An interview with Salvador Ventura, a core member of the PhasAGE project

Ask The Expert | Salvador Ventura

By Ana Filipa Castro | Joana Saavedra | Sofia Figueiredo | Vanessa Teixeira | Sára Varga – Members of the ESRs group


Salvador Ventura got his Ph. D. in Biology at the UAB in 1998 and was a postdoctoral fellow at EMBL-Heidelberg. He was a researcher at Harvard Medical School (USA) and Karolinska Institute (Sweden), among other international centers. In 2003, he returned to UAB as a “Ramon y Cajal” researcher. Salvador Ventura is Chair Professor at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and leader of the Protein Folding and Conformational Diseases group at the Institute for Biotechnology and Biomedicine, Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). He authored more than 300 publications, books and several patents and is one of the core members of the PhasAGE Twinning project.

In an informal and relaxed atmosphere, Salvador told us about his academic path, the main challenges and how he established his research group in the field of protein aggregation. Salvador also explained how he became a member of the PhasAGE consortium and what are his main expectations from this project.
His most recent adventure was co-founding the biotech start-up company Eureka Nanobioengineering.


Salvador has received numerous awards in the last years, the latest was the Narcís Monturiol prize from Catalonia’s government, which made him very proud of his career and research group.

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More information about the PhasAGE research can be found here.


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