Expert guide

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.

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Virginia Luzón

Virginia Luzón Fernández

PhD in Audiovisual Communication, her work is divided mainly into two related areas: the history of the media and their new technologies. It has focused on the relationship of the media with the broader changes in society and new technologies, specifically on the changes that newsrooms have suffered with technological convergence and the significance of these changes in the contents of the news. She develops various lines of research in television, film, comics, youth, gender and sports in audiovisual media.


Keywords: cinema, television, comics, youth, gender, sports, narrative

Department of Audiovisual Communication and Advertising

Audiovisual communication and advertising


Contact details Virginia Luzón Fernández

ORCID Virginia Luzón Fernández


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Mercè Magaña Juárez

She is an expert in business plan and financial management.


Keywords: business plan, financial management

Department of Business

Business organization


Contact details Mercè Magaña Juárez

ORCID Mercè Magaña Juárez


Assumpció Malgosa

Assumpció Malgosa

She works in the study of human remains of both archaeological and current contexts, so the field of research is both physical and forensic anthropology. The studies she performs are very holistic and range from the osteological description to molecular studies (DNA), including paleodemography, paleopathology or paleodiet; all this to reconstruct the lives of individuals and the population from their remains, mainly skeletal. In the forensic field, the analyzes are directed at the identification.


Keywords: anthropology, skeletal remains, ancient DNA, paleodiet, paleopathology, diseases, antiquity, forensic anthropology, forensic DNA, identification

Department of Animal Biology, Plant Biology and Ecology

Physical Anthropology


Contact details Assumpció Malgosa

ORCID Assumpció Malgosa


Ernest Marco

Ernest Marco Urrea

He is a member of the Biodegradation of Industrial Contaminants and Waste Valorization Group. His main research interest is the biological treatment of soils and groundwaters contaminated with chlorinated compounds. His research focuses on the application of techniques to assess the biodetoxification potential of contaminated groundwaters ; the understanding of the physiology, biochemistry and genomics of organohalide-respiring bacteria; and the application of this knowledge to implement projects to remediate groundwaters contaminated with chlorinated compounds in collaboration with different remediation companies.


Keywords: groundwater, soil, contamination, chlorinated compounds, bacteria, bioremediation, toxicity

Department of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering

Chemical Engineering


Contact details Ernest Marco Urrea

ORCID Ernest Marco Urrea


Jean Didier

Jean-Didier Maréchal

Professor Maréchal's field of expertise is the development and application of molecular modeling methods. Its main lines of research are located in the interface between chemistry, biology and materials science (eg. nanomolecules) and include the design of new (bio) catalysts and drug design. One of the singularities of its group is to work intensively with biosystems that mediated its activity thanks to transition metals. His team has created different software recently as a new molecular design program called GaudiMM and a free and extensive platform for Multiscale computing called Tangram.


Keywords: molecular modeling, computational chemistry, multiscale modelign, software development, catalysis, biomolecules, docking, molecular dynamics, drug and enzyme design, nanochemistry

Department of Chemistry

Physical Chemistry


Contact details Jean-Didier Maréchal

ORCID Jean-Didier Maréchal


Diana Marre

Diana Marre

Social and cultural anthropologist expert in reproductive decisions and processes (adoption -domestic and international, regular and irregular, with gamete and embryo donation and surrogacy-; family and childhood diversity; gender and sexual diversity; sexual and reproductive health; perinatal loss and death.



reproductive decisions and processes, adoption, gamete and embryo donation, surrogacy, family and childhood diversity, gender and sexualities, sexual and reproductive health, perinatal loss and death

Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Social Anthropology


Contact details Diana Marre

ORCID Diana Marre


Joaquim Martí

Joaquim Martí Clua

His research interest has focused on the generation, differentiation and neuronal death during the development of the central nervous system. The goal of his research group is to determine how several rodent spontaneous mutations alters the normal growth of encephalic regions. They also analyze the effect of neurotoxic agents exposure during the prenatal and perinatal life. Highlight his interest for the histological characterization of animal models of Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases. From a methodological point of view, he works on cytochemical and immunocytochemical procedures. The use of tritiated thymidine autoradiography and electron microscopic are extensive.


Keywords: central nervous system, neuroepithelium, cell cycle, neurogenetic timetable, neurogenetic gradient, glial cell, ectopia, apoptosis

Department of Cellular Biology, Physiology and Immunology

Cell biology


Contact details Joaquim Martí Clua

ORCID Joaquim Martí Clua


Martí Fábregas

Joan Martí Fábregas

He is an expert in cerebrovascular diseases, including ischemic stroke and intracerebral hemorrhage; intravenous and endovascular reperfusion therapies in acute ischemic stroke; neurosonology; prevention and treatment of hematoma growth; intracranial hemorrhage due to anticoagulants and amyloid angiopathy.



Keywords: stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage


Ferran Martin

Ferran Martín

He is an expert in RF/Microwave Engineering, mainly in the following fields: advanced communication circuit design, with compact size, high performance and novel functionallities, on the basis of concepts inspired by metamaterials and artificial transmission lines, among others; Microwave Sensors, including encoders and sensors for motion control, sensors for dielectric characterization and biosensors; radiofrequency identification (RFID) systems, with especial emphasis on chipless-RFID and applications (e.g., secure paper).


Keywords: radiofrequency, microwaves, metamaterials, microwave sensors, RFID

Department of Electronic Engineering



Contact details Ferran Martín

ORCID Ferran Martín


Margarita Martín

Margarita Martín Castillo

She is interested in infectious diseases of domestic animals, especially pigs. Her main projects are related to the epidemiology, pathogenesis and diagnosis of endemic and emergent viral infections of swine.



animal health, infectious diseases, zoonoses, One Health, swine, hepatitis E, PRRS, coronavirus, rotavirus

Department of Animal Health and Anatomy

Animal Health


Contact details Margarita Martín Castillo

ORCID Margarita Martín Castillo


Reinaldo Martínez

Reinaldo Martínez Fernández

He is dedicated to the study of learning and teaching processes based on the identification of "learning patterns". In this respect, he is interested in the conceptions and learning orientations, as well as in the processing- and regulation strategies. The samples for analysis correspond to Ibero-American students with interest in the role of the cultural dimension in understanding and optimizing the ways of learning; from Primary Education to Higher Education.


Keywords: learning, teaching, primary school, high school, higher education, self-regulation

Department of Basic, Developmental and Educational Psychology

Developmental and Educational Psychology


Contact details Reinaldo Martínez Fernández

ORCID Reinaldo Martínez Fernández


David Martínez Fiol

David Martínez Fiol

First World War, Catalan and Spanish Volunteers in the First World War, Crisis of 1917 in Spain, Catalanism, corporatism, unionism 1900-1939, Spanish Second Republic, Spanish Civil War, Officials II Republic.


Keywords: First World War, Catalan and Spanish Volunteers in the First World War, Crisis of 1917 in Spain, Catalanism, corporatism, unionism 1900-1939, Spanish Second Republic, Spanish Civil War

Department of Modern and Early Modern History

Contemporary history


Contact details David Martínez Fiol

ORCID David Martínez Fiol