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The Barcelonaβeta Brain Research Center (BBRC) is the research center of the Pasqual Maragall Foundation. It was created in 2012 with the support of Pompeu Fabra University. Its flagship project, the ALFA cohort, is supported by the “la Caixa” Foundation. The board of the center ismade up of representatives of both entities and other institutions.

BBRC's Management

BBRC General Director and Genomics Research Group Leader
BBRC Managing Director

Infraestructure and Scientific Coordination

Josep Maria Argimon
Head of Scientific Infrastructure Unit
Karine Fauria
Head of Scientific Coordination Unit

Research Groups

Oriol Grau
Clinical and Risk Factors for Neurodegenerative Diseases Research Group Leader
Juan Domingo Gispert
Neuroimaging Research Group Leader
Marc Suárez-Calvet
Fluid Biomarkers and Translational Neurology Research Group Leader
Arcadi Navarro
BBRC General Director and Genomics Research Group Leader

Research Facilities

Marta del Campo
Head of Fluid Biomarkers Facility
David Fusté
Head of Data Center
Carolina Minguillón
Head of Research Management Office