biochemistry in 2004 and obtained my PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in 2009 from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). Just after receiving my PhD, I started my postdoctoral research at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF). In 2011, I was awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship to continue my research at the Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, UK. In 2013, I was recognized with the Young Investigator Award from the American Association for Microbiology. I returned back to Spain in 2014 as a Ramon y Cajal Fellow at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UAB.
    I am interested in understanding how pathogenic bacteria interact with host cells and how the innate immune system reacts to infection. We use a multidisciplinary approach including systems biology, biophysics and computational biology to uncover the host-pathogen interactome with the aim to design new therapeutic avenues against infections. The aim of my research is to discover new antimicrobials, with special emphasis in fighting multi-drug resistant pathogens.
     
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  • Research groups
  • Systems Biology of Infection Lab
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  • Publications
    1. Marc Torrent*, Guilhem Chalancon, Natalia S. de Groot, Madan Babu: Cells alter their tRNA abundance to selectively regulate protein expression during stress conditions (2018) Science Signalling 11: eaat6409.Editor's pick for Focus on Stress Response by Sebastian Peichmann. Featured in UAB News.
    2. David Pulido, Rocío Rebollido-Rios, Javier Valle, David Andreu, Ester Boix, Marc Torrent*: Structural similarities in the CPC clip motif explain peptide-binding promiscuity between glycosaminoglycans and lipopolysaccharides (2017) Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 14: 20170423.
    3. Núria Crua, Natalia S. de Groot, Marc Torrent*: Centrality in the host-pathogen interactome is associated with pathogen fitness during infection (2017) Nature Communications, 8: 14092. Editor’s pick for Nature Communications Collection Complexity in Research: Network medicine.
    4. Natalia S. de Groot, Marc Torrent: Is membrane homeostasis the missing link between inflammation and neurodegenerative diseases? (2015) Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences 72(24):4795-4805.
    5. Marc Torrent, David Pulido, M Victòria Nogués, Ester Boix: Exploring new biological functions of amyloids: bacteria cell agglutination mediated by host protein aggregation (2012) PLoS Pathogens 8(11):e1003005. Highlighted in F1000 prime.
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  • ResearcherID:  A-5171-2010

    Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Marc_Torrent
     
 

 

 

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