Isidro Ferrer#

Isidro Ferrer
Membership Number:4820
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SPAIN

Present and Previous Positions

  • 2016 - present Senior Consultant Neuropathologist, Bellvitge University Hospital
  • 1996 - present Full Professor of Pathology (Chair), University of Barcelona, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pathology and Experimental Therapeutics
  • 2014 - present Coordinator of the group Neuropathololgy at the Institute of Neurosciences, University of Barcelona
  • 2012 - present Coordinator of the group Neuropathology at the Research Network Center of Neurodegenerative Diseases: CIBERNED), Institute of Health Carlos III, Ministry of Economy, Innovation and Compettiveness
  • 2011 - 2016 Founder and Scientific Director of the HUB-ICO-IDIBELL Biobank
  • 2004 - present Coodinator of the group Neuropathology at the Biomedical Institute of Biomedical Research Bellvitge (IDIBELL)
  • 1996 - 2016 Founder and Director of the Institute of Neuropathology and Brain Bank, Bellvitge University Hospital, Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona
  • 2008 - 2010 Coordinator of the former Spanish Network Research Center of Neurological Diseases (CIEN), Ministry of Health
  • 2005 - 2007 Vice-Chancellor of Science Policy at the University of Barcelona
  • 1986 - 1996 Professor of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Barcelona
  • 1978 - 1996 Founder and coordinator Unit Neuropathology, Principes de España Hospital, Bellvitge University Hospital
  • 1978 - 1988 Consultant Neuropathologist at the Pediatric Hospital Saint John of God , Sant Creu i Sant Pau Hospital, University of Barcelona Brain Bank at the Clinic Hospital Barcelona (founder of the corresponding units and services for a period of about five years, until their indepent function), Barcelona

Fields of Scholarship
  • Normal and abnormal development and aging of the central nervous system
  • Vascular pathology of the central nervous system
  • Neuroinflammation
  • Neurodegenerative diseases with abnormal protein aggregates
  • Molecular neuropathology
  • Neurons, astrocytes, oligodendocytes, microglia
  • Neuropathology
  • Brain Banking

Honours and Awards
  • 2003 Narcis Monturiol Price for Research of the Catalonia Government
  • 2006 Collegi de Metges de Barcelona per la Recerca
  • 2008 Research award of the Catalan Institute of Health
  • Profile Lancet Neurology: Isidre Ferrer: a revolutionary in neuropathology. Published Online February 21, 2013
  • Member of the Acadèmia de Medicina de Catalunya
  • 2016 Alfons Maria Jakob silver medal of the German Society of Neuropathology and Neuroanatomy, Hamburg
  • 2016 Premi Ramon Turró, Societat Catalana de Biologia, Institut d’Estudis Catalans

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