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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Remo Suppi

Remo Suppi Boldrito

His research is oriented to, on the one hand, high performance simulation of agent-based models (ABM) of social applications such as movement of people in closed environments, emergency evacuation, spread of epidemics (Dengue/Zika). This objective is achieved using high-performance computing architectures such as local and cloud clusters (private and public). On the other hand, his work focuses to Big Data Processing: computing infrastructure and algorithms for the analysis, management and visualization of large data-sets (on-line and previously stored). His research activity is developed at the SGR HPC4EAS of the UAB.


Keywords: high performance simulation, high performance computing (HPC), ABM models, big data processing

Department of Computer Architecture and Operating Systems

Computer technology and architecture


Contact details Remo Suppi Boldrito

ORCID Remo Suppi Boldrito


Santiago Suriñach

Santiago Suriñach Cornet

He is an expert in the thermal analysis of materials.


Keywords: differential scannig calorimetry (DSC), thermogravimetry analysis, dilatometric analysis

Department of Physics

Materials science and metallurgical engineering


Contact details Santiago Suriñach Cornet

ORCID Santiago Suriñach Cornet


Jordi Surrallés

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

Department of Genetics and Microbiology



Contact details Jordi Surrallés Calonge

ORCID Jordi Surrallés Calonge


Marta Tafalla

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

Department of Philosophy

Aesthetics and Art Theory


Contact details Marta Tafalla González

ORCID Marta Tafalla González


Santiago Tejedor

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 (, creator of the web tuAventura ( and promoter of the AIKA education portal ( Every year he travels with students from all over Spain with the Tahina-Can Expedition (, 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

Department of Journalism and Communications Studies



Contact details Santiago Tejedor Calvo

ORCID Santiago Tejedor Calvo


Deborah Temple

Déborah Temple

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

Department of Animal and Food Science

Animal Science


Contact details Déborah Temple

ORCID Déborah Temple


Marina Tomàs

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

Department of Applied Pedagogy

Education and Educational Organisation


Contact details Marina Tomàs Folch

ORCID Marina Tomàs Folch


Pere Torner

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

Department of Surgery

Traumatology and orthopaedics


Contact details Pere Torner Pifarré

ORCID Pere Torner Pifarré


Joan Torregrosa

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

Department of Mathematics

Applied mathematics


Contact details Joan Torregrosa Arús

ORCID Joan Torregrosa Arús


Francesc Torres

Francesc Torres Canals

Expert in Micro and Nanosystems and Micro and Nanofabrication.


Keywords: MEMS, NEMS, electronics, microfabrication, nanofabrication

Department of Electronic Engineering

Tecnología electrónica


Contact details Francesc Torres Canals

ORCID Francesc Torres Canals


Lluis Tort

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

Department of Cellular Biology, Physiology and Immunology



Contact details Lluís Tort Bardolet

ORCID Lluís Tort Bardolet


Anna Tous

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

Department of Journalism and Communications Studies



Contact details Anna Tous Rovirosa

ORCID Anna Tous Rovirosa