IACS

INSTITUTO ARAGONES DE CIENCIAS DE LA SALUD ( IACS ), Zaragoza, Spain

IACS (Institute for Health Sciences in Aragon) is the entity that promotes research, innovation and knowledge brokering in biomedicine and health sciences for the Aragon Regional Health System. IACS carries out its activity with the expectation of contributing to high quality care in the public health system, supporting innovation, research of excellence and benchmark training, as well as supporting the creation of wealth and economic growth.
Regarding Research and Innovation, IACS supports stable research and innovation groups in the areas of clinical and translational medical research, biomedicine, public health, health systems and policy research. In addition IACS provides with scientific technical services in the area of Biocomputing, Proteomics, Genomics and functional sequencing, Biobank, Microscopy and Pathology, Cell Culture, Citometrics, Experimental Surgery, Phenotyping and medical imaging as well as Animal Facilities .
The IACS Biocomputing Unit combines two major activities and services: medical informatics and bioinformatics. The combination of these two areas make the Unit an innovative group highly skilled in the management, integration and analysis of multi-faceted health related data, both in terms of e-infrastructure and software solutions.
IACS鈥檚 Biobank is a network structure created to support biomedical research and accelerate translational one. Its main objective is to make human biological samples and associated clinical data available to researchers and companies, with all the ethical, legal and quality guarantees. Through collaboration with different Regional health centers, the Biobank articulates the progressive incorporation of collections of samples representative of different pathologies and of the general population, the association of data with scientific interest, and the transfer of said samples to carry out certain projects.

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F谩tima M茅ndez L贸pez de la Manzanara

F谩tima M茅ndez L贸pez de la Manzanara graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the University of Zaragoza and received her master’s degree in Introduction to Medical Research from the University of Zaragoza. Currently, she is a predoctoral researcher at the Institute de Investigaci贸n Sanitaria (IIS Arag贸n) and a Ph.D. student in Medicine (University of Zaragoza)

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Juan Gonzalez-Garcia

Juan Gonzalez-Garcia, PhD, is the manager of the Biocomputing Unit at IACs, Zaragoza, Arag贸n. His background includes health informatics, parallel and distributed computing and machine learning.

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Marimar Encabo Berzosa

Marimar Encabo obtained a double degree in Biology and Biochemistry from the University of Salamanca, cursed a Master’s Degree in Physiopathology and Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and obtained her PhD at the University of Zaragoza (2017).聽

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Rosa Magall贸n

Rosa Magall贸n is a Family and Community Medicine Physician. She is a Full Professor of Medicine at the University of Zaragoza, where she teaches the subjects of Family Medicine and Assistance Communication. She is the Principal Investigator of the Research Group in Primary Health Care at the 鈥淚nstituto de Investigaci贸n Sanitaria de Arag贸n鈥 (IISA)

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ORCID: 0000-0002-3006-5353
ResearchGate: Scopus autor ID: 6506118104
Loop profile: 284370

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Mark Strunk

Head of the functional genomics facility of the Instituto Aragon茅s de Ciencias de la Salud (IACS) (2005-2019). With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic he was appointed head of a laboratory to support diagnostics in the Aragonese health system. He has worked in the field of genomics, developing research projects and both protein and DNA diagnostic tools.

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ORCID: 0000-0002-8619-3979
ResearchGate: K-3597-2014

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Jon Schoorlemmer

Jon Schoorlemmer, PhD, is the IP of the 鈥淓RV (Endogenous Retroviral Elements) in development and disease鈥 group at IACS, Zaragoza, Spain. His scientific background encompasses stem cell biology; regulation of gene expression; regulation and function of Endogenous Retroviral Elements in human pathologies; and placental pathophysiology.

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