Jesús Bañales

Ikerbasque Research Professor, Biogipuzkoa Health Research Institute

Ikerbasque Research Professor and Head of the Liver Diseases Group at the Biogipuzkoa Health Research Institute – Donostia Univ. Hospital in San Sebastian (Spain). Investigator Miguel Servet II and CIBEREHD (ISCIII). He is also Prof. Sciences at the Univ. Navarra (Spain), and Assistant Prof. Medicine/Sciences at Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN, US) and Univ. Area Andina (Colombia).
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His multidisciplinary group is chiefly focused on studying the molecular mechanisms involved in liver pathophysiology (i.e. polycystic liver diseases, primary biliary cirrhosis, primary sclerosing cholangitis, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, fibrosis, cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma and cholangiocarcinoma), and looking for new diagnostic and therapeutic strategies.
Coordinator of the European Network for the Study of Cholangiocarcinoma (ENS-CCA); Vice-Chair of the European COST Action EURO-CHOLANGIONET on Cholangiocarcinoma; Coordinator of the “Cancer Task Force” of the International Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis Study Group (IPSCSG); Steering Committee Member of the Global Cholangiocarcinoma Alliance (GCA); Steering Committee Member of the African Hepatopancreatico-biliary Cancer Consortium (AHPBCC); Coordinator of the Ibero-Latin American Research Network on Cholangiocarcinoma (ILARN-CCA); Member of the Governing Board AEEH (Spanish Association for the Study of the Liver): Member of the EASL Educational Committee (European Association for the Study of the Liver); and Member ERN-Rare Liver Diseases (EU H2020). EASL YI Prize 2018; UEG Rising Start Prize 2018; Miguel Servet II Award 2020 (ISCIII), Nº1 of the Call: 100 points up to 100 and SER Navarra Prize to the Investigation 2020.
Professor Banales is author in >180 research articles published in referent international Journals, has obtained >40 research projects as PI funded by National and International Institutions (including EU Horizon 2020), is inventor of 5 patents (3 licentiated), and is Member of the Editorial Board of Hepatology, Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Liver Transplantation, Seminars in Liver Diseases, Cells, and Special Section Editor of Journal of Hepatology.
Doctor in Biochemistry (2006) from the University of Navarra (Spain).