Research Groups

Group name: Biomedical Applications of Magnetic Resonance research group (GABRMN)

Principal investigator: Carles Arús Caraltó

Research lines: The main objective of the GABRMN research group is to develop non-invasive techniques to assess the therapeutic response in brain tumors, especially glioblastoma. Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most common aggressive primary brain tumor in adults, with a short survival time even after aggressive therapy. Non-invasive surrogate biomarkers of therapeutic response may be relevant for improving patient survival. GABRMN is developing these biomarkers, using noninvasive magnetic resonance (spectroscopy and imaging) – MRI, MRS and MRSI. 



Group name: Center for Hardware-Software Prototypes and Solutions (CEPHIS)

Principal investigator: Jordi Carrabina

Research lines: The Center for Hardware-Software Prototypes and Solutions focuses its research, development and innovation activities on the design of Internet-of-Things systems (device, edge, cloud, AI) based on computation and communication platforms at different levels (HW, FW, eSW, aSW, web) to increase the performance, efficiency and productivity in the implementation of application specific ICT systems with special focus in wearables/eHealth applications.

The main research lines are: Flexible Electronics, Bioinformatics, Sensors, Microsystems, Medical devices, Microelectronics design, Internet of Thinks, Reconfigurable and Mobile Systems, Embedded systems, embedded High Performance Computing, FPGA/GPU accelerators for HPC, APPs.

Spin-offs: Mirakonta, Aggrupa Networks, Aitech, eComunicat Electronics, Novatech Argentviu, Histeresys


Group name: Biomonitorization Group (GBIO)

Principal investigator: Jordi Aguiló

Research linesThe main objective of the GBIO group is the development of technically feasible, economically viable and clinically usable micro-nano-bio systems to measure key parameters related to the state or evolution of a living organism at a given moment.

The key concern is the development of new technologies that can lead to the development and manufacture of microsensors not only technically and economically viable, but also adaptable to the requirements of specific applications. 

GBIO group has developed during the last few years an outstanding expertise in the design and fabrication of Micro-Nano-Bio devices based either on silicon or biocompatible polymers. Biological signals obtained with these devices are usually subjected to post-acquisition conditioning and processing with the help of totally integrated systems.



This project has been co-funded by the European Union through the ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) and has the support of the Secretariat of Universities and Research, Ministry of Enterprise and Knowledge of the Government of Catalonia.