Dr Josep Jiménez Chillarón
Dr Chillaron completed his PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Barcelona. He then went to Harvard medical school where he worked as a research fellow, before moving to an instructor position at the Children's Hospital Boston. From there he settled on his current position as a Group Leader at Institut de Recerca Pediàtrica-Hospital Sant Joan de Déu in Barcelona. Dr Chillaron focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms that link intrauterine-early neonatal nutrition and later risk of obesity and diabetes, by combining animal models and Biochemistry and Systems Biology Tools. Recently, his group began to explore the potential role of Epigenetic mechanisms in mediating transgenerational effects associated to early nutritional imbalances.