ICREA Academia

Jordi Surrallés

ICREA Academia 2008 & 2013

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) · Life & Medical Sciences

With a PhD in Genetics and postdoctoral experience in The Netherlands (Leiden University Medical Center) and Finland (Finnish Institute of Occupational Health), he set up his research team at the UAB where he is currently Full Professor of Genetics. In Jan 2017, he took the position as Director of the Genetics Service at Sant Pau Hospital. He is Director of the Biobank of DNA Repair Syndromes, Head of the Chromosome Fragility Laboratory Service and team leader at the Center for Biomedical Network Research on Rare Diseases (CIBERER). Dr. Surrallés has supervised over 25 research grants from public and private institutions world-wide and participated in clinical trials, several patents and contracts with private foundations and biotech-pharma companies. He has given tens of invited lectures in international meetings. He has published over 100 articles and book chapters and supervised 25 PhD and Masters students.

Research interests

His research interests are 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.


Fanconi anemia, bone marrow failure, DNA repair, Genome Instability, Rare Diseases