Dr. Jordi Guillem-Marti

María Zambrano Researcher


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Researcher Profile at FUTUR

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Dr. Jordi Guillem-Marti (Linyola, Lleida, 1981) has degrees in Biochemistry (2005) and in Biology (2011) from the University of Barcelona. He performed his doctoral thesis at the Biomedical Research Unit, Vall d’Hebron Research Institute (2006-2010), based on the understanding of the incisional hernia initiation and formation processes by identifying cellular and molecular alterations that affect tissues from the abdominal wall, as well as knowledge of the cellular response to treatment using biomaterials for identifying the mechanisms involved in biointegration. He received the PhD Special Award for the best doctoral thesis at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (2012). Dr. Guillem-Marti joined the Biomaterials, Biomechanics and Tissue Engineering group (BBT, 2010) as a postdoctoral researcher. He is author of several publications in peer-reviewed international journals in the biomaterials field and has contributed in several international congresses. He has participated in the writing and execution of different financed projects, as well as directed doctoral, master and bachelor thesis. He has been awarded for the best scientific paper by the Henry Schein Foundation (Fibroblast adhesion and activation onto micro-machined titanium surfaces, 2013). Recently, he has received the Personal Investigador Doctor Junior fellowship (PDJ2014) of the Agency for Management of University and Research Grants (AGAUR) of the Catalan Government.

Dr. Guillem-Marti research is focused on the interaction of cells with biomaterials for bone regeneration and substitution through different in vitro methods and the design of new biomolecules to improve osteointegration. In this regard, his research interests are currently focused on the functionalization of biomaterials surfaces using molecules derived from the extracellular matrix. Such molecules are obtained through DNA recombinant techniques for improving biomaterial bioactivity and osteointegration. To achieve these objectives, Dr. Guillem-Marti has profound knowledge on several methodologies including design, synthesis and characterization of recombinant protein fragments, surface modification of different biomaterials, in vitro assays and in vivo studies. He has experience on the fields of molecular biology (cloning, gene expression, protein expression...), cellular biology (cell culture with different cell lines and primary cultures, co-culture...) and biochemistry (immunofluorescence, immunotransference...).