Dr. Josep Maria Llovet

Prof. Josep Maria Llovet

Head of the lab


Welcome to the Liver Cancer Translational Research Laboratory. We are a multidisciplinary team dedicated to unravel the molecular determinants of liver cancer. Our research pivots on high-throughput genomic data and state-of-the-art disease models. Our final goal is to identify novel prognostic predictors and molecular targets, and to facilitate their implementation into the routine clinical management of patients suffering this disease.



Four researchers at Hospital Clínic and IDIBAPS among the 2015 most cited scientists

Thomson Reuters lists the 3000 most important names of 21 fields in science and social sciences. There have been evaluated articles published in indexed journals in these fields between 2003 and 2013 and there have only been considered those that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year indexed in the Web of Science, the so called Highly Cited Papers. Thus, the fact of belonging to this classification means that the work of these researchers is considered particularly important among his colleagues.

IDIBAPS participates in a 5.7M European project to improve knowledge on liver cancer

The Translational Reserarch in Hepatic Oncology IDIBAPS group, led by Dr. Josep M. Llovet, in collaboration with Dr. Roser Pinyol and 8 more researchers, participates in a European project to identify the molecular mechanisms that have a direct impact on the development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The HEP-CAR project will evaluate the role of these mechanisms in different liver diseases leading to HCC -the infection by hepatitis B and C, overweight or alcohol-. This research initiative, coordinated by the University of Freiburg and in which ten European academic centers are involved, is part of Horizon 2020, the European Comission framework programme for research and innovation, and it is endowed with a budget of 5.7 million euros, one of them corresponding to IDIBAPS.

Liver Cancer Translational Research Laboratory

BCLC-IDIBAPS, Liver Unit, Hospital Clínic · Esther Koplowitz Center, 3rd Floor
Rosselló 153 · 08036 Barcelona · Tel: +34 93 227 9155

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